Please click on logo to read
an informative newsletter by Tom Hnatiw of "Dream Car Garage"
on Pathfinder Lubricants.
I have been using both the Trijet and Rycon-1
for about five years in both my street cars and competition
vehicles. Rycon-1 has been added with every oil change and Trijet
not so regularly…. I have always been a little apprehensive
about using additives as I have always seen them as an elixir
of the automotive world. In this specific case, I was wrong.
When using the Trijet, highway gas mileage is
significantly improved. The throttle is more responsive and
the engine runs much smoother. On average I gain about 50km
extra on a tank of gas, about 10% further.
Using the Rycon-1 mixed in with engine oil allows
the engine to start smoother, quicker and run quieter than previously.
Due to the loads and demands I put on my engines, specifically
in competition, Rycon-1 has never let me down or disappointed.
Also, I have a preliminary schedule up. We are
still trying to get the Formula car up and running so we are
still not sure everything we will be doing this summer. We were
out this past Saturday for a club event though....
here to read about Envionment Canada's series of tests
that were performed to evaluate the impact that Pathfinder's
Rycon 1 Oil Fortifier and Trijet Fuel Treatments would have
on poisonous emissions.
I'm using your Flow 2 Step in my
car, which is a 2003 Hyundai Accent with 280,000 km. It needed
a minor tune-up, but other than that its running like a million
bucks. I have been using your Flow 2 Step for about 2 years
and I believe it is the reason, for the low maintenance of my
vehicle .. I'm not sure what else to tell you, but thanks for
being there and providing quality products.
I would like to thank John Day
and Pathfinder Lubricants for there support through the 2009
season. With the Rycon oil additive & Trijet fuel additive
products I acheived better throttle response, cooler engine
tempatures and more roll out of the corners with the Tropix
grease in the wheel bearings .
Thanks again for all the support,
on the Sports Car Revolution logo to read another
testimonial in the newsletter
about Pathfinder Lubricants.
October 5, 2008
Almark Auto Service
20337 Leslie Street, Unit 2
I have been using "Flow Torch" since
it came on the market in June 2008.
I am extremely happy with this product, as a
mechanic it has made my job a lot easier (time wise).
During the product test we did in my garage
on September 20, 2008, I was very imprested with the results.
It answered all of my questions about this product.
* Flow Torch cuts down time
* Efficient repairs (cost wise)
* Every one can use it with no danger or harm to other items
around the treated area.
* It is a must to have in any garage or household
* Finally a great product that is made in Canada
I have been recommending it to all of my customers.
p.s. Once you use "Flow Torch" you
will not go back to other products.
I owned a 1985 Dodge Aries,
which I drove 5 days a week to work, 160 kms round trip each
day. While driving to work in the winter of 1993, I hit a chuck
of ice that fell off the mud flap of a northbound dump truck.
It was the size of a basketball coming along the road at my
car at some 80 km/hr. I tried to dodge it but it hit under my
car. I heard the thud then looked in my rear view mirror and
saw a million little pieces sliding about the roadway and thought
nothing more of it.
After work, I got to my car found a large oil spill had spread
about the parking lot around my car. I looked under and saw
I had a crankshaft … a CRANKSHAFT exposed to the elements.
The ice had ripped off my oil pan lower section and half of
the upper section. I always had a bottle or two of oil in the
trunk. Old habits are hard to break from my Beetle days. I started
the car and poured in two bottles of oil.
I drove to Brampton Chrysler on Queen St. and bought a new oil
pan with a gasket and then drove home to Grand Valley where
I took my car to my friend’s garage and finally turned
the engine off since my trek started that afternoon. The oil
drained from the PANLESS engine. A few hours later the new parts
were in place and driving home. My Dodge Aries lasted nearly
18 months more before trading it in. That is somewhere around
55,000 kms for work travel alone. Without Pathfinder it would
not have made it to the dealership for the part let alone for
another 18 months. The Dodge Aries motor was not using or burning
oil when I traded it in on my new vehicle.
Thank you Pathfinder and John Day for keeping me supplied.
To: Daydistributing – (Pathfinder Lubricants)
“Golden Horseshoe Mustang Association”
Annual day at Mosport International Raceway.
