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    CamGuard Oil additive

    Dose anyone have any experience using Camguard oil additive? I have
    seen it mentioned several times in different publications as well as
    the recent issue of Aviation Consumer.
    Last edited by Clinderman; 03-08-2014 at 07:34 PM. Reason: fix post

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    CamGuard Oil additive

    >Dose anyone have any experience using Camguard oil additive? I have
    >seen it mentioned several times in different publications as well as
    >the recent issue of Aviation Consumer.

    No, but if it *REALLY* did anything, then Shell or Exxon would have handed
    them a blank check, bought it up and incorporated in into their oil to have
    a competitive advantage.

    Just add a nickel a quart to the 100 million gallons of aircraft oil sold
    last year by Shell, and they'd have the money back in no time.

    "Now contains Exclusive Patented Cam-Guard, not available in any other oil."

    Bob Steward, A&P IA
    Birmingham, AL
    Last edited by Clinderman; 03-08-2014 at 07:35 PM. Reason: fix post

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    CamGuard Oil additive

    Don't know anything about this particular product, but I do know
    that unapproved additives and auto gas show up real quick in lab
    analysis of residues after an engine failure! The FAA and at least
    Lycoming are taking this type of thing more seriously (ref Special
    Airworthiness Info Bulletin NE-06-31) and CAN tell what you have
    been using through GCMS and other techniques.
    Q: Guess what that does to your insurance and any claims against an
    engine manufacturer?
    A: How do you spell v-o-i-d?
    Bob
    A&P, Aero Eng

    --- In musketeermail@yahoogroups.com, "dawsonmic23" <dawsonmi@...>
    wrote:
    >
    > Dose anyone have any experience using Camguard oil additive? I
    have
    > seen it mentioned several times in different publications as well
    as
    > the recent issue of Aviation Consumer.
    >
    Last edited by Clinderman; 03-08-2014 at 07:35 PM. Reason: fix post

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    Quick question: Is there any danger or reason that you couldn't use both avblend and camguard together? I am sure this only adds fuel to the great debate. Currently I am using avblend at each 25 hour oil change, however due to my wife and I expecting twins, I know that I will be flying less than my weekly routine in the future and have heard that camguard works best for engines that don't run every week. The previous owner was using camguard when I bought the plane 2 years ago so I am not sure if that factors in or not. Any comments are appreciated
    Last edited by pilotpike; 03-08-2014 at 06:17 PM.

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    Aviation Consumer did a test for the corrosion protection of oils. CamGuard and AvBlend were both among the products tested. Both were the only products that lasted and protected against corrosion over the three week period of the test. Not ever the preservative oil lasted that long. So, if you ain't flying for three weeks at a time, it doesn't matter which one you use. But they are different formulations. AvBlend is a solvent based additive that is suppose to be absorbed into the metal. I think it protects against and can cure valve sticking. AvBlend and Phillips XC did reduce the metal in my oil analysis over CamGuard and Exxon Elite. CamGuard is more of a motor honey. It does keep corrosion from happening, how much anti-wear properties it has, I don't know. I did lower the metal content in my engine. So, it has some anti-wear properties. I think it may cling longer to the metal and provids protection that way. Which one will provide the longest protection, is a mystery. To my knowledge, no one has done any extensive testing on either product. I don't know if you can mix the two together. Maybe. I now use 3 weeks as my maximum for inactivity of my engine. Although I use AvBlend, I'd be just as happy with CamGuard. Both work. I buy AvBlend by the case from A/C spruce. I also use it in my car to keep the turbo bearings clean.
    Marty Vanover
    Oro Valley, Az.
    Sierra N65128

    Where "Sandy Beech" has landed.

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    Thanks as always Marty!

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    Just had the oil changed in the Sierra yesterday; I'm on board with Camguard. Sometimes I sprinkle a little in my Raisin Bran too, keeps my insides lubed up real nice.

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    Rumor has it that it will also keep you regular. Right up there with castor oil, but with more corrosion protection.
    Marty Vanover
    Oro Valley, Az.
    Sierra N65128

    Where "Sandy Beech" has landed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvanover View Post
    Rumor has it that it will also keep you regular. Right up there with castor oil, but with more corrosion protection.
    Don't know about that, but at least you have a chance of making TBO!

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    I am still considering the idea of using both since they act in different ways to protect the engine but I want to find some research on it first to see if anyone else has done this. If I can't run both I will probably switch to camguard.

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