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Old 08-08-2012, 09:36 PM   #1
Charlton
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Default Fuel and Crankcase Additives: Snake Oil?

I used to mess with all the fancy stuff at the auto store in a 1998 Legacy GT. Never noticed any improvement except it blew a headgasket lol!

With my 152,000 mile Forester I just picked up, I'm going with 87 octane and 10W30 Castrol Syn Blend. I put some Lucas Injector Cleaner in the fuel tank today, but that is it.

Some guy was trying to sell me on Seafoam. He didn't sell me.

I'm just going to use high mileage blend oil and 87 octane and see where that takes me. Im going to avoid the snake oil this go around except the occassional fuel injector cleaner.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:38 PM   #2
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What year Forester?
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:47 PM   #3
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What year Forester?
2002 Forester S and it does have an external leaking head gasket.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:34 AM   #4
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Just curious, why are you going to run 10w-30?
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:42 AM   #5
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Just curious, why are you going to run 10w-30?
Cause it is blazing hot here in TN. Also, heavier weight oils are not as prone to seeping through small voids as lighter oils.
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