Nulon Engine Oil Additive

Submitted: Sunday, Nov 23, 2003 at 21:36
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G'Day Happy Campers

Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with Nulon additive for engine oil.
Almost sounds too good to be true.

All comments gratefully received and added to my ponderings on the product.

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Reply By: Jason (macca) - Sunday, Nov 23, 2003 at 21:49

Sunday, Nov 23, 2003 at 21:49

Nulon claim to have driven a car from Sydney to Melbourne running
it soley on Nulon, no oil.

It will be interesting to see everyones comments on Nulon.

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Follow Up By: Member - Alan- Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 11:37

Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 11:37
I added a Nulon additive to the manual gearbox of the cooks 12 year old Camry which was crunching a bit. Definite improvement, but I wouldn't comment on any other of their claims as I haven't got personal experience of them.
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Reply By: Old Jack - Sunday, Nov 23, 2003 at 21:57

Sunday, Nov 23, 2003 at 21:57
take a look at Chris Longhursts web site:-

will make some intersting reading while contemplating using oil additives.

happy Motoring :)

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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, Nov 23, 2003 at 22:59

Sunday, Nov 23, 2003 at 22:59
Hi Old Jack....I took a peek at that website and oil additives and then also went and had a look at his grumbles about Great Britain. Geez he is an unhappy chappy.
Talk about being negative....then again I would not like to live in London either.

Always going somewhere
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Follow Up By: Old Jack - Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 16:43

Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 16:43
he pointed out something very important, that some products sold throughout the world don't go on the shelves in the USA because they either can't prove they work or it has been proven that it dosn't work!

I like some of the claims made about engine oil additives about fuel consumption. a friend thought putting a few new cars through the Hyway/city cycle test:- blind a few times to see the actual differance rather than claimed differance. as for engine life the oil could be then removed after say 1000 hours on a dyno and tested for contamination(metal wear) just to see if there is any differance!

as for Pommy land, heck ever wonder why there are so many of them over hear?

Happy Travelling
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 09:29

Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 09:29
Mate stick to high quality oils from top companies, their chemists have already added anything you will need..Moo... everyone knows what a Jackaroo looks like :-)
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Reply By: Member - Ross - Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 12:54

Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 12:54
Thanks fellas

You've pretty well confirmed my point of view.

Maybe something like Joh and his Hydrogen car.Rosco
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Reply By: Savvas - Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 17:06

Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 17:06
I'm with oil changes regularly with high quality oils.

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Reply By: howesy - Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 18:58

Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 18:58
been using it for years in all my cars. My Hilux has 450,000 on the driveline and the diff is just showing pinion bearing wear and my gearbox is still original. Given that everyone tells me they bleep themself after 200 then I am either lucky or it must help a little. Having said that. Penrite have a synthetic oil for the diffs with an additive already incorporated. it is called Limslip. I am going to give that a try for a while in the diffs. And by the way I change my diff,gearbox, and transfer oil every 100,000
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Reply By: SweatsonArmstrong - Tuesday, Nov 25, 2003 at 00:21

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2003 at 00:21
Jury is still out on additives, some benefits for a average type oil. Why bother when there are some great oils available - Penrite being probably the pick of the bunch. Limslip though is not a synthetic, However its the best oil I've found for LSDs.
Do some homework - theres been plenty about it on the forum.


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Reply By: Member - Rohan K - Tuesday, Nov 25, 2003 at 11:50

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2003 at 11:50
I used it 20 odd years ago in several vehicles, including an FJ40. I can report no noticeable effect, either good or bad. I haven't used it since because, as mentioned above most modern oils provide everything you need.

Those with new(er) vehicles need to consider warranty issues too. Most warranties are voided by the addition of additives.Smile, you're on ExplorOz
Rohan (Sydney - on the QLD side of the Harbour Bridge)
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Reply By: David N. - Tuesday, Nov 25, 2003 at 12:41

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2003 at 12:41
Nulon fror engines.... who knows.
Nulon for Gearboxes.. I'm not so sure.
My sister had an old Holden HK which spat all it's oil out a stuffed seal. When she brought it to me the gearbox sounded totally buggered. I flushed it out by driving around the block with new oil- sounded no better at all. So I drained it again and then put in more new oil AND Nulon. Drove it around the block again and..... it sounded better the further I drove it.
She sold it a few years later with the gearbox still sounding perfect- make your own conclusions.
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