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If you want to "quiet" the noise try STP Oil Treatment.Gnarls.
The original snake oil.
I have used STP Oil Treatment for over 50 years, off and on, in almost every one of my older vehicles. I NEVER experienced any problems or issues. I used it in both my Toy trucks every time I went to dunes for a little bit more protection because I was 4000 and 5000 RPMs most of time while running the dunes.That's just my experience, everyone's experience may be different.Gnarls.
Not harming the engine isn't the issue, it's if it's doing anything to help. I'd bet you would have had the exact same experience without it.This is how most people judge motor oil additives. The label says it does "x" and I never had an issue running it so it must be doing what it says.Lucas oil stabilizer is just pure petrolium which means is essentially a single grade conventional base oil without any additives which doesn't sound much like an additive. It just thickening up your oil and "watering" it down. Sure it often quiets things, but so would any 50wt motor oil.
If we are going to get all oil discussion-ee... I am back on the fence on synthetic. I used it last winter in my 22r (Mobil 1 0W-40). It sure made the cold starts easier, but I have a hunch it may have been too thin. After 9 or 10 months on it my rings went. Could have been my journey into the dark art of carb tuning, the engine autopsy will reveal it if it was.Anyways I think I am going to go back to conventional with no additives after break in. Fancy oil stuff just doesn't seem to work out for me.
I think switching to synthetic mid steam is maybe dumb. I have a theory that rings take a set a certain way with conventional vs. synthetic, different weights etc. Kind of like a knife on a stone with different lubes will act different on the steel. So maybe if you break in on conventional, synthetic, or with a certain additive, run it, but don't switch around too much after you get things broken in.No scientific basis for this but this is just the feeling I get over the years and kind of seeing which engines I get more out of.
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