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Old 06-27-2006, 08:54 PM   #1
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1) Anyone know if Slick 50 is good to use on a Turbo Supra???
2) And those stop leak stuff???
3) Would it affect the performace or cooling of the turbo???
4) My engine have a minor leak...any suggestion of what I should do???
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Old 06-27-2006, 10:38 PM   #2
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I have reaad that Slick 50 contains teflon, and that Dupont, who invented teflon, says not to use it in combustion engines.

STP works good, and is safe.

Fix all the leaks you can.
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I read the box and it says it is good to use in any engine.
Slick 50 goes in the engine with the engine oil to help protect
the enigne wear and tear....helps smooth out between the joint.
But I wasn't sure if it is usable on turbo engines.
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Old 06-28-2006, 04:57 PM   #4
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what nickle is saying is that while the makers of Slick50 say its good in your engine and can do all this stuff, Dupont, the ones who developed teflon, says that it wasnt designed for that purpose and MAY serve no useful purpose.

I have used some oil additives in the past on some of my harder working vehicles and while I dont have any proof they worked, they made me feel better about the engine. The most recent use was while on a cross country trip in my Nissan Hardbody p'up I was towing a seriously overloaded trailer with the little 2.4L I4 in it. at one point I swear I heard rods starting to knock. I pulled into the next town and added a bottle of Prolong. "Old Blue" ran like a champ the remaining 1000miles, never overheated, and to this day is still being driven daily by my ex-wife.
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Default Oil Additives

I read a rather lengthy piece on additives (I think someone on this forum pointed me to it) and it was rather comprehensive and said not to put anything in your engine except engine oil. The additives are more apt to hurt your car than help it. It sounds like sound advice. Those additives remind me of snake oil or patent medicines.

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While that is sound advice for a good running engine with no clearence issues or tired components, I think that when you reach the point in the life of your engine where it is tired and near end-life, that these additives can extend the time until your ready to do a rebuild.

I limped a tired old 20R Celica motor that burned 2 qts of oil per tank of fuel for an additional 2 years and at least 20k miles befoe I sold it. It was still running when I sold it. I dont know if the additives made a difference or not, but it gave me little more confidence at least.
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This is the product I am mentioning about. Just to be
clear. Thanks for the comments so far thought!
Just need to know if this is good with turbo engines.
I know it works great with N/A engine cause one of my
friend used it on his 95 Camery and I can hear and feel
the difference in performce in the engine (nice and smooth)
but not sure if this stuff is good for use in turbo engines.

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Slick 50® Advanced Formula Engine Treatment


Slick 50® Advanced Formula Engine Treatment combines Slick 50® Protection Chemistry with a fully formulated 10W-30 motor oil to provide protection against friction and heat. Slick 50® Advanced Formula Engine Treatment is compatible with all types of motor oil, is safe for all automotive gasoline engines and will not void manufacturers' warranties.

* Contains unique & proprietary Slick 50® Protection Chemistry
* Protects against friction and heat
* Will not cause corrosion of engine components
* Comes with a 50,000 Mile Engine Limited Warranty


Slick 50® Engine Treatment For High Mileage Vehicles


Designed specifically for vehicles with 50,000 miles or more. A pour and drive engine treatment that includes a 50,000 mile engine limited warranty. Slick 50® Engine Treatment For High Mileage Vehicles works on current problems of high mileage vehicles and protects against future ones without corroding engine components. Use Slick 50® Engine Treatment For High Mileage Vehicles as part of the high mileage vehicle's maintenance to help prevent horsepower loss and protect it for years to come. Slick 50® Engine Treatment For High Mileage Vehicles helps to:

* Prevent horsepower loss
* Reduce oil consumption
* Improve compression
* Reduce exhaust smoke and hydrocarbon emissions
* Minimize blow-by
* Protect against friction and heat

Slick 50® Synchron® Synthetic Formula Engine Treatment

Slick 50® Synchron® Synthetic Engine Treatment combines the performance of Slick 50® Protection Chemistry with synthetic technology. Using Slick 50® Synchron® Synthetic Engine Treatment can help protect the life of your engine. It is compatible with all types of motor oil, is safe for all gasoline engines and will not void manufacturers' warranties.

* Will not cause corrosion of engine components
* Uses synthetic technology to help protect against friction and heat.
* Compatible with all types of motor oil
* Will not void manufacturers' waranties
* 100,000 Mile Engine Limited Warranty
* Pour & Drive Formula
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I already know what I believe to be 'true' in the engine world, but you must decide for yourself. You have shown great intelligence and for-thought by asking questions, and not just doing stuff first.

I have seen far too many people do things to their car, (with good intentions of course), but ruin it.

I suggest you do further research on the net for more input.

(#5 needs input, Stephanie, be fore a Short Circuit)

I use STP because it leaves a VERY Slippery coating on the metal surfaces. The most wear caused in an engine is at a cold start. Hot motor oil drains back into the oil pan after sitting for a couple hours. It takes a few moments for the oil to be spread throughout the motor after starting.

On motors with more than 100k miles, leaks and seepage are normal. Parts clearances widen. So I use 20w-50 oil to help slow leaks, and fill the clearances.
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Default Hi MrNickleye

You have given me great advice in the past so I put a lot of stock in what you say. This STP you mention, it is also an oil additive? And about using 20w 50 weight oil, it sounds like a good idea for an older engine but that works for you in the Mojave desert, what about us folks here in the North where it can get cold. Would 20w 50 be a year round oil?

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not trying to jack the thread but MrNickle...where do you live? I used to live in Ridgecrest.
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