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Old 09-18-2016, 08:41 AM
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Default Oil/Fuel additives. Snake oil or maybe something useful?

Has anybody ever used one of the automotive oil/fuel additives like Zmax or Slick 50 in their model engines? Using their product in a gas engine would be easy as the products would be compatible with gasoline. Glo fuel maybe not so much????

I think the products are "interesting" and I know they are surrounded by considerable controversy.

If you've tried any of these products in your model please share your experience.

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Old 09-24-2016, 07:54 PM
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Never tried any in RC flying or in an auto. I do know that slik50 was sued and mandated that they pull their oil additive from the US market when it was found that it did much more harm than good. I have built racing engines my entire career and never been a snake oil fan.

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Never tried any in RC flying or in an auto. I do know that slik50 was sued and mandated that they pull their oil additive from the US market when it was found that it did much more harm than good. I have built racing engines my entire career and never been a snake oil fan.

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slick 50 is still sold in Europe though, I guess it's less of a chance to get sued here.
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