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Rislone Ring Seal Smoke Repair Makes Marriage Happy Again

We got a LOT of customer emails and testimonials, but this one takes the cake. In it, Richard H. from Memphis, TN talks about how Rislone Ring Seal Smoke Repair (p/n 4416) made his home happy again after a mower incident. Here’s what Richard writes:
While in the hospital my wife loaned my new craftsman 20 hp. lawn mower to a friend. After I returned home I started my mower and I almost choked with smoke. I have no idea what she did? I was not happy. I reminded her that I never loan tools to anyone, which she already knew!

I was replacing plugs and adding oil non stop. I used your product (ring…

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New Rislone

Holly, Mich. (July 25, 2012) — Rislone® Engine Oil Supplement with Zinc Treatment (ZDDP) is now super-concentrated. The cost-effective new 11 oz. bottle contains the same amount of engine-protecting ZDDP (zinc dialkyldithiophosphate) as the former 32 oz. package.

Engine oil has changed drastically over the last 30 years. While SF oil formerly had nominal values of zinc and phosphorous in the 1,500 to 1,600 ppm range, today’s SN oil has nominal zinc and phosphorous values of just 600 to 700 ppm. These levels are fine for modern car engines that have been designed with rollers or anti-friction coatings to prevent wear, but they are not sufficient to protect the camshafts, valvetrains and engines of…

Testimonial: How Rislone Engine Treatment Can Clean an Engine

We just received this testimonial from Ed S. from Sterling Heights, MI:
I have a 2001 Buick LeSabre Custom with a 3.8L engine.

After about 75,000 miles it started to use oil — 1 quart for every 1,000 miles.

The dealer wanted to overhaul the engine, but I talked to the shop foreman about Rislone. I have used Rislone for all my life. The foreman said they cut the clearning by the rings down, so the crud couldn’t be removed with the regular 3,000 mi olil change.

So I put in Rislone Engine Treatment at my next oil change, and it hasn’t used any oil since. It completely stopped after that.
Here is a picture of Ed and his LeSabre:

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Rislone Tech Minute: Rislone Engine Treatment

Here’s a quick overview of Rislone Engine Treatment (p/n 100QR), a bestselling product for 91 years and counting. The formulation has changed as oil technology has advanced, but the results haven’t.

Rislone Engine Treatment is a high quality penetrating lubrication oil, combined with protective engine additives and unique cleaning additives. Its multi-grade formula allows the oil to flow freely and provides protection over a broader temperature range. The unique Rislone Formula is designed to penetrate into valve seats, bearing surfaces, piston rings and ring grooves, where deposits are likely to form. These deposits are gradually removed and held in suspension until they are trapped in the filter or removed with the next oil change.

More information:

Rislone Engine Treatment

The Straight Scoop on ZDDP (Zinc) Additives

Q:

Hi Rislone. The waters are really muddy right now as far as newer oils without ZDDP, and even with the zinc additive. I have procured gallons of your Rislone with ZDDP trying to protect my older engines. Having some older MGs, I keep up with the latest gossip on a very popular MG forum in the old T car section (TA TC TD TF).

In the latest issue of the New England MG T Register’s Sacred Octagon, there was an article, “Show me the ZINC�:
“During a conversation with Bob Wagner, owner of Wagner Motor Sports in Atlanta, the question about inc levels in oil came up. I told him I have been using Valvolene 20W–50 VR1 (racing oil) in five of my seven British…