Main IndexAuto Repair Home Search Posts SEARCH
POSTS
Who's Online WHO'S
ONLINE
Log in LOG
IN









Search Auto Parts

has anyone ever had problems using SLICK 50


  Email This Post



trw
User

Jul 5, 2009, 9:58 AM

Post #1 of 11 (5724 views)
  post locked   has anyone ever had problems using SLICK 50  

question has anyone ever had problems using slick 50?


Loren Champlain Sr
Veteran / Moderator
Loren Champlain Sr profile image

Jul 6, 2009, 1:11 PM

Post #2 of 11 (5710 views)
  post locked   Re: has anyone ever had problems using SLICK 50  

trw; I've never heard of any 'problems' using it. Just the 'snake oil effect'.
Loren
SW Washington


Tom Greenleaf
Ultimate Carjunky / Moderator
Tom Greenleaf profile image

Jul 6, 2009, 4:21 PM

Post #3 of 11 (5706 views)
  post locked   Re: has anyone ever had problems using SLICK 50  

Ditto - snake oil. Save your money and just use quality oil and change it on time,

T



trw
User

Jul 7, 2009, 12:57 PM

Post #4 of 11 (5697 views)
  post locked   Re: has anyone ever had problems using SLICK 50  

reason i ask is have heard from a ford engineer on
a internet auto show saying slick 50 yes its a sliperyy
oil but i cant put it in his exact words what harm it does
but he says over time your doing more harm than good

and i have to agree with him i my self once used a
a bottle of slick 50 for higher mileage engines and after
3000kms with the stuff in the engine it died litterly


Loren Champlain Sr
Veteran / Moderator
Loren Champlain Sr profile image

Jul 7, 2009, 1:01 PM

Post #5 of 11 (5692 views)
  post locked   Re: has anyone ever had problems using SLICK 50  

I wouldn't believe anything on those 'informercials'. Chances are, the engine died of other reasons?
Loren
SW Washington


trw
User

Jul 12, 2009, 7:31 AM

Post #6 of 11 (5680 views)
  post locked   Re: has anyone ever had problems using SLICK 50  


In Reply To

In Reply To
trw; I've never heard of any 'problems' using it. Just the 'snake oil effect'.


YAH! i have heard a few baad true stories about slick 50
1 guy i know told me he seized his brand new engine
back in the 80"s after changing his oil and filter on my
old tercel it had problem with oil burning thats because
toyota had problems with the valve seals after i used that
crap 3000kms later i went out one day and almost imediatly

had major power loss took it to a shop they said you have
very little compression you need a engine!!! Frown so call it
snake or Sh!t oil for that matter i no it did harm to my engine
i will never ever use that junk in my cars again and if anyone
out there in there right mind is willing to risk there engine
i say go ahead anyone that thinks they need to use a liquid teflon
coating to stick to there engine is on crack that stuff will
get into places of a tight tolerance engine and do harm believe me the best oil to
use is synthetic



Loren Champlain Sr
Veteran / Moderator
Loren Champlain Sr profile image

Jul 13, 2009, 10:57 AM

Post #7 of 11 (5665 views)
  post locked   Re: has anyone ever had problems using SLICK 50  

trw; I seriously doubt that a quart of Slick 50 caused the engine to sieze. It more than likely had an issue prior to adding the snake oil. You are right, a good synthetic is a much better and wiser decision.Wink
Loren
SW Washington


Tom Greenleaf
Ultimate Carjunky / Moderator
Tom Greenleaf profile image

Jul 18, 2009, 7:49 PM

Post #8 of 11 (5653 views)
  post locked   Re: has anyone ever had problems using SLICK 50  

Just BTW - I use rated synthetic oils and have no problems passing 200k on my own or cars is my care. Tricks - IMO are snake oil tricks the probably can't hurt but a waste,

T



trw
User

Jul 19, 2009, 2:16 AM

Post #9 of 11 (5646 views)
  post locked   Re: has anyone ever had problems using SLICK 50  


In Reply To
Just BTW - I use rated synthetic oils and have no problems passing 200k on my own or cars is my care. Tricks - IMO are snake oil tricks the probably can't hurt but a waste,

T



same here synthetic oil all the way i use and chose to use
ROYAL PURPLE oil along with a superiore additive that i know
is not snake oil but awsome to use because it will and does
almost doubles the longevity of royal purples additive package dont beleive me go online to intelistick test using

royal purple oil and BG MOA
in the mini cooper test


ceanderson
New User

Oct 11, 2013, 1:11 PM

Post #10 of 11 (2477 views)
  post locked   Re: has anyone ever had problems using SLICK 50  

Back in the 1980's when it first came out, I had a Mustang 351 Cleveland, 4V Heads which was freshly blueprinted and balanced. It ran perfect, and stupid me, I thought if it is running this good now, I wonder what Slick 50 could do to enhance it. I built the engine myself, and Yes, FYI, I am a very experienced rebuilder. I just want you to know that the tolerances between the piston and the cylinders walls were .002" on the money, exact! Well, I followed the instruction on the bottle, poured it ( 1 quart) into the engine with the oil (4 quarts) to make up the required level, and took it for a drive, the length required to have it Teflon coat the engine as claimed, about and hour and a half, ran fine. The next day, when I went to start the motor, it was seized! I repeatedly tried to crank the motor, then it broke free, and ran like it had a misfire or dead cylinder, ran like crap! I could not believe it. So, I pulled the plugs and did a compression test, three dead cylinders low compression! I removed the engine and tore it back down and three of the pistons had broken 1st and 2nd compression rings. X!$%*?!!

I re-ringed the motor, removed the Slick 50 and she ran great again. So, the Bottom Line! I would never ever use Slick 50 again, even if you paid me $3000.00, and anybody who puts this junk in your car is crazy.

Not one vehicle manufacturer recommends any additives, and if they did, it would be in your glove-box owners manual! Just use good oil as recommended.

One last thing, if you read the back label of Slick 50 today, it says, "Do not use in new engines".

That's my 2 cents.
Eric, Mechanic 40 years, ASE Master Tech, ASE Master Machinist, full time auto instructor.


Hammer Time
Ultimate Carjunky / Moderator
Hammer Time profile image

Oct 11, 2013, 1:26 PM

Post #11 of 11 (2474 views)
  post locked   Re: has anyone ever had problems using SLICK 50  

Your 2 cents isn't worth much four years later. You need to read the FORUM RULES before posting to a 4 year old thread.



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We offer help in answering questions, clarifying things or giving advice but we are not a substitute for an on-site inspection by a professional.







  Email This Post
 
 


Feed Button




Search for (options) Privacy Sitemap

shopify
site analytics