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It works wonders for my car/bike. I highly recommend it. 22 33.85%
Slight improvement, but I recommend it. 12 18.46%
No difference at all. Don't bother trying this non-sense stuff. 17 26.15%
It screwed my car!!! Stay away from all boron compounds!!! 14 21.54%
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Old 16th October 2007, 00:26   #211
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Guys

Not i m qiut qurious to know where do i get this Boric Acid that i can use in my car. My car is in due to change the engine oil. so was planning to add boric acid in the engine oil and the g-box.

2 question:

Q1). what is the quantity of Boric Acid that i need to add in the engine oil.
Q2). Where is this Boric Acid for cars available, and is there any specific brand available that is good.
Q3). It needs manual mixing or its ok just to add???

Sorry, if my question is sounds stipid. but to be frank, i seriously dont know much about it.
And i m happy that i am learning something new......
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Old 16th October 2007, 10:21   #212
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kick.throttle, whoa there! Don't jump headlong into things. Little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
No one is going to give you a clear go ahead with this boric thingy. There are practical problems that need to be sorted out. These are in fact about how to add it to your car to reap the benefits and not lead to problems.
BA is not soluble in oil - just dumping macro size powder into your sump will cause problems with filters and perhaps also narrow oil passages. In fact the KEY to successful deployment by home users is what needs to be found.
Do read up some more. That's my advice. Your car will run well without it for quite a few years, so don't be in such a hurry.
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Old 16th October 2007, 22:42   #213
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Guys

Not i m qiut qurious to know where do i get this Boric Acid that i can use in my car. My car is in due to change the engine oil. so was planning to add boric acid in the engine oil and the g-box.

2 question:

Q1). what is the quantity of Boric Acid that i need to add in the engine oil.
Q2). Where is this Boric Acid for cars available, and is there any specific brand available that is good.
Q3). It needs manual mixing or its ok just to add???

Sorry, if my question is sounds stipid. but to be frank, i seriously dont know much about it.
And i m happy that i am learning something new......
Please go through all the posts everthing is given in detail if you read finetunings posts. PM if u need anymore details
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Old 16th October 2007, 22:58   #214
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kick.throttle, whoa there! Don't jump headlong into things. Little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
No one is going to give you a clear go ahead with this boric thingy. There are practical problems that need to be sorted out. These are in fact about how to add it to your car to reap the benefits and not lead to problems.
BA is not soluble in oil - just dumping macro size powder into your sump will cause problems with filters and perhaps also narrow oil passages. In fact the KEY to successful deployment by home users is what needs to be found.
Do read up some more. That's my advice. Your car will run well without it for quite a few years, so don't be in such a hurry.
thanks for the advice. Well my car is new [10mths] and was not happy with the engine noice. thats the reason i was looking into the thing. well yes, car will run well without it for few years, so need not hav to worry about it. Thanks again

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Please go through all the posts everthing is given in detail if you read finetunings posts. PM if u need anymore details
i been thru all the posts under this thread, and could gain only 50:50 knowledge. the remaining is like under confusion. thats the reason i narrowed it down to few questions.. Thanks
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Old 22nd October 2007, 17:16   #215
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How do you mix the boric powder throughly? I tried doing it but finally ended up straining the oil through a strainer.
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And most of the powder got left behind on the strainer?
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Old 20th December 2007, 14:53   #217
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The engine revving up at start is common to all MPFI engines. Generally - on cranking, it goes to around 1500, comes down to around 1100-1200 till the engine warms up. There sure is a problem is your engine rpm goes up and down on its own - check and replace the stepper motor. Also - using premium fuels instead of normal unleaded petrol helps. From your quote - it sure seems that the ECU / Engine management isnt all well in your car.. Get it checked

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sameer_dg >> Are you joking here!!

No, we are not. This is real stuff.

gd1418 >> I hope, my theory is right or am I shooting my mouth off..??

