I've used it for years and years in everything from 1.5L, Japanese 4-bangers
to 350's in Chevy trucks. The stuff works as advertised. It seals up the
rings pretty nice and gets compression to pretty near "new" levels,
resulting in more power, better gas mileage and smoother idle. I've run
lots of my own "tests" where I run compression checks before and after using
the stuff, and it DOES work.
A quick note, if your oil is coming from the top end (valve guide seal),
Restore won't do squat, but if it's bottom end it'll slow it down pretty
well. Make sure to use RESTORE brand, and NOT HP Restorer Plus. Cans look
identical, products are very different. Make sure you shake the can like it
insulted your mother before you open it, and retreat with every oil change.
Thanks for the tips and wizdom. I added some RESTOR today along with
all new "High Mileage Oil". I almost bought the Lucus Oil treatment
but I went with the Restore.
How long does it usally take to see a change after adding the stuff?
I've heard within 100 miles.
Give it about 500miles and you'll prolly start to notice some difference.. I
used it in my '96 K1500 at just over 100K miles and I did notice that the
motor felt more solid.. (maybe it's mind over matter) I think it works
I have a high mileage Saturn that I use Restore in at every oil
change. Before using Restore, I was having to add about a qt. of oil
between changes, sometimes more. Now it does not use any. I don't
think the Restore cost as much as a qt. of oil for a 4 cyl., but it's
not the money, but the convenience of not having to keep constant
check on the oil level and not getting oil in the combustion chambers.
It varies between instantly and around 500 miles. The truck I drive now, I
heard a difference just a few minutes after adding it to the crankcase (very
loud dual glasspack exhaust so any change in engine health is pretty damn
easy to hear), and noticed an increase in off-the-line oomph and gas mileage
within 50 miles or so. Others occurr gradually over 500 miles or
I used it religiously on my former '95 Chevy 1500 with the 6.5L turbo diesel
engine starting at 100,000 miles. Before using it, my motor would drink
about a quart every 1500 miles. After I started using Restore it dwindled
to less than a quart every 3000. However, it took until the 4th oil change
before I noticed any significant difference in oil consumption, and I change
my oil every 3000 miles like clock work. I had almost 150,000 miles on that
truck when I sold it and I've been very pleased with what Restore did for
it. I would recommend it for any high mileage motor. Even though I didn't
see any positive results inside of 500 miles like many have said, I did have
the patience to keep using it and I'm glad I did.
Cheers - Jonathan
Acta Non Verba - Deeds Not Words
Lieutenant Jonathan Race, EMS Supervisor
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