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Your Questions about RESTORE Engine Restorer & Lubricant
Do you have a question about RESTORE Engine Restorer & Lubricant? Most general questions are answered on our FAQ page, but if you have a specific question about the use of RESTORE in connection with your vehicle or need to know how to treat a specific problem, you can ask it here. We will endeavour to reply to all questions promptly, but please allow 48 hours for a response.
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Q. Once Restore is added to the engine and is run for 1000 miles and the next oil change is due, is it ok to carry out an engine oil flushing process?. Will oil flushing remove the built up Restore product and destroy the previous laid down repair? I was planning to carry out minor flushing before each future oil change once the initial treatment process has taken place. The oil changes and flushing will be at every 5000km, with the oil and filter replaced and a 250ml can of restore added on each oil change after the initial treatment. Can your MT-10 metal treatment be added each oil change with the Restore product after the initial treatment has taken place? Will the MT-10 product stop the Restore product bonding if added every oil change?
A. Dear Craig, Once the RESTORE CSL particles are imbedded into the metal surfaces in the engine they stay there until worn away again. The heat and friction between the reciprocating and rotating metal surfaces bonds the CSL particles, so flushing after say 3000km will not loosen the particles or lessen the benefits of the initial treatment.
MT-10 Metal Treatment is effectively a one-time treatment. It is not an oil additive and makes no changes to the formulation, viscosity or lubricity of the oil itself. It's effect is on the metal surfaces only and it is simply carried to those surfaces by the oil in the engine. In this respect it is like RESTORE, which also is not an oil additive but an engine additive.
We ask our customers to wait at least 1000 miles (preferably 2-3000 miles) after using RESTORE Engine Restorer before adding MT-10, to allow the RESTORE particles adequate time to get worked round the engine and bedded in. After you've used the MT-10 you can if you wish keep adding RESTORE at every oil change, 5% RESTORE by volume to the engine oil. The purpose of the repeat treatment of RESTORE is to replenish particles that have become worn away since the last treatment and to fill and repair any new scratches as they appear. However, MT-10 Metal Treatment is so efficient at reducing friction and heat, that the RESTORE Engine Restorer treatment should last much longer and it shouldn't be necessary to repeat the RESTORE treatment more than once a year or every 12,000 miles.