Diesel Tech

March 2016

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strength than the metal it bonds to so friction between surfaces is reduced (CoF .037 at 3,750 pounds in falex test). This means more power, better fuel economy and less heat from friction as well as a reduction in engine noise and vibration. Its solid boundary film also provides outstanding extreme pressure and anti- wear protection to friction surfaces dur- ing extreme operating conditions (falex test failure at 4,000 pounds) includ- ing cold starts, heavy loads and high temperature conditions. AR9100's film quality and strength are enhanced in the presence of extreme pressures and temperatures. The additive will raise the TBN (total base number) of the oil it is added to, allowing oil to last longer before becom- ing acidic and needing to be replaced. AR9100's esters resist oxidation, further stabilizing host oil and reducing deposit formation. This extends oil life dramati- cally, saving money and time. AR9100 will help keep equipment clean. Nanoborate acts as a mild deter- gent and esters will impregnate and disperse varnish sludge and carbon deposits over time. On its website Archoil states that for 6.0L and 7.3L Power Strokes, AR9100 fixes injectors by cleaning and lubricat- ing stuck spool valves. Stiction is elimi- nated along with associated cold start problems including rough idling, cylinder misfires and loss of power and accelera- tion. So before you throw down for new injectors, Power Stroke owners need to give AR9100 a try. Archoil is so confident it offers a 100 percent money back guarantee if it doesn't eliminate HEUI injector stic- tion issues within 100 miles. The one 16-ounce bottle of AR9100 treats up to 16 quarts of engine oil and is sufficient for one Power Stroke treatment. AR6200 Fuel Modifi cation Complex AR6200 protects your engine and improves torque and fuel efficiency by addressing issues associated with poor quality fuel including sludge formation, water accumulation and incomplete combustion. AR6200 should be added at every refill. The product produces a clean and more complete combustion event, which results in a reduction of particulate mat- ter (soot/carbon) deposits. Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) systems and turbo- chargers (particularly variable geometry turbochargers) will remain free of soot and carbon buildup, allowing these systems to operate efficiently and main- taining engine responsiveness. Vehicles equipped with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) will benefit from less frequent and more efficient regeneration, extended service life and reduced maintenance requirements. AR6200 incorporates a demulsifier that separates water from fuel to be removed by the water separator in die- sel engines. Water reduces the lubricity of fuel and can cause excessive wear in fuel injectors or upper cylinder. Water can also damage injector tips and pis- tons as it rapidly expands into steam when exposed to combustion tempera- tures. AR6200 also incorporates a dis- persant that dissolves dirt and gummed fuel (sludge) that does not burn readily and can accumulate and plug fuel filters and injectors. A fuel stabilizer prevents the formation of sludge and permits long-term fuel storage (at least up to one year). AR6200 also improves lubrici- ty of fuel and provides some detergency, while a corrosion inhibitor and biocide further protect your fuel system. Results Details are important, but in the end all that most people want to know is does it really work? On our trip to Vegas I averaged my prior highway mileage between fill-ups with what we got going to Nevada and back and I am thrilled to report we gained 2.4 miles per gallon. I've read about others getting even bet- ter results, but I've always known that if I could keep my foot out of it I could get better mileage. This gain came despite a few fractured speed limits as we were up against a tight deadline to get our proj- ect truck on display at SEMA and then of course you're always in a hurry to get home after being on the road all week. We did note the engine has never sounded better, but it wasn't until a few months later when our area started experiencing low negative temperatures during the winter months when I could appreciate those cold starts. Typically freezing temperatures and early morn- ings translate to problems for diesel trucks, but this might be what impressed me the most about the Archoil products. I've owned gas trucks that didn't start up on cold winter mornings as easily as my 6.4L Power Stroke. In the end, you can add Diesel Tech magazine to the long list of testimoni- als as we're now believers in Archoil too. Improved fuel economy, smoother running engine and no issues with cold starts: these are two products we're now sold on.—Brady L. Kay, DT Editor DT 47 DIESELTECHMAG.COM MARCH 2016 DIESEL TECH Application Function Durability Improvement Price PRODUCTS 20/20 48/50 9/10 10/10 7/10 866-537-7383 www.archoil.com 94 Another big supporter of Archoil is Bill Hewitt from Powerstrokehelp.com whom we met up with at SEMA. To find out what he had to say about these two great products click on the video link in our digital issue. from Powerstrokehelp.com at SEMA. To find out what he had to say about these two great products click on the video link in our digital issue.

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