I thought you may enjoy hearing about my discovery
at Mosport raceway with my 66 Mustang. Please note that this
was before I put the supercharger on the car so ambient air
pressure conditions apply. I bought Trijet and Rycon from you
and yes I was sceptical to the benefit that an Oil & Gas
additive actually could provide, so I thought I would perform
my own test at Mosport International Raceway.
The day was dry and sunny, I drove from Toronto
to Mosport, refuelled the car, filled my trusty red 20L gas
container, prepped the car, inflated the tires to my own preference,
reset my portable GPS (I use it also as a data logger) to zero
and placed it on the windscreen all as usual. I went out for
the first 20 minute track session for the day.
My next 20 minute track session was due in about
an hour, so I parked to let the car cool off. During this time
I added Rycon into the engine oil and Trijet to the gas, recorded
my GPS data and then reset it back to zero, topped up the tank
from my gas container, just before I headed out I set the now
cold tires to the exact same pressure. The only variable was
the additives and the day was 1 hour on, so it was getting much
hotter and still climbing.
After my 2nd 20 minute session there was no
perceivable seat of the pants difference to the previous session.
I then set about prepping the car for my next session. During
my prep I discovered something that was odd. My GPS indicated
a higher top speed for the 2nd run. My high speed went up; this
indicated that along the back straight I was traveling faster
– 8km/h faster. My sap times went up, but this can easily
be explained that the tires were getting better grip as they
were hotter, the top speed is not as easily explained as the
back straight is long, uphill and all about horsepower, not
about corner entry speeds.
When I drive up the back straight I drive with
my foot to the floor and I don’t let up until well into
the braking area. I consider myself to be a “consistent
driver” because at the exact same corner I lift the inside
tire off the track every lap, my indicated lap times are consistent
and I hold the same track line every lap so my GPS’s high
speed should be pretty much be the same with the only variable
being the day getting hotter which decreases engine output from
the decreased ambient air pressure.
The only change to the car was your additives
and due to the day getting hotter the mixture leaned out a bit
from the pressure drop (and that’s a bit of a stretch
What can I say other than I now use your products
in my other collector cars and my daily driver. In my opinion
you may not feel it in you seat, but it is working!
Thanks for putting me onto a great product,
Sent: April 9, 2008
I had all intentions of giving you my impressions
of the Rycon-1 oil treatment & Trijet fuel treatment, but
like you chaos often takes the place of organized control and
the walls come tumbling down around you. However, My little
Tracker loves the combination, quieter engine, lower revs, elimination
of pinging during load. I did not get a chance to use it in
the BMW motorcycle as winter slammed into us with a strangle
hold that did not let up! The weather is good now and I have
some minor tinkering before I gear up. I will let you know sooner
than later how that goes. I have no doubt I will be pleased.
Sent: April 28, 2008
John, I have since tried the Trijet additive
in my BMW R1100RT motorcycle, what a difference in throttle
response! From a stop or throttling up to a pass, the change
is very noticeable with only one treatment. Amazing!
Thanks for introducing me to these outstanding products!
October 15, 2008
G'Day John, (get it, ha-ha)
As you know, I have been using Rycon in BMW for the last year
extraordinary results. During my last servicing (100,000km)
Rycon to my transmission and final drive. Here is what I have
1) at cooler
2) at cooler ambient temp (4-5 deg C) the initial shift from
neutral to first is less ambient temp (4-5 deg C) with a cold
the "blue cloud" is gone. No doubt the Trijet and
Rycon are going to
work for me here.difficult, less resistance.
3) the oil top ups have been eliminated between changes (3000km)
I switched to a 5000km as a test and still did not need to top
4) during hard acceleration conditions from a stand still, the
"missed shift" from first to second has been eliminated.
5) the ride, while cruising (80-90km) seems different--
Quieter...? Smoother...? Assured...? Is that possible???
I don't know but it sure put a BIG smile on my face!
With much continued success, a faithful convertee,
The Mississauga Transit
and VRE Greenhouse Systems reports on Pathfinder Lubricants
MISSISSAUGA TRANSIT SYSTEM
Tests were conducted on three Mississauga
Transit buses with Detroit Diesel, 50 Series Engines.
