Automobile(s): 1998 Seville STS / 2013 Chevrolet Impala
Re: Putting Restore in my 93 Deville
You probably don't need it. These 4.9s are incredibly tough, if you've been keeping up on the oil changes there's probably little (or nothing) to worry about in terms of wear. If the engine is running fine, I'd leave well enough alone.
What are you trying to accomplish by telling everyone you are putting restore in your caddy? Are you not sure you should do it? Maybe you are wondering if restore is worth using? Did you fix the running issue you were having yet? Do you think putting restore in the crankcase will fix it?
mike93, Take it from a long-time engine builder: All your engine needs for a long, happy life is regular oil and filter changes and tuneups, all done with recommended components.
Various potions and fixes are well marketed, do little or nothing for your engine, and are designed to separate you and your money. The very fact that they come and go in cycles (since the 1920's) is testimony to the power of the printed word.
Do you honestly think that Dale Earnhardt, Jr. runs any of the crap on the sponsor stickers in his car ???? Maybe on his jacket - if it were in his engine the crew chief and engine builders would have a hissy fit..............
ok i keep up with the oil changes and all other maintenance i want my motor to last to 300,000 miles or more the mechnic i worked with t sears say ill only make it to 150,000 that puts me and my car down
Fuel system cleaner(like Techron made by Chevron) is actually legitimate, along with engine cleaning products like Seafoam.
Generally the snake oil products are ones that promise to fix major mechanical problems like cylinder wall wear, low compression, headgaskets, slipping transmissions, etc.
To the OP, don't pour that stuff in your engine. Regular oil and filter changes along with running a good name brand gasoline(that has a good cleaning detergent like Techron in it) will keep your engine clean.