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Old 03-10-2005, 10:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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'Engine Restorer & Lubricant', does it actually work?

Read and artical today about this product.

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It claims huge gains in compression....

WHAT IS RESTORE?
Every vehicle's engine wears out as a result of friction during normal operation. This friction causes wear of the cylinder walls which leads to compression loss. Lost compression results in your engine having less power --- it runs poorly and has sluggish acceleration. It also can cause increased oil burning, exhaust smoking, and poor fuel economy.

RESTORE Engine Restorer and Lubricant is a unique engine additive that repairs those worn-out areas in the cylinder wall thereby restoring cylinder compression and improving engine performance to nearly new original condition. RESTORE is the only product that contains the proprietary CSL formula. This technologically advanced formulation fills in and seals micro-leaks in the cylinder wall. The result is increased engine compression and more engine power. Independent lab tests prove that RESTORE really works to increase cylinder compression.


So, anyone ever heard of this stuff or used it? Does it REALLY work like it claims? If it is, it's damn near a miracle in a can.

Here's a couple graphs from the magazine.(don't appear to be on the website)
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Old 03-10-2005, 10:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 03-10-2005, 10:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I tried it in a car i had once, didn't work for me.
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I had positive results from it... but I had much better results from Auto-RX. A member just wrote me a private message asking about Restore, this is what I replied:
Yeup, I did use the product, and the results were positive. BUT! I've since used this product, and the results were AWESOME:

http://www.auto-rx.com/

I've used this in 3 different vehicles and have nothing but great things to say about it. It can get a bit pricey (there's a sequence of flush/fill/run/flush/fill/run/ that you need to do) but it's well worth it.

There's a discount coupon for YotaTech folks as mentioned in this thread:

http://www.yotatech.com/showthread.php?t=49467

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Old 03-10-2005, 11:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Ive used restore and liked it. have a buddy that swears it is the miricale that cured his turbo dodge. He the owner of Phase Change Racing and knows his shiznit, and i trust him.
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does autoRX or engine restore gum up spark plugs and the O2 sensor like seafoam?
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does autoRX or engine restore gum up spark plugs and the O2 sensor like seafoam?
Nope... Restore and Auto-RX goes in the crankcase. If it gets to your plugs or O2 sensor then you've got other problems.
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I've had a problem the last few years in my 22RE with oil burning through the valve stem seals (probably dried out when I had the truck down for about 11 months getting drivetrain repairs done). Tried various additives and the high mileage oils and some had a minor affect not I still burned oil compression braking down long grades. Then tried a can of Engine Restore and the oil burning seems to have stopped. I can no longer see or smell any smoke going downhill. I was quite impressed with those results. The head itself is only about 7 years old, so did not really want to pull it just for the valve stems seals.
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I've used Restore in two cars, a Datsun 610 and an 88 Toyota Camry with good results. I'm not a devotee of fuel or engine additives, but used this as a last resort in both cases. The datsun, which barely ran and wouldn't move without bogging or stalling, somehow regained power and lasted another year until the rearend blew. The camry I think had other problems (auto trans) but at least this helped it stop stalling at red lights, and lessened the huge cloud of blue smoke.
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