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Old 08-01-2012, 06:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Lucas oil stabilizer

Like the title says. Has anyone used this stuff in their tc88. I was reading the web site and it says great things about it and I was wondering if you have used it have you noticed a drop in oil temp , rise in oil pressure and a little more quite motor.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Ok, Lucas oil is supposed to be the best oil, right?

So... why does it need stabilizer? Is it somehow unstable? Makes no sense at all.
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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About every other tankful I use a few ounces of SeaFoam. The bike seems to run a touch better.
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Snake Oil.

And Seafoam, a mixture of Alcohol,Naptha and Oil... What is special about that?

Leave that stuff on the shelf at the store...

Change your oil (any 20w50 is fine) every once in a while and ride regularly.

That`s all the engine needs.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wouldn't touch the stuff. Just about all the synthetic oils on the market specifically say not to mix anything with them. There are many good synthetics & dino oils on the market, if you don't like what you're oil is doing change you're brand, don't try a home brew.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I haven't put Any in I was just wondering what you guys thought. I use the valvoline 20/50 motorcycle oil with no probs. thanks for the replies.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Well I was told once if that stuff was any good it would already be in the oil, Fuel to begin with.

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Old 08-02-2012, 10:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Lucas

Both of my sons have a high horsepower drag car. One car runs low fours in the eighth and the other runs mid fours in the eighth. One is turbo and the other is blower. The guy that builds those motors always includes a quart of lucas in the oil within the motor when they get it from him. In other words if it is an eight quart pan seven are valvoline 20/50 racing oil and one is Lucas. He started using it because when he disassembles those motors the lubricant adheres significantly better to all parts needing lubrication than when those motors are disassembled with straight oil. I have always thought as several noted above the oil has got everything it needs and I have never done it in my normal motors. I think of those things as oil thickeners, but since my dyna is oil/air cooled and lubricated bearings are so important and with this summers heat in the southeast, I may consider it. At the very least I will always use a synthetic.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:41 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Just re-read your post. I use a couple of ounces of SeaFoam in the GAS, every other tankful. Nothing in the oil, I use synthetic.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:30 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Just see no need for it if you are using a good quality oil to begin with.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It's a redundancy to something that's already there......people add it thinking it can only help when in actuality it's a placebo.
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Not true! To all those that posted that it's not needed or snake oil, don't talk bad about a product unless you have first hand experience with said product. i have been using lucas oil treatment for years and have saved my turbo V6 motor more than three times using lucas. I use it in race motors and the wifes DD and my CUMMINS all with great results. LUCAS does what it says it will do. Coat all moving parts with a film that prevents friction. It also clings to metal to protect against dry starts because the oil film doesn't drain off after sitting even after prolonged times between startups. I build motors and swear by LUCAS oil treatment. Post # 8 is a fact from another builder who uses this product. I have torn down my turbo motors after blowing HG's and have little to zero bearing damage due to the protective film that oil alone will NOT provide. You can do what you want and not use it but don't give advice on a product that you have never used.

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The Lucas oil additive is very much like STP. And has been around almost as long. It's main benefit is that it clings. This was more valuable back in the dyno oil days, when it took longer to get the oil pumped through the engine on start up.

Back when synthetic was $8-10 a quart and cheap dyno was less than a dollar, some people would use cheap oil and dump a quart of Lucas in to "upgrade" the cheap oil.
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:34 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Back when? Synthetic motorcycle oil is still around $10 a quart depending on the brand that you buy, I know Mobile 1 Vtwin is around that much and even the cheap Castrol that I have in right now was like $7 a quart.
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:38 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I use Lucas products,,, all their products that i have used, actually do as advertised... I admit I was a Lucas oil dealer... my clients provided the sway, for me to become a Lucas dealer,,, by their praise of the products...
I use the stabilizer in the 4 wheeled vehicles along with Lucas synthetic oil... do I notice anything? no... I see that as a positive,, if I notice anything it is usually needing attention... so, I see the stabilizer as a positive... it blends at 20% by volume..
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