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Old 12-13-2011, 08:00 AM
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I have a 4.7 05 ram and it has the tick on start up. I keep reading that its because the oil has got to the lifters after sitting all night and takes time to do that. I was thinking about using the Lucas oil additive that is supposed to stick to your parts bc it is thick and was wondering what your guys and gals thoughts or experiences were thanks
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ive never used the oil additive, but i love their other products. my buddy is a mechanic and he uses it in higher mileage engines...if he uses it, id use it...just my 2 cents.
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all the additives do is thicken the oil
just stick with a good 10W-30 oil & let it warm up
don't use a cheap oil filter, like the base Fram that allows bleed down
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ive personally never trusted any type of oil additives. I think they only put a band aid over the real problem and cause bigger problems in the long run. Ive seen an engine that used to use some sort of oil additive, and the gunk inside looked worse that the ones ive seen with blown head gaskets.
I agree with gtyankee, 10w-30 would be my answer if you want to keep it simple.
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As far as gasoline motors, I'm not sure of the benefits of Lucas oil additive. For diesels however, that stuff kicks ass. I'm a commercial fisherman and we use it religiously. We run a cummins 5.9 in one of our boats, been through 5 of them since 1988. I believe it was the third motor in the boat, around 6000 hours my father overheated it. The motor had blow by like you've never seen. My uncle happened by this stuff in the auto parts store, playing with one of those gadgets they used to have on the counter. So what the hell, they changed the oil, with a heavy dose of Lucas. I believe 4 or 5 quarts in a 15 quart system. The blow by stopped. Now this was a temporary fix, however, they ran the motor for another 1500 hours with what ended up being a scored front cylinder. From then on we put it in every motor we own, trucks, boats, ect, in the proper amount of course. The motor in the boat currently has 13600 hours on it. Prior to Lucas he got around 7000/8000 hours out of them. My point being I don't know what to think of additives but this stuff impresses me.
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By the way, the idea of Lucas is to protect the motor from dry spots on cold starts. It looks like honey; leaves a film on everything it touches. It's a pure petroleum product. I can't see how this stuff could hurt a motor. I even put it in my Yamaha motor cycle. I've never heard of a gunk issue. You just need to change your oil at normal intervals.
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