I've heard the high boron content in the Pennzoil Ultra Platinum is what helps. I don't run any other oil but this in any of my cars. It's fantastic stuff.
High Boron is probably the main reason why Ceratec additives work as well as they do. I find I never need a whole bottle. Just add about 50-100ml for the full 10qt oil change is about all it needs to subdue the tick.I've heard the high boron content in the Pennzoil Ultra Platinum is what helps. I don't run any other oil but this in any of my cars. It's fantastic stuff.
API ratings drive me crazy.... One of my favorite/preferred oils I use in my air cooled Moto Guzzi bikes is the Full Ester Motul, but it is SL rated. "Advances" in oils have been good, but as everything is bent by the environmental goals crowd (agenda).FYI, prior to my purchase this month, the PUP I bought was labeled as SN. The latest order is certified for SP. I believe it's not just a matter of recertifying the same oil because PP had been rated SN+ for as long as that standard existed while PUP remained SN. SP is equal or better than SN+ in every way, ergo if PUP always met the new SP standard, it also met SN+.
If buying PUP to help the tick, you might want to go for the SP labeled just in case that is the spec people are saying helps/cures the tick. There is almost certainly SN labeled stock still out there.
One of the reasons for SP was a reduction in timing chain wear; maybe the changes for that also helps with the tick.
Wish they had done this sooner as I was using PP instead of PUP in my boosted Cadi to get the extra LSPI protection of SN+.
Another note, PUP contains a small amount of something that settles out. Good idea to shake it up if it's been sitting for a while if you want to make sure all of whatever it is gets into your engine.
The AF/AW additives built-up on parts over time to make a decent tribofilm on surfaces, and that causes less friction between moving parts. Change the oil, and the new oil strips most of the existing tribofilm, and that causes more friction and the tick comes back. That's my theory on why the BBQ comes and goes, and comes again.Thats exactly what happened to mine. Third oil change I got the tick. After a couple thousand miles it went away. Just had my 4th change done and still gone.
Did you always use premium 93/91 octane gas and never used 87 regular?It’s funny. I had the tick after my August oil change at 35k. I had never had it before and then it just went away and even after my last oil change in December it’s still gone. Maybe I’m just lucky. Approaching 40k. No ceratec used.
I always use 91. Wish I could use 93 but not available in California. It was weird. I am in an underground garage so hearing the tick is very easy. One day I started the car for work in the morning from outside it and I could hear it distinctly. After the next oil change it was gone. Can’t explain it.Did you always use premium 93/91 octane gas and never used 87 regular?