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Lucas Oil Stabilazer

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:38 am
by Eastward
Has anyone used Lucas Oil Stabilizer in their gear reduction box?

Re: Lucas Oil Stabilazer

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:42 am
by SWAMPHUNTER45
I ran a late model wide gear Rotator and utilized RedLine HD Shockproof (red) gear oil with which I blended in about 20% Lucas Oil Stabilizer and an ounce of CompCam #159.

My drive was fairly quiet and at snug as new after about 200 hours bolted to a 542 inch Cadillac. I regret selling it !

Re: Lucas Oil Stabilazer

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:06 pm
by Eastward
This is my second K Way gear box. It's bolted to a 500hp 502. No issues. The K Way has a history of being tough but they are not known for being very smooth. I'm running Royal Purple synthetic gear oil. Just was wondering if the Lucas would help.
Thanks for the reply.

Re: Lucas Oil Stabilazer

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:36 pm
by SWAMPHUNTER45
The Redline Heavy Shockproof is some serious gear lubricant.

It is a synthetic that provides a film strength like a 75w250 so it cushions the gear surfaces.

Look into it, it is a creamy red. https://www.redlineoil.com/heavy-shockproof

Re: Lucas Oil Stabilazer

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:34 am
by digginfool
Redline or Amsoil Severe Gear 250. Both are premium products. The Royal Purple? Not so much. Do a Google on gear oil comparisons.

Re: Lucas Oil Stabilazer

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:49 pm
by Prototype
Only on old diesel stuff like motors and final drives, but not a bad idea! Not sure on alum housed if would need to be flushed in some fashion?
Probably need a trans guy for any plating or sludge issues?

Re: Lucas Oil Stabilazer

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:20 am
by SWAMPHUNTER45
So years back our lost buddy "CROW" was balls deep into oil research. He had a company blending him custom oil for every vehicle in his inventory from race cars to the airboat. He passed along that one of the functions of traditional Lucas Oil Stabilizer is that it serves as an "oil tactifier." As such it has a formula that has co-polymers and additives which help to keep oil upon the wear surfaces. This works very well on applications with large clearances and lower pressure systems.

Mr. Branch educated me years back as it relates to an engine (when I thought I knew a lot and was humbled) that the crankshaft and rods FLOAT in the bearing. The oil is there to provide a shield to keep the two dissimilar metals from touching each other. The bearing surface is soft the crank is hard, so the bearing will at first be "polished" by contact but a re-occurrence will scar and wear it's surface. Mr. Branch prescribes Lucas Oil Stabilizer to serve as a cushioning agent. In the case of a DD engine this can really help to save a thrust bearing.

As with any thing to much of a good thing can have an adverse effect. For a worn gear box a 20 to 30% ratio is very safe. Lucas claims it can be used in much higher concentrations.

If we get around to sitting around the campfire one day I will tell you the Cousin Jonnie and his 5.4 Ford Lucas story :lol:

Re: Lucas Oil Stabilazer

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:35 am
by digginfool
SWAMPHUNTER45 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:20 am
So years back our lost buddy "CROW" ...
Did something happen to crowhater?

Re: Lucas Oil Stabilazer

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:14 am
by kwanjangnihm
SWAMPHUNTER45 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:20 am
If we get around to sitting around the campfire one day I will tell you the Cousin Jonnie and his 5.4 Ford Lucas story :lol:
this comes to mind when I envision a caddy guy campfire :)

Re: Lucas Oil Stabilazer

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:32 pm
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Crow just disappeared off the radar.

He has not logged in since May of 2018

Hey Kwan is your boat done yet ? :stirpot:

Re: Lucas Oil Stabilazer

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:06 pm
by kwanjangnihm
SWAMPHUNTER45 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:32 pm
Hey Kwan is your boat done yet ? :stirpot:
Swamp you know things get slow during hunting season, but getting there brother!! :D

Re: Lucas Oil Stabilazer

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:43 am
by SWAMPHUNTER45
KWAN maybe you could pick up a good car motor boat and come sit by the campfire!

This weeks cookie is the SMORE !

You get SMORE time to enjoy airboating when you have a running boat!

Get with Rick maybe and see if he can change your screen name. CarMotorJeff is available last time I checked.

ps: Luv the old Blazing Saddles clip it is timeless.