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    anyone uses MOC oil additive? any good?

    I went in dealership for an inspection II and they added MOC engine oil treatment during the oil change. The foreman claimed it is good for reducing carbon buildup. The oil does still look fresh after 250 miles. Should I leave it alone or ask the dealership to redo the oil change free of charge(as it is not recommended by manufacturer)?


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    Just a waste of money. These "additives" are >>

    used to boost profits. Generally speaking, oil additives are a waste of money, unless your engine is very sludged up.

    Carbon buildup occurs in the combustion chamber, where MOC never reaches.
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    edjack is spot-on. What the MOC does is > >

    improve the Service Department's bottom line. The best thing most oil additives can accomplish is to cause no harm. Unless you are dealing with a specific problem such as trying to remove a sludge buildup, the value of any oil additive is questionable at best. If you're using a high-quality synthetic oil, leave the voodoo stuff in the bottle. Of course if you're using a high-quality synthetic oil and changing it at no more than 7,500 mile intervals, you probably won't have any oil-specific problems anyway. Tell the dealer to put that stuff in HIS car if he wants to but not yours.



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    stealer ignored me on the free oil change request

    and bmwusa customer relations does not help neither. i just hope that the MOC crap stays inert until the next 6k oil change. :(

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    Re: edjack is spot-on. What the MOC does is > >

    I think you might have intended to say: "...changing it at no MORE than 7,500 mile intervals...", but we know what you mean.

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    MOC Oil additive

    The dealership first of all should not have added anything to your oil without asking you first. I personally would go back to the dealership and ask them to re-do your oil change at no charge without any MOC oil additive. What happens if you have an engine failure. As you stated BMW does not endorse any adding of MOC oil additive. The shop foreman needs to get another job if he says that adding MOC oil additive to your oil recuces carbon build up. The only thing that MOC oil additive does it to reduce the amount of money in your pocket and increases the amount of money in the dealerships pocket. Go to the MOC website and they are proud of the fact that they increase Dealership profit( From you, the customer)

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    I went in dealership for an inspection II and they added MOC engine oil treatment during the oil change. The foreman claimed it is good for reducing carbon buildup. The oil does still look fresh after 250 miles. Should I leave it alone or ask the dealership to redo the oil change free of charge(as it is not recommended by manufacturer)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    The dealership first of all should not have added anything to your oil without asking you first. I personally would go back to the dealership and ask them to re-do your oil change at no charge without any MOC oil additive. What happens if you have an engine failure. As you stated BMW does not endorse any adding of MOC oil additive. The shop foreman needs to get another job if he says that adding MOC oil additive to your oil recuces carbon build up. The only thing that MOC oil additive does it to reduce the amount of money in your pocket and increases the amount of money in the dealerships pocket. Go to the MOC website and they are proud of the fact that they increase Dealership profit( From you, the customer)
    Yesss! Especially after a year....Would that work after 3 years too?
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