Councils of Pennsylvania, Inc.
Date: September 22, 1981
Place: Kutztown Airport, Kutztown, PA.
Time: 10:30 a.m.
To evaluate the
lubrication capabilities of Xcel Plus* dry film lubricant. This evaluation to be
completed by driving three vehicles from Kutztown, PA. to Reading, PA. a
distance of 14.4 miles at legal highway speeds.
All vehicles had been treated with Xcel Plus* engine treatment during the last
The engine oil was drained from the vehicles
for a period of 1/2 hour. The drain plugs were in my possession during the
statistics on each of the vehicles:
Vehicle #1 - 1972 Cadillac Sedan, 472 V-8, automatic transmission with 75910
miles. No unusual engine noises were reported during the test.
Vehicle #2 - 1964 Chevrolet Impala Sedan, 283 V-8, automatic transmission with
100,753 miles. No unusual noise.
Vehicle #3 - 1965 Plymouth Barracuda, 273 V-8, automatic transmission with
128,796 miles. No unusual noise.
The test took 22 minutes to designated point
after which all engines were left to idle for an additional 8 minutes for a
total time of 30 minutes. All water temperature gauges remained normal during at
at the end of the test.
Vehicle #1 had loud
lifter rattle from hydraulic lifters.
Vehicle #2 had slight lifter noise.
Vehicle #3 with solid lifters had no noise.
Drain plugs were reinstalled while engines were
running and oil returned to engines which quieted the hydraulic lifters to
normal on vehicles #1 & #2. At conclusion of test, all three vehicles
sounded and performed as they did prior to the test.