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Tufoil Review

Discussion in 'News and Features' started by Tom, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. Tom

    Tom Guest

    Welcome to one of automotive performance best kept secrets. The oil additive.


    Most oil additive claims to make your engine run cooler, smoother, quieter
    and therefore producing more power. PTFE or Teflon by DuPont is one of the main
    slippery stuff.





    What's Tufoil:



    • The World's most Efficient Lubricant as claimed in the Guinness Book of

      World Records
    • A invention by an award winning inventor, Franklin Reick
    • The Most slippery substance known to man
    • A super-suspension of micro-miniature PTFE particles and soluble

      Molybdenum, permanently suspended in oil
    • Gives engines super acceleration, easier starts, smoother engine

      performance and better fuel mileage
    • Produces the lowest friction and wear of any known lubricant as tested

      by the U. S. Government
    • The most effective way to reduce internal friction and wear in your

      engine
    About PTFE/Teflon in Tufoil


    By Tufoil,


    "Tufoil is a precisely formulated blend of synthetic and mineral oils with
    electro statically charged sub micron particles of PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene)
    and soluble molybdenum compounds suspended in and dispersed throughout the
    carrier. This additive mixes with both mineral and synthetic oils to provide the
    very best in protection from frictional wear and high temperatures. While there
    are those who may doubt the effectiveness of the Teflon inside the product we
    have an excellent analogy. Four households were each given the ingredients to
    make a chocolate cake but after baking only one came out tasting perfect yet
    they all had the same ingredients. The answer lies in how the ingredients were
    mixed and with the technical knowledge of the maker to create a perfect product.
    The manufacturers of Tufoil have a unique worldwide patented process, which
    provides a way to incorporate the Teflon into the product to make it the best
    additive available. Tufoil's PTFE suspension works itself deep in to the most
    limited contact areas unaffected by other lubricants. The micron size of these
    particles ranges between .02 and .5 microns so Tufoil will not clog filters or
    oil openings.
    Tufoil's co
    efficient of friction is 0.029, which is more slippery than Teflon itself."




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    Special thanks to:

    • Tufoil: FocalPoint Malaysia (Sole distributor of Tufoil products)
    • To find out more about Tufoil and FocalPoint Malaysia, click below






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    • Dyno Tests: Visworks Autolab
    • To find out more about VisWorks Autolab, click below




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    Test car:

    1989 BMW E30 325i.


    Review Starts:

    [Date] September 10 2004

    [Process]

    • An oil service was done
    • Oil Filter replaced
    • Spark plugs replaced
    • Air filter cleaned
    [Date] September 17 2004 (1 week later):

    [Process]

    • Car was driven to Visworks autolab (www.visauto.net)
    • The car was then tested on the dyno.
    • Power was recorded (Graphs bottom of the article)
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    [Date] September 18 2004

    [Process]

    • After leaving the engine to idle for 5minutes, then, while

      idling, temperature was taken (positions marked and distance between the gun

      noted) at the:
    • Bonnet : 58.5<sup>o</sup>c



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    • Engine Head Cover: 77.5<sup>o</sup>c





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    • Tappets: 85.5<sup>o</sup>c





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    • Water hose from the engine: 76.5<sup>o</sup>c





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    • Engine Shut off
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    [Date] September 19 2004 (1 day later)

    [Process]

    • 1 bottle of Tufoil was poured in




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    • The engine then was started and while running, the engine noises

      typically the tappets significantly decreased every second
    • After leaving the engine to idle for 5minutes, then, while idling,

      temperature was taken at the:
    • Bonnet: 55.0<sup>o</sup>c





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    • Engine Head Cover: 71.5<sup>o</sup>c





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    • Tappets: 81.0<sup>o</sup>c





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    • Water hose from the engine: 75.5<sup>o</sup>c





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    [break]
    [Date] September 26 (1 week later)

    [Process]

    • The car was then sent for a dyno test
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    • Power was recorder as per graph below

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    [Results]

    • As the dyno graph indicates, significant gains were recorded all through

      the rev range

    <table id="table1" border="1" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" width="480"> <tbody><tr><td align="center">RPM</td><td align="center">Before</td><td align="center">After</td></tr><tr><td align="center">1500</td><td align="center">35.2 whp</td><td align="center">40.2 whp</td></tr><tr><td align="center">2000</td><td align="center">47.9 whp</td><td align="center">52.5 whp</td></tr><tr><td align="center">3000</td><td align="center">78.4 whp</td><td align="center">82.1 whp</td></tr><tr><td align="center">4000</td><td align="center">131.6 whp</td><td align="center">134.0 whp</td></tr><tr><td align="center">5000</td><td align="center">154.6 whp</td><td align="center">157.6 whp</td></tr><tr><td align="center">5500</td><td align="center">163.8 whp</td><td align="center">163.7 whp</td></tr><tr><td align="center">6000</td><td align="center">159.1 whp</td><td align="center">160.5 whp</td></tr></tbody> </table>
    • The peak power at 5500rpm drop was most probably due to heat from

      extensive dyno tests
    [Verdict]

    • Engine noise is now significantly lower and sounds a lot smoother
    • Engine temperature and bonnet temperature has decreased
    • Engine feels much smoother during idling
    • Engine feels much smoother during hard acceleration
    • Engine feels more powerful and smoother
    Tufoil is definately worth a try, especially on older engines, it kills the
    vibration and sounds especially the ticks from tappets. On newer engine, Tufoil
    further protects and improves smoothness. Imagine the engine getting quieter as
    you pour in and it revs much smoother. These are the noticeable initial effects.
    Thumbs up!





