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Anyone heard of "MotorKote" wear protector??

Saw this stuff at a truckstop in KY today...got a brochure and went to their web site www.motorkote.com....this stuff was priced in the t/s at $99.99 a gal.....I ran into a guy about a year ago with an F350 that said he was using a high-priced oil additive and he swore by it...he had over 350K on his PSD....I believe his was "Energy Release" but I could never find a dealer in NC so I dropped the attempt....this web site has a PSD section so I'm curious to see if anyone has tried, or knows about this product...BTW they are out of Charlotte, Michigan... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif[/img]bd

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Re: Anyone heard of "MotorKote" wear protector??

I thought this article on oils from the same site was very informative. For those using Amsoil products you may want to take a look.

http://www.motorkote.com/analysis101.html

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Re: Anyone heard of "MotorKote" wear protector??

I've seen that same test, with the piece of metal against the bearing, on a half hour TV infomercial. I think the stuff was called DuraLube on there.

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Re: Anyone heard of "MotorKote" wear protector??

I've heard of the test before too, used in tests of different products...

But I think the premise is slightly skewed and a little too simplistic. Lubricity is important, but is not the only measureable characteristic of good oil. Synthetics still pour better in cold weather and can handle higher heat extremes. And the main reason synthetics (true synthetics) cost more than dino is that they're made from more expensive components, like additives and other things I'm not familiar enough with to explain intelligently. That doesn't mean you "need" them, but they are still better... The survey also doesn't seem all that objective by the time you get to the end, where they're finally coming around to advertising the "one" additive that "does work."

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A few years back in 96 or 97 Consumer Reports ran significant motor oil tests with various dino and synthetic brands in New York taxi cabs over an extended period of time.

As I recall they changed the oil in some at 3000 mile intervals and others at 6000 mile intervals using synthetic in some and dino oil in others.

At the end of the testing they tore down the engines to check for visible wear and tear.

As I remember they could not find any significant wear differences between the dino or synthetic oils. Regular maintenance was key to reducing wear on the engine regardless of what oil type you were using.

If anyone has past editions of Consumer Reports I believe it was in the July 96 or Oct 97 edition.

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In general snake oil additives are a scam.
This site has good info on oil in general:

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/

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I own a small trucking co. and have been using motorkote in all my trucks for 6 years. Three of my n-14ís have over 1 mil. miles on them and the rods & maines were replaced at 900 thousand miles.
I had a driver climbing westbound out of Albuquerque in the summer when he lost his turbo. In all of his wisdom the driver decided to restart the engine at which time the engine started to use the oil as fuel and the engine did not stop running till all the oil was depleted. Long story short the only damage to the engine was a new turbo and charge air cooler this was two years ago the engine is fine. I swear by MotorKote!!!!
It is also cheaper to run than lucas. 30$ per every four oilchanges. I also run it in the Trans.,Diffs.,and Steering.
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Do your research! My opinion is about 80% of these so called products are nothing more than scams & marketing gimmicks and don't have any real world positive impact on your rig. (at least not for the amount of $$ that will be spent for said product)
As far as the guy with 350k miles on his 7.3, I hope he's not swearing that it was the "additive" that caused it to reach that number. The 7.3 should have no issues doing 600,000+ plus.
I personally know some who are nearing 800,000. Yes have replaced stuff along the way, but the internal parts haven't been touched.

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