[Mgs] Oil Additive

Richard Lindsay richardolindsay at gmail.com
Sun Jul 7 16:14:14 MDT 2019

Additives do nothing, or less, for healthy engines...except for the zinc
stuff being discussed. However, there are additives that are Bandaids for
weak or damaged engines.

'Restore' has something within that swells leaking valve stem seals,
allowing a few more smoke-free miles from a high mileage car. Evidence: My
son's zillion mile E-class Mercedes when in highschool, two decades ago.

'STP', of all things, adds just a bit more viscosity to the straight 50
weight oil in my 150k plus Land Rover, lending a bit more pressure at hot
idle. Read: The oil light no longer flickers at idle in 100°F traffic.

Right or wrong,


On Sun, Jul 7, 2019, 3:01 PM Steven Trovato via Mgs <mgs at autox.team.net>

> I figure that oil companies have put together a
> package where all the detergents and other
> components play nicely together.  Since oil is
> available that is appropriate for old cars with
> enough ZDDP, I'll let the company be responsible
> for the whole package and not mess around with
> it.  When Castrol made their Syntec 20W50 "for
> classic cars" I used that.  When they
> discontinued that, I switched to the Mobil 1
> 15W50.  It is easy to find at a good price at
> Walmart.  The Valvoline is a fine choice as well.
> -Steve T.
> At 11:50 AM 7/5/2019, FrankK via Mgs wrote:
> >There was a great deal of  discussion here
> >regarding the use of different oil to compensate
> >for the lack of ZDDP in oil these days.  I
> >didn’t see anyone include a discussion of the
> >practice of adding ZDDP to oil that is lacking
> >in it.  There are several sources where it is
> >available and I have availed myself of it and
> >added it to my  Castrol 20-50 when I change the oil in my 80 MGBLE.
> >Is there a problem in doing this in lieu of using Valvoline Racing Oil
> say?
> >Frank Krajewski
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