I have a 2019 STi and was wonderong if anyone had used Motorkote in the engine and if its worth it? Have never used before but was recommended to me.
Thanks that helps. The reason I ask is I am in the process of making the ej more reliable. Since at 23000 miles stock motor it bent a rod. I didn't drive it that hard either as it was new. Now has a new motor just passed the break in period and id rather not replace it again. Have Eagle rods and pistons coming but was looking for other things to help as well.I haven't used motorkote specifically but I've used other products that have made similar claims. I don't think there will be adverse effects, but I wouldn't say for sure they are a great benefit. My 2001 xj went for a couple hundred thousand miles and I used it regularly. Different engine, different results maybe.
In general i try and avoid things like that, but I've used them in the past. My brother's ram lived on Lucas oil stabilizer and that bastard went the distance against all odds as well. 175k miles, occasional oil change, perpetually low oil, and hard driving. I won't say it was the Lucas stabilizer as I'm a tool maker not a chemical engineer, but I've got a little faith in it.
Definitely sounds shady will have to research further. Any other suggestions for motor longevity besides the pistons and rods which are on the way? First time doing it all myself don't mess with motors very often more of a fabricator. Though I have taken apart quite a few ej's so any installations shouldnt be an issue.I went to their website.
They want the user to email them for an MSDS!
I find that insulting, and it raises significant questions about ethics. Plus, what disclosure are they avoiding?
I’d not buy.
If you are racing in a class check with the rules and regulations. 450whp moves you into a range where longevity goes from 100k miles to 10k, or less in some cases. That's a crap load of power for the ej.Somewhat conservative would like to be around 450 wheel in the future. From what I gather that wont be achievable safely with the stock block. I do plan on racing at Gingerman (local road course) so I already have a lot to do such as steel braided lines n such. Money is no issue whatever it takes to make it as strong as possible preferably over whats necessary. For now it will remain stock until I have all the pieces to make it essentially a street legal race car. Which luckily I am in Michigan so most mods are perfectly legal.