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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

An air filter that:

  • 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)

*NB. Unifilter air filters performed better than anything else that we have tested e.g. their 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.

Service is important: Unifilter can almost always custom make an air filter if they don't have one

Price is important: Unifilter air filters are modestly priced (even for custom fabrication)

Here is a good comparison of paper/gauze/foam:

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

Oil Filters

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

A oil filter which:

  • 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)

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

  • Iridium plugs last around 100,000kms compared to 10-40,000 Kms for conventional plugs.

  • They usually do not need re-gapping.

  • They burn more efficiently.

  • In air cooled singles that suffer from pre-ignition they reduce or eliminate knocking.

  • In dirty engines they help keep the plugs cleaner (the engine will run better)
     

Fuel Catalysts

Fitch  http://www.fitchcatalyst.com.au/

  • Work by boosting the fuel octane (more power)

  • Improve fuel efficiency

  • Reduce the growth of bacteria and fungi (extremophiles)

  • Stop fuel from going off (easier starting)

  • Are a one time purchase
     

Petrol filters (Sintered metal)

We recommend sintered metal petrol filters (no particular brand). They:

  • Stop motorcycle carburettors from filling up with fine particles (which go through every other filter we tried)

  • Are reverse flushable: in case you happen to be on the side of the road and want to get going without a trip to the shop

  • Do not impede the flow of petrol until very dirty

  • Usually come in a clear case: it's very easy to see if they're dirty

  • Trap water very effectively

 

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.

Nb. 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.