An independent test of TriboDyn was arranged with M.A.C.H. (Yancer Specialty Inc. 520-568-3511,Phoenix, AZ). No payment was made nor requested to avoid any concern about a conflict of interest. Mr.Bud Yancer regularly provides Dyno testing to serve his customers and to advance his own knowledge.
Mr. Yancer chose an older engine, a Ford Flat head as it has fewer moving parts and any gain or improvement would be evidence of the function of the TriboDyn additive. Mr. Yancer indicated the following:
The engine was not freshened for the test and was run as is.
The engine was run with no additive and the following information was logged:
The TriboDyn additive was added to the oil after allowing the engine to cool after the initial testing. Sweep runs were performed duplicating the first series of tests.
The above is indicative of reduced internal friction. The increase in H.P. and Torque and idle RPM was a direct result of this reduction and aided in the improved fuel numbers. The lower water temperature and slower rise in oil temperature is indicative of lower frictional heat being generated. Of special interest is that the engine had many of the internal parts coated with friction reducing coatings as well as combustion chamber coatings, prior to initial testing. The results are unexpected as the coatings impart similar friction reduction characteristics and increased power numbers, though at a significantly increased cost. The fact that additional gains were realized is further evidence of the benefits imparted by TriboDyn when added to the oil.
M.A.C.H. (Yancer Specialties Inc.), Phoenix, AZ as a continuation of testing of the TriboDyn product developed the following information. The engine chosen was a 350 Cu In Super Street Class Race engine that was not freshened for the test.
Water temperature at Start: 150F and was 190F at peak
Oil Temperature stabilized
Fuel air ratio was 15:1
Fuel consumption was 33 lbs. per hour
Rotella Synthetic Motor Oil produced by Pennzoil was used & no additional additives were utilized.
Maximum power produced was 407
Maximum torque produced was 410
Several sweeps were made to allow for any variations.
The engine was also run at a steady rate of 4000 RPM in one set of tests.
TriboDyn was added after the initial tests and the engine had cooled. Multiple sweeps as well as a steady RPM test were run.
Horsepower increased a maximum of 10 HP and at a steady 4000 RPM increases 8 HP. Torque increased a maximum of 9 Ft Lbs. & at a steady 4000 RPM showed an increase of 9 Ft Lbs.
The Idle increased by 200RPM
Fuel air ratio remained at 15:1
Fuel consumption was 32 lbs. per hour
Water temperature at Start: 150F and was 160F at peak
The oil temperature remained the same but rose slower to peak temperature.
Additional benefits were also noted:
Ring seal improved from 12% (Used engine) to 4%, indicating improved ring seal. The engine actually cooled faster after shut down, with the treatment. It was also noted that the engine was faster to start after the additive was added and this showed as a progressive improvement each time the engine was started.
This was a used race engine and as such would not be as "tight" as a new engine. Any increase in power from reduced friction could only be attributable to the additive, not to any loosening up of the engine as would occur with a fresh rebuild.
TriboDyn has shown remarkable fuel mileage improvements when used in standard passenger car applications as well as Diesel Engine applications. To see if the same benefits can be found in Marine Applications we asked Diesel Don a well-known Diesel Mechanic from, Scottsboro, AL to test TriboDyn in a boat application.
The boat being tested is powered by 2 -120 H.P. Ford Lehman engines.
Marine applications are significantly different than normal highway vehicles. Wind, wave, currents and much more will impact the fuel usage. Don felt the best way was to run a significant number of hours that the comparison would allow for these variations. His initial test with no TriboDyn was 60.8 hours in total run time and the run time after adding TriboDyn was 129.8 hours. The results verify the effectiveness in Diesel Marine applications. Below is a review of the data generated by Don.
Test with TriboDyn added to oil: