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opinions on this micro-lubricant? (Zmax)

my uncle uses this stuff and swares by it... the engine on his gmc truck is at 230,000... original engine and tranny, and neither have been rebuilt. he just did regular oil changes and used zmax. he recently bought a new suv and is using it on that now too. here's the website;

http://www.zmax.com

it claims to be a 'micro-lubricant' that is small enough to penetrate pores of the metal. anyone used it? any opinions?
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my uncle uses this stuff and swares by it...
His name isn't Paul by any chance is it? lol.. My uncle also swears by it. It does work very well for lubing like folding knives and small **** like that...
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all the articles i have read show that that stuff is not any good, in fact it could scuff the cylinder walls. DONT use it. im sure if you google it you can find the research thats been done on it.
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i thought zmax had a class action lawsuit against them for false advertising

i ran that 50 dollar package once didnt see any mpg increase.


IMHO lucas works. Fuel treatment increases mileage smoothes out idle. The oil stailbzer is good stuff too helping to prolong an oil change.
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i thought zmax had a class action lawsuit against them for false advertising
They were sued by the FTC and WON... (well settled, but on thier terms)

Most all of the others have lost, but ZMax won.

I have no opinion of this product, just stating fact.
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Here's a good run down on what aditive companies have been sued by the FTC and the outcome..

http://www.chris-longhurst.com/carbibles/additives.html
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Use a decent synthetic and a good bypass setup. combined, these will do more for you than the zmax junk or similar products.
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HAHA!!! My girlfriends boss basically owns that business... The ZMAX woman is HOT!!!! Anyway, she said they have a lot of complaints about the stuff... I have never tried it, and never seen a reason to either...
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