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Old 09-24-2022, 03:47 PM
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Is it worth 300 dollars (cost for IO 540). Thanks…….
Hey togaflyer, sincerely hope this thread’s gonna be more fruitful than it is right now… just so I can finish this popcorn stash I‘m now sitting on

Re your query, I think not. Most of those miracle additives, starting last century for horses and Model T Ford were, well, wishful thinking.
Abide to the engine‘s manufacturer recommendations, +/-. Once you‘ve flown with exactly the as recommended fuel, probably100LL for you, with no anything additive, for say 1K+ hours, please report here, with your findings
Engine manufacturers are riding on a two sided edged sword: longevity and profitability… so they are basically not to be referenced at.
Unforttunately most RVers here fly too little to have any conclusive experience…

PS not in any relationship to the thread, others just skip, thanks
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Old 09-24-2022, 07:31 PM
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So for 99.99 dollars, if you act today, you will see an increase of your speed up to 25 knots, cut your fuel burn in half, never need to overhaul your engine, your spouse will never argue with you, your children will never say I know that to you, the sky will always be blue when your flying, but act know because this is a very very very limited offer………
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Old 09-24-2022, 08:04 PM
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Default Water carburetor

I'm saving my money for one of those carburetors that makes the engine run on water!
Sorry, I'm that old.
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Old 09-24-2022, 08:41 PM
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Default Worked for me

I put some Teflon type stuff in an old Ducati (dry clutch) with a gearbox full of missed gears and false neutrals, generally unpleasant to ride. Difference was dramatic and it now changes gears like a Honda and I can now get the proper neutral without switching it off... I don't ride it often though so it should take a while to clock up 200 miles.

RV 3B. Very slow build. Now onto final assembly...
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Old 09-25-2022, 09:23 AM
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Snake oil.
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Old 09-25-2022, 10:36 AM
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Default Harmful

I know first hand that using Teflon additives will lead to early engine failure. 98 f150, tried the Teflon additive. Engine failed around 130,000 miles iirc. Rebuilder noted all small oil galleys clogged with Teflon.
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Old 09-25-2022, 12:23 PM
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Default Really?

Originally Posted by wirejock View Post
I'm saving my money for one of those carburetors that makes the engine run on water!
Sorry, I'm that old.
Ooooo...! I remember those!!

I put one of those magnets on the fuel line that realigns the fuel molecules so they flow parallel and am now only using 3.5gph.....
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Old 09-25-2022, 01:16 PM
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I'm thinking of trying the hydrogen generator thing...
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Old 09-25-2022, 01:21 PM
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Default Mineís coming soon

Iíve preordered the aviatorís flux capacitor. With only half down, delivery was promised soon..
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Old 09-25-2022, 01:51 PM
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Been using AVBLEND …..about 40 years ( long before it was called AVBLEND) …..I intend to continue…but I steer clear of all other oil additives EXCEPT CAMGUARD …..I add them both every oil change
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