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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 12-04-2012, 02:15 AM   #1
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Schaffer Oil - Anyone using or thoughts?

I have a neighbor who is a Scaffer Oil Representative/Distributor and I went to a company demonstration. In the demonstration, they had a electric motor with a lever that held a small bushing on a shaft. You would than pull the lever over on the output shaft and the bushing would rotate against the output shaft of the motor.

The demonstration point, was that you could stall the electric motor, by applying force. Then through out the demonstration they would add things like WD40 and work their way up to conventional motor oils to eventual the high dollar synthetics, and show that you could still stall out the motor due to friction and heat.

Eventually they added a small cup that they could add oil to and the output shaft would then be coated with oil. Now when you brought the lever/bushing into contact, you had to apply a lot more force to get the motor to stall, but you could do it. Then through out the demonstration they would add things like WD40 and work their way up to conventional motor oils to eventual the high dollar synthetics, and show that you could still stall out the motor due to friction and heat.


The final demonstration was when they simply added the Shaffer oil to the cup, with all the other oils they already had in this small oil bath. I could not physically stall the electric motor, as I had done previously. It was impressive.

Anyway, I want to put this stuff in my high mileage 323ci. Any thoughts or users out there?

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Old 12-04-2012, 06:20 AM   #2
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:47 AM   #3
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Not helpful! However, I thought similar things to, but you also go by what they say on TV, so what's the difference. I actually saw this stuff work, just asking if anyone out there as used this stuff in my car. According to the Wiki page I read on them the military is using the stuff.

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Old 12-04-2012, 08:55 AM   #4
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Many of these additives will reduce friction by adding various solids to their formula. This is great for marketing a product based on pouring some on a friction surface and showing how much more slippery it is. The problem with this is that it also makes the oil more prone to clog up oil passageways.
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If you must use it, test it out on your lawn mower or edger. Seriously though, if you're using a good quality synthetic oil such as Motul, Mobil 1, Redline and others, augmenting motor really should not be necessary.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:43 AM   #6
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If you must use it, test it out on your lawn mower or edger. Seriously though, if you're using a good quality synthetic oil such as Motul, Mobil 1, Redline and others, augmenting motor really should not be necessary.
I totally hear what your saying, but this oil has the same SAE and API ratings that the other commercial oils have. If you ever look at the back of say Amsoil, they don't have the SAE and API ratings. That's the only reason I'm considering putting this stuff in my car.
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If its not LL-01 approved don't use it, if it is... Have at it
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