Additives that increase engine compression

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Additives that increase engine compression
There are many oil additives on the market that boost engine compression. (antique oil can image by studio vision 1 from

Ever since the internal combustion engine was invented, researchers and developers have been trying to come up with the most efficient oil additives that boost compression, minimise wear and increase overall engine performance. Old standard additives have been around for years, even making their way onto the NASCAR racing circuit with large sponsorships and promotion campaigns. Other manufacturers and companies have introduced new, revolutionary products that promise to improve on past research and development. The consumer can best decide for themselves which products best suit their applications.

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STP oil additive seems like it has been a time-honoured product and tradition since its inception, and certainly has grown in popularity over the years. Processed from a laboratory formula, the ingredients in STP help it to combat friction in metal by providing a thick film cushion between moving engine parts. In doing so, engine temperature goes down and rpm goes up. The thick film adheres to the cylinder walls providing a better seal between the piston rings and cylinder wall, allowing less combustion gases to pass. The end result boosts compression in each of the cylinders. This reduces oil consumption and cuts down on tail pipe smoke. STP can be used with every oil change for maximum benefit. Consumer response to STP has been favourable.


Ceramizer, a product name, uses a process of ceramic layering on metal surfaces in between moving parts that rub together. It regenerates and rebuilds friction metal surfaces at a molecular level. The ceramic layer contains durable heat-transfer characteristics, while being resistant to very high temperatures and heavy loads. The ceramic layer seeks out and fills in deformities in the metal surfaces on a microscopic level, smoothing the surface. Its chemical properties can last up to 70,000 kilometres, or the equivalent of several oil changes.

The chemicals in Ceramizer do not contain Teflon, molybdenum or lead and they do not clog oil passages or oil filters due to the tiny Ceramizer particles that remain smaller than the filter element pores. Compression boosts result from the ceramic layering that fill in the pits and deformities in the cylinder walls and ring surfaces.

Additives that increase engine compression
Good oil additives can help reduce engine wear. (piston de scooter image by Vetea TOOMARU from

Lucas Oil Stabilizer

Lucas Heavy Duty Oil Stabilizer contains a petroleum base that coats all internal engine parts, with claims that it remains super slick, tough and flexible under very high engine temperature conditions that surpasses regular oil temperature breakdown standards. Wear decreases between moving parts by the use of a slick film that allows parts to slide easily against each other without ever making contact. A dampening quality reduces engine noise, and power curves climb when the seal between the piston rings and cylinder wall narrows, thus boosting the compression ratio. The formula in the additive has special lubricants that extend seal life, reducing leaks and the need for the addition of extra oil. It also blends harmlessly with all other petroleum based and synthetic oils with no residue or contamination after effects. Lucas has records indicating positive consumer satisfaction that date back to 1989.

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