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royal57
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engine treatments

Postby royal57 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:37 pm



any advice on using RESTORE engine treatment.on a goldwing



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wet clutch

Postby royal57 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:07 am

any one try, RESTORE oil treatment? works on engine compression.may not have any effect on a wet clutch/or may destroy it.I cant find any posts on the subject

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Re: engine treatments

Postby themainviking » Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:04 am

I do not know if you found the manufacturers site, but it has some caveats on the use of restore with wet clutch. Notably, they say you need to not use the clutch while using restore, or manually put a teaspoon in each spark plug hole and turn the engine over by hand till it coats the cylinders, which to me would be difficult with in line opposing cylinders. Their instructions are as follows, and #2 is probably where you need to go. The foregoing is NOT a recommendation for Restore, but simply some information for you if you are going to use it anyway. My opinion? Snake Oil.

1. You can treat any engine (2stroke or 4stroke) by adding a +/- teaspoon of RESTORE into each spark plug hole (or injector hole on diesels), and gently turning the engine over until the RESTORE has worked it's way down around the rings, then replace spark plugs (or injectors) and fire it up.....this works on all engines.......this repairs scratches in the cylinder bores and so improves compression and reduces blue smoke.....and improves mpg and power.

2. You can also treat any 4stroke (petrol or diesel ) by adding RESTORE [at the rate of one 250ml RESTORE can per 1000cc of engine capacity] to the engine oil (mineral or synthetic but not vegetable racing oil like Castor R). THERE IS AN EXCEPTION: some 4stroke motorbikes (ie Hondas) have a wet clutch with engine oil running through it - in this case you can safely treat as per para.1 above, or, we have now discovered you can introduce 1/2 can of RESTORE into the engine oil just prior to an oil change and run the bike in your back yard for an couple of hours (as long as possible without annoying the neighbours) reving occasionally ALL WITHOUT OPERATING THE CLUTCH. Then drain the old oil that has the remaining RESTORE in it and of course refill with fresh correct motorbike oil. Then when you ride away there is no RESTORE left to circulate and make the clutch slip.All the RESTORE has been absorbed and adsorbed into the crank bearings, big end and small end bearings, cylinder walls and piston rings by splash. However the engine has indeed been RESTORED so you will notice more power, less smoke and better mpg.....

3. If you have worn valve guides we recommend removing the rocker cover (also called valve cover) and pouring a few drops of RESTORE directly onto each valve stem (through the spring) and cam wear surface. An old kitchen syringe works well (don't use it for anything else afterwards of course). This normally takes care of valve problems.

4. You can treat any 2stroke that has a separate oil resevoir by pouring in 1/2 can directly into the oil resevoir and topping up with normal quality 2T oil. The RESTORE will be splashed inside the engine and repair main and crank bearings and cylinder bores and rings. The engine will become very powerful as the RESTORE is absorbed and burnished into the wear points, and results are lower blue smoke and better mpg of course. This should be treated as a one time repair on a scooter (i.e.once a year treatment). Please note RESTORE should never be put into petrol, or 2stroke petroil mix, as it may block the carb or injectors and we certainly don't want it combusting into the atmosphere as it contains copper silver lead = CSL.....

5. You can treat a manual gearbox or conventional differential, each with a teaspoon of RESTORE and get rid of the whine (NOT automatics or limited slip diffs, please as the clutch packs will slip).
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Re: engine treatments

Postby royal57 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:16 pm

THANKS this is great information! It should be helpful to many older wing owners,and newbees like me.




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