Last post on Nov 22, 2013 at 6:54 PM
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Fuel System, Engine, Fuel System, Oil, Diesel, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
#1323 of 1332 Re: Blowing lots of smoke
Apr 18, 2010 (11:52 am)
Well guys, its been a few weeks. I now use a thick oil, an oil additive and hotter spark plugs were put in. No difference at all but thanks for all the help, it is much appreciated! Other than the smoke (and over heating) the car actually runs 'good'. I'll get something different before next winter. Steve
#1324 of 1332 Methyl Hydrate and diesel?
Apr 18, 2010 (4:03 pm)
Has anyone tried putting in Methyl Hydrate with diesel to clean injectors before??
#1325 of 1332 Re: Methyl Hydrate and diesel? [pipfindr]
Apr 18, 2010 (4:29 pm)
"methyl hydrate" is methanol. I don't know about mixing it with diesel, I imagine there are diesel-specific fuel system treatments available that don't require experimenting with chemicals that might damage your fuel system plastics.
May 04, 2010 (7:31 pm)
Well it's been a while but the folks at ASL Camguard are finally releasing their automotive version. The differences from the aircraft-biased product are addition of friction modifiers that are claimed to reduce engine wear by 80%.
As of yet there is no info on the Camguard web site about Auto Camguard (the site has been slow to be updated), but those who contact the primary distributor (who is the primary sponsoring developer) can order it. The chemist who developed it is Ed Kollin (former head chemist of Exxon) and there is a video there explaining the product.
I'm just posting the info folks.
Jun 19, 2012 (3:26 pm)
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#1329 of 1332 Additives & Fuel problems
May 15, 2013 (3:59 am)
I have a 2002 Honda Accord 6 cyl and its in Florida. I've heard that in hot areas you should try to keep a full tank of gas to prevent condensation in the fuel tank. It this a myth or truth? I just filled it up and noticed an engine knocking at acceleration. Will a fuel additive help with this by chance? I love this forum. It's always been a great help. Thanks!
#1330 of 1332 Re: Additives & Fuel problems [mom0423]
May 15, 2013 (6:03 am)
With all the vapor controls on cars, you don't need to worry about condensation. And worry even less in hot areas, not much condensing going on, anyway.
As for the knocking, if it's loud get to a mechanic soon. If it's barely noticeable I'd try filling up with premium after it gets to a half tank and see if it goes away.
Is the 'check engine light' (or any warning light) on?
#1332 of 1332 Re: Motor Purr [isellhondas]
Nov 22, 2013 (6:54 pm)
In 1983 I bought in San Diego, CA a glass bottle of Motor Purr power steering stop leak and put it into my 1978 Ford Fairmont with power rack & pinion steering, which had been leaking. A repair shop mechanic had estimated that the rebuild of the power rack would be about $600. Within a few days the power steering fluid leak stopped and there was no adverse side effect in the performance of my steering. I had the car for some time afterward and the steering stayed leak-free up to the day I sold the car. As I recall, the bottle indicated that Motor Purr was based in northern California, perhaps Sacramento. I live in South Carolina now and I'd like to know how to buy their products if the company is still extant. There seems to be some indication that they're still around.