The buses first ran 9000 KM without PathfinderTM
Oil Fortifier and Fuel Treatment. Then they ran
the buses for 9000KM with PathfinderTM products. The benefits
of using Pathfinder were as follows.
Oil Analysis conducted by: Agat Laboratories
Engine Metal Wear
50% drop in engine metal wear when using PathfinderTM
Lubricants, representing 2 times more
engine life, as well as reducing maintenance cost, engine re-builds,
capital expenditures and down
SOOT IN MOTOR OIL (ABS/DM-1)
Soot contamination in motor oil was reducted
by 76% with PathfinderTM Lubricants.
Fuel economy improved by 5.04% with PathfinderTM
Using PathfinderTM Lubricants a reduction of
24% was recorded on tail pipe emissions (opacity meter).
This reading exceeds the 20% reduction goal of the Kyoto Accord.
* ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS OF THIS TEST IS AVAILABLE
VRE GREENHOUSE SYSTEMS
7367 YOUNGE STREET, R.R.# 1
GRASSIE, ON, L0R 1M0
CONTACT: RON LAYTON
June 5, 2004
"TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN"
VRE Greenhouse Systems has been a customer of
Pathfinder Lubricants since about January 1994.
OUR FLEET CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING
1998 Ford Explorer 117,000 Km
1998 GMC Suburban 242,000 Km
1993 Chev Mimi Van 303,400 Km
1994 GMC G30 366,300 Km
1994 GMC G30 337,700 Km
1995 GMC G30 242,100 Km
1996 GMC Rally 329,400 Km
1997 GMC Safari 219,800 Km
1994 Astro Van 194,800 Km
2000 GM 3500 Diesel 226,400 Km
1998 Ford Windstar 197,800 Km
1998 Ford Windstar 144,800 Km
1998 Ford Windstar 181,000 Km
TOTAL KM'S 3,103,000
* We carry heavy loads, 20,000 lbs. plus.
* Our oil analysis results show a 4 to 1 drop in engine wear,
represents 3 to 4 times longer engine life.
* We have never had to re-build or re-place a motor in our fleet,
failed an Emission test.
* Fuel economy improved by 15% to 20%.
Over the years we have greatly improved our bottom line by savins
equipment replacement, downtime, maintenance, fuel cost and
Emission test (Ontario Drive Clean Program)
Pleae feel free to contact me anytine.
Maintenance Manger, VRE Greenhouse Systems 1-800-499-4873
Saturday, July 10th, 1999
Care Care - Tom Hnatiw
"Our 1983 VW Rabbit GTI racer has performed
flawlessly for three race weekends. Regular readers will remember
my penchant for Rycon 1 from Pathfinder Lubricants, an oil enhancer
that I use in everything I own."
"In the case of the GTI, PAthfinder has
worked it's magic again."
"John Day, the Toronto distributor for
Rycon 1, introduced me to a fuel additive called Tri-Jet. Tri-Jet
is not a cleaner but a top-end lubricant that seems to have
quieted the GTI's noisy valve train in only two tanks of gas."
I think there's been an appreciable temperature
drop owing to the application of Tri-Jet too. For more info,
Saturday March 21, 1998
Car Care - Ton Hnatiw
Facts, superstition make me use oil
booster - No engine additive has failed
on me yet.
"Hey how come you never mentioned oil fortification
in that article about changing your oil?" he demanded.
"You're not a closet fortifier are you?"
It was John Day on the telephone. I've known him for years as
a passionately devoted purveyor of an oil additive called Rycon
1. And all of that time - and longer - I've used his oil fortifier
in the engines of my vehicles, including out trusty Ford Mustang.
The decision was based as much on superstition
as the facts that Day provides. I've never had an engine failure
since I've been using the stuff and hey, a streak is a streak.
Maybe Day has a point about my reluctance to
be exposed as a user of oil fortifiers. I've been preaching
regular and frequent oil changes for years, and I believe that's
just about all it takes to ensure long engine life. But
I couldn't resist the early claims of oil additives.
Perhaps there was something to the promise of
increased fuel efficiency. Maybe the stuff would enhance the
lubrication characteristics of the oil was using.
Twenty years ago, I had the chance to to ask
famed Torontoian racing engine builder John Rossiter about a
product I was thinking of adding to the crankcase of a Corvette
I had recently bought.
