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post #1 of 26 Old 11-30-2008, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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TO USE OR NOT USE....LUCAS

Hey guys, got a quick question. Ive heard that lucas oil stabilizer is a great additive to use in diesel engines. I purchased an 06 6.0 that has 100,000 miles on it and am curious to know if this is something that i should add to the oil regularly. Are there any drawbacks to using this stuff? thanks
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Go royal purple... no lucas.

I asked a few mechanics the same question about my diesel and since I use royal purple synthetic oil, they all told me that royal purple is the elite oil should not be used with any additive. Although, if you don't use royal purple a "salesman" told me that lucas would be a great additive. I'd say just go with the best out there and go with Royal Purple on everything in your diesel truck. It does make a difference.

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I'd never put Royal Purple in my engine
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i would say yes,but use the powerstroke lucas.and about the oil?
the best is Amsoil or if you can get it Schaeffer's,hands down the BEST!!!
but there is a new oil treatment,i thimk its called XLE or LXi,i dont know my frend was telling me about the stuff.
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I run lucas in mine and love it. I can tell a difference in the way the truck starts and seems a little bit quieter. If you do use lucas you need to get the fully synthetic and not the regular. The regular is to thick to be running in a powerstroke.

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I'd never put Royal Purple in my engine
Why is that


You wouldn't use any of there products on your truck, or you just wouldn't put it in the engine?

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I use one bottle of lucas synthetic EVERY oil change.

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If you are going to run lucas in your truck make sure it is the FULL synthetic. Otherwise you will ruin your injectors. To be honest with a quality oil there is no need to run an oil additive of any kind

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If you are going to run lucas in your truck make sure it is the FULL synthetic. Otherwise you will ruin your injectors. To be honest with a quality oil there is no need to run an oil additive of any kind
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+2. I don't run additives... snake oils. The only time I can see using the Lucas engine oil additive is in a very old worn out engine. It's one step away from stop smoke additives. Reason it quiets things down is it's thicker than tar. As for RP. Folks seem to love or hate it. not much inbetween.

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