Liqui Moly Ceratec Long Term Review: This sh*t really works!!!!

Finally after having Liqui Moly’s Ceratec added in my Silvia S13 on 6th May 2011 , one year and 9 days later , I had decided to do an oil change!!

Though not being a daily driver , this S13 had clocked over 4,000 km of hard driving  since the Ceratec additive was poured in .This includes, 2 track days in Sepang, 5 drift sessions , 1 drift competition and 3 autocross/gymkhana events and of course the commute through and fro to the events! In all honesty, this is not the norm as I usually schedule  my oil change based on number of events, which is 2 events for my competition cars  or  on every 6th month for those  road cars that is hardly driven.

Despite the abuse the lubricant had gone through, there weren’t any  noticible drop of the oil’s preformance which I base it on;  oil tempreture, smoothness of engine during acceleration and quietness of the  engine at idling.

So we got the car up the hoist and proceeded to drain the oil.

Though expected , it was still shocking to see the oil that  came out looked almost like black paint!!

Amusingly ,this caused a fair bit of commotion among the people at the shop.  Anyway, with the engine oil drained, the oil filter was replaced , a fresh can of synthetic engine oil was poured in and I was good to go.

Ceratec is said to be able to last for at least 4 oil changes once the additive had bonded with the internal engine components. So I was eager to see if there were any noticable differences and proceeded to test the car on the way back home. The first thing I looked at was the oil temperature  ; The oil temperature readings remained similar to the water temperature and were just a couple of degrees higher than than water after pushing the car a fair bit! This is one characteristic which I found unique when using Ceratec as I usually run on a higher oil tempreture as compared to water. I did not detect any changes of smoothness of engine and the car idled the same as before the oil change.  Please with the result , I headed home and planned to use the car again for an up coming autocross event  the following  weekend, unknowingly  which turned out to be the real test for the Ceratec Oil additive!


On that weekend ,I took a slow drive to the location  of the event and  while warming up the car prior to  my run, I had decided to adjust my shift light and proceeded to rev the engine to set the limit. A saw a puff of smoke coming out of the engine bay when I lifted off the throttle and thought that the car had suddenly develop a bit of blow by from the idling it had done and didn’t pay much attention to it.With the air condition on and stereo playing, I begin heard  loud rattling noises . As there were a few cars around me, all warming up their engines prior to their runs, I had thought that it must have came from one of the other cars. Yes..I’m an idiot…anyway a least 2 minutes had passed when suddenly I saw Jane running up to me ,telling me to kill the engine!! It was then I had realised that the noise had actually came from my car. Popping the hood , revealed that the oil filter had came undone causing the engine oil to splash out out all  over the engine. What caused this is another story all together but I was truly devastated at the  thought of an expensive engine rebuild , as posted on my  page.

I checked the dip stick and there weren’t a single drop of oil in the engine. Basically I had the car idling on an empty sump!! Things really looked bleak as I  waited for what felt like an eternity  for my mechanic to arrive. Eventually he did and had the the oil filter fitted back , poured some synthetic engine oil back into the engine and proceeded to start the engine. To my relief , the engine run fine. There weren’t any audible bearing noises which attributed to engine bearing damage and the rattling noise I had heard earlier were the oil starved hydraulic tappets which functioned fine once the engine was filled with oil!

Anyway the car worked fine and did not experience any drop of power  as I managed to go out and got a couple of decent runs but sadly , still got my ass handed back to me.:)

I find it ironic  that we often  see demonstration of oil additives protection on rigs that don’t look a bit like an engine internal.They usually involve a spinning bearing against something metallic to illustrate friction. Well, lo and behold , Liqui Moly Ceratec had just done one on a real working engine, thanks to yours truly and all I have to say is’ thank god  this sh*t works!!’



17 thoughts on “Liqui Moly Ceratec Long Term Review: This sh*t really works!!!!

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  2. Noel.Mintern..."Boomer"...

    Hi;..I just came across your web-site while researching Liqui-Moly.Your comment on going a little over one year before changing your oil is similar to what I did to my car.I own a 1999 Nissan Maxima with the three litre V6 engine.It has high mileage and is now at 215 plus miles on the original engine.Last year I finally got around to changing the engine oil after 19 months.I use Mobil One full synthetic “One year” oil and filter rated for 12 months or 15 thousand miles, which ever comes first.As you can imagine the oil came out as black as road tar.Fresh Mobil One synthetic and filter were fitted and the car was good to go.In general the oil is only topped off twice a year as there is no visible leaks or obvious consumption by the engine.I’m a big fan of synthetics and also had the automatic transmission power flushed and Mobil synthetic transmission oil and filter screen fitted.The car runs smoother, stays slightly cooler in summer, and has a slight improvement in power, torque and fuel economy.Last week I came home after two months over seas.The car had been garaged for that time and the engine turned over easily and fired right up even though we’re in the middle of a bitterly cold Ohio winter. As I said earlier I’m a big fan of synthetics and am thinking of trying Liqui-Moly if I can find it locally.Your experience of an oil starved engine with a disconnected filter speaks well of Liqui-Moly and hence my interest in it.Good luck with your future track events….”Boomer”…

  3. jt

    Just cuz there is no oil on dipstick does not mean there is no oil. My dad had a car he never changed the oil, he just added. But often there was none on the dipstick when he checked it. Not empty, just way too low.

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  6. malik mehboob

    WELL i also use liqui moly in my engine and transmission and both are feather light now.but one thing how the oil filter in 240z got separated from the engine.was it loose or broken.

  7. Kenny

    This addative works great for me…..notice amoother running engine…..more power, better fuel economy!! I did start burning oil after using this aditive however do not blame the aditive as these engines are notorious for burning oil. VW 2.0T FSI BPY ENGINE


    Just thought I would share my experience with Ceratec. I treated my 2.0 cjaa Vw diesel with your Ceratec about 20,000 miles ago. On my last oil change I also performed Dsg trans service. I had drained the oil and reinstalled the oil plug . I then drained the transmission,but forgot to remove the snorkel from transmission. I refilled the trans before realizing my mistake. Realizing my mistake I decided to start the car to at least mix the new fluid with the old. I kept the car running and removed the trans plug to let it drain to the proper level. When the trans warmed to the proper temperature I began going through the transmission synchronization process when I realized I had not changed the oil filter or refilled the engine with oil. I shut the engine off and changed the oil filter and refilled with oil. The engine never rattled seized or anything to alert me that there was no oil in the engine. I know I ran the engine at least 20 minutes . I have been baffled as to how I did not damage the engine. I was thinking about this today when I thought about having used Ceratec it is the only possible explanation. I have put at least a thousand miles on my car since this incident with no ill effects. Thanks for a great product.

  9. bryan fitchat

    I purchased a demo alfa 33 some years ago, at the 5000km first service, i made them put the golden lodge spark plugs back and i squeezed a tube of liquid moly paste in to the engine. sold the car at 115000km some years later – still with the original spark plugs, oil and oil filter. oil was still reasonably clean. howz that? Flat four boxer engine, gave me amazing fuel consumption.

  10. Gabe

    I put this in my Ford Model-T inline 2.9L engine when I purchased the car new in 1927. Pappy said I was crazy – but I haven’t changed the oil since. It’s still on the original oil filter and oil. Amazing. Car starts every time with the turn of the hand crank.

  11. Dan

    Try ( Inventor John Bishop) the original Slick 50 from the 1970
    Note today Slick 50 is a fake product thecstole the name from John Bishop .
    But Lubrilon is the real deal product .

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