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Old 04-15-2012, 01:14 PM   #1
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Lucas Oil Products

I am curious if any one else uses Lucas in their engines. The reason I ask is this. My company started using Lucas at every oil change for the last ten years. We have a 2003 F-150 with a 5.4 liter V8. As of Friday when we changed the oil, it has turned 780,000 KM (484,000 miles) When our mechanic did the oil change, no oil had been added since the last change (6000 KM). This truck is used as a service truck and no been abused, but has not been coddled either. It has no engine noise due to wear. It has to be that something is working. A year ago we had a power steering pump leaking. The Lucas cured it. I do not work for Lucas, nor do I have shares in the company (maybe I should). You tell me. Since we started using this product we have never replaced an engine in any of our trucks.


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Old 04-15-2012, 01:49 PM   #2
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I have never used Lucas products, but have seen them around. They get bashed pretty regular over at the BobIsTheOilGuy forum. Which specific ones are you using and what is your oil change interval? They offer over 100 products. They seem to be working fine for you.

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Old 04-15-2012, 02:05 PM   #3
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I've never used their oil products but have used the engine injector additive at least twice a season. Used it in our last coach and this one as well. Don't look towards any improvement in mileage but the engine seems to perform well so I'll keep using it with the same intervals.
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:15 PM   #4
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I use their oil additive religiously, in my 10 wheelers and also my diesel pickup. I haven't used it on my 2 cars because I use mobil1 synthetic in those. I agree with you that it is worth using.
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:54 PM   #5
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The guy we bought ours from said he always used conventional 10-30 & Lucas oil treatment because it's an 85 with a flat tapper engine, it needs the zinc to prevent camshaft wear.
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:30 PM   #6
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I used their tranny addative for my saturn toad as when it gets hot it is real slow going into reverse only. It made no difference and its still the same after a year??? paul
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:37 PM   #7
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Again? With the additive crap?! Really? Barnam was right.
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:17 PM   #8
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We had a 2005 Freightliner Columbia semi tractor with a Detroit diesel. Sold it at 755,000 miles. Used Lucas oil treatment and Lucas fuel treatment religiously. Had the oil sample sent to a lab every third oil change. Changed oil at 12,000 to 15,000 mile intervals. The lab always told us, that whatever we were doing, keep doing it as they could detect very little wear. I don't know if the Lucas did any good, but it certainly bought peace of mind. How much is that worth?
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:46 AM   #9
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When my daughters started college, I leased them both cars and paid for them through college. My oldest just had to have a VW Beetle with the cute new body style. I leased her a brand new 2000 Beetle with a 2.0 engine. Before I realized what a piece of junk it was, my outher daughter wanted the same thing, a brand new 2001 Beetle.

Both of them burned 3 quarts of oil between 5000 mile oil changes which were done routinely and with quality oil. I complained to VW and they told me that all cars burned oil. I asked their service rep if he was willing to walk the Auto Mall with me and make that statement to everyone of the new car dealers....he obviously declined. He then handed me a handout stating that VW engines burned oil, it was dated from when the air cooled engines were used in the bugs.

I gave up and then gave the salesman who sold me the cars an earful. He quietly told me that it was an issue and to try a bottle of Lucas Oil additive. I called Lucas Oil and spoke to one of their reps. He told me to use cheap motor oil and then add one quart of their additive. Both VW's dropped to about a 1/2 quart at 5000 miles.

I think some additives have a value and not all are snake oil as the uninformed poster stated above.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:29 AM   #10
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Damon Outlaw.....you have OTHER interests for your personal gain about oil products...please stop.
Diplomat Don, may last 3 VWs haven't used oil.(83, 85, 02) I don't know what happened with yours. Back in the 70s with the early Rabbit and Dashers, they did use oil due to valve guide rapid wear problems. Since that period, I thought they had the oil consumption problem taken care of.

Personally I don't use additives in my oil, but of my friends that use Lucas...they swear by the product
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:14 PM   #11
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If you google "million mile van" you will find an amazing Ford Econoline with that 5.4L that achieved 1.25 million miles as an expediting van. So well maintained it was, that the owner religiously changed the oil every 10-50,000 miles wether it needed it or not. It also received at least 4, yes four, spark plug changes. He did use Lucas toward the end because it burnt quite a bit otherwise. It also returned 15 MPG at the end of its life, much like at the beginning.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:22 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by sc3283 View Post
Damon Outlaw.....you have OTHER interests for your personal gain about oil products...please stop.
I put him in my ignore list due to his attitude and persistent postings. Wish it would stop the threads he starts though.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:35 PM   #13
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I was an Independent truck-driver for 24 years and once in awhile used there oil additive but i don't think there is anyway to prove that it works or not ! A real good friend of mine used it religiously and got 1,200,000 out of the engine before he touched it but how would one know what kind of life the engine would have gave you if you hadn't used it i had over a million on some of mine before i traded too.

So it is probably a coin toss or something to argue about at the most.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:16 PM   #14
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I use Lucas injector cleaner in the wifes Lexus. When the car was built it was not really designed for ethonol blends so I use it about every 4 months. It keeps the check engine light off and keeps my mileage up. Great product.

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