Moly Extreme Pressure Oil Treatment
are a number of oil treatments on the market that are confused with the
ENGINE TREATMENT we include in our system. There are basically four types:
(MTFE) in oil.
- Moly (MoS2) in oil.
(Cl, F) based treatment.
XCEL PLUS / Lubrilon permanent engine treatment.
four listed above only number four is a permanent one time only engine treatment. The others are oil additives that have
to be regularly added. That does
not mean that they are no good. I
am still looking for ways to improve the Hydrogen Boost system so I still
test other products. I had never
before tested a Moly treatment and have heard
many customers rave about it so I decided to submit one to a scientific
test. I enquired around and found
the highest regarded brand was not on most shelves, which would be nice
for me if it tested out positive, because if I decided to market it I
wouldn’t be competing with the local shelves. I had high hopes for the product but
let’s see what happens.
tested on my Saturn SL1 that has the Hydrogen Boost system installed on
it, but I shut off the system as much as I could so it would not
interfere with the test of the product alone. I ordered two treatments of Schaeffer
brand Moly E.P. Oil Treatment. I re-established a baseline mileage
figure with the stock vehicle by doing numerous round trip test runs at
70 mph on Interstate 87, using the Scangauge
readout as calculator for mileage.
Baseline mileage ranged from 37.7 mpg to 38.8 mpg, with an average
of 38.2 mpg on the baseline tests.
applying the treatment I recorded the following parameters at idle with
the engine completely warmed up:
RPM 760 This is the engines idle speed
in revolutions per minute.
MAP 3.9 This is the manifold absolute
pressure in pounds per square inch.
GPH 0.2 This is the fuel flow in gallons
applying the oil treatment and running the car a hundred miles I began
mileage testing again. Actually I saw
the mpg readings during the run-in period but did not expect an increase
until the treatment was “complete.”
On subsequent round trip road tests on the same road I recorded
very similar mpