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Easily best nanotechnology advancement!

I kn0w all history of all my cars and considered an extended family mechanic. This product had been handed to me by one of the automotive club members and close friends to try since I am a believer of all classic approach to the maintenance: religious oil changes at the proper interval. I have a hauling 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 truck in my shop that is starting to have a faint but very distinct rod knock and at 360000 miles it kind of close to expecting issues like that. As you could image, this truck is on the road a lot! So if it does not work, it would be definitely the best rig to try it on. So I picked up mail and applied as directed, the whole tube into a warmed up vehicle. Then I started a car, and it sounds just like it sounded before, no changes right away. Still tick-tick-tick-ing at me as before. I left it idling and returned back not in 15 minutes but forgot about it, and it idled for almost an hour. To my genuine surprise, the engine sounded much quieter!!! I took it for a spin and it is noticeably driving better! So for about a week of daily driving the mileage was slowly climbing up to where it was when the car was new. I think for total immersion they should be selling it with a new car smell :-) Now about a year after this car still running at 380000 and get comments from anyone who works for us and drives it on "nanotechnology" sticker. So, since then I have used it in every car we have with various results. Newest one being 2013 Subaru Outback where it reduced significantly but not eliminated oil consumption. We added it to our shop compressor oil (half of the ml mixed with oil), and it reduced pumping time from empty to full pressure by about 15%. But the fascinating thing was to use it in my AR-15. I put a dab on about 20 bullets and shot manually i can tell that accuracy increased and barrel warms up less.

Shipped quickly.

I'll let you know in 20 years if it actually extended the life of my Tacoma.

Best in 50+ years driving

I am a driver with 50 years on the road and rebuild my first car engine with my dad when I was 14. Retired military veteran. I tried many additives and not received long-term satisfaction. Pledged early on Kickstarter because of DOD funding those guys got. Little thumb size syringe arrived in the mail in a crafty plain box. It did wonders to our V6 Camry with 310000 miles and two timing belts replaced. The car was in our family for a long time and our daughter got through college in it. After injection, it took about 3 minutes to notice that motor started to become quieter and after about a week of driving it turned into smooth running ant torque picked back up just like we first drove it off the lot! This stuff is the only one that gave such a strong effect on an old car. Returned and got treatment for a semi. Big syringe arrived with different color stuff. In my Cat engine, my MPG went from mid 5's to low 6's. The engine is much quieter and has way less vibration. Noticed that oil stays clear quite longer and less blowby. Looking forward for rear diff product!

Year, Make, Model and Mileage (e.g. 2005 Toyota Prius 179,000 miles): 2001 BMW 330ci convertible with 105,000 miles and runs great.
Product has potential -- BUT:

You're getting a 2 star rating for two reasons:
1) Your website is NOT user friendly making it EXTREMELY difficult to fill out this review. I had to go to a separate pad to write this note & then go back to your form! So far I have spent no less than ONE HOUR working on this!!
First I clicked on the link in the email that YOU sent me requesting that I review your product. Every time I got close to being finished it would stop at the point where it was asking me to give more details about my car -- which I did over & over again. I finally gave up and came directly to your website bypassing your email link & ran into the exact same problems!
What a complete waste of my time!!
and 2) Because it's too soon to tell.

Having said that, the only reason I took my valuable time to write this is as a courtesy to you because I do believe the product has potential (but I'm telling you here and now you damn well better fix your website because I'm sure dozens of other people have just given up and will never rate your product).
Now that I got that off my chest: I added it to my 2001 BMW 330ci convertible that has 105,000 miles on it, and in fact because it runs so well, considering the age and mileage, I hesitated buying the TriboTex because as they say, "If it ain't broke don't fix it!" But because I plan on keeping this car for many more years, I went ahead & purchased it & I must say I'm quite impressed! Right after adding it & going for a 40 minute drive I noticed the engine was running smoother, quieter, and seemed to have more power. Because I live on the small island of Oahu & I am retired, I have put less than 300 miles on the car since adding it. I will return and give a better rating as I put more miles on if it maintains the initial Improvement & if I experience more Improvement as I reach the mileage you say it takes for full effectiveness...AND if you've improved your website, as I will NEVER spend this much time doing a review again!

14L Detroit

Put it in my semi truck with 1,000,000+ miles. Immediately noticed a smoother idle & noticeably less engine noise thru the transmission stick at highway cruising speeds. Seems to have a bit more power too. Haven’t checked fuel mileage yet, but am pleased with the results I’ve seen.

Year, Make, Model and Mileage (e.g. 2005 Toyota Prius 179,000 miles): i used it in a kawasaki vulcan 2000 classic a 2007 125 cubic inch v-twin.
good for my machine

I had some lifter clatter and after 350 miles with tribotex in my oil the clatter quit and I noticed much more horsepower.