    Review Ends - Zerotohundred.com
     
    #1 Tom, Oct 6, 2004
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  2. evo3

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    WOW!!!! can it be used on 4G63T engine? and where can i get it ? cos i going to change my oil soon.... :P
     
  3. normality78

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    great oil it seems to be
     
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    good review, Tom. any significant difference in terms of ambient temperature and humidity? did it rain on either day?
     
  5. Tom

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    coldfish:
    good question

    no, all test were done at approximately 4pm. No notieable difference in temperature on all days and there was no rain.
     
  6. hope

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    How much does it cost anyway for a bottle?
     
  7. lil wira boy

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    wow.. i want it..
    how much is 1 bottle?
     
  8. Battousai

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    Hmm... nice work, Tom. It's good to see quantitative evidence in here. But you didn't state what type of oil you used as a base. Since Tufoil contains mineral oils, why would you want to add it into a fully synthetic?

    I wonder if Tufoil alters the viscocity properties of the engine oil... I've seen oil tests where additives made the oil more prone to foaming, less able to stick to the metal, etc.

    http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/images/lucas/lucas.htm
     
  9. acbc

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    I'm using it for my Galant (4G63 NA)... less tappet noise and engine feels smoother too. Again, this is very subjective.
     
  10. ninja_iga

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    its great stuff!

    i'm using for my SLK :P and during Autocross, (usually my temp would read very close to H after my runs which is usually flat-out in 2nd till almost redline for almost most of the runs,

    after using TuFoiL, it warmed up, and stayed put in the middle of the temp gauge!
    AND this happend on a hot day, and consistently too!

    oh, recently i lost some radiator water (my fault hehe) barely any water in the radiator!!
    but it stayed okie.. no overheat problem, heheehe
     
  11. blue_hippo

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    where can we get it and how much does a bottle of it cost?
    can i used it on my kelisa.
    can anyone pm me the detail on the product like price and where to get it
     
  12. ninja_iga

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    ACE Hardware and Eneos :)

    can be used in ALL internal combustion engines.

    RM58-60?
     
  13. blue_hippo

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    owh no wonder it looks fimiliar..
    hehe thanks ninja iga.
     
  14. blue_hippo

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    so all i have to do is pour it in the black oil there la rite?
     
  15. ninja_iga

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    yep

    pour it in just about as soon as you serviced your car, new engine oil la.
    no more than 1000km (the oil)
     
  16. MRMIC2

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    Hello Stan and Tom,
    Good review man,I want to buy one but 2 questions only:
    1)Does this Tuffoil stuff last for a few oil changes or have to use for every oil change?

    2)Suitable for turbocharged cars?I noticed most Engine additivies does not state..turbocharger friendly.
     
  17. FocalPoint

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    Great to hear of a local review for Tufoil. A first timer most certainly and thanks Tom & ZTH for you have fulfilled your obligation to your readers by putting Tufoil to the test.

    How we wished you had an emission test done as well. Using a 4-exhaust gas analyser, one would be able to see that both carbon monoxide (CO) and Hydrocarbon (HC) levels drop drastically with the use of Tufoil. This is because the use of Tufoil makes engines run very efficiently and hence combustion is more complete. Efficient engines also use less fuel. So, what is there to grumble about the hike in petrol prices.

    Tufoil has a synthetic oil base and not mineral, Mr. Bothusai.

    Where lubrication quality is poor and unable to withstand high heat, turbo chargers are counting time before they end up in the scrapyards. Watch the videos at ACE HARDWARE stores on the four-ball test as done by the US-government's own test labs. It is 16 days against minutes for most brands. This is the kind of punishment your bearings get inside the engine. No wonder there is power loss in traffic jams.

    We say here again as Tom tells why some cakes tastes better than others. Tufoil is highly respected for the technology. When you buy Tufoil you know you are buying something that comes from a lubrications scientist, Mr. Franklin Reick. You are not buying from a faceless factory or a marketing company. Mr. Reick's technical expertise has been on the line for nearly 3 decades. He is in the Inventors Hall of fame alongside Thomas Edison.

    Tufoil was created for the environment more specifically for reduced emissions in vehicles and for the use of less fuels. There is no time for gimmicks.
     
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    hmm... izit work on any model of cars? where can i get 1 of those tufoil coz i might need it on my car
     
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    I just bought a Tufoil, it doesnt matter right if I pour engine oil in first or the tufoil first .. is the same right? so after pouring in both tufoil and engine oil let the engine run for 5 minutes then only drive the car? :unsure: .. And, for the first time using tufoil, pour in the whole bottle right? 2nd, 3rd, 4th service and so on just pour half of it? Can use twice lo for 1 bottle. :rolleyes: is this correct?
     
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    Let us know your location and we will let you know the nearest place you can buy the award-winnining Tufoil.

    You may pour in Tufoil before or after filling in the engine oil.

    There is no need for warm up. Just drive it and have fun.

    First time users use 1 whole bottle. After that, a minimum of half.

    We always encourage new users to watch the Tufoil videos. Vist ACE HARDWARES stores. They also sell car care and motor oils there.
     

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