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Old 09-22-2022, 03:11 PM
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Default Microlon one time additive

Has anyone out there used Microlon one time engine additive. What is your rating of this product and have you had good or bad results. Is it worth 300 dollars (cost for IO 540). Thanks…….

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Is it worth 300 dollars
To say frankly, this is exactly what I'll spend on popcorn watching this thread develop, including salt and butter
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Old 09-22-2022, 03:37 PM
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Busch says "no."

https://resources.savvyaviation.com/...pery-stuff.pdf

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Some aftermarket oil additives—notably Microlon and Slick 50contain a slippery resin called PTFE, which is made and marketed by DuPont under the trade name Teflon. The Microlon and Slick 50 folks claim that the stuff bonds with metal surfaces in your engine and virtually eliminates friction. This is bunk. Manufacturers of nonstick cookware will tell you just how difficult it is to get Teflon to bond to anything. Users of nonstick cookware will tell you just how easy it is to ruin Teflon coating because it’s so fragile. NASA did a study of Teflon oil additives a while back and concluded that they are ineffective as a friction reducer, and they can actually damage an engine by clogging oil filters and tiny oil passages in hydraulic lifters. DuPont specifically warns against using Teflon in internal combustion engines. Nevertheless, the promoters of Microlon somehow convinced the FAA to approve its use in aircraft engines. My advice: Just say no.
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Mickey, you just busted Dan's popcorn party...
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PT Barnum says “YES”, absolutely…buy it. And buy every other engine additive you see as long as it’s advertised on any NASCAR car or Reno race plane.
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I already popped the corn.
But, I will spend my money on new oil. Cause I'm 71 years old and been pushing wrenches since I was 13. Seen all the hype and jive of additives, quick fixes, etc.
My luck is better than yours.
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Mickey, you just busted Dan's popcorn party...
Hey Eric, Dan doesn't need an excuse to eat popcorn!

I think Art is right - just change the oil frequently. And fly a lot!
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Old 09-24-2022, 01:16 PM
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Well since I got more responses about popcorn than Microlon, looks like I will pass on the Microlon and just eat some popcorn. Thanks all…..
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Smart move!
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Old 09-24-2022, 02:49 PM
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Sounds like those old Teflon additives they (used to?) sell in the automotive aftermarket.
I used to know a Used Car Sales Manager that loved this stuff, he would dump a can of the stuff into old noisy clunkers to quiet them down, he didn't care if it lasted any longer than a couple hundred miles...
We tried a couple cans in our old parts delivery trucks to test its longivity effects, yep, 200 miles & they were back to their old clunky selves.
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