The reason why scarbs speaks about the additive is because all the engines burn oil and it would be remiss of the other engine designers to not to notice that in their basic mass balances that oil is extra hydrocarbon in the engine. And those engineers have their data to know how much oil the engine can tolerate, if any...
From street car engine tuning we know that oil is bad.... When was this paradigm shift where burning oil is good now? Mercedes has done something where oil is not just oil anymore... We dont see any smoke meaning complete combustion of the oil vapours. It is very easy to meter oil into the engine.... And let's face it, the hardware in the cylinder alone is not the reason why Ferrari's oil burning is not as powerful (knock knock!) .. I think it must be the oil formulation..
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