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Engine Additive


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Has anyone ever tried MotorSilk additive in a 996TT? I have used it in my 65 427 Cobra with great results as well as two other cars. This stuff actually forms a molecular bond with metal to make it slipperier, thus less engine wear. It is a Boron based formula, not the usual snake oil, but the Porsche engine is a different animal than the 427.

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Has anyone ever tried MotorSilk additive in a 996TT? I have used it in my 65 427 Cobra with great results as well as two other cars. This stuff actually forms a molecular bond with metal to make it slipperier, thus less engine wear. It is a Boron based formula, not the usual snake oil, but the Porsche engine is a different animal than the 427.

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If you are using a quality full synthetic oil, you don't need any additives.

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Porsche uses Nickel, Silicon, Aluminum alloy and was probably machined to tighter tolerances. Check the VW Beetle blogs and forums. If it works for them then there is a good chance it will work.

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I dont run motor silk but have been using AP Nano Tungsten Disulphide additive for 2 years with no problem. I have a 997 which is known to have cylinder scoring issues and even d chunk failures due to bad oiling and overheat conditions on two of the cylinders towards the front of the car. Im about to turn 90k miles and I have zero smoke on start up and she runs like a top. If its a real friction reducing additive and not snake oil, then I dont see the harm, unless it clogs the filter. The additive

I use is a nano particle and is smaller than the filter filters so it runs right through it.

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I literally just bought a 2004 996 Turbo yesterday with 50k miles. I was curious what type of additives are recommended to combine with fuel/oil/etc. I just went from a 2009 BMW M3 and a 2009 Audi S5 and without question the 04 996 Turbo is so much more fun to drive.

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I literally just bought a 2004 996 Turbo yesterday with 50k miles. I was curious what type of additives are recommended to combine with fuel/oil/etc. I just went from a 2009 BMW M3 and a 2009 Audi S5 and without question the 04 996 Turbo is so much more fun to drive.

I'll repeat what I said above, if you are running a quality full synthetic oil, it needs no additives. Once a year, just before you do an oil change, run a bottle of Techron through the fuel system. Outside of that, no other additives are needed.

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