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gasket seal additive

I keep my 951 stored a lot and just put about 2000 miles a year on it. I am worried that the seals in the engine may start drying out. Does anyone know about the bars leak additive that goes in your oil to condition the seals or some other brand additive. Are these additives ok to use and do they work? I have no oil leaks now but don't want my gaskets and seals to dry out.

anyone have any experience or knowledge of these additives??
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I make it a policy not to add stuff to my oil. It's made for Fords and Honduhs. I don't put stopleak in my coolant. Additives just aren't worth the benefit, and they usually don't do all they say they do
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Additives are bad.

Best prevention, drive the car at least once a week for at least 20 - 30 minutes

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I have the same problem, I never have time to drive my 951, and yes it does start to dry out. Each summer when I go to start it up again it hemmorages oil from a new location.
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I know, I am not a big additive user either but I wondered if anyone has used the seal and gasket oil additive or has any information on it. Lubro Moly makes one for that and their products appear to be a highly regarded.

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use one of the new higher mileage motor oils made by castrol or valvoline, they have seal swelling ingredients,
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I use aditives guess it came from Dad. He used STP with every oil change. I have never used any of the Bars aditives. I figure you get what you pay for. I usually wast more money. I have not had much luck with aditives fixing problems but I belive the saying An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. I couldn't say but the Zmax stuff makes alot of claims. I used the fuel aditive and it seemed to do as good a job as the Techron. I have used Duralube, Restore, and Slick 50 in most of my cars I still blew two motors though. One stright six Chevy and one Kiaser V8. Both snapped a conecting rod. Other than that I have had good luck with motors. I agree with AF though you need to run the motor once in a while to keep it lubed up. There are special procedures for storing a car for extended periods.
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