[E-Type] Shout out to the Wigster for his oil burning elixir

I am grinning like the Cheshire cat. My car’s oil consumption and
fog generation has been significantly reduced due to Wiggie’s
elixir (3 qts Kerosene/4 qts oil/30 minutes running at 1000 RPM)
My car sat inert for 20 years, driven about 100 miles in that
time. I have driven 4000 miles in my 3+ years of ownership. As I
worked to bring things back to acceptable standards, the oil
consumption of 100 miles/quart and the tail pipe smoke was a
continued annoyance.
Early on I had tried MMO in the sump and the tank without a
noticeable change. Several months back, I pulled the spark plugs
after 3000 miles and found the front three were badly ash fouled,
while the back three were considerably less nasty. Oil rings
perhaps I thought ?
I spent several weeks spraying Aero Kroil into the plug holes
hoping that it would free up the rings if indeed they were frozen.
The plugs had a nice scent, but there was no change in oil burning.
Kano Labs also makes a solvent/Kroil mixture called Kreen which
they promote as an engine flush/decarbonizer/ring desticker.
Directions say one oz per cylinder, one quart in the sump, more in
the fuel system. I spent a week pouring all the sump Kreen into
the plug holes thinking that perhaps it would better dissolve
whatever might be holding the rings from expanding. After the 30
minute idle, I changed the oil and went out for a 50 mile loop. A
amazing amount of soot blew out during the first few
accelerations. When I looked at things the next day, tailpipe
smoke was much worse than prior to the Kreen. A bit queasy, I
started looking at rebuild costs and mutter about leaving things
alone.
I read the oil burning thread with Wiggy’s recipe and thought if I
have to send things to Atlanta anyway, why not. I mixed 3 parts
low sulphur pump diesel with 4 parts Penzoil 10/40. After 15
minutes of running I began to see a noticable reduction in the
darkness of the smoke exiting the offending tailpipe. At 20 minutes
I got chicken as the idle pressure had fallen from 20# to 12.
I have just finished a 150 mile loop. Oil consumption maybe 1/3
quart. Oil pressure is fine. The car seems to spool up much
quicker, without some of the carbon in the cylinder head maybe the
fuel burn is better.
I couldn’t be more pleased. I will continue the evaluation but
think that I did indeed have frozen oil rings that are not
working. I don’t need things perfect, but I do need to be happy
with the level of decay. What a happy day.
Thank you Mr Wigster for sharing. Stu–
Stu Wallack, 1971 Series 2 OTS
Simsbury CT, United States
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In reply to a message from Stu sent Sun 11 Oct 2009:

Well, Mr. -ah, Stu- , I am pickled tink to hear you had a
positive experience. :slight_smile:

I’m sure you’ll still have some oil consumption but if the
‘magick elixir’ helped enough to stave off a complete
rebuild for a year or two, well, yeHAW!!

I’ve had good luck with the technique over the years, and,
since I’m sure my Dad reads this website, on Heaven’s
MASSIVE Internet pipes, all props go to ‘the old man!’’
Hot kerosene/diesel is a damned effective cleaner!

Good luck and keep us posted as to the long-term results.

(Hmm…’‘Wiggie’s Elixir:’’ wonder if I could market this…)–
The original message included these comments:

I am grinning like the Cheshire cat. My car’s oil consumption and
fog generation has been significantly reduced due to Wiggie’s
elixir (3 qts Kerosene/4 qts oil/30 minutes running at 1000 RPM)
I read the oil burning thread with Wiggy’s recipe and thought if I
have to send things to Atlanta anyway, why not. I mixed 3 parts
low sulphur pump diesel with 4 parts Penzoil 10/40. After 15
minutes of running I began to see a noticable reduction in the
darkness of the smoke exiting the offending tailpipe. At 20 minutes
I couldn’t be more pleased. I will continue the evaluation but
think that I did indeed have frozen oil rings that are not
working. I don’t need things perfect, but I do need to be happy


Paul Wigton, steward to a '60 DKW 1000 SP, Tweety, '63 FHC!
Keenesburg, CO, United States
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In reply to a message from Stu sent Sun 11 Oct 2009:

Very interesting indeed. The other thing
that that is very good at breaking down
carbonised deposits is ATF. It can be used
quite successfully as an engine flush.–
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I am grinning like the Cheshire cat. My car’s oil consumption and
fog generation has been significantly reduced due to Wiggie’s
elixir (3 qts Kerosene/4 qts oil/30 minutes running at 1000 RPM)


Clem
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In reply to a message from Clem sent Sun 11 Oct 2009:

My Probe GT 2.5l Mazda V6 was given the Kerosene/ Oil ( 3K
to 2 O ) flush at 230K km to clean out the hydraulic
lifters. The topic had been discussed ad nauseum on the
Probe Forum, so I gave it a try. Worked nicely. Done
twice…run engine at idle ( 600 rpm ) until hot…then drain
out. replace oil filter and refill with oil!.–
The original message included these comments:

Very interesting indeed. The other thing
that that is very good at breaking down
carbonised deposits is ATF. It can be used
quite successfully as an engine flush.


John M Holmes 1973 E Type SIII Supra 5Sp, 70 SII OTS 05XJ8L
Ontario, Canada
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In reply to a message from John M Holmes sent Mon 12 Oct 2009:

I had a 93 Probe GT with that 2.5L V6, that was a great motor. It
came on really hard at the upper RPM range even though it had 160K
on it. The motor was so loose that one time I pulled the plugs and
spun the starter when I was working on a distributor issue. I got
out of the car and walked around to the front and I could hear his
swooshing sound, but I wasn’t sure what it was. Then it hit me, the
pistons were still going up and down! I was amazed at how long it
took to stop, and that engine didn’t used any oil!–
The original message included these comments:

My Probe GT 2.5l Mazda V6 was given the Kerosene/ Oil ( 3K
to 2 O ) flush at 230K km to clean out the hydraulic
lifters. The topic had been discussed ad nauseum on the
Probe Forum, so I gave it a try. Worked nicely. Done
twice…run engine at idle ( 600 rpm ) until hot…then drain
out. replace oil filter and refill with oil!.


Doug, http://tinyurl.com/ysurzd
68 E-Type OTS, United States
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In reply to a message from Doug Martin sent Mon 12 Oct 2009:

Doug, Yes that Mazda engine was a real winner.Mine has 300k
kms on it and it is running well. The exhaust system pre cat
was so rotten 2 months ago it needed to be replaced, and I
bought a ss header set up from eBay for $60, mainly because
it was cheaper this way than stay oe. It now revs up so
easily I have to be careful!!. If I could get a low mileage
1997 ( the last year made )i would consider it.–
The original message included these comments:

I had a 93 Probe GT with that 2.5L V6, that was a great motor. It
came on really hard at the upper RPM range even though it had 160K


John M Holmes 1973 E Type SIII Supra 5Sp, 70 SII OTS 05XJ8L
Ontario, Canada
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