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Old 01-01-13, 22:13
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Does anyone use/recommend any type of oil additive to give added protection ?
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Old 02-01-13, 20:45
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I use it in my 174...engine and box.

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Old 02-01-13, 21:28
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Which one do you use & how long have you used it for ? .......
I was thinking about using lucas oil stabilizer but wondered if it is ok to use in the pd engine ... any info appreciated
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Old 02-01-13, 21:36
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Just started using it as the engine gear train has been noisy and it has quietened down. The gearbox is also quieter but can't remember what I used. When I am down the garage I will look to see what it was, the engine is part stripped at the moment with cam follower problems and let by on the valves. This is caused by the last bloke who built the engine as when the number 5 exhaust valve seat fell out and smashed to bits a bit the followers didn't get changed. This was the noise and not the gear train as first thought.

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Old 02-01-13, 21:54
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Sounds pricey .... hope you get it all sorted ok .

I'm thinking of using an oil additive as I think I might be getting the dreaded cam lobe wear .... the rattle/noise is very feint at the mo so was wondering
If the use of an additive might just put the inevitable off a bit as I don't do much mileage ( 2-3k a year )
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Sounds pricey .... hope you get it all sorted ok .

I'm thinking of using an oil additive as I think I might be getting the dreaded cam lobe wear .... the rattle/noise is very feint at the mo so was wondering
If the use of an additive might just put the inevitable off a bit as I don't do much mileage ( 2-3k a year )


I do low miles and have put ZX1 in every vehicle I`ve had for years

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Old 03-01-13, 14:49
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Thanks for that i will have a google
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I found the bottle and its made by lucus. Its suitable for gearbox, pas and engine. I have it my gearbox already and it has quietened down, the engine on the other hand I can't comment yet as its still in bits.

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ZX1 seems to do a good job, but think it played havoc with the lambda sensors on my 2.4 petrol previa .. dunno about these high tech diesels tho


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