Re: [MV] Slick 50

Douglas Greville (
Tue, 09 Dec 1997 12:12:37 +1030


Slick 50

I have always run Slick 50 in my V8 engines, have never had any
problems because of it: I believe it has twice saved me from a seized
engine when hoses have burst and the engine has failed, but still
have a few doubts.

In the documentation it says that you must not use metal funnels
or tubing etc., when applying Slick 50 to a vehicle as it will adhere
to the container rather than the engine. Once applied the
engine/vehicle must be started and run for a minimum of 1/2 hour

I believe this to be the major downfall of this product as the makers
claim it has been 'electronically charged' to attract it to the metal
in the vehicles engine, then the swaging process takes effect once
the vehicle is started. So why does it not head straight for the sump
and stick to it and not go any further?

How did you get it into your bevel boxes etc., without it taking too
long before you had the vehicle mobile and especially as the swaging
process is supposed to occur as a heat/pressure event.? I would like
to use it but on the same token have no desire to replace 4 bevel
boxes and hubs should it be a disaster.

> 'Molybdenum Disulphide' (probably misspelt), I have been
specifically warned off about using this in the Ferret as I am told it
is totally incompatible with gear oil. I am told to do so requires a
total disassembly and clean out of all traces of oil: Australia did
have some Ferrets that had been converted to "moly" and these had the
hubs painted white to signify the fact and that oil was not to be

Does this sound correct?

What can you tell me about this stuff?

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