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STP Oil Treatment

Anybody using STP in their oil?

With past vehicles, I have been in the habit of using STP Oil Treatment once I get past 75,000 miles. My Tribute is the first vehicle I've owned that has used 5W20 oil and I just turned 75,000 miles.

Considering that STP is an oil thickener, among other things, would that defeat the purpose of using the 5W20 - would I be better off using a high mileage oil like Pennzoil High Mileage, etc?


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Re: STP Oil Treatment

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Originally posted by joelamp
Anybody using STP in their oil?

With past vehicles, I have been in the habit of using STP Oil Treatment once I get past 75,000 miles. My Tribute is the first vehicle I've owned that has used 5W20 oil and I just turned 75,000 miles.

Considering that STP is an oil thickener, among other things, would that defeat the purpose of using the 5W20 - would I be better off using a high mileage oil like Pennzoil High Mileage, etc?



75K isn't really high mileage any more, if the vehicle has been maintained properly from day one.

I tried STP once (from an old habit also) and watched my MPG's drop dramatically. Changed the oil, and it went back up to where it should be. I have stayed away from any of the "high mileage" products just because of the additives. IMHAWO, a good quality 5W20 will work just fine. I use Valvoline DuraBlend in mine, and change it out every 3K miles. I've had no problems with it yet (KOW), and have 70K on it now.


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STP and all oil additives are a waste of money. aka "snake oils". I've used many of them in the past and there was no real benefit except a lighter wallet. Just use the 5W20 grade oil of your choice.


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I switched to synthetic at 75K and have been happy. 108,000 and climbing.

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Years ago we used it for assembly lube when rebuilding engines. It stuck around for a long time. About all it did was increase viscosity when added to motor oil.


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Years ago we used it for assembly lube when rebuilding engines. It stuck around for a long time. About all it did was increase viscosity when added to motor oil.


+1

Really holds those bearing shells in place during assembly!


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In the 70's working for a first class automotive machine shop in So Cal, I have seen so many pre mature failures due to STP and paraffin based oils like Penzoil

The build up of gunk would scare you!


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quote:
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+1

Really holds those bearing shells in place during assembly!


+2!

With todays "tight" built engines, these additives are not necessary.
Unless you have an old engine with wear or oil leak problems & you're trying to "bandaid" an issue, I wouldn't use it.


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I would stick with the recommended 5w20 - used it since new - no problems - current mileage 118,234 kms -oil change every 5,000 km.


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