Am not sure whether MPFI engines rev up automatically on cold-start. Didn't observe this on my MPFI Zen. But, one thing is for sure about MPFI... they are crazy. The engine rpms rise and drop on their own. Almost as if they have their own brain. When I start in the morning, the rpms will be low at first, but as soon as I rev up a little, they rise and stay high for a few seconds, then drop again. After a long drive, as I idle at a signal, the rpms will drop again automatically, stay low for a few seconds and rise again.

PS - I'm sure, I'm not confusing the fan noise with the engine rpms.
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Old 20th December 2007, 18:36   #218
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Why am I not finding even a single comment by those who voted against this?
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Old 23rd December 2007, 16:28   #219
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This is a standard petrol fuel additive introduced by refineries many years ago. It might be in your fuel already.
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Can you please elaborate on this piece of information? At one stage you say that it is a standard petrol fuel additive and at other you mention - it might... creating a doubt on your own statement.

I don't think boric powder or boron is a standard fuel additive by the refineries world over. I only know of a specific engine oil brand Motosilk that has known boron content in it.

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Can you please elaborate on this piece of information? At one stage you say that it is a standard petrol fuel additive and at other you mention - it might... creating a doubt on your own statement.

I don't think boric powder or boron is a standard fuel additive by the refineries world over. I only know of a specific engine oil brand Motosilk that has known boron content in it.
It was an additive used by Standard Oil Corporation. When they were taken over or merged with British Petroleum I imagine the practice continued. I do not know where each company, such as Indian Oil, gets its fuel. And, I do not know the additives of fuel the world over and the "doubt" I created was intentional. The petroleum industry has turned to boron and other additives to replace the lubricity lost with sulfur free fuels. My understanding is that boron as an additive for diesel and gasoline is now becoming more common. My post was only to lend credence to notion of boron as an excellent well known and well tested engine lubricant. It also is environmentally friendly from what I have read.
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Guys,

After reading this thread in its entirety, I decided to do this experiment with my 13 Months / 8750 Km old Avenger. I got 2 litres of engine oil. To about 200 ml of the oil, I added approximately 10 gms of Boric acid and stirred for about 30 mins. Then I drained the existing oil completely and filled 1.2 lts of fresh oil and added the 200 ml oil with BA mix. I immediately started the bike and went for a short spin of about 5 kms. No noticeable difference.

Today morning, I took the bike to work, a distance of 25 kms. Here is what I noticed:

1. Gear shift was very smooth.
2. Low end Torque had improved considerably.
3. Engine was definitely quieter.

I have not voted yet. Want to ride around first for atleast 300 kms and then see if these improvement are due to the addition of BA or due to fresh Engine oil.

@Finetuning: When would you recommend I should change the Engine Oil again?

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Patchyboy, what if the new oil is making the bike ride smoother and gearshifts better? Ideally one should've tried this in the old oil itself to ascertain the difference it makes.

I haven't tried this yet. And i don't refute the claims made because boron has lubricant properties. What i really would like to know is the % of difference boric acid alone causes.
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Patchyboy, what if the new oil is making the bike ride smoother and gearshifts better? Ideally one should've tried this in the old oil itself to ascertain the difference it makes.

I haven't tried this yet. And i don't refute the claims made because boron has lubricant properties. What i really would like to know is the % of difference boric acid alone causes.
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I have not voted yet. Want to ride around first for atleast 300 kms and then see if these improvement are due to the addition of BA or due to fresh Engine oil.


Cheers,

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Shankar,

I had clearly mentioned in my original post. If you really want ro find out the % of difference that BA alone causes, then I guess you will have to try it for yourself and find out.

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HI,
I have tried on my bike (splendor) and my bike is giving me a very good FE....So i tried it on My OHC. I mixed the boric acid in the power steering oil.....dude the experience was bad....i am getting strange noises from the steering pump...think i have to replace it asap...getting KKRRRRRRR sound from the pump.....hehe i think i have damaged the pump i guess....Please advice..
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