What's In Quacker Snake Oil

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Sunday, April 24, 2005

Dura Lube to Pay $2 Million in Consumer Lawsuit

Additive marketers Dura Lube and Motor Up, and their principals, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that performance claims for their engine treatments were deceptive and unsubstantiated in violation of federal law. The two proposed settlements will bar false and unsubstantiated claims about the performance, benefits, efficacy, or attributes of these products. In addition, Dura Lube will pay $2 million in consumer redress to be distributed by the FTC. The FTC has previously halted allegedly deceptive ads for Prolong Engine Treatment, Valvoline Engine Treatment, Slick 50 Engine Treatment and STP Engine Treatment. For the full article: http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2000/03/motor.htm ------- Ever wonder what they put in Duralube? Lets have a look, shall we? Their MSDS lists one chemical: Distillates, petroleum, solvent-dewaxed heavy paraffinic CAS NO. 064742-65-0 Yet the same chemical appears here: Quaker State High Performance Gear Lubricant 85W-90
85W-140 at amounts "<95%" Castrol 4 Cycle Motor Oil 20W50 at amounts "<95%"
Can we assume that 4cycle 20w50 is the same as
Gear Oil 85w90?
Froogle says: Oil Gear 80W-140 QT $43.99 - Ace Hardware Outlet And: Castrol Act Evo 4 Blend Motor Oil 20W50 QT $3.99 - Cycle Gear Doesn't that make you go hmmm? Where as: Duralube 32oz. Bonus Kit sells for $17.50 - Stuff On TV If I were trying to save money, I think I would by the
20w50, 4 cycle oil!

Here is where it gets interesting, ever thought of just pouring motor oil in your transmission box?

This is the same case No. as noted above. Castrol Dexron III Auto Transmission Fluid Auto products liquid 60-100% 10-30% "Ethoxylated long chain alkylamine alkylphosphite and metal sulfonate"
Dye(s) (unspecified) 000000-00-2 <0.1, that way we can't confuse motor oil for trans fluid!!! SIDE NOTE: One can also find the Metal Sulfonate in "Clinging Bowl Cleaner." Froogle says: Castrol Syntec Full Synthetic Dexron-III / Mercon ATF Quart $5.99 - Amazon.com ---- This chemical is also found in: Sure Roll On Deodorant Aussie Instant Daily Conditioner Revlon Professional Liquid Quick Dry Nail Enamel Neutrogena Sunblock SPF 30-PABA Free (PABA stands for paraaminobenzoic acid) WD 40 Aerosol Lubricant constituents of 15-25% ------------------------- The End!!!