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Z-Max w/ lincite in a 944na ?????

I used to have a Ford Ranger. Tricked out and lifted etc... witha snorkel for the intake on the roof. Anyway, I put in that Z-Max oil additive and it did wonders.

So, I wonder if it is safe to put in my 85(-) 944na ??

Has anyone used it in theirs ????

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Mother Juvat says "thou shalt not put additives of any kind in thine, or thine neighbors, oil".

These engines where built to rather close tolerances and it just mucks up the thing.

Good ol Castrol GTX (tops when the car was designed) or
Mobil 1 (tops today)
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I remember hearing about Z-max being sued because it did nothing, or actualy decreased performance and longevity.

oh, here it is.....

"A perfect example of why AMSOIL discourages use of aftermarket additives is the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) recent lawsuit against zMax auto additives, seeking to halt false and misleading advertising and gain refunds for customers who purchased the products. According to the FTC, the enhanced performance benefits zMax claims its products provide are totally unsubstantiated, and in the same tests cited to support performance claims, motor oil treated with zMax actually produced more than twice as much bearing corrosion than motor oil by itself. They further allege that the three different zMax products- an engine additive, a fuel line additive and a transmission additive- are nothing more than tinted mineral oil."
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Thats VERY Interesting........

Well, I remember seeing some sort of benefit. I used to drive that thing 3500 miles a month & Offroad it like crazy ( i.e. put it in 3 feet of thick mud ). I would do an oil change every 2 months and it seemed that it improoved somewhat.

If it's just mineral oil then it probably just losens the gunk.

Thanks for the info Perfecto951... I just didn't want to waste the $$ to find it harmfull to the alluminum stuff.

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The only safe additive is Molybdenum Disulfide. People who run air-cooled engines swear by the stuff and it has proven to lower oil temps in racing VW Bugs and the like.

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The only safe additive is Molybdenum Disulfide. People who run air-cooled engines swear by the stuff and it has proven to lower oil temps in racing VW Bugs and the like.

Aaron
My Grandfather used to use that stuff on big huge steel fabricated pieces that had slim tollerances. That was eons ago @ Bethlehem steel. Later in life he gave some to me for some sort of problem.


white powder stuff, similar to Graphite but slicker than Owl ****..
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My Grandfather used to use that stuff on big huge steel fabricated pieces that had slim tollerances. That was eons ago @ Bethlehem steel. Later in life he gave some to me for some sort of problem.


white powder stuff, similar to Graphite but slicker than Owl ****..
It's really good stuff, and pretty much the only additive that does something good. I like the "Mr. Moly" brand.

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