BG EPR 109 observations

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Trying to see if BG's Engine Power Restorer will do anything for a 2013 Equinox. The Ecotec 2.4 drinks down oil at about 1 quart/1500 miles at 77,000 miles. Dealer won't help even though we have the letter saying we may be eligible for the piston ring service if we have excessive oil consumption.

Out: Pennzoil yellow bottle 5w-30, about 4,000 miles. Although the consumption went down some after a steady diet of Valvoline full synthetic, it would still drop at a pretty good clip.

In: PYB 5w-30, one can of BG EPR and new oil filter. Ran it for 15 minutes after the temperature gauge reached normal. Kept an eye on the oil pressure light and kept an ear out for strange noises in case it worked a little too well and dislodged something significant.

Observations: After less than 20 minutes total, what came out was BLACK. Not just discolored, BLACK. When I pulled the oil filter, I noticed the oil filter housing was clean and shiny, something I've never seen since it usually had a film of darkened oil coating it. The oil filter didn't have any notable chunks or flakes of sludge in it. The hot oil laced with EPR certainly had a noticeable odor about it.

Any idea what the plastic disk in the EPR can is for?

Will change again in 3,000 and see how the oil consumption does in the meantime.
 
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Sorry, misread your initial message and thought you've left it in.
When I used it, the oil came out pitch black too
 
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Trying to see if BG's Engine Power Restorer will do anything for a 2013 Equinox. The Ecotec 2.4 drinks down oil at about 1 quart/1500 miles at 77,000 miles. Dealer won't help even though we have the letter saying we may be eligible for the piston ring service if we have excessive oil consumption.

Out: Pennzoil yellow bottle 5w-30, about 4,000 miles. Although the consumption went down some after a steady diet of Valvoline full synthetic, it would still drop at a pretty good clip.

In: PYB 5w-30, one can of BG EPR and new oil filter. Ran it for 15 minutes after the temperature gauge reached normal. Kept an eye on the oil pressure light and kept an ear out for strange noises in case it worked a little too well and dislodged something significant.

Observations: After less than 20 minutes total, what came out was BLACK. Not just discolored, BLACK. When I pulled the oil filter, I noticed the oil filter housing was clean and shiny, something I've never seen since it usually had a film of darkened oil coating it. The oil filter didn't have any notable chunks or flakes of sludge in it. The hot oil laced with EPR certainly had a noticeable odor about it.

Any idea what the plastic disk in the EPR can is for?

Will change again in 3,000 and see how the oil consumption does in the meantime.
The plastic disc is to show you that EPR does not damage seals.

Thats stuff is the bees knees..........
I have used it on an oil drinking audi......I did 2 EPR treatments - - - about a few hundred kms apart.

it really works to clean the rings and internals - - - like nothing else I have used.

great stuff.
 
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