CONTAMINATION AND ITS EFFECTS ON AN ENGINE
Fuel and Oil are an organic matter, when they are burnt or left to naturally degrade they form contamination, this adheres to different components within the engine, namely:
- EGR Valve
- Lambda Sensor
- VVT System
- Piston Crown
- Piston Rings
Over the last 20 years, engines have become more complex and the tolerances within the engine have become finer. As a result, it takes just a small amount of contamination to adversely affect engine performance.
CONTAMINATION AND ITS EFFECT ON FUEL ECONOMY
The most common cause of reduced fuel economy is poor combustion.
This is caused by a combination of effects, most commonly:
- Contaminated fuel injectors –
Leading to poor fuel delivery
- Contamination on the piston crown –
Reducing the ability of the fuel and air to mix properly in the combustion chamber
- Contamination in the piston ring grooves and on the valve seats –
WHY SHOULD CONTAMINATION BE REMOVED?
When a car is new there is no contamination present in the engine, as a consequence fuel economy is at its optimum level.
As mileage increases, contamination builds up on different components, resulting in a drop in engine efficiency.
- Fuel economy reduces
- Emissions increase
- Performance and smoothness is compromised.
If the contamination is removed using Tec4 engine treatments, performance is restored, emissions are reduced and fuel economy is improved.
HOW DO Tec4 TREATMENTS REMOVE CONTAMINATION?
Tec4 Oil System Cleaner is a highly concentrated technically advanced formulation designed to clean contaminants from the oil system safely and effectively.
The product is a combination of 4 technologies which:
- Add lubricity
- Neutralises acids
- Dissolves contamination
- Holds contaminants in suspension
When the product is added to the old depleted oil it immediately neutralises acid which has built up in the crankcase and adds lubricity, enabling the detergents to safely dissolve contamination which has built up:
- In the crank case
- On piston rings
- In the variable valve timing
- In the hydraulic valve lifters
These harmful contaminants are held in suspension and safely removed with the old oil.
On completion of the cleaning process the reduced amount of depleted oil left in the engine is acid neutral ensuring the new oil stays cleaner for longer.
Tec4 Petrol System Cleaner and Tec4 Diesel System Cleaner are a highly concentrated blend of non combustible detergents, lubricants and acid neutralisers which work in both their liquid and gas state.
In their liquid state they:
- Clean and lubricate the fuel pump, fuel lines and fuel injectors
- Clean and lubricate the inlet valve
When the product enters the combustion chamber it atomises and continues to clean:
- The piston crown and piston rings
- Exhaust valves
- EGR Valve
- Lambda sensors
The contamination is then held in suspension and removed safely through the exhaust.