There is no reason anything should need additives that aren't already in whatever you are using. Unless you are a tribologist and have the equipment to measure what effect adding said additive will have on the oil you are using and what the final mixture will produce you are likely doing more harm then good and may be canceling out other needed additives by adding something that isn't needed.
Stay far away from additives.
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Columbus, go ahead and use whatever you want if you're that confident it works.
The thing with additives is the average home user doesn't have much in the way of real data to offer. Unless you're responsible for a fleet of identical vehicles and can compare the condition of internal engine components of two or more vehicles, some without additives and some with.......then it's entirely a guess.
IMO (based on disassembling engines) is that synthetic oil and a premium filter on a 3000 mile change interval will make the lubricated surfaces last far longer than the head gaskets or vehicle's body. Unless of course you're talking about a used vehicle that wasn't cared for initially, and may already have eroded surfaces that will shorten longevity no matter what type of lubricants are used.
Just the fact that they use the term "nano" means this is marketing hype. It seems as if everything is jumping on the nano bandwagon ever since the scientific breakthrough in "Carbon Fibre Nano Tubes" which have no application in lubrication.
Nano actually typically refers to a particle size, 1000 Nanometers = 1 micron
"Nano" in Marketing is the evoluation of "Micronized" in other word they have found a way to make the solid particles even smaller but how much smaller is the question. No one ever defined the size range for something to be "micronized" and no one is saying what the size range is to be Nano.
Fact of the matter is most additives that contain solids be they teflon, graphite or something else have been shown to have no benefit and potentially cause harm.
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There is some really cool stuff being developed with nano technology, but NONE of it comes in a bottle at Pep Boys.
What we will see is exotic electronic components, hard surfaces with great wear or corrosion properties, powerful battery systems etc. But these will be new products designed from the ground up with nano tech, not added later.
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