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Cool Restore Engine Restorer and Lubricant. How well does it work?

I was looking into putting Restore in my engine which is a 5.0L and was wondering how well does this work? I don't want to gunk my engine all up and I want to gain compression back.

Have any of you used it on you cars and how well did it work? I got 100,000 miles on my engine and 150 psi per cylinder at 4 turns and exept for #4 which reads 120 at 6 turns.

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In theory, it's supposed to fill the little scratches and imperfections concerning the ring seal, restoring compression. It does work on a small scale, but it's like using radiator stop leak with graphite. It'll fill the hole but it'll get everywhere else in the system. That Restore will get in with the bearings and seals and I personally don't want that to happen to mine. I'm sure others use it with success but I personally won't use it.

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Well what is a alternative? Engine rebuild must cost around $4000 bored out (correct me if I'm wrong)?

I really don't got the money to do much on it but I have been hearing how the Restore does'nt do much exept blow your engine.

I also don't want to use restore considering I have my engine driving at around 4500 RPM in 4-low about 5mph.

What else should I try?

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I was looking into putting Restore in my engine which is a 5.0L and was wondering how well does this work? I don't want to gunk my engine all up and I want to gain compression back.

Have any of you used it on you cars and how well did it work? I got 100,000 miles on my engine and 150 psi per cylinder at 4 turns and exept for #4 which reads 120 at 6 turns.
I've used Engine Restore for almost 15 years on Ford V8's (E150 Econoline that came back from the dead to over 18mpg), forklifts, Audis, Volvos and even outboard motors (old Johnson's on my lads boats). Normal way is to whack the oil in the sump with fresh oil and oil filter and drive 500 miles. But I have found the way to cure ONE bad cylinder is to pour a couple of tablespoonful down the empty spark plug hole (use a disposable plastic syringe or oil can), disconnect the HT and crank the engine a few turns to soak up the oil. Replace the spark plug and HT and fire it up. It will smoke for a bit but then after about 20 miles you will be amazed what happens. If the rings are broken Restorer won't be able to help. let us know how you get on.
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I put some 15w Diesel oil in the bad cylinder and... WOW!

It did smoke for a little bit but the compression and power gain was excelent!

Should I put it in the rest of the cylinders? That stuff ROCKS!!!

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Hey enginerestore, what did you mean when you said:

Normal way is to whack the oil in the sump with fresh oil and oil filter and drive 500 miles.

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I recently changed the oil on my car and added Restore and it actually feels a lot better, not that I've had problems or anything with the engine.

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Engine restore brand name Restore, is teflon in a solvent base. Dupont invented teflon and holds the patent. When the manufacturer of Restore approached Dupont about buying the product, they were refused. Dupont told 'em that it won't work that way. The Restore guys sued Dupont and forced 'em to sell it to 'em.

You should see the process for putting teflon on a cooking pan. Surgicly clean surface, sprayed on and then baked at high temp. If it takes all that to make it stick to a fry pan, why would it stick at all to an oily engine surface? All the stuff does is almost immdediately plug up your oil filter. This info is lifted from a study done by a Ford engine engineer about 10 years ago. Ten years ago Restore sold for $20 or $30 a can. Now it's less than $10. I "think" the FTC made 'em stop advertising that it did everything including cure warts.

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Engine restore brand name Restore, is teflon in a solvent base. Dupont invented teflon and holds the patent. When the manufacturer of Restore approached Dupont about buying the product, they were refused. Dupont told 'em that it won't work that way. The Restore guys sued Dupont and forced 'em to sell it to 'em.

You should see the process for putting teflon on a cooking pan. Surgicly clean surface, sprayed on and then baked at high temp. If it takes all that to make it stick to a fry pan, why would it stick at all to an oily engine surface? All the stuff does is almost immdediately plug up your oil filter. This info is lifted from a study done by a Ford engine engineer about 10 years ago. Ten years ago Restore sold for $20 or $30 a can. Now it's less than $10. I "think" the FTC made 'em stop advertising that it did everything including cure warts.
Unfortunately MOTORHEAD is incorrect as there is NO TEFLON in Restore. It is a 30wt motor oil containing about a billion tiny 2micron spherical particles of CSL copper silver lead amalgum and they actually remetalize all the scratches in your engine. I repeat NO TEFLON. RESTORE has NEVER had a problem with FTC, you re thinking of the ptfe people NOT RESTORE. Please get your facts right before posting. thanks
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My 04 with 74K doesn't seem very peppy and doesn't smoke, so I think I am going to try this and see if it gives the engine a little more oomph!
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working at a parts store i hear guys all the time praising the stuff...

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Unfortunately MOTORHEAD is incorrect as there is NO TEFLON in Restore. It is a 30wt motor oil containing about a billion tiny 2micron spherical particles of CSL copper silver lead amalgum and they actually remetalize all the scratches in your engine. I repeat NO TEFLON. RESTORE has NEVER had a problem with FTC, you re thinking of the ptfe people NOT RESTORE. Please get your facts right before posting. thanks
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