He read the literature and stroked his chin
a little and then said, "Well it probably won't hurt anything."
It was good enough to me. There was no downside
except the extra expense. Since then, I have actually experienced
better fuel efficiency in various passenger cars using Day's
Having inspected the innards of several of our
racing engines during routine rebuilds, I believe the product
has made a difference - especially in the reliability and durability.
But frankly, the subject causes controversy
between mw and almost every car guy I've discussed it with.
Lately, it's been better to enjoy my perceived benefits and
keep my mouth shut.
Rycon is an oil additive in concentrated form.
The average dose to the crankcase is about 90 ml (three ounces).
Remembering what Rossiter said, I like the fact that I'm not
displacing much of my favourite synthetic oil whiles using the
Other brands are packaged in larger quantities,
making me wonder what's in there besides the additives. Rycon's
claim to fame is to fortify the properties of the engine oil
itself, as opposed to products using DuPont Teflon which is
a polytetrafluorothylen (PTFE)-based chemical. PTFE actually
bonds to the metal within the engine, making things nice and
At start-up and when the engine is cold and
flows a bit more slowly, PTFE is said to reduce drag, friction
and wear, That's a good thing.
the ingredients in John Day's formula do not
chemically bond to the metal within the engine. But they do
make the oil more slippery and increase the film strength, also
cutting drag, friction and wear.
That's got to be why fuel mileage improves and
why some people notice an increase in power when using the additive.
So should you add something to your crankcase
to fortify your oil?
Well it's far more important that you change
your oil frequently. But if you add one of the brand-name products,
it won't hurt anything and could start you on a lucky streak
This is a copy of a letter sent to DreamCar
Here’s a letter from a guy who
tried Pathfinder for the first time
Tom/ 05 April, 2005 12:03
Hi Tom! (we have met before) Love the show and
the newsletter! Saw the Pathfinder stuff and then saw John Day
at auto show where I raked him over the coals re other oils
and additives. Saw the evidence tried the product!
Just got back from 5400klm trip to Fla and around,
treated the ’93 Buick (WINTER BEATER/trip cruiser hey
is has air!) in 3.8 V6, tranny, pwr steering pump and added
I AM TELLING EVERY ONE!
MY CAR NEVER RAN SO GOOD *226,000+KLM’S
I HAVE POWER TO SPARE (OUT OF A 4 DOOR WITH
A V6) ha!
I GET 100 TO 150 KLM’S MORE PER TANK (so
I figure my 6th tank is free!)
And if my emissions are reduced, well what a
great side benefit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Already did the boat and Dad’s car! SEND
MORE QUICK! Did the F-150 5.4 as well!
CONGRAT’S! IT’S A WINNER!
ONTARIO DRIVE CLEAN PROGRAM
Report on vehicle emissions test and fuel economy improvement.
NAME OF COMPANY: Van De Pol and Sons
CHASSIE MAKE: Freightliner
ENGINE MAKE: Cummins
VEHICLE ODOMETER: 283,000 kms on completion of test
BEFORE JULY 7TH, 2000 AFTER JUNE 13TH, 2001
WITHOUT PATHFINDER WITH PATHFINDER
OIL & FUEL TREATMENT OIL & FUEL TREATMENT
Emissions Reading: 15.3 2.2 Reduction 85%
Fuel Economy: 825 kms per tank 950 kms per tank Improvement
in fuel economy 15%
Certificate Number: 2558400198 Certificate
ANOTHER SUPERB SHOWING WHEN USING
September 28, 2001
October 20, 2004
“TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN”
We have been using Pathfinder Lubricants Rycon 1 Oil Fortifier
and Trijet Fuel Treatment for over 1-1/2 years. The following
is what we have experienced with our Cummings Star 770 (Signature
? Improvement of fuel economy of 15%
? Idles and runs smoother
? Loads of power
? Oil analysis shows a 50% drop in wear.
? 50% longer intervals between oil changes
? These products have saved us thousand of dollars, and we would
not run any piece of equipment or vehicle without Pathfinder
Another Happy Customer!
