Frequently Asked Questions

Rycon 1 - Oil Fortifier

Q. Can Rycon 1 be used in petroleum and synthetic oils?
A. Rycon 1 is compatible with all petroleum and synthetic motor oils.

Q. Can Rycon 1 be used in a new or rebuilt engine?
A. We recommend that a new or rebuilt engine should have at least 30,000 kms/18,000 miles on it before using Rycon 1. Please contact John Day for further information.

Q. What happens if I use too much Rycon 1?
A. Please use recommended application rates for best results as using more only results in a waste of product and money.

Q. Will Rycon 1 affect seals and gasket materials?
A. No. Rycon 1 is compatible with all O.E.M. materials also wherever hydrocarbon based lubricants are used.

Q. Is it all right to use Rycon 1 in an older engine?
A. Yes. It may be necessary to change the oil a couple of times as Rycon 1 will slowly clean contaminants and carbon from valve train, rings, etc. It will suspend contaminants so the filtering media will remove them from your oil.

Q. Can I mix Rycon 1 with other oil additives or treatments?
A. We recommend that you use only Rycon 1 with your motor oils as we do not know the chemistry of other additives or treatments as sometimes these mixtures can create problems as plugging filters or other components.

Q. Does Rycon have any solid products in it.
A. There are no products such as graphite, teflon, zinc, moly etc.

Trijet - Fuel Treatment

Q. Is your additive 100% petroleum based?
A. Yes.

Q. Does the additive clean and lubricate critical Top Engine wear surfaces such as valves, rings and pistons?
A. Yes.

Q.Does the additive reduce the sulfuric acid action of the sulfur in fuels?
A. It can reduce sulfuric acid action such as white sulfate salt at the end of the tailpipe, but only to a certain extent. Sulfuric acid action caused by by sulfur-laden fuel cannot be eliminated; it can only be curtailed. The reason for this is when sulfur in fuel is burned, sulfur dioxides are the end product. Condensation of sulfur dioxides with another combustion product (water) forms sulfuric acid.

Q. Does the additive eliminate the formation of gums, varnishes and sludge?
A. Yes.

Q. Some of the new unleaded fuels have a very short shelf life. Does your additive slow down this problem such as extending the shelf life from 6 weeks to 6 months or 2 months to 12 months.
A. It has not been determined whether or not the additive will extend the shelf life of some new unleaded fuels. A product may be custom formulated if necessary.

Q. Does the additive improve the burn cycle.
A. Burn cycle will generally be improved unless there is a major problem.

Q. Does the additive lower the emission levels.
A. Yes. Emission level will be reduced unless there is a major mechanical problem. The emission gases reduced are Hydrocarbons owing to better combustion and and the Nitrogen Oxides owing to lesser air requirement. The level of Sulfur Dioxide, however, may or may not change because it is essentially dependent of the sulfur content in the fuel.

Q. Does the additive lower the exhaust temperature?
A. Yes. In general, it should be expected that the exhaust temperature will be lowered. This is due to more efficient conversion of thermal energy into mechanical output due to better top end compression brought about by superior ring /liner lubrication.

Q. Does the additive prevent spark plug fouling?
A. Yes. Spark plug fouling can be prevented. Trijet promotes improved compression, hence a better and cleaner burn. It is ash free and phosphate free.

Q. Using your additive, can you use a lower octane fuel?
A. The suitability of our additive for use with lower octane fuel has not been tested, but similarly, a product to serve this purpose may be custom formulated, if necessary.

Q. Does your additive allow a vehicle requiring leaded fuel to stop valve recession now to be able to use unleaded fuel?
A. If by valve recession you mean wear, then the answer would be yes. We can reduce wear.

Q. What effect does your additive have on catalytic converters and oxygen sensors?
A. Trijet does not contain phosphate or any kind of metal and therefore will not affect catalytic converters. Due to a cleaner burn they will remain and last longer.

Q. What is the average fuel savings?
A. Average fuel savings is of a very individual nature and would have to be assessed on a case to case basis. In Canada we have experienced up to 20% fuel saving.

Q. What is the mix ratio for your additive?
A. Mix ratios range from 0.52% by volume to about 2.0% by volume depending on the number of multifunctional features desired. In Canada, most companies are getting excellent results with a 0.52% ratio.

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