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Old 09-13-2017, 11:19 PM   #1
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Lucas?

Has anyone used or like how lucas oil additive has worked in their motor long term for marine?

I've used it in my personal vehicles plus my work trucks which my gas jeep went 200k mi 2.5L before the accident and my work truck now has 312k mi Benz 6.4L motor. It is still strong for a md motor (right now we think the turbo or the varibal vain side is tired but jake still has power I believe compression related to oil care this question has me to ask). We have been running lucas for over 180k and internationally no issues in this motor.

Id like to hear if anoyone else has used lucas in their oil and liked the long term effects on the water.
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Old 09-14-2017, 12:00 AM   #2
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Has anyone used or like how lucas oil additive has worked in their motor long term for marine?

I've used it in my personal vehicles plus my work trucks which my gas jeep went 200k mi 2.5L before the accident and my work truck now has 312k mi Benz 6.4L motor. It is still strong for a md motor (right now we think the turbo or the varibal vain side is tired but jake still has power I believe compression related to oil care this question has me to ask). We have been running lucas for over 180k and internationally no issues in this motor.

Id like to hear if anoyone else has used lucas in their oil and liked the long term effects on the water.
Now although i actually have used Lucas Products previously (and like them) there's a few things to note and in my humble opinion (IMHO)This is a subject of some controversy, AND on the Whole they probably won't make much difference.Unless you're buying your oil on the cheap from a nonstandard manufacturer or your engine has special additive needs noted in your owner's manual, those additives on the store shelves will probably have more of a placebo effect on the driver than a genuine effect on the engine.

1) Actually, nearly all lubricants contain additives (from 10 to 30%), whether the oils are synthetic or petroleum based. Engine oil additives are chemical compounds that improve the lubricant performance of base oil (or oil "base stock").
2)Motor oil additives have three basic roles:

a) Enhance existing base oil properties with antioxidants, corrosion inhibitors, anti-foam agents and de-mulsifying agents.
b) Suppress undesirable base oil properties with pour-point depressants and viscosity index (VI) improvers.
c) Impart new properties to base oils with extreme pressure (EP) additives, detergents, metal de-activators and tackiness agents.

All that said and as per my first input a Lucas Product did fix an issue with an transmission (shudder/harsh engagement after an oil change actually) and some 1000 hrs later still all good)

Bottom line (IMHO) is if you use quality oils and follow change intervals and operating guide lines then additives are a waste of money, where as if your engine is worn or has an issue additives may certainly help, (as my old transmission)

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I thought this thread was going to be about the Prince of Darkness.

I was looking forward to reading lots of jokes about Joseph's electrical prowess and reliability.

Disappointed.
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What most boats need is anti corrosion , as few are used daily.

I have often thought that a cold weather alt fuel system (Ether) , the starting fluid system might be wired to spray preserving oil for a few seconds as the engine is shut down from idle.
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I thought this thread was going to be about the Prince of Darkness.

I was looking forward to reading lots of jokes about Joseph's electrical prowess and reliability.

Disappointed.
Hate to see disappointment. Here: Lucas - Prince of Darkness - Lucas Electrical Humor Jokes
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That's more like it, thank you!
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The biggest modifier to engine life I have found in about 60 years on the water, is clean oil. The second biggest is keeping the throttle below 80% of hp. More so with turbo engines.
I had 2 British/Lucas cars in my life. All the jokes are bases on fact.
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Our logging guy swears by it . He runs it in a fleet of logging trucks . I just added a 1/2 quart to my old Westerbeke gennie. First time I ever tried it .
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