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Old 10-13-2017, 12:27 AM
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5.4 sticky lifter. Is Rev-X the cure?

Anyone heard of this stuff? I would like to try an additive before I spend the money at the mechanic.
 
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:20 AM
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What year are you talking about? If it is a 3V engine, it may be something other than a sticky lifter.
 
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:37 AM
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2006 3v. It's already been confirmed at my mechanics shop. Rev X makes oil and gas additives, so am hoping someone here has some experience with it.
 
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:44 AM
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OHC engines don't have lifters, they have cam followers. I'd be wary of putting any additive in the oil.
 
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Old 10-14-2017, 11:28 AM
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Rev X is nothing more than a boatload of potassium and boron. Wanna kill the emission system? Here's the stuff to do it with. This crap has NO business in any engine including a beater. Just like a little water is good for you. But a lake full will kill you. Same goes for the elements in Rev X. A little potassium or a little boron is a good thing. In the quantities of Rev X, it's a serious killer.
FWIW, the last time I looked and it's been a couple of years, Rev X was made and bottled behind a gas station.
 
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Old 10-16-2017, 07:57 PM
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Good to know! Thank you!
 
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