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Xcelplus Facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/xcelplus1

 

Oil Analysis

http://www.techenomics.net

A good way to measure what is going on in the engine or in machinery is to use oil analysis.

 

Other engine enhancing products

 

Air Filters (Foam)

Unifilter http://www.uniflow.com.au

  • Filters particles down to 4 microns (~8x smaller): compared to 30 microns for paper filters

  • Decreases silicon (dirt) in your oil by ~50%... which means roughly a 100% increase in engine life.

  • Is ~24% less restrictive (flows more)

  • Is re-usable

  • Is ideal for the VERY worst muddy, dirty and dusty environments (it keeps working and doesn't clog)

  • Needs very little maintenance (keeps working even if you don't clean it)

N.B. Unifilter air filters performed better than all other filters tested (including foam) e.g. Unifilter filter oil remained distributed throughout the filter no matter how long we left the filter in and didn't turn to grease after prolonged use. UniFilter also removed significantly more dirt than some other foam filters e.g. Pipercross

Foam filters compared to paper and gauze:

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=4r8NajjYkFA

Oil Filters

Trasko http://www.trasko-usa.com

  • Filters particles ~400 times smaller than a paper filter: Normal filters filter down to 25-40 microns and Trasko filters filter to ~1/10 micron.

  • Improves cooling

  • Is re-usable

  • Increases engine life

The SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers says that:

  • Filtering down to 30 microns reduces engine wear by 50%

  • Filtering to 15 microns reduces wear by 70%

  • Controlling engine contaminants in the range 2-22 microns is necessary for controlling engine wear

 

Spark Plugs (Iridium)

  • Iridium plugs last 60,000 ~ 100,000 km: compared to 10,000 ~ 40,000 km for conventional plugs)

  • Do not need re-gapping

  • Burn more efficiently

  • Reduce or eliminate knocking

  • In dirty engines they help keep the plugs cleaner

NGK http://www.ngkspark.com.au/pages/bulletins/T01-7.htm

 

Spark Plugs (Torque Master)

  • 100% to 200% more spark exposure to the combustible mixtures in the combustion chamber: because of their unique 360 degree firing and ultra wide gap

  • Last up to 240,000 km

  • Modestly priced

http://www.extremespark.com/

 

Fuel Catalysts

Fitch https://fitchfuelcatalyst.com/

  • Boost the fuel octane (more power)

  • Improve fuel efficiency

  • Reduce the growth of bacteria and fungi (extremophiles)

  • Stop fuel from going off (easier starting)

  • Purchase once
     

Petrol filters (Sintered metal)

For carburettors (work better than gauze or mesh):

  • Stop carburettors from filling up with fine particles

  • Allow easy petrol flow

  • Are typically transparent (easy to see contaminants)

  • Are easy to clean (reverse flushable)

  • Trap water

 

Diesel injectors

http://www.greendieselcorp.com/

  • High pressure injectors (~125,000psi v's ~15,000psi normal)

  • Increased power ~30%

  • Increased economy ~30%

  • Decreased emissions ~30%

  • No external compressor (integrated into the injector)

  • Roughly the size of a cigar

  • Decreased cost

  • Decreased weight

  • Long service life

  • Australian invention (Geelong)

 

Bio-Fuel

http://www.thefuelman.com

A conversion that lets you run up to 100% alcohol in your engine.

Also tells you how to make your own alcohol fuel.

N.B. Alcohol does not provide good lubrication and may cause corrosion in some systems: Xcelplus is ideal for use with such fuels as it provides additional lubrication and protection against corrosion.