They charged me 150 for it
Hi Guys, i have been using NULON / STP since the year 2000 when my bike was a year old.
I own a 1999 Bajaj Caliber that has run about 75000 kms and till now i never had to open up the engine area even once. The first time i changed the clutch plate was about 2 months ago when the oil compartment had to be opened to change the gear rod which holds the gear lever. The rod had lost its threading and as the oil compartment was opened for the first time in 10 years, i decided to change the clutch plate also though it hadn't worn out completely.
The point that i would like to make here is, i believe that constant usage of NULON and STP may have helped to keep my bike engine healthy. Many techno gurus have advised me not to use any engine oil additives but i have been using them for last 10 years and have got excellent results.
Before using NULON ensure that the bike engine is warmed up and remember to shake the can for atleast 5 minutes. After adding the contents run the bike for atleast 30 minutes. These instructions are mentioned on the can but many people dont follow them.
have used it and did not find any change in my bikes perf and i doubt its potl..simply speaking waste of time and money..
What I don't get is that there's plenty of information online that says these additives are mostly bogus. Still people seem to be believing it. I firmly believe that a good semi-synth or full synth oil will benefit you much more than adding some unproven additive to you bikes oil. Since these oils already contain a whole package of additives, who knows if this will help or actually upset things?
And another thing I've noticed here, is that the start post seems to be purely promoting the product, with no usage experiences mentioned? (And then a first post from a new member shows up harping how good the product is? I'm sorry, but it sounds all too much like your regular marketing tactic that is being employed by many companies.)
For another look at these additives: http://www.carbibles.com/additives.html and Google
Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to start a war here about the effectiveness of the product, just that I'd like to see some unbiased comparison. I believe some healthy sceptisism towards these products is warranted. (More so since in the US the FTC has already smacked down many companies promoting additives from claiming many of the miracle that these products supposedly provide.)
Last edited by Andante; 08-23-2009 at 12:52 PM.
^^^ Adante, no matter how much info is available to the contrary, a lot of people will still use it. That is why they are still available widely. I'd suggest that you sit back and just read all the spectacular things good ole PTFE can do to IC engines... just like the magic N2 can do for tyres. I'm damn sure they will start appearing in the next few posts.
Last edited by yashdiep; 08-23-2009 at 06:53 PM.
I replied to the post because i have genuinely been using NULON / STP for about 10 years now. I donot represent any 'Oil Additive Company' nor am i trying to promote any automotive product with malified intentions as being doubted by you.
I may be a Junior Member and have responded to this post because I thought i should share my experience with the person who started this topic on NULON as i have benefitted from this product though some automotive gurus like you and many articles on the internet have warned against usage of additives suggesting that they may result in rusting or formation of sludge. However, my experience is exactly opposite.
Well, if you still doubt my usage of NULON / STP then i suggest you read my review on Kawasaki Caliber at www.mouthshut.com. The heading is "My Companion for Life" submitted on 4th Sept 2006. Even in this review i have mentioned that i have benefitted from regular usage of NULON & STP.
(www.mouthshut.com / Kawasaki Caliber / My Companion for Life / 4th Sept 2006)
I think the purpose of this forum is to encourage members to share their experiences, make suggestions, clear their doubts, get opinion of other members etc. Let us not doubt the intentions of junior members or discourage them by labelling them as representatives or any automotive company trying to sell their products. Let us understand that even the senior-most member of this forum was a junior member when he/ she submitted the first post/reply.