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Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 23:05:01 +0100
From: Charles Christacopoulos <>
Subject: Re: Mr. Molly engine oil additive?

Dave Hinz wrote: > > >>but wonder if there is an engine >>problem he's using this additive to hide. > > > It's possible that he's just convinced that it helps and it does nothing. > In either case, I can't see how a moly additive to the oil would mask anything > of the nature of a head gasket problem. But since you raised that issue, > what's the condition of the inside of the tailpipe? Black/sooty (ok), oily > not so OK), or so on? I missed Dave's answer somehow and the particular point you make above. Anything you do with an old (worn) engine will come down to two points. a. It is worn (as in worn pistons/rings valves etc) and some oil is leaking into the cylinders b. it has damaged bearings. In any case the idea would be to use thicker oil (eg. 20-50 SAE) in the hope that whilst demonstrating the car and the engine is cold and thus the oil a bit thicker you get less noise/less smoke. Another trick is to use brand new oil (it is not expensive as it is the cheapest Return to Main Index
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