Reader Question Austin, what are your thoughts on motor oil additives, have you heard of something called Motor Silk?
I have not heard of Motor Silk — I am not endorsing or dismissing its ability — but there are TONS of oil additives on the market….most are a waste of money, some can actually cause more harm than good, and some do what they claim to do. For legal reasons I can not name names….isn’t that silly? But I can tell you what I use in my shop on a daily basis.
I have had good luck with these
Engine Restore – great for older cars with loss of compression and internal wear
Marvel Mystery Oil – great for lifter noises – valve noises – and cylinder head lubrication
Wynns Engine Oil Treatment – I have seen an engine that had one can of this added to it, run for 24 hours at 2000 rpm with NO oil in it and the engine oil pan removed. WOW!
Royal Purple – Does about the same as Wynns, costs a little more though but does a great job at reducing friction and increasing longevity of your engine. I use this in my air compressors, they run quieter and smoother…so I can only assume it is using less electricity and will make the motor last longer.
Most other oil additives I think are not really worth the effort or expense. If anyone has anything else to add….or take away, email me your thoughts.
Austin C. Davis