Engine Restore? - PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-20-2009, 05:24 AM Thread Starter
PSN Local
Nitro Blazer's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Snow Camp, NC
Posts: 212
Engine Restore?

Anyone put this in their IDI? It's got a warning on it about Powerstrokes. I looked around and found that it clogs up the injectors and high pressure pump and all kinds of bad stuff on those.

I can't see why it would mess up one of these old mechanical engines but I'd like to get some feedback before i do it.

I've used it in almost all my old gasoline trucks and it really made a difference in them, especially my '94 Bronco, that thing came alive after an oil change with Syntec and Engine Restore.
Nitro Blazer is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-20-2009, 06:45 AM
PSN Local
jroller's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 163
Re: Engine Restore?

Its snake oil dont believe me call you favorite oil manufacture, find out what they think. Some of these guys have even had lawsuits brought against them for there claims. Car and Driver replicated the Slick50 advertisement where they treated one engine with the oil additive and one without, drained both oils and the one that was treated didnt last more than 30 seconds, which is the exact amount of time the untreated engine ran.

This Myth was busted awhile ago, so save your money and just put good old oil in your engine, not one car manufacture in the world has ever recommended putting oil additives in there engines. They should know.
jroller is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-20-2009, 02:24 PM
jdc753's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Norton, MA
Posts: 6,719
Send a message via AIM to jdc753
Re: Engine Restore?

I used it a few times on a small 4-cylinder plymouth to get rid of what seemed like a lifter tick. It definetly worked for me. Was noticable withought it and smoothed out with it. I think I would use marvel mystery oil instead for the same results.

The idi shouldn't have the problem the powerstrokes would have since the oil in an idi 4,000psi or anything.

2005 F350 Crew Cab Long bed
6.0L / Auto 4x4
SCT X3 5" Magnaflow
4" RCD lift, a bunch of stereo gear and a computer
jdc753 is offline  
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 01:47 AM
PSN Local
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 81
Re: Engine Restore?

If you are going to use anything as a oil additive, use Lucas Oil Stabilizer, I've found that this works best in a diesel. It will also help keep the oil particles together if the oil gets somewhat burnt. Have never seen anything bad come from this product. Its only about $10 a quart at most auto parts stores. It will help ticks, low oil pressure, and also lubricate the top end.
OldSchool101 is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 02:08 AM
Team Truckless Beer Man!
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Marysville ,Ohio
Posts: 275
Re: Engine Restore?

I have used it in a few old gas trucks but would make it my last resort. It did cure the lifter ticks i was getting out of them and slowed a few of the oil leaks down too but like I said last resort for sure


Special thanks to Brian at BTS and Jonathan & Dave at SWAMPS for all there help for the 06,07, and 08 pulling seaon's.

4th in points for 08 in the Central Ohio Truck Pull Circuit Pro Street 3.0 class
OVERSTROKED is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 03:27 AM
oil burner
tughill283's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: tughill,upstate ny
Posts: 1,136
Re: Engine Restore?

i dont know bout the lucas stuff but ive used the stp oil treatment in a gas motor.its like pouring molasses into your engine to take up the clearances between worn out parts.

96 f250, ZF5,160cc,
300k miles

96 f350 plow truck
tughill283 is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-27-2009, 03:31 PM
Bradbilt's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Gilbert PA
Posts: 17,925
Re: Engine Restore?

I used the ENGINE RESTORER in my 96 ford probe. It was using a quart to a quart and a half between oil changes. No it doesn't use any

Looking for Blue 40-20-40 seat for OBS. PM me if any known
Bradbilt is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-27-2009, 04:39 PM
Don't EFN worry about it
Aljay's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Fort Worth TEXAS Damn it !!
Posts: 15,588
Re: Engine Restore?

Just a Band Aid. I don't beleive in mechanic in a can fixes.

97 crew cab shorty-4x4 Lots of mods .
Tuned by T Wildman
Aljay is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-27-2009, 05:31 PM
That thing got a Cummins?
nasty96's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,229
Re: Engine Restore?

I have seen what can happen with engine treatment. It can coat everything and plug up stuff it shouldn't. If you have alot of oil use/ticks, I'd try a little heavier oil or live with it untill you can rebuild/replace the engine. Otherwise leave it alone, you may end up doing more harm than good.

Ford makes it, I break it

1996 F350 CCLB 4x4 Broke Built Auto

2000 Dodge 3500 5 Speed 4x4 450k and Counting

2001 Dodge 3500 6 speed 4x4 Fully loaded
nasty96 is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-01-2010, 09:28 PM
PSN Local
Wollffy's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 179
Re: Engine Restore?

I have a rebuild that was just done. I have an oil leak by the oil cooler on the drivers side. What could be missing? I built crank pressure getting ready for virgin start, and found this...
Wollffy is offline  
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome