Increases Fuel Economy 10%
Increases Engine Life 50%
Reduces Emission Pollution 20%
Reduces Friction 50%
Reduces Heat and Wear
Reduces Damage at Start Up
Reduces Catastrophic Oil Loss
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The Tecrolan System
It is important to know that Tecrolan is a system, taking into account the type the type of surface to be treated, the porosity, the size of the surface areas, the proper lubrication medium, the method of application and the time frame needed to complete the film.
The success of dry film lubrication is dependent on:
Use Tecrolan liquid where carbon and varnish needs to be eliminated, cooling systems and power steering units.
Use Tecrolan Gear Lube in MANUAL transmissions and differentials.
Use Tecrolan Heavy Duty Grease in wheel bearings and chassis.
Tecrolan works in diesel engines as well as gasoline engines.
Tecrolan Liquid is a cleaner and dry film lubricant for metal surfaces. It forms a micro-thin film in the bearing surfaces of mechanical devices. The result is extremely efficient actuation, enabling maximum performance over an extended lifetime of use.
EXAMPLE: establishing this environment in an internal combustion engine wherein the tolerances have seen little or no deterioration will virtually sustain that condition long into its service life. This is due simply to the fact that friction is at an almost irreducible minimum with metal to metal contact being shielded by the surface film.
Down time reduced
In engines that have been in service for some time this new environment will have a much more dramatic reaction. The performance degradation created by the presence of impurities within the metal will be removed and changes in performance will be quite noticeable. Efficiency will be regained, therefore, operational costs will be down, dependability will be more secure.
Surface preparation is key
While this environmental change occurs with all Tecrolan products impregnating the pore structure, it is worth noting that the key to the effectiveness of this supplemental lubrication system is preparation of the surface. In those areas where by-products of imperfect combustion embed themselves into the metal, i.e. carbon and varnish, along with dirt inducted through the intake and microscopic particles of metal dust, it is imperative that the metal be deep cleaned in order to completely form the protective film. This is the principal reason why other products claiming to be a dry film lubricant are ineffective.
Bottom line: Return on Investment
This is the area where Tecrolan distinguishes itself- dissolving those embedded particles of varnish, etc., and the suspension of insoluble metal dust into the oil to be removed from the engine at oil change make it the most effective fail-safe lubrication system available. Of course, this allows conventional oil to be more effective. The bottom line, however, is that with reduced friction, which results in lower operating temperatures, more usable horsepower, and greater fuel efficiency, costly maintenance and down time are where the return on investment is greatest.
Unique in application
Important factors in treating equipment are how much to use, how much time to from the film, and determining if an engine is a candidate for treatment.
Since Tecrolan has a very thin consistency, sump capacity and cubic inch displacement are determining factors.
On the initial insertion of the product, immediate running time of at least an hour is necessary to complete the surface preparation phase (cleaning). About 98% to 99% of the liquid volume will dissipate with engine temperature. During this immediate running time the oil level will change only during that hour, so it is not necessary to drain out any oil upon treatment.
What Causes Sticking Rings?
When oil gets hot it gives off a distillate and that distillate is called varnish. Varnish accumulates on the cylinder wall, then as the piston moves back and forth the rings scrape varnish from the cylinder walls and rolls it under the rings.
As the engine continues to run, it sucks in air from outside. The air that is sucked in from the outside has dirt, grime and grit in it. This dirt, grime and grit goes to the same area where the varnish forms and that's behind the rings and ring grooves of the piston.
When the dirt, grime and grit combines with the varnish it forms a sticky goo. When the build-up of goo changes the tolerance between the ring and the piston (not behind), the ring will not float. When it gets to the point where it will no longer float or rotate, the ring is stuck. If it's the oil ring you will have oil consumption and blow-by. And if its the compression ring, one or both, you will have low compression.
That's what causes sticking rings. With the Tecrolan you can clean just the cylinder with the stuck rings, however, we suggest that you do all the cylinders on the engine regardless of how many it has.
Fix Sticking Rings
A very costly problem normally with engines is sticking rings. Now you can fix them with a very small investment of under a hundred dollars and a couple of hours.
Let's take a look at what causes sticking rings. Because engines, do not have perfect fuel-to-air mixture all the time the result is a by-product of imperfect combustion...carbon.
We've come a long way in refining the oils we use to lubricate our engines but when the temperature is elevated varnish is distilled.
Carbon and varnish combine to form a gooey mixture which can get into the top ring groove in the piston. There it forms a glue-like substance which keeps the ring from springing out against the cylinder walls to term the seal. The result is blow-by and high oil consumption. (When a plane is hangared, whethered 2 days, 2 weeks or 2 years, this is enough time for the glue-like substance to harden and came sticking rings).
The simplest solution to this problem is the Tecrolan treatment as described below.
Instructions for use in an airplane
Without disassembling the engine do the following:
|1.||Remove the engine cowling. Remove the top spark plug from the cylinder. Make sure the mag switch of OFF.||4.||Remove the bottom spark plug and retrieve the Tecrolan from that cylinder using a funnel. The Tecrolan you just retrieved shall be put into the next cylinder after TDC has been achieved.|
|2.||Having removed the spark plug, you can look right into spark plug hole. Rotate the prop to move the piston to just before Top Dead Center but not to Top Dead Center. At this point do NOT rotate the prop any further.||5.||Repeat the procedure on each piston. When you are finished re-install the spark plugs.|
|3.||From the large can pour Tecrolan through a funnel into the spark plug opening until the chamber is as full as possible. The Tecrolan will penetrate the ring groove and dissolve the carbon and varnsh deposits. Screw the spark plug back in. The prop should be moved back and forth 1/4 inch very sligtly for 5 minutes, let it sit for about 20 minutes. Repeat this back and forth motion every 20 minutes for the next 2 hours. This will penetrate and dissolve the varnish accumulated between the piston and rings. To check the sticking ring refill the area between to create a hydraulic lock. If you hear a hissing sound the rings are still by passing and you should repeat the process.||6.||From the 8 oz can put 4 oz in each FULL wing tank and the remainder of product from the 32 oz can (which should be about 28 oz) into the crankcase in fresh oil. Don't change the oil until your regularly scheduled but change your filter or clean your screen at 16 hours. Do touch and goes for an hour and a half.|
Now the rings can pop back out against the cylinder walls and have full-face contact. In essence this gives you like-new performance, like-new oil consumption, and like-new compression.
If you take the plane into a shop and pull the engine down at this time it would look like a new engine because it is so clean. Much more economical than an overhaul. Tecrolan is effective in every instance except where excessive wear has been sustained or where there are broken rings.
How do I Know Which Cylinder has a Sticking Ring?
Do steps 1, 2, and 3. With the Tecrolan in the cylinder the prop will lock up because you cannot compress the liquid that is in there. If the prop does NOT lock you will hear a "hissing" sound which is the fuel passing the rings. This cylinder has sticking rings!
NOTE: This procedure will also disslove deposits on falve faces and seats and in all but the most severe valve problem cases (burnt valves or broken rings) will make the engine run much more smooothly.
Instructions for use in an automobile
|1.||Remove the spark plug from the cylinder.||4.||Let the engine sit for two hours then repeat the rocking back and forth motion for another 10 minutes.|
|2.||Add two ounces of Tecrolan liquid in each spark plug hole. With diesel engines, remove injector nozzles and add 2 ounces of Tecrolan liquid to each cylinder.||5.||Repeat the rocking every 2 hours over the next 24 hours. Additional Tecrolan liquid may have to be introduced into the cylinders after 12 hours.|
|3.||Locate the harmonic balancer on the front of the engine block. On the harmonic balancer you will find a nut that holds the harmonic balancer on the end of the crankshaft. Place a socket with a brake over bar on the nut of the harmonic balancer you will be able to move the crankshaft about 1/4 of an inch back and forth. Th object is to try to move the piston inside the rings so that the Tecrolan liquid will be able to penetrate between the piston and rings and dissolve the accumulated varnish. Repeat this back and forth motion for 10 minutes.|
NOTE: The dirt, grime and grit is DISSOLVED, so it will not plug up any oil galleries.
Now the rings can pop back against the cylinder walls and have full-face contact. In essence this gives you like-new performance, like-new oil consumption, and like-new compression.
At this point we need to pull the coil wire and with the ignition switch turn the engine over 5 times. This will clear the engine of any excess Tecrolan liquid.
Take 32 ounce can of Tecrolan liquid and pour 4 ounces into a FULL tack of fuel (before starting the engine) so that the top end gets treated, i.e.: throats to the intake manifold, head, intake valves, intake valve seats, intake valve stems, exhaust valves, seats and stems, the dome of the cylinder head, the top of the piston, top of the cylinder wall and the top side of the top ring. Start the engine and immediately pour 28 ounces (standard engine size) into the oil filler opening. It will begin to circulate throughout the system dissolving the carbon, sludge, varnish, etc. that has collected in pore structure before it begins to evaporate. Drive for one hour without shutting the engine off. This will be enough time for the cleaning complex to di its job and evaporate. The load on the engine being driven as opposed to idling, will begin the process of burnishing the film into the pore structure of the metal. Over the next 1600 miles the resin gets burnished into the metal until it can take no more.
If you take the car into a shop and pull the engine down at this time it would look like a new engine because it is so clean. Much more economical than an overhaul.
Tecrolan is effective i every instance except where excessive wear has been sustained or where there are broken rings.
Tecrolan has a Full two year Money-back Guarantee when used in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.