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Old 03-07-2009, 10:46 AM   #1
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Default Z Max Engine Formula... Fact or Fiction?



I thought this stuff had been proven to be just tinted mineral oil and was backed up by fraudulent test results and claims proven false by the Federal Trade Commission a few years back.

Anybody use this stuff?
With all the new adds on tv and with Carroll Shelby's stamp of approval... have they changed something?
Is he just pawning his name and reputation off for a quick buck on some snake oil?

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Better engine protection from wear.
Better horse power.
Better gas mileage.

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Old 03-07-2009, 12:21 PM   #2
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Well better mpgs and horsepower would require less friction or better heat decipation. As far as protection he would need a formula that offers amazing viscosity at high heat while at the same time have the ability to protect the engine. But in all honesty I would never run that in my flat tappet chevelle. I doubt it has enough zddp levels.
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Old 03-07-2009, 12:27 PM   #3
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Doubtful, was a really good site about oil additives I was at the other day that covered a similar product.

Will have to see if I can dig it up later.

BTW moved to tech.
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Old 03-07-2009, 01:05 PM   #4
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They where charged and guilty of false claims years back. I'll dig up the proof later if I can jump on my other computer.

IIRC it's just a synthetic oil with a very high quantity of Molybdenum.
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Old 03-07-2009, 01:51 PM   #5
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we ran it in a friend's car. . . no change. . . nothing. . . I run Seafoam through the crankcase for a little while before changing the oil to clean it out. . . now THAT works
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Old 03-07-2009, 03:42 PM   #6
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i was wondering myself... i work at autozone and sell it like crazy but have never used it myself... i have used seafoam many of times and can vouch that it works exactly as it says....
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Old 03-07-2009, 04:55 PM   #7
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oh yeah seafoam worked wonders, and I thought it was running good before I used it.
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Old 03-08-2009, 05:12 PM   #8
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i wanna run seafoam on my truck. idk exactly where to put it though?? i've heard you let it suck into booster and you put it in your oil and gas tank??? someone help me since you guys vouch for it and not this zmax stuff.
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Old 03-08-2009, 05:52 PM   #9
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Pretty much... you just put Seafoam anywhere you want to clean something out.

This zMax stuff is something you add to a new oil change and then poof the "magic" happens.
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i wanna run seafoam on my truck. idk exactly where to put it though?? i've heard you let it suck into booster and you put it in your oil and gas tank??? someone help me since you guys vouch for it and not this zmax stuff.
I usually only put seafoam through my brake booster line when I need to do a carbon clean.
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Old 03-08-2009, 10:44 PM   #11
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ah okay. i might try it, the truck just hit 40,000 miles, might wanna do that.
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Yeah I thought it was weird to see Shelby backing it. It was reported to the BBB years ago. It's a company that I'll never trust. My oil specifically say not to add any additives to it so I'll go with them.
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:40 PM   #13
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idk guys, if shelby is backing it, it must be a great product...

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seriously, you've never seen celebrity endorsements for pos products?
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