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Dubz
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posted 11-26-2002 09:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
nevermind, found out from other people that it's junk...

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Moneymaker
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posted 11-27-2002 12:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's not junk at all. It serves it's purpose when used as intended. I use it often in older high milage engines with outstanding results.

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Fastymz
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posted 11-27-2002 02:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dont run away just yet.The stuff works it's not junk.I use it I have an older motor.It has really helped the engine smoke less,and now it dose not smoke except when you floor it.And even them it's only a litte.I put a new can in at every oil change,and in the summer in between oil changes also.

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dark7068
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posted 11-27-2002 03:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
good stuff if used as directed, not so good on clothes though

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kid vishus
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posted 11-27-2002 09:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have also used it with good results. Whne I was helping with the dirttrack car, we had one motor that smoked like a bomb till it got good and warmed up, we started using 1 can of v8 restore, and a can of 4 cylinder restore at each oil change, and it stopped smoking near as bad. It was so bad till then, we had to warm the motor up, then change the plugs cuz it would foul about half of them.

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CometGT1974
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posted 11-27-2002 11:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CometGT1974   Click Here to Email CometGT1974     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had good results with it on the engine in my comet when it was old and burning more oil then gas....helped it out big time!!!!

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69maverick
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posted 11-27-2002 11:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
About 10 years ago I used it in a 66 chevy pickup that had a 327 that was sitting for 5 years. It smoked like crazy!! I put one can of restore in it and it stoped smoking in about 1000 miles!! Then I sold it and got triple my money and bought an Explorer!

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Dubz
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posted 11-27-2002 02:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
allright then...

so it's allright to run in performance engines then?? was told that it may restore lost compression so while i was on the binge of trying to bump that up i thought it might help

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Moneymaker
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posted 11-27-2002 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would never use it in a fresh engine or with synthetic oil. That's not what it's designed for.
I would and have used it in tired performance engines that have worn out rings or loose bores to try and prolong a little more usable life.

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Alex Denysenko
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timjk
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posted 12-21-2002 04:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for timjk   Click Here to Email timjk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've used Restore, not much help for me. I've also tried Hiltons Hyperlube for oil burners,1 quart per oil change, it worked excellent. Cheaper than restore too. Some one told me that Slick 50 cured their oil burning problems.

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mellowyellow
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posted 12-21-2002 06:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Think they used to call it motor honey. A quick fix to get it down the street with a new owner! LOL!

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cobravenom71
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posted 12-21-2002 10:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobravenom71   Click Here to Email cobravenom71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
'Restore' is an excellent product and does what is advertised to do (mostly), unloke most of the other 'snake oil' additives.
'Restore' is basically a 'barrier additive' lubricant, and contains significant amounts of Moly and ZDDP, both extremely effective lubricants.
In adiition, 'Restore' has a lot of 'EP', so it's boundry layer adhesion is far superior to the standard additive packages found in most motor oils.
The heat from engine operation is what 'activates' the Moly and ZDDP, and is necessary for it to 'plate-up' properly. I would recommend adding it to oil that is already at operating temp, and then taking a 15-20 minute drive to help evenly distribute and plate-up the product before the oil has a chance to go through it's cool-down cycle.
As a barrier additive, it actually sets up a sacrificial layer of boundry-layer barrier lubricants. Unfortunately, barrier additives are very susceptible to 'shear', the mechanical tearing-action that actually breaks the additives apart, and 'shears' them from the engine surfaces.
A high-compression, high-performance engine will 'use up' the 'Restore' much, much faster than a lazy, low compression engine. Racing and full-throttle acceleration will excaserbate the situation.
'Restore' is a good product, and kudo's to the manufacturer for being realistic in describing the attributes of the product.
It doesn't last for 50,000 miles like the others claim.
If you use it for its intended purpose, you will probably be very happy with the results.
Good Luck!

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