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Old 10-06-2004, 04:28 PM   #1
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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."







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






  • 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)




[break]
[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 : 58.5oc



  • Engine Head Cover: 77.5oc





  • Tappets: 85.5oc





  • Water hose from the engine: 76.5oc





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

[Process]
  • 1 bottle of Tufoil was poured in




  • 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: 55.0oc





  • Engine Head Cover: 71.5oc





  • Tappets: 81.0oc





  • Water hose from the engine: 75.5oc





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

[Process]
  • The car was then sent for a dyno test

  • Power was recorder as per graph below




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

    the rev range

RPMBeforeAfter
150035.2 whp40.2 whp
200047.9 whp52.5 whp
300078.4 whp82.1 whp
4000131.6 whp134.0 whp
5000154.6 whp157.6 whp
5500163.8 whp163.7 whp
6000159.1 whp160.5 whp
  • 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!





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Last edited by Tom; 05-05-2005 at 03:19 AM. Reason: Review: Tufoil Lubricant Additive
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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
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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?
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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.
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How much does it cost anyway for a bottle?
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wow.. i want it..
how much is 1 bottle?
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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.

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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.
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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
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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
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ACE Hardware and Eneos :)

can be used in ALL internal combustion engines.

RM58-60?
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owh no wonder it looks fimiliar..
hehe thanks ninja iga.
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so all i have to do is pour it in the black oil there la rite?
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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)
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