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STP smoke treatment, Does it work?


 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:55 am    Post subject: STP smoke treatment, Does it work? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Just wondering what your thoghts where on it.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:22 am    Post subject: Re: STP smoke treatment, Does it work? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It will help just long enough to sell it to a chump that will then have to do an expensive rebuild. As a "cure" it is not so good.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:25 am    Post subject: Re: STP smoke treatment, Does it work? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

studabaker packard corp developed stp to help stop oil consumption.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:35 am    Post subject: Re: STP smoke treatment, Does it work? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You got an oil burner?

what weight oil you using? 10w30 or 30w? I'd swap to sae 40w.. and see what that does for ya..

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:48 am    Post subject: Re: STP smoke treatment, Does it work? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It dosent burn oil, and I use 40w. It needs new rings, im just trying to postpone it for collage.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:56 am    Post subject: Re: STP smoke treatment, Does it work? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

UM..... if it isn't burning oil.. then why use a smoke treatment product?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:17 am    Post subject: Re: STP smoke treatment, Does it work? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The rings are bad so I was wonderin if this woud help until I can get it overhaled.
BTW, It pufs blue smoke like a cho-cho train.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:21 am    Post subject: Re: STP smoke treatment, Does it work? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Alright.. no more advice from me... you say 2 different things in 2 different posts..

You just said it did not burn oil.. now you are saying it burns oil.

have fun fixin it yerself!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:45 am    Post subject: Re: STP smoke treatment, Does it work? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Sorry for geting every thing mixed up. I should have said that it pufed blue smoke in the first post, I asumed that blue smoke was the rings, and i've never had to add oil to it. Feal free to corect me any time.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:03 am    Post subject: Re: STP smoke treatment, Does it work? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

on a gasser:

blue smoke is oil
black smoke is too rich/fuel
white smoke is steam=water

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:46 am    Post subject: Re: STP smoke treatment, Does it work? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thank you Soundguy, now I know better.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:50 am    Post subject: Re: STP smoke treatment, Does it work? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I can attest that it is a very good substance to use when assembling an engine. Coat all the bearings, and it will protect them until the oil pump gets oil to them. Will it stop oil usage? I never saw it do that. MHO
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:45 am    Post subject: Re: STP smoke treatment, Does it work? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You are telling us one fact at a time, so folks are having a hard time advising you. You say it smokes blue. You say you have never had to add oil. Seems it is using a little oil, but not much to me. How is the power? Have you compression tested it? How does it start? What brand oil are you using? Post back. Tom
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:02 am    Post subject: Re: STP smoke treatment, Does it work? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It starts ok, usualy turns over at least once before it fires. I use Trop-artic 40w oil, and no I haven't done a compression test yet. Its got good power.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:01 am    Post subject: Re: STP smoke treatment, Does it work? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Friend bought a Farmall A that was blowing blue smoke rings at idle.Oil was getting past the plug gaskets and plugs were fouling.The oil was black and thin,I did a compression test and got 100 on all cylinders.It was pumping so much oil it gave a false reading.We changed the oil and put in a pint of MMO.I used the tractor to rake hay.The smoking cut back a bit.The tractor was used for garden work thru the summer.Next spring the oil was changed and the smoking had stopped and oil burning was way down.The engine sounded much better.Jay sold the tractor because he liked the 8n ford he bought at the same time much better.Never say never when working on a problem,keep an open mind.The pint of MMO cost a buck and a half and fixed the oil burning and plug fouling.I have used STP in worn engines and found it raised hot oil pressure by 5 lbs.A hydraulic man told me STP would help worn pumps that lost pressure when the oil got hot.
 
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