Q. What actually happens when I use an A9 Treatment (or A9 Oil) in my engine?
A. After the application of an A9 there are two components in the sump of the engine (or gearbox). One component is the oil, the other is A9 Compound. The A9 Compound doesn’t dissolve into the oil (because it is ‘miscible’, not ‘soluble’), but it floats around (in a nano dimension) and is carried around the engine oil galleries (or gearbox), where some of the A9 compound bonds to the metal engine components, as the temperature rises above 43 deg.C. At this point the A9 compound forms a soft, protective ‘skin’. This ultra low friction A9 ‘skin’ then acts as the bearing surface and takes most of the mechanical wear as the machine operates. However, as there is a good supply of A9 compound in the oil bath, any eroding ‘skin’ of A9 compound is continuously replenished with a new ‘skin’ of A9 compound (just like human skin on our fingers and feet). This continues for many, many thousands of miles (or hours in the case of a static machine), until the next oil change. So, it is the A9 protective skin that wears, NOT the mechanical components; because of the unique, ultra low friction, patented, A9 Technology.
Q. If I accidentally use the wrong Treatment does it damage the fuel system or engine?
A. No: but you may not get the full benefits from the Treatment.
Q. Should I use A9 Motoreco or Injecteco Treatments in my 2 Stroke engine?
A. Not recommended: Instead use Lubeco 2-Stroke Oils, which are designed specifically for optimum performance in 2-Stroke engines.
Q. Can I add an A9 Treatment if I have already driven up to 1000 miles since the oil change?
A. Yes; if you changed the oil filter as well, so that the oil is still clean and relatively new.
Q. Does A9 cause any harm to engines or does it have any other negative points?
A. Absolutely not; because it is not an ‘additive’ and doesn’t alter the oil chemistry or any metal surfaces! It is not possible for A9 to cause any harm. It is also safe to the environment and to the person who handles it during a Treatment application.
Q. Does A9 affect your engine or oil warranty?
A. A9 Technology does not alter the design characteristics of standard lubricants, because it is ‘miscible’, not soluble. It uses the lubricant only as a carrier and therefore maintains the manufacturer’s warranty. You can even wash your hands with it (it will make them very clean). A9 is chemically inert and non-toxic and as well as maintining manufacturer’s warranty, A9 Technology also offer their own warranty, to ensure complete peace of mind.
Q. What does ‘miscible’ mean?
A. Oil additives typically dissolve, because they contain solvents. So a dissolved additive changes the chemical characteristics of the oil. However, A9 compound is ‘miscible’, meaning that at micro level, it does not dissolve, but is evenly distributed and floats around in the oil. [Imagine a carton of Orange Juice ‘with bits’. The ‘bit’s of orange are evenly distributed and float around in the juice – they do not dissolve. It is a similar situation with A9, but the compound elements are so small (0.1 micron) that you cannot see them in the oil, yet the chemical characteristics of the oil remain unchanged].
Q. Should I change oil before I apply A9 treatment to the engine?
A. Yes; this is recommended, because the effect of the protective skin is more efficient if the oil is clean and not charged with particles of sulphur, carbon and metalic wear. If you use an A9 treatment with a dirty filter and old oil, part of the protective skin will be used to treat the waste particles, instead of treating the metal surfaces and the results will be less effective.
Q. Is A9 an oil treatment?
A. No; A9 is NOT an oil treatment, it is a ‘metal treatment’ for ENGINE, TRANSMISSION and FUEL SYSTEM using the oil or fuel only as a ‘carrier’, to deliver it to theinternal metal components etc..
Q. How long does A9 last?
A. A9 engine and transmission treatments will last until the next scheduled oil change. Fuel system treatments should be effective for 10-15,000 miles (or once a year) in most situations. For racing engines under extreme use, we recommend ALL fuel is treated with A9. Prior to use, the shelf life of the packaged A9 product is indefinite – there is no ‘use by’ date.
Q. Is there an A9 ‘Treatment’ for conventional engine coolant?
A. No. This is because conventional engine coolant is a highly aggressive, concentrated mix of toxic chemicals and no addition of A9 compound can make it ‘good’. A9 FOSCORECO should therefore be used in the cooling system. It has anti-boiling, anti freezing properties and can protect cylinder head, block, water pump, radiator, heater core, rubber and polymer pipes/hoses, as well as help thermal balance and significantly reduces operating temperatures. A9 FOSCORECO is non toxic, so is not harmful if absorbed through the skin by technicians and when eventually replaced, it can be safely discarded.