Re: Slick50 - Yes or No?
Originally Posted by pj alfa
hi slick 50 ...no i have been using an american product called "prolong " this is better than both slick-50 and zx1 in tests the s-50 and zx1 both gave up the ghost compared to prolong i use this in my alfa's and my nsx and my wifes s2000 . if used regularly the co. will warrant your engine internals , this is £20 A BOTTLE , YOU GET A CERTIFICATE TO SEND OFF TO THE CO. WITH YOUR PURCHASE .and after 1000 miles the warranty kicks in ( this is to stop people putting it in damaged engines) ,it is required every scheduled service . we have asked the co. if we have their product in and the variator starts to rattle will this be covered and they have said yes, i haven't tried this yet though. there have been claims of a dodge viper running from one side of the states to the other with no oil in , and HONDA themselves have had the product on test for 9-10 months in their diesel engine at the factory and are now putting it in their cars ..........if you would like to purchase any call 01827-261611 an independent alfa specialist who can sell you some they put it in all their sales cars...
I wouldn’t be so sure with Prolong. Federal Trade Commission proved all its marketing false and misleading, product not functioning and prohibited the sale of Prolong in USA (since than their business concentrates on Europe
). You can find all facts here:
If the link doesn’t work, go to www.ftc.gov
and search for "Prolong" to get the FTC resolution in pdf. It has about 6MB, search for Prolong.
There were many lawsuits for example one with racing driver Al Unser. He acted in Prolongs spot driving a car treated with Prolong without oil. He proved later that the car had double oil sump.
I haven’t heard nothing about Honda, but I doubt they would put in their engines something else than pure oil.
The Problem with Prolong is, it is based on chlorine. Not pure chlorine of course (chlorine is a gas) but in the form of chlorine hydrocarbons.
Chlorine is extremely good high pressure additive and it was used in the engine oils in the past (before 1930-1940). It really helped, but in that period, engines worked with much lower pressures and at lower temperatures. Since then, oil manufacturers stopped using chlorine because it is extremely corrosive.
What does chlorine do to your engine? At the engine temperature and in contact with metal it creates chlorine salts. These are unstable and thanks to air humidity and oxygen, temperature, engine gases, and some additives used in oils they start to disassociate and create chlorine acid. This acid attacks the cylinder walls and dissolves thin layer of the cylinder wall surface and makes it polished like a glass. (cylinder wall surface is not totally polished, to be able to hold the oil layer) As a result this oil layer can’t be formed, piston rings suffer and oil consumption rises. This happens very very slowly and can take many thousands of miles. So if the engine dies most users don’t find anything wrong with prolong, as they might have been using it for years.
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