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Engine Restorer additive

Is it ok to add oil additives that help with compression on our trucks? I know it says it is ok on the can and I have ran it in my mustang with success but just wanted to check here before putting it in my rig.
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I would not put anything in, why do you think you need it??

How have you determined that the compression is low?

Run a good oil and change when needed, and fill the tank with diesel.

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Hell no don't use it. I've used restore in PLENTY of gassers to great success, but these diesels are TOUGH and if compression is out of whack, no can of Restore is going to help. Plus due to the hpop I woldnt run SH*T thru the crankcase
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SNAKEOIL, I bet you use stop leak as well. If you have ever seen what products like this do to the internals of a rad or engine you would never think of using them again!!! Nothing needed in the oil, reg dino oil is just fine!!

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SNAKEOIL, I bet you use stop leak as well. If you have ever seen what products like this do to the internals of a rad or engine you would never think of using them again!!! Nothing needed in the oil, reg dino oil is just fine!!
nope never used stop leak, but have used the engine restorer in my car with success. I was just curious, right now I would do about anything to get my truck to stop smoking like a crack ***** on cold starts...........
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. I was just curious, right now I would do about anything to get my truck to stop smoking like a crack ***** on cold starts...........
proper diagnosis and repair of the problem is in order. no goop in a can will fix it. at least not in your diesel. I've had good results on a few used gas junkers using that engine restore stuff.....but would never dumpo it into a HEUI system

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I wouldnt put anything in the oil of a powerstroke, It can mess up the injectors
and radiator stop leak..you might as well put sand in your radiator.

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First of all some white smoke is normal in cold temps, it is a diesel afterall. You bought it not me. But if the smoke is excessive,as in you can't see the neighbors house!!, I agree, do the proper troubleshooting to find the propblem, the fix won't come from a can of snake oil. I spent the time to make several write ups on the GP system and sort of combined them in the Cold Weather Operation thread that is a sticky at the top of this section. Check it out and if you have a problem you will find it.

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I've always been told not to run any oil additives in a HEUI.

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