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Watching Truckzz on Speed and they had a little segment on this Zmax stuff for your engine. One shot in your gas and one in your oil every 5000 miles. Supposed to "micro-lubricate" your engine.

What does anyone know about this stuff???

http://www.zmax.com/
 

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I saw that same product on trucks u. I was wondering the same
 

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I just bought the Zmax Fuel and Engine Additive to give it a try after seeing the commercial and reading on a few testimonials. Supposedly it is is able to...

  • Increased Gas Mileage
  • Improve Performance
  • Reduce Wear on Vital Engine Parts
  • Extend Engine Life
  • Reduce Emissions

For the engine, it is said to...

  • Clean and condition cylinder walls, pistons, piston rings, bearings and valves.
  • Provide continuous lubrication of your engine’s internal parts
  • Protect both new and used engines – helps with engine break in

The result is reduced wear on vital parts, longer engine life and restored power.

For the fuel system, it is said to...

  • Clean your fuel system and conditions the combustion chambers of your engine
  • Remove carbon and other deposits from the intake/exhaust valves, valve guides, cylinder walls and piston rings

The result is increased gas mileage, improved performance, increased horsepower and lower emissions.

For the transmission, it is said to...

  • Clean and lubricates the parts of your transmission
  • Increased lubrication helps prevent premature wear of internal transmission components

The result is smoother shifting, reduced wear and extended life for your transmission.

For those who are interested on how this product works, you must have a decent understanding of chemistry, because this product was developed through highly qualified chemists and racing experts...
First and foremost, tests shows that the product soaks into metal; reduces friction; increases horsepower; dissipates engine heat; helps improve or restore gas mileage and reduce emissions in older cars, by virtue of reducing engine deposits; helps maintain gas mileage and emissions in newer cars, by virtue of reducing engine deposits; helps reduce engine wear on vital engine parts, by virtue of reducing engine deposits; and helps to extend engine life, by virtue of reducing engine deposits. They have legitimate proof to state their claims, but I am sure it is different for each vehicle.
On the topic of how it works, once it reaches the fuel and engine systems, it soaks into the metal. It then cleans and continuously protects the components from carbon and harmful deposits. The micro-lubricant is altered at a molecular state to be smaller than conventional oils, lubricants, and additives which allows it to be versatile enough to penetrate the metal and and other components to maintain their function longer while preventing the build up of deposits and such and/or removing them.
Hope I could help.

Sorry for the overload of info, I'm just a little smarty pants. :read:

I'll be sure to let this thread know if it gives me any trouble or complication, but I highly doubt it.
 

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I think it's snake oil> If it was all that they wpold sell a bunch of it. Just get some castrol edge, it has 8 times wear prtection than mobil one. Google zmax and bob is the oil guy and you will get more info about it than u want to read.
 

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Can you say Slick 50 :ftard:
 

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Typically anything that is "supposedly" bonding with the metal is considered an extreme pressure additive, which in larger quantities has proven to be corrosive in nature. If you use good oil intended for your engine type and viscosity, then you should need no engine oil additives. All oil manufacturers recommend against additives to oil, some are not synergistic with some oils, which means they counteract other elements of the oils properties. I would never recommend an additve for an oil, or transmission. The best thing is to find an oil which has a well balanced set of properties for your driving style, climate, and engine requirements. Some engines are more prone to sludge, EP (extreme pressure) additives when they break down actually contribute to that formation of sludge as well. All of those additives are "snake oil" in my opinion and that of many others that know a bit about oil.
 
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I heard there was a lawsuit against Carroll Shelby and ZMAX. Check before buying.
Personally, I had awesome results using Wynns Friction Proofing. Pep Boys were the only ones carrying it here, but stopped.
Bardahl had an FP that was really good too. They treated the engine in a Camaro, then drove it from Portland to Seattle with the drainplug in the center console (circa 1980). It hasn't been easy to find either.
In the end, the best thing for your oil is to keep it clean and cool.
 
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