Nano tech rules

I put the Tribo Tech in my 2000 Jimmy it has 162000 miles , I noticed the engine is running quieter as for mileage it's about the same , I've put 200 miles on it since adding it to the oil . We'll see what happens at 500 miles I'll start checking mileage at that point . Nano technology is going to change the way we live for the better .especially in the energy field .This Tribo Tech is at the vanguard of this Nano technology and I believe in what you guys are doing , keep at it and I'm looking to see what you bring to the market next .

Noticed an increase in my gas mileage

Before i can only attain 18 MPG, after i used Tribotex i was able to attain 20.5 MPG

This stuff is awesome

I've added TriboTEX to harleys,trucks,cars,boats,lawntractors,farm tractors,kubota rtv,s gearboxes differentials and all I can say is "WOW" absolutely amazing the money I've saved in fuel and oil has more than paid for itself I have many customers who have had the same experience with it as well thank you for such a wonderful product cant wait to order more

Amazing Product

I added TriboTEX to my 1999 Honda CR-V with over 200,000 miles on it. The TriboTEX has been in for 2 months now. I have to say I was shocked right after I put in and I am still shocked with the results. It drives like it is new again. I would recommend this to anyone that wants that new car feel again. You won't regret it.

TriboTex

Engine ran cooler on my 1997 ford f350 diesel

So far, so good!

Added Tribotex to my '99 Sierra 1500 4x4's engine(305,000 miles on it) after oil change(mobil1). Waited for my brother in law Tom to witness. As was told to expect, engine was much quieter at idle within 5 minutes. Headed out for a 1100 miles road trip on that monday morning through mountain passes of Montana, Idaho and Washington. Pulling a flatbed trailer. empty headed west and with granite slabs on return leg. Noticed that the engine did not work as hard on the grades and that downshifts were smoother (not sure why that was) and engine sounded better at higher rpms ( over 3700 to 4500 rpm- which I have avoided like the plague). No noticeable increase in fuel economy yet but very happy with the smoothness of my 5.3L v-8. Will be adding it to 2004 Mercedes S430 at upcoming oil change (mobil 1). Can't wait to see what it does for the car.

So far so good!

My car is an Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.4TB MultiAir using Shell Helix Ultra engine oil.

Used Tribotex and drove roughly 4000 km now. So far no issue with MultiAir engine.

While I do not have concrete data of fuel efficiency and decibel readings, but the engine did feel smoother after 2 days from injecting (roughly 150km of driving).

Hope it does reduce engine wear and tear on the long run!

The new 9th wonder of the world

I got my first two tubes back in June and within days could tell a difference in my 500 HP 07 Chevy Trailblazer SS LS2 and my son's 15 Camaro 3.6 4 cams. After hearing a friend say mine sounded different while pulling into a car show with out me even telling him about it, I knew this stuff was ligit. I ordered more for friends after telling them about it. And then when those ten were gone literslly with in 90 min I ordered even more. When you have 500 HP LS2 and you know how quick it feels from many years of driving it, then you pur in about a thumbsize amount in and all of a sudden you have another 15 HP out of nowhere, you know its good.
My son doing a "pokeman run" said he saw difference the first day on less fuel used for same route. Now its getting almost 26 mpg in city and went from 360 miles per tank ro over 414-420 something is working!!!!

Year, Make, Model and Mileage (e.g. 2005 Toyota Prius 179,000 miles): 2008 Smart Car
It *works*!!

I added TriboTex to the 1.0L engine in my 2008 Smart ForTwo at exactly 129,500 miles on the odometer. I immediately noticed a significant difference in how the vehicle idled at a stop. It typically idled at 955 to 985 RPM. Wide idle range. After adding this stuff, it now idles smoothly at 950 RPM. When taking off, it's now more responsive, more sensitive to throttle input. It would typically jerk, as the throttle always seemed to hesitate a bit, but that no longer seems to be the case. I can creep along at a very low speed without hesitation or bucking. As of now, the car reaches an overall great saturation temp of 199° F. This is normal for these revved up little 3-bangers. I'm so very curious to see if this will decrease & what other things I may notice in the next four to five hundred miles. So far, I'm very impressed. I've been a professional automotive detail technician for many years, specializing in paint correction topped with nano ceramic & quartz coatings. I fully understand what it takes to develop chemical compounds of this nature & encourage you to try it for yourself.

Year, Make, Model and Mileage (e.g. 2005 Toyota Prius 179,000 miles): 2012 Mazda MX5
NOT AS GOOD

Saw no difference at all except the lightness of my wallet.

Year, Make, Model and Mileage (e.g. 2005 Toyota Prius 179,000 miles): 2003 Hummer H2 w/ 6.0liter 113,000 miles
Didn't do anything for mileage or performance

2003 Hummer H2 with 113,000 miles. Did not affect performance or mileage in any way after over 1000 miles since application.

