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Portlander's engine treatment claims to save on gas | Local News | kgw.com | News for Oregon and SW Washington

Product site is here: EvergreenAmerica.com - Motor Silk Engine and Motor Treatments, Fuel Savings, Gas Savings, Biodegradable Lubricants, Greases, Fuel Additives, Gear Treatments, Aerosol Lubricants, Marine Lubricants - Save Gas with Motor Silk

By JOE SMITH, kgw.com

As fuel prices continue to climb, so do the number of ideas to save on fuel consumption.

But, do any of them work?

Green Lubrication Solutions, a local Portland company is the U.S. distributor of an engine oil treatment named "Motor Silk."

It was originally developed for the United States space program.

After some 25 years of use in the military it is now on the commercial market.

"It actually does a chemical bond to all the metal in your engine, while it does that it displaces all the carbon, vanish, corrosion," said Randy Hufford, president of Green Lubrications Solution.

"It reduces your friction by 80 percent". Hufford says that's the key to the success of Motor Silk. "When friction is reduced, your wear is reduced, the heat is reduced and your fuel mileage goes up."

"I was very skeptical," said Paul Osterlund. He owns a Toyota Prius hybrid and is looking to save gas anyway he can.

After much research he tried Motor Silk, before competing in Beaverton Toyota's MPG Challenge. It worked. His 2007 Prius came in first at just over 71 MPG. Paul's says he's still getting great gas mileage weeks later.

"It's showing from yesterday's drive 60-miles to the gallon on 99 miles."

An application of Motor Silk cost $77. It will take from 400 to 1000 miles before you'll see the results of the treatment, but it's suppose to last up to 100,000 miles.
 

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But, do any of them work?
Not so far, but hey, this could be the first one ever.

It was originally developed for the United States space program.
Yeah, NASA uses a ton of motor oil in all of those internal combustion engines in the space shuttles...

But it will reduce friction in your wallet.
 

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I nominate Couver to take one for the team and post results!
 

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most of our good technology was developed as part of either space program or military programs...whether it is velcro, dehydrated meals, wd40, or even synthetic motor oils.
companies throw those terms around so much now to infer an endorsement of their product it reminds me sometimes of the commercials with products being the OFFICIAL DRINK OF NASCAR or the OFFICIAL MOTOR OIL FOR CORR or the OFFICIAL CLOTHING FOR UFC or the OFFICIAL SHOE OF THE LPGA.... LOL
 

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The thing to remember on all of these engine treatment claims is, when running, the internal components of the engine (esp bearing surfaces) don't physically touch each other directly. There is a very thin film of oil on all moving parts. Therefore, all friction in the engine is due to drag of the oil and seals (this is why 5w-30 "saves gas" over 10w-30,because it's thinner). Anything that will coat your "wear surfaces" will also coat the oil passages but usually most gets trapped by the filter and thrown out with the next filter change (like slick 50 and teflon additives). If it was really that good, the auto manufacturers would be putting it in their engines to increase fleet fuel economy. Most of the efficiency losses in the IC motor is the reciprocating mass (no oil additive will change this) and the thermal losses from burning the fuel in the first place. Only about 10 -15% of the energy is used to move the vehicle. Most of this energy goes out your exhaust and radiator. Now if there was a way to effectively turn all of that lost heat into forward motion, then you may have a winner. My point is, there is not that much lost in the "friction" side of things to make that big of a difference.
 

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I got really busy and missed all the fun responses in real time! Sounds like the overall opinion is that it won't help. I don't think I want to be the first one to coat my cylinders with boron, so I'll take a pass on this one. But if anyone else tries it, please do let us know how it goes!
 

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Looks kind of interesting...

Portlander's engine treatment claims to save on gas | Local News | kgw.com | News for Oregon and SW Washington

Product site is here: EvergreenAmerica.com - Motor Silk Engine and Motor Treatments, Fuel Savings, Gas Savings, Biodegradable Lubricants, Greases, Fuel Additives, Gear Treatments, Aerosol Lubricants, Marine Lubricants - Save Gas with Motor Silk

By JOE SMITH, kgw.com

As fuel prices continue to climb, so do the number of ideas to save on fuel consumption.

But, do any of them work?

Green Lubrication Solutions, a local Portland company is the U.S. distributor of an engine oil treatment named "Motor Silk."

It was originally developed for the United States space program.

After some 25 years of use in the military it is now on the commercial market.

"It actually does a chemical bond to all the metal in your engine, while it does that it displaces all the carbon, vanish, corrosion," said Randy Hufford, president of Green Lubrications Solution.

"It reduces your friction by 80 percent". Hufford says that's the key to the success of Motor Silk. "When friction is reduced, your wear is reduced, the heat is reduced and your fuel mileage goes up."

"I was very skeptical," said Paul Osterlund. He owns a Toyota Prius hybrid and is looking to save gas anyway he can.

After much research he tried Motor Silk, before competing in Beaverton Toyota's MPG Challenge. It worked. His 2007 Prius came in first at just over 71 MPG. Paul's says he's still getting great gas mileage weeks later.

"It's showing from yesterday's drive 60-miles to the gallon on 99 miles."

An application of Motor Silk cost $77. It will take from 400 to 1000 miles before you'll see the results of the treatment, but it's suppose to last up to 100,000 miles.
Sounds like Z-MAZ yes these types of application do work,, Why you are hearing more about them now is yes HI gas prices,,,, they have always been in the stores but as you can see they cost money and gas was cheap..http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/images/smilies/flame.gif
 
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