Why do people use lucas "oil stabilizer"?

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by allan5oh, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. clausland

    clausland Road Train Member

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    The only time I've used it is when rebuilding an engine. I've used it to coat the rockers, journals, etc. With an engine with worn out mains and low oil pressure, it might buy you a little more time.

    Right now, I've got a Jeep Wrangler with a worn out engine that I need to yank and overhaul, just another project on top of a lot of others...
     
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  3. anthonyar4

    anthonyar4 Medium Load Member

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    I have it in my c15. I swear to Jesus it will level out your oil pressure as oil loses viscosity. I wouldn’t use it on fresh oil in cold weather. I noticed lower operating temps and less work on the engine. No added heat and if I had to guess it actually lowered my egt a by 50-100. Raised oil pressure as much as 15 psi. I would only resort to it when you notice higher egt. If your ring gaps are a little wack and the oil sweeps into combustion you have more heat and burning oil. And soot increase. On more than one occasion I’ve fired up my old c15 and seen blue smoke normal I thought, and a volcano of soot. Not with Lucas. Don’t ask how the blue smoke stopped could of been coincidence. If you just add it to your truck I would idle it if it’s cold. Now are there other alternatives sure? But at the truck stop I don’t see any 15w50.
     
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    anthonyar4 Medium Load Member

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    No lie at full throttle I gained .6 mpg. Just my two cents. Brand new engine I would be hesitant until I seen the latter. Why fix what ain’t broken.
     
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    anthonyar4 Medium Load Member

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    If anyone wants proof I can prove it one day. Same load same conditions.
     
  6. Star4900

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    Lucas Oil owns one of the best motorsports channels on TV (MAV TV) and they are a big supporter of all forms of motorsports. So you guys keep buying it so I can keep watching tractor pulls on tv! LOL
     
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    Hey now this isn’t a bad philosophy. I’m trying to have a little socialism in me here.
     
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