Monday, April 27th, 2009
Motor Oils are big, big business. The major oil companies have revenues, when added together, of well over 1 Trillion dollars annually. With such staggering power one would think that they make the specifications for motor oil, but they do not. Motor Oil warranty specifications are created by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), which are headed up currently by Bob Olree, who works for General Motors Corporation. Makes sense when you think about it that the car manufacturers, who engineer how long their cars will last, dictate the standards. (more…)
Thursday, April 23rd, 2009
In researching the two products we found that the Lucas Oil Treatment, which is more popular than SFR’s Engine Treatment, is not as effective when it comes reducing friction. On an American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) D-2783 4 Ball Test, the Lucas had a weld point of only 125 kilograms, which is just over the test being run with no lubricant. The ProTecta Engine Treatment, went the maximum amount tested of 880 kilograms with much less wear. The ProTecta Engine Treatment by SFR is synthetic, whereas the Lucas is petroleum. Studies have found that synthetics will last longer and outperform petroleum oils. So if you want to reduce wear in your engine, select SFR’s ProTecta Engine Treatment for the maximum bang for your buck.
Tuesday, April 21st, 2009
Now even NASCAR is getting on the additive bandwagon, as performance seekers are blowing the doors off of regular motor oil. In an article appearing in the Wall Street Journal some 10 million dollars has been spent on perfecting motor oil through additives. The Joe Gibbs racing team has squeezed out some 10 extra horsepower. This confirms what SFR found out when it went on the Canadian Truth or Dare Show and got an amazing 12 horsepower increase with its proprietary synthetic additive system on a new Ford 150. We are not talking about an older car we are talking actual dyno tests on a brand new vehicle. (more…)
Friday, April 17th, 2009
In response to a document put on the web regarding why oil additives are bad and can cause damage to your car, it’s actually the opposite as oil additives are the lifeblood of all motor oil. Additives thus play an extremely important role in reducing wear in an engine and so if you want to extend the life of your vehicle you need to consider the use of additives.
Initially the document refers to friction modifiers and states “Don’t use them in your engine!” In researching this claim, I found that the opposite is true, so much so, that the new GF-5 warranty specification for motor oil calls for the increase in use of friction modifiers. In an article appearing in “Lubes n’ Greases” about the new GF-5 motor oil warranty specification, Alex Boffa, global Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) coordinator at Chevron states “Maybe it will mean an overall increase in the overall additive package, and particularly in the dispersant/detergent additives. He want on to say “We may see increased levels of friction modifiers , too.” (more…)
Thursday, April 16th, 2009
So many articles are written regarding how aftermarket additives do not work; buyer beware, fine chemical balance, waste of money and they just do not work. Most of the time these comments come from marketers of motor oils. Their customers ask them if an aftermarket additive will benefit their vehicle. The marketer, who sells motor oil, doesn’t want the customer to think his oil is inferior so tells the customer do not use. It becomes such a hassle explaining many have invested a great deal of time on blogs and other web activities telling the public to beware of additives. They often cite FTC rulings back in the late 90’s when some limited aftermarket additive marketing companies made claims that couldn’t be supported. (more…)