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V8 Thumper
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From: Orange, Ca. United States of America
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posted 11-27-2002 08:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After seeing the thread in racing about Restore, what other chemicals have you guys/grrls used, and with what results? How about 'wive's tales' remedies?

1. I too have used Restore in hi-milers; cleaned up the plugs and improved idle quality

2. Have used Berryman's ChemTool in the fuel every two services; seemed to reduce fuel-related issues in hi-milers as well

3. I have NEVER dumped crushed pepper into a radiator to stop a leak

Slick-50 died with the 80's heavy metal scene, but what about Z-Max and other 'durability' additives? Snake oyl?

Note: I'm NOT looking to dump ANYTHING other than motor oil in my crankcase, just curious

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indyphil
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From: Lafayette, IN, USA
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posted 11-27-2002 08:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
egg whites make a temporary radiator leak fix. not done that myself but it got a friend home after an off roading mishap.

I use CLR (calcium,lime,rust remover) on some body/engine parts to get them clean, seems to work really well especially if the previous owner has carelessly oversprayed some paint on rubber hoses.

Its amazing how much of the wifes kitchen stuff ends up in the garage. I have dirtied a lot of pan scourers

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Fastback68
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From: Sucat, Paranaque, Philippines
Registered: Jul 99

posted 11-27-2002 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wiping the inside of a windshield with moist rolling tobacco will stop fogging, but it's not really economical It's more of a motorbiker's trick for goggles. Out here in the Philippines, local scuba divers use the leaves off some tree for their goggles that I've been thinking of using on the Stang. Much nicer than spit.

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Moneymaker
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posted 11-27-2002 11:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alemite CD-2 "red" has always been a great coagulant (sp?) for oil consumption. I used to order the stuff by the case at the dealership for used cars. 5 quarts of 50 wt and 2 cans of CD-2 red = no more smoke and wholesale the turd.

First time the oil got changed without the CD-2 afterwards you got double the smoke you had before though.

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