pats37 Posted February 20, 2005 Report Share Posted February 20, 2005 Guru, I ran into a guy on a stock message board that is a rep for a company in Dallas that has a patent for a synthetic oil that never wears out. Here are the facts as he stated them. Test results: Have run 12-3500 Cat engines on off shore drilling rigs for 8 years without oil changes. They "use special metal decontaminators, soot removers, spinners and b-pass filtration technology." Every 1000 hrs they break down an engine to test viscosity index, acidity, and total base number. They have documented, by a third independant party, no wear on any service part. The oil driller has saved $58,000.00 "per engine" by not having to change oil constantly. It is 5W-40 with a 172 viscosity index. You cannot use it in a new engine because the rings would never seat and you would burn oil. You can start using it after about 5,000 mi. with standard oil. It lowers operating temperature in all engines. Question: Is this even possible? Would it work on Alum block engines? The guy seems credible but I am very dubious of these claims. Would appreciate your input, Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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