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jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
annoyance isn't a good enough reason? For $96 maybe it isn't. But maybe it is?
I think it definitely is. It's not just getting rid of the noise. It's also the protection it provides. It's mechanical parts creating the sound and it's the friction coating the treatment provides that is quieting the sound.
 

Hoon

Autocross Newbie
Location
Rhode Island
annoyance isn't a good enough reason? For $96 maybe it isn't. But maybe it is?
Mechanics don't come in bottles, the only exception may be clearing some sludge from previous poor maintenance. You either have a mechanical issue, in which case you pull the timing covers, visually inspect and measure everything and fix it, or you don't have a mechanical issue and this is a waste of time.

These engines (when healthy) make a lot of HPFP, injector, and timing assembly noise, and are not prone to timing assembly problems, so there's an overwhelming chance that whatever you're hearing is not an actual issue.

Either way, $96 for some snake oil is comedy.
 

morricus

Ready to race!
Location
Illinois
Mechanics don't come in bottles, the only exception may be clearing some sludge from previous poor maintenance. You either have a mechanical issue, in which case you pull the timing covers, visually inspect and measure everything and fix it, or you don't have a mechanical issue and this is a waste of time.

These engines (when healthy) make a lot of HPFP, injector, and timing assembly noise, and are not prone to timing assembly problems, so there's an overwhelming chance that whatever you're hearing is not an actual issue.

Either way, $96 for some snake oil is comedy.
100% agree. To suggest that oil companies like Shell, Amsoil, Mobil 1 ect have somehow missed some magical potion in the course of spending billions of $$ on research over the past 100 years is beyond a stretch. The simplest answer is usually the best one.....$96 vials of magic oil elixir are most likely doing nothing. But whatever. I have to admit that I have used Liquimoly Ceratec. But it was only $20.
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
Mechanics don't come in bottles, the only exception may be clearing some sludge from previous poor maintenance. You either have a mechanical issue, in which case you pull the timing covers, visually inspect and measure everything and fix it, or you don't have a mechanical issue and this is a waste of time.

These engines (when healthy) make a lot of HPFP, injector, and timing assembly noise, and are not prone to timing assembly problems, so there's an overwhelming chance that whatever you're hearing is not an actual issue.

Either way, $96 for some snake oil is comedy.
Okay @Hoon I'll buy a bottle for you and see if it quiets your engine. If it does you pay me back. It sure the hell isn't snake oil.
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
Hoons engine is quieter that all of ours right now already. Dead silent possibly.
Yeah I remembered that after I posted but he can't say something doesn't work when he hasn't used it. That's just stupid. Not to mention he's calling me a liar because I know it works.
 
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