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#355 - 04/25/08 07:06 AM MotorKote?
Scoop Offline

Registered: 04/24/08
Posts: 1
Loc: PA
Anybody use MotorKote oil additive? I was going to put it in my pickup truck and in my alcohol burning racecar. Just want to see if there are any good or bad things that I should look out for. Bob

#356 - 05/02/08 09:14 PM Re: MotorKote? [Re: Scoop]
Doug_Hillary Offline

Registered: 11/21/07
Posts: 54
Loc: Airlie Beach, Queensland, Aust...
IMHO it is unwise to use any oil additives at all in HDEOs
Doug Hillary
MY06 CLK Benz (M1 0w-40)
MY01 Porsche Boxster (Delvac 1 5w-40)

#372 - 01/09/09 09:05 AM Re: MotorKote? [Re: Doug_Hillary]
PaulE Offline

Registered: 01/08/09
Posts: 6
Loc: Verona Wi
i tried it in my C15 cat . completly destroyed my additive package. changed TBN from 10 to less than 2 in 20,000 miles. lab called asking what additive i put in. i said Motorkote. lab said dump oil now! and no more additives. i learned my lesson

#376 - 01/09/09 05:35 PM Re: MotorKote? [Re: PaulE]
Doug_Hillary Offline

Registered: 11/21/07
Posts: 54
Loc: Airlie Beach, Queensland, Aust...
PaulE - Welcome! - Yes, the engine manufacturers do test some popular "additives" and of course roundly prohibit their use. Most have done so for decades!

They know what they are talking about!

Edited by Doug_Hillary (01/09/09 05:35 PM)
Doug Hillary
MY06 CLK Benz (M1 0w-40)
MY01 Porsche Boxster (Delvac 1 5w-40)

#378 - 01/10/09 04:59 AM Re: MotorKote? [Re: Doug_Hillary]
daytrader106 Offline

Registered: 11/23/07
Posts: 55
Loc: Summerfield, Illinois
If you use good oil. There is no need for additives.
Use good oil, NOT expensive additives.

#379 - 01/11/09 09:48 AM Re: MotorKote? [Re: daytrader106]
wwillson Offline


Registered: 11/19/07
Posts: 125
Loc: Naperville, IL
I find it amazing how the big talk show hosts in the trucking business push motorkote like it's the savior of OTR engines. I guess money talks.

#395 - 01/29/09 12:49 AM Re: MotorKote? [Re: wwillson]
MichaelJT Offline

Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 2
Loc: S.D.
There is a guy who sells a product called "No Mor Friction" in truck stops. I've talked to him a few times and bought a couple of gallons of his stuff. He claims it is NOT oil but a totally unique fluid. If you pick up a gallon jug you will find that it does weigh a lot more than a gallon of normal motor oil.
I am NOT advocating the use of this stuff, just reporting what I know. OK?
He claims that Motor Kote is a diluted form of his product. That is, a few ounces of his product mixed with 30 weight motor oil.
Honestly, I cannot say that it has done anything for me. But then again, doing heavy haul, in excess of 185,000 lbs gross I am not going to get any kind of accurate fuel mileage figures that can determine if an additive is doing as advertised. Neither can I say that temps have been reduced or that anything is running smoother with less vibration as his literature claims. He has testimonies from several people who claim all these benefits.
It would be good to know if any of this stuff does provide any actual benefits.

#479 - 07/10/11 11:51 AM Re: MotorKote? [Re: Scoop]
stu Offline

Registered: 06/26/11
Posts: 2
Loc: florida
well people i have used motorkote for 18 years in all my motors from frtliners to macks,boats,ac compressors,anything that needs lube with great success ,never had any of the problems that some have talked about,leads me to think they never used it.
motor kote doesn't mix with the carrier ,it only treats the metal or any surface it contacts.
great stuff ,i have an int 20ft box truck w a detroit 60 470hp motor koted all boxs increaced fuel mileage from 9.5 to 11 thats a lot of$$$ saveings
try it you'll like it

#509 - 11/20/12 08:12 PM Re: MotorKote? [Re: Scoop]
Copperhead Offline

Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 35
Loc: Iowa
The MotorKote folks like using the Timken Bearing Tester to prove that MK is the best thing going. Came across this video on youtube you might want to check out. Disregard who is doing it, just watch the video and see what happens.....


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