Oil test data & my experience with Oil Extreme additive

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Oil test data & my experience with Oil Extreme additive

Postby Muscle Transport » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:53 am

I am on the road just about every day.

I drive an F350 CC Dually w/ a 7.3 PSD & a manual ZF five speed tranny - usually I am towing 10,000 pounds.

I have tried oil additives over the years along with several brands and oil weight combinations.

Recently I ran across independent oil testing data performed & published by an individual:

@ https://540ratblog.wordpress.com/

Although lengthy & arduous it was fascinating to read.

The oil additive that consistently seemed to have proven measured results was Oil Extreme:

@ http://www.oilextreme.com/oil1.html

I called & talked with the owner Dan - then ordered a 16 ounce bottle.

For my truck I chose this oil from the test data link above:


113. 5W40 MOBIL 1 TURBO DIESEL TRUCK synthetic, API CJ-4, CI-4 Plus, CI-4, CH-4 and ACEA E7 = 74,312 psi
zinc = 1211 ppm
phos = 1168 ppm
moly = 2 ppm

I have been running Mobil 1 synthetic oil filters since they came out a couple years ago.

My engine takes 15 quarts so I added the recommended 15 ounces.

Then I drove a few hundred miles ....

I noticed an immediate gain in horsepower - fuel economy - performance.

I will be adding Oil Extreme to my ZF manual transmission & my 4:10 rear differential.


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Re: Oil test data & my experience with Oil Extreme additive

Postby stagewex » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:03 am

Interesting.
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Re: Oil test data & my experience with Oil Extreme additive

Postby GillaFunk » Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:41 pm

What what your HP before the additive? What is it now?
What was your MPG before the additive? What is it now?

Do you track your MPG with something like Fuelly, and if so, can you post a link to your profile so we can see the MPG results?
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Re: Oil test data & my experience with Oil Extreme additive

Postby lsiemasko » Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:15 pm

"Then I drove a few hundred miles ....
I noticed an immediate gain in horsepower - fuel economy - performance. "

How did you measure HP gain without a Dyno run ?

Actual numbers for fuel savings - cycles - documented ?

What is the baseline and measurement for a "performance gain "

Lots of credit, but no proof - sorry, that does not sell.

Got to have scientific data to say these things or they are just words.
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Re: Oil test data & my experience with Oil Extreme additive

Postby Subsnowden » Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:59 pm

It's called a Butt Dyno. You can find them on kalecoauto.com
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Postby chaos2 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:03 pm

I remain skeptical. They recommend using it in the radiator, power steering, transmission. Reminds me of snake oil's that cured everything from ingrown toenails to syphilis. Slick 50 had similar claims and marketing, it always amazed me people would dump that stuff in their crankcase based on the hype printed on the bottle. If GM, Cummins and Ford start recommending it I'll listen.
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Re: Oil test data & my experience with Oil Extreme additive

Postby Lloyd B » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:05 pm

I have a 97 Ford power stroke diesel crew cab dually with 473,000 miles on it. Have used Shell Rotella T 15w40 dino oil since new. The last time I had the valve covers off to change some of the glow plugs there was no sludge or crud, the engine has never had a internal part failure and uses no oil between changes, which I do at about 8000 miles. I can't imagine any additive giving me better results. I have also used the same Shell Rotella in my Goldwings, and the Burgman since 1989 with no oil related problems, and am wondering if I really need 20w50 in the Ural or if 15w40 would be heavy enough, I have checked the forum oil threads, and have read some say stick with 20-50 and others say 15-40 is heavy enough.
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Re: Oil test data & my experience with Oil Extreme additive

Postby Snakeoil » Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:28 pm

Slick 50 had similar claims and marketing, it always amazed me people would dump that stuff in their crankcase based on the hype printed on the bottle. If GM, Cummins and Ford start recommending it I'll listen.


Years ago I had a young Colombian engineer working for me. He was a former Aviana employee. One day a package shows up in our office and my secretary asks if she should forward it to him. It was heavy and appeared to be liquid. It was common practice for us to open field engineer's packages before forwarding to job sites offshore due to some questionable material that had passed thru the office over the years. In the box was a gallon of Slick 50 and the invoice. $97.00 for that gallon and this was in the early '80's. We held it until he passed thru the office and when he did I talked to him about snakeoil products like this. He claimed he used it in his clapped-out Renault down in Colombia and that an engine that burned more oil than gas stopped burning oil and regained power. I could see that he had drunk the Kool-Aid and there was no bringing him back.

You mind plays tricks on you when you want things to be a certain way. I'm the first to admit that my cars and bikes seem to run better after I w@$# and w@* them. And we all know they don't. But it sure feels like they do.
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