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Old 12 January 1999, 05:53 PM
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Before i void my warranty has anyone got any reliable information regarding SLICK 50 engine treatment. I've had a look at an official website and so far it seems as though there is a huge legal battle being fought in the states. Is there anyone out there who has treated their engine,how long ago was it done,and has it made any difference,or is it a waste of time and money?.
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Old 12 January 1999, 10:07 PM
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I treated my '96 Turbo at the 7500 mile service, I beleive you can tell the difference in smoothness and power, but have no figures on this or fuel consumption, but I sold it at 30,000 miles mechanically sounding and performing as new. Other options are the state of the art Magnatech oils or modern 'molecular' additives, maybe ptfe is 'old hat' now. I will certainly be doing something when my new car has its first real service. Any experts in this field out there? Do Subaru / Prodrive have a view?
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Old 13 January 1999, 09:02 AM
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It's worth reading the Engine Oil Bible at http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/2...il_bible .html for some forthright views on Slick 50 and other additives.
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Old 13 January 1999, 09:57 AM
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Last time I looked into this the general consensus was not to use Slick50 with turbos as the PTFE gets "baked on" by much higher temp and can result in blocked oilways and premature failure of the turbine. I'm planing on using Magnatec oil in mine.
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Old 13 January 1999, 05:10 PM
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COLMANC

Thanks for the confirmation of my suspicions. It is strange that they can advertise and even sponsor UK car events with all this evidence of engine damage that it causes or does not prevent happening!. I'm using mobil 1 at the moment so i think i'd best stick with that.
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Old 14 January 1999, 09:59 AM
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No problem, glad to be of service :-)
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