August 16th, 2001
Re: Pathfinder Lubricants
I want to thank you for introducing
me to the Pathfinder products. I have been using both the Trijet
Fuel Additive as well as the Rycon 1 for about 3 months now.
My vehicle is a 1990
Pontiac Bonneville. It has a 3.8L, six cylinder engine.
I commute approximately 1000 km's per week for work. This does
not include the pleasure driving on my free time. The car has
more than 287,000 km's on it and still counting. Before adding
the Pathfinder products, I was averaging 18 miles per gallon,
or 550 km's per tank.
Now that both the Rycon 1 and
the Trijet are in the vehicle, the fuel mileage has increased
dramatically. I now get 23-26 miles per gallon, and 700
PLUS km's per tank.
I find the car seems to increased
horsepower and a smoother idle. A side note is that now when
we do an oil change the oil is much cleaner looking.
I have, and will continue to
recommend the Pathfinder products to my family and friends.
It is well priced and easy to use. Two features that always
catch my attention. The greatest thing is, it works!
176 Victoria Street
Sunday June 17, 2001
Dear John Day,
I thank you for introducing my wife and I to
your product. When we first met I had some concerns about adding
a lubricant to my fuel as well as my oil. Life is a chance,
so it is a chance we took.
We own a 1995 Dodge Avenger which
is a show vehicle. Since we have introduced the product to the
car, the oils have paid off for themselves plus some. Before
I used your product, I was getting about 350 km's per fill up
driving on a regular basis. After putting in the fuel additive
there was a little difference. By the time I got to my fourth
fill-up I was getting an average of 500 km's per fill-up. It
also helped my emissions as well. Below you will find a copy
of my emissions tests. The dealer found that the scores were
so low that they thought they had made an error with their equipment.
The oil additive has also reduced some engine knocking that
the Avenger is known for.
Once again thank you for introducing us to your
product. I would highly recommend it to all of my relatives
and friends. Good luck with your product.
Rolling Thunder Logistics
5910 Dixie Road
176 Victoria Street
July 30th, 2003
About three years ago, my 1983 Olds
Delta 88 with 230,000 kilometers on
it developed a "grinding" feeling in the steering
when turning. This "grinding" was especially pronounced
in the hot weather.
At this time, I decided to take out a couple
of ounces of power steering fluid from the reservoir and add
a couple of ounces of Rycon 1 lubricant. What I noticed immediately
was that the grinding sensation was gone!
I have not touched the reservoir since that
time and have not experienced anything but a normal steering
To me, there is no doubt Rycon 1 lubricant is
a superior lubricant that works!
Testimonial from Stewart
November 2, 2004
We have been using Pathfinder Lubricants Oil Fortifier and Trijet
Since August 2004.
These products have delivered huge benefits
to our vehicles and motorcycle, especially in fuel savings.
An example of these savings are as follows:
1995 CHEV BLAZER
Improved from 16 MPG to 21 MPG, which represents
a 31% improvement in fuel economy.
2001 CHRYSLER JEEP
Improved from 22 MPG to 25 MPG, (improvement
in fuel of 15%).
1997 GOLDWING MOTORCYCLE
We did a Dyno Test with this motorcycle and
the horsepower improved from 104 HP to 112 HP (8 HP INCREASE)
with the use of Pathfinder products. FUEL ECONOMY increased
from 43 MPG to 51 MPG or 18 ½%.
All in all we are very pleased and impressed
with Pathfinder’s products. Saving money on fuel and improving
horsepower is truly remarkable.
We also noticed that the oil at oil drain intervals
remains very clear and clean.
Date: Sat, 24 May 2014 18:31:11 -0700
Subject: Re: Pipe Fix
I got the 1-1/2" cast iron Tee pipe fitting
off using three 24" pipe wrenches strategically placed
and pulling 2 pipe wrenches together with 2 mini load binders,
attached together in tandem with a cheater bar attached to the
load binder, placed between 2 of the wrenches . This produced
15Xs the normal torque on the wrenches. It still required me
to pull on the load binder with about 80 pounds of pull to loosen
the fitting, so we are looking at 15 x 80 Lb. x 2 Ft. = 2,400
Ft./Lb. of torque to loosen the fitting.
On another theme, I had a 3/4" male socket
drive rusted inside a 3/4" female socket drive. It was
almost welded in because I couldn't get them apart by placing
the attachment in a vise and whacking one end with a hammer.
I sprayed the Flow Torch all around the edges and tapped on
the fitting to help the Flow Torch migrate into the fitting.
After a short while I was tapping the attachment I saw the rust
slightly move out of the fitting. I continued to saturate the
fitting with Flow Torch and hit it with a hammer. The fitting
finally became only hand tight and I pulled it apart.
What really surprised me was that when the the
2 fittings came apart the male fitting had a brown coating on
it and I thought that the Flow Torch had made the rust friction
free by coating it, but it didn't. I actually could wipe the
the rust off the male fitting with one pass with a rag leaving
contact surface looking like a new fitting, proving that Flow
Torch had somewhat broken apart the rust into fine particles,
like a colloidal suspension, which made the fitting almost friction
free and easy to remove.
Danny - Testimonial for Flow Torch
Saturday, 6:22 PM
December 21, 2013
I had cause to use your product twice in my work this last week.
I had to open a 1/2" brass pipe threaded
globe valve that hadn't been opened in over 20 years. After
opening it and then closing it again there was water leakage
in the form of a slow trickle coming from the packing nut on
the valve stem.
I attempted to tighten the packing nut with
a pair of 10" Channellock pliers but the nut wouldn't budge.
I then attempted to loosen the nut so I could clean off the
threads, which had blue copper oxide on them. Once again the
packing nut wouldn't budge, even with about 20 Ft. / Lbs. of
torque. I then soaked the packing nut area down with WD-40 and
waited for 30 seconds. The nut still wouldn't budge. I then
sprayed on Flow Torch and waited about 15 seconds. I then used
a 6" adjustable wrench and the packing nut came loose with
only about 3 to 4 Ft. / Lbs. of torque. I loosened the nut all
the way and sprayed down all the threads with Flow Torch to
clean them. After tightening up the packing nut the leak stopped.
The second use was quite different. I had to
loosen a nut on a L16 connector armoured electrical cable(sometimes
called "BX cable") that was connected into an electrical
utiliy box that was 4" by 4" wide, but 6" deep.
The nut had virtually rusted itself right into the metal utility
box, almost like a weld. The connector was positioned right
at the rear of the electrical box making it hard to get a tool
to grip it because of the small confined area. I tried banging
the nut loose with a flat head screwdriver and a pair of linesman's
pliers. That didn't work. I then used a pair of 90 degree needle
nose pliers to grip the nut. It turned a slight few degrees
and then stopped. Some of the rust underneath the nut probably
loosened and shifted and then acted as a door stop to wedge
it in tight against the nut. I then saturated the nut and utility
box where the surfaces made contact with Flow Torch and waited
10 seconds. I used the 90 degree needle nose pliers again to
try and loosen the nut. The nut now budged a few more degrees.
I repeated this process several times until the nut was finally
loose enough that I could use my fingers only to unscrew the
nut off the remaining way.
I started using Trijet & Rycon in my VW
Golf starting at around 110,000km and I think I met you at the
Toronto auto show.
It was around 2003.
"Great stuff! My 2000 Golf TDI definitely
likes the Trijet and Rycon. Just passed 650,000km and still
the original fuel pump and motor. Plus I get on average 1200km
per tank. Thanks John for introducing me to the product!"
Emissions Test Results
Rolling Thunder Logistics
5910 Dixie Road
Mississauga, Ontario, L4W 1E9
The following are emissions
test results conducted by "Ontario Drive Clean
TAILPIPE EMISSIONS INSPECTION (2526)
Pathfinder's Rycon 1 Oil Additive & Trijet Fuel Additive
Pathfinder's Rycon 1 Oil Additive & Trijet Fuel Additive
- Gaseous unburnt fuel
- Higher in 2 stroke engines
- Emissions increase as engine quality decreases
of Drop - 31%
- Gas product of incomplete
- The poorer the quality of the engine, the higher the
of Drop - 79%
(Oxides of NItrogen)
-Poisonous Gas - By
product of combustion
- The hotter the engine , the higher the emissions
of Drop - 90%
Drive Clean documents available upon request. Contact Pathfinder
lubricants (click here).