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Old 11-07-2014, 11:30 PM   #81
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Would this work?

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-...-802854698.htm

VERY hard to get Pennzoil stuff here in New Zealand.. so looking for alternatives.
Sounds far too expensive, no Walmart in New Zealand then?
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Maybe I'll give this stuff a try..
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Would this work?

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-...-802854698.htm

VERY hard to get Pennzoil stuff here in New Zealand.. so looking for alternatives.
It's got the TC-W3 additives, which is the main thing. However, the recommended type of oil is TC-W3 rated for water cooled marine 2cycles (outboard motors) any brand should do. I've been using a cheap petroleum based equivalent from WalMart (PowerTech) here in the US. w/ good result. There should be something similar in the land of Kiwis & McLarens.

The oil you show is for air cooled 2cycles. I'm unsure if that type oil is absolutely the same thing. Possibly a different viscosity, as water cooled engines generally have closer tolerances & run cooler than air cooled engines. It may work just fine, but I'd rather err on the side of caution & use the right stuff. That way no worries.
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Fakie, Bob, London - Thanks for your response!

I was doing more research last night and came across this, looks like this is the right stuff for me to get?

http://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/onli...pid=1518#Cross
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Fakie, Bob, London - Thanks for your response!

I was doing more research last night and came across this, looks like this is the right stuff for me to get?

http://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/onli...pid=1518#Cross
This item looks very similar to what I've been using for the past few yrs. It's much more economical at only ~$9/litre. http://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/onli...d=133586#Cross

In both my prior 01 Maxima/VQ30DEK & current 06 G35x/VQ35DE, I've had good results. The Maxima frequently triggered the SES light & the G35x was using a slight amount of oil, prior to using TC-W3 oil in the fuel. With the oil added, both engines gained smoothness, low end torque & slightly better fuel mileage. Also, the Maxima stopped giving SES lights & the G35x stopped using oil. Most likely due to the TC-W3 deposit cleaning factor. At first you'll see an increased amount of carbon in/on the exhaust tips, it will decrease in time. The only downside I've found is a sulfur smell from the exhaust ONLY on hard acceleration. I read using 100% synthetic TC-W3 stops this. I can't justify the extra cost for a slight inconvenience.
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Old 11-08-2014, 11:51 PM   #86
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Bob, thanks again for your informative response. There arent any/many forums in NZ about maxima's, so thanks again!

I've only had my max for about 3 weeks(2000 ti auto).

I will get some of that and give that a go. I have 1/2 a tank atm, and I have some seafoam in the tank atm as well.

I will put some in next fill and give that a go and report back on my findings.
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Bob, thanks again for your informative response. There arent any/many forums in NZ about maxima's, so thanks again!

I've only had my max for about 3 weeks(2000 ti auto).

I will get some of that and give that a go. I have 1/2 a tank atm, and I have some seafoam in the tank atm as well.

I will put some in next fill and give that a go and report back on my findings.
Before starting w/ the TC-W3 it may be a good idea to run the Seafoam out of the fuel system. I'd recommend filling the tank now & a second full/empty cycle before adding TC-W3. Bear in mind it takes a minimum of 2 tankfuls to start feeling a difference & at least 4 to truly realize the benefits of TC-W3. Which continues to get more pronounced as deposit cleaning progresses. Starting off w/ a 1oz./4gal. ratio on the 1st. tank or 2 can help speed the process.

Since you're a new Maxima owner I strongly suggest you thoroughly research Maxima.org, it's a valuable resource. As a former 2001/AT owner I can point you to the main issues that should be addressed ASAP. (The particulars/fixes are readily available on Maxima.org)
1. Failing electric motor mounts can ruin the ECU. Also a faulty IACV.
2. An operational VIAS w/ an Automatic will help sluggishness/lack of torque at takeoff.
3. The pre-cats have been known to clog &/or self destruct causing ceramic pieces to enter the engine.
4. RUST, the lower radiator support & rear fenders are known problem areas. The floor-pan under the heat shields. (Rust is what killed my Maxima)
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Good idea.. I'll fill up this week and run that through then put some oil next fillup.

I've heard of points #1, but not the others.

So far I cant seem to see any rush anywhere. I have a 2 year Warranty with this car as I got it from a car dealer, so any issues would be dealt with them anyways, except wear and tear stuff, which wouldnt include rust.

I will research on the VIAS unit, as I dont want to de-rail this thread(mods would frown at me)

I will PM you about those points if I get nowhere
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I ran my tank dry and flushed it out with some more gas. Just bought some of this:

Didnt have any of the valvoline one, but its castrol, so I figured it should be the same?



Filled up and put 120mls in(16 gallons).
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The fine print mentions TC W3 but it does not say it contains it. It is like castrol is trying to cash in on TC W3.

Those marketing guys at Castrol......interesting.
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I ran my tank dry and flushed it out with some more gas. Just bought some of this:

Didnt have any of the valvoline one, but its castrol, so I figured it should be the same?



Filled up and put 120mls in(16 gallons).
All the ones' I've used, the oil is actually BLUE.
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This one seems to be blue/green in color.

Also, the original post mentions that it should be TC-W3 rates, so here's hoping I bought the right stuff, time will tell
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No simply blue. Also is ethanol added to the fuel in NZ? If not I wouldn't even worry about it.
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Yeah they do add, but not at all gas stations. ONLY at Gull. I usually fill up at shell. If they do add eth, it has to be specified, or else they get in ****.

I can post up a pic of the oil if you like?
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I ran my tank dry and flushed it out with some more gas. Just bought some of this:

Didnt have any of the valvoline one, but its castrol, so I figured it should be the same?



Filled up and put 120mls in(16 gallons).
Yes that oil will be fine. It is a petroleum based TC-W3 oil.
http://www.castrol.com/en_nz/new-zea...tboard-2t.html

120ml. is a bit on the heavy side but should be OK for the first tankful. After that I'd stick to the 1oz.(~30ml.)/5gal.(US) ratio & be patient. The only other thing to remember is, our engines run best w/ 91+ octane fuel.
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This one seems to be blue/green in color.

Also, the original post mentions that it should be TC-W3 rates, so here's hoping I bought the right stuff, time will tell
I believe the blue/green coloring is a Castrol trademark or some kind of brand identifier. Back in the day, shortly after the Earth cooled. I used Castrol 2T Motorcycle oil in my 2 stroke Kawasaki dirt bike & it was blue/green color back then too.
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Has anyone used this on a 2004 Honda Pilot?
Worked good?
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Yes that oil will be fine. It is a petroleum based TC-W3 oil.
http://www.castrol.com/en_nz/new-zea...tboard-2t.html
I was wondering how you've made out w/ this?

Another side benefit I noticed. It's been VERY cold lately & even in the coldest weather the engine starts like it's a warm day.
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Is anyone still doing this? I'm still running it even though I have a new engine and injectors. Fuel pump has 409k miles on it so I want to see if it keeps the pump in good shape.
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Is anyone still doing this? I'm still running it even though I have a new engine and injectors. Fuel pump has 409k miles on it so I want to see if it keeps the pump in good shape.
Yes, I run it in all my vehicles.

$2.43 @ Walmart.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/16913695?w...027088&veh=sem

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Is anyone still doing this? I'm still running it even though I have a new engine and injectors. Fuel pump has 409k miles on it so I want to see if it keeps the pump in good shape.
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Yes, I run it in all my vehicles.

$2.43 @ Walmart.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/16913695?w...027088&veh=sem
Same here, 1oz./5gals. car runs great! Walmart stuff ~$12/gal.
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Anyone still do this? I stopped for a while. Noticed my injectors were a bit louder so I'm gonna start again.
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Anyone still do this? I stopped for a while. Noticed my injectors were a bit louder so I'm gonna start again.
i do, not religiously though. i'll pick up a bottle in wally world and once i use it up i won't do it again until i have a reason to be back in there to get another.
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Going to have to try this. Sounds like a worth while treatment
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Just added 2 oz into a full tank towards my ve5. w/ 238k. will report back after a few more fill ups.
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Old 02-26-2016, 06:25 AM   #106
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Picked some up yesterday and put it in both my 03s. 4oz to a full tank right?
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if your tank is a 20 gallon tank than yes. otherwise 1oz per 5 gallon
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if your tank is a 20 gallon tank than yes. otherwise 1oz per 5 gallon
18.5 gallon, so he's not far off at least.
No harm.
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Added 2 ounces to 11 gallons of fuel last night. Today i could tell for certain that the injectors where substantially quieter. And idle improved slightly by around 200 rpm. I was a bit skeptical at first but i can see improvements in less then 24 hrs. Very cool.
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been using this for years now and enjoy it

been through 2 gallons @ 3.25 OZ A TANK
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Is this ok to use on a new car?
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Probably not necessary, our cars where made before ethanol came out. But it wouldn't hurt.
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i just bought my car a couple months ago with only 2,600 miles on it. it now has 9,000 on it. I'm just looking for ways to preserve my car. i own it and don't plan on getting rid of it for a very long time. i put some in yesterday during a fill up, about 3 ounces. the car seems to have quieted down a bit during idle and start up so far so good.
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i just bought my car a couple months ago with only 2,600 miles on it. it now has 9,000 on it. I'm just looking for ways to preserve my car. i own it and don't plan on getting rid of it for a very long time. i put some in yesterday during a fill up, about 3 ounces. the car seems to have quieted down a bit during idle and start up so far so good.
You made it sound like a brand new car w/ <1k miles. It will be fine to use the TC-W3 w/ the miles on your car. If you saw a small difference right away that's great. In about 2-4 tankfuls you should get a big improvement as TC-W3 cleans/lubes the fuel system & engine over time. Long term it should preserve the life of the car by minimizing the bad effects of ethanol in the gas.
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still using this, filled up last night and added 3.25 OZ to the full tank.
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Anyone still do this? I stopped for a while. Noticed my injectors were a bit louder so I'm gonna start again.
Yes I stopped for a few months, and noticed the difference too.

"I'm back on it!"
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Yes I stopped for a few months, and noticed the difference too.

"I'm back on it!"
I never stopped using it & just recently bought another gal. of the WalMart TC-W3. Good to go for a longtime!
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still using this as well ! might be 4-5 years now!

i like to pretend i still feel it when i dont put it in and how its missing, but its such a new normal hard to tell when on one missed tank.
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Analysis report




Been using this in my Max for the past few months. Here is an oil analysis after 10k miles. 1oz of Pennzoil Marine Premium Plus to 5 Gal 93 OCT at every fill-up.
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