Yup, exactly that.
I'd ask Dave, which grade he recommends. Start with the 1 quart in the sump, see what that puts in your oil filter. I think the top-off idea is sound.OK, the rebuild quote is out of budget for sure. So I'll try the HPL stuff next.
- I am running 40wt oil anyway, should I get the 40wt HPL?
- Is there a risk to adding too much of this stuff?
I may get a few quarts and add them as top off every once in a while and see where it gets me.
What consumption rate did you have originally?I treated an oil drinker Prius with VPBR for an OCI, then a piston soak with B12 Chemtool and BMW Top Engine Cleaner(BMWNA part, made by Chevron), then HPLEC with cheap oil. I’m seeing 1qt/3000-4000mi consumption, worse with API/ILSAC PCMOs and better with “Euro” oil and Rotella T6MV 5W-30.
I have 3 gallons of HPL 5W-30 at home, so that will be the next OCI.
That’s great news. What brand and weight oil are you using now?@Highboy and others, I owe you guys a beer. Big time!
After doing the piston soak we immediately used the van for a family trip. It travelled over 1500 miles, much of it at fast highway speeds.
It used ZERO oil. Holy crap. It freaking worked.
Before the treatment this kind of trip would have absolutely used 4-5 quarts. It also got >20mpg even at 85mph with the A/C on
I think this just turned the vehicle back into a "keeper".
Thanks again guys.
That’s great news. What brand and weight oil are you using now?