Tribotex additive

Well seeing as the instructions state a very high mileage for using the product
It would be hard give a proper review but as long as I've had in my 1997 audi a4
1.8T I'm satisfied with its performance and we will see as times goes on.

Great performance

I've used this product in my two gasoline engine cars and in my F-350 /7.3 Liter diesel. The big difference I noticed in the cars was, when it was time to change the oil, (5,000 miles) I checked the dipstick and the oil looked like I had changed it a week ago. I left it in and check it every 1,000 miles. So far, I'm at 8,000 miles and it's just starting to show signs of pollution. I'll probably change it at 9,000 miles. The truck, being diesel, can't be expected to remain as clean as the gas burners (and it hasn't) but, I went from about 11.5 mpg to 13.5 mpg. I highly recommend this product!

4 banger

Hello well I put tribotex in my 1994 honda civic with a b18c1 gsr engine at the time the car was dyno at 527hp I notice that the car idle went down and felt smoother so I decided to have it retuned I did change the cams In it with skunk 2 tuner 2s from stock cams and off we went to the dyno. car did really well 813hp @50%duty cycle i been to the track several times drive it there and back street/track car running 10 sec passes going for 9s In. The next two weeks drain the oil several times to check for metal and found nothing oil always looks good and clean only down fall I see is that I use e85 and it thinner then gas and use 30%and it drips down to the oil so I have to chang my oil way before 500 miles so it'll get kind of expensive wish it was a bit cheaper so I'm not in it for gas mileage but more in it for the internal protection of the car and its seems to be doing a great job I do have 3 other cars I would like to try it for gas mileage at some point. (How about a sponsorship guys) or at least make it more affordable for us racers to use it every oil change or every other oil chang. Ty

Awesome Additive!

I purchased two tubes and added them to a 2004 Chevy Cavalier with over 217K, which I have had since new, and a 2004 Mercedes ML350 with over 165K. The Mercedes hasn't been quiet since I got it at 155K. I followed the instructions and I noticed within the first 15 minutes it was a little quieter than before. After 500+ Mike's I can honestly say that it starts up easier, has more torque, pick-up, and most of the time I can't even tell it's running. I haven't realized any fuel gains, but honestly I think TriboTex only promises 1-3% better mpg, which on this car getting 15-19 mpg is what .20 MPG max gains? Either way I am very pleased with the results and won't have to do this again for 40k miles? That's 205K.

My Cavalier has a few mods like a short ram intake and polyurethane motor mounts so it's not been quiet for a very long time and it does vibrate a little more than a normal Cavalier. I put the additive in and I didn't notice a change in pitch right away, but after about 100 I did notice that it had a tad more power and was slightly quieter. After the 500 Mike's I have noticed that it vibrates less, has more torque, and is a little more responsive. Again, I didn't notice any gas gains in a car that gets between 25-32 MPG, but I do drive spirited. This stuff is so good that I am going to put it in my 2017 Honda CR-V and my 1978 Datsun 280Z once I get it road worthy again. The only thing I would like is a transmission additive. Can I use this in my transmission too TriboTex? Either way people, if you love your vehicle or just want it to last longer than this is the stuff to buy. I have ttried other additives and there has only been one that comes close to this.

High millege car

IT almost instantly quited my 2000 dodge neon with 210,000 miles on it. The compression in the cylinders have went up by 1 - 2 psi each after the 200 miles. Now I'm at 219,000 miles and it seems to be the same. There isn't any moticable change in gas millage but my car isn't consuming as much oil and the oil is staying cleaner. It wohld seem this product jas improved the seals with the cylinders and oil rings.

Year, Make, Model and Mileage (e.g. 2005 Toyota Prius 179,000 miles): My high mileage vehicles knocked and ticked on cold startups. In less than 300 miles, they were considerably quieter and smoother.
Great product and excellent customer service

I’m running it in my 1970 International with IDK how many miles. In 300 miles she stopped the start up knocking and has smoothed out considerably.
In my 98 jeep with 250000 miles. Exactly the same results.
And in my 99 cavalier. Same. IT WORKS

Year, Make, Model and Mileage (e.g. 2005 Toyota Prius 179,000 miles): 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7L Hemi 350,000 miles
Quieted an old Hemi

Within an hour of adding the Tribotex to my high mileage old work truck, the engine became noticeably quieter.

Year, Make, Model and Mileage (e.g. 2005 Toyota Prius 179,000 miles): Zero noticeable improvement in any regards in my vehicles. Waste of money. Save it and just keep up with maintenance and injector cleaner.
Save your money and spend it on something worth while.

Did not notice any improvement in any regard.