Date: Fri, 02 Oct 1998 12:32:22 -0700 From: Justin VanAbrahams <jvanabranopsamnet> Subject: Re: Are oil additives bad for your Saab?
Ken Washington wrote: > > Justin, > > That is a bullshit settlement. The bottle of Slick 50 I bought in 1993 > cost me $17.00. The resulting damage cost me over $2200. Slick 50 has a > checkered past that goes back to the mid-80s. When I was stationed in > Mississippi from 1984 - 1985, several people who tried the product had > problems. > That's what I figured.... as I read the settlement, I wondered exactly how it was justified - I have heard literally dozens of stories on how Slick 50 ruins engines, turbos, etc., but what I am guessing is that the plaintiff was unable to conclusively prove that Slick 50 actually caused the damage to the engine, only that if failed to perform in the ways that it advertised. With that it mind, the only thing that could come out of the suit was that it was fraudulant, but not damaging. It's also kinda funny you mention about how its creators lost control of it - I was flipped through some back issues of Motor Trend from decade or more ago, and saw some ads for Slick 50 in the back - it looked very different back then.... Good luck... -Justin Another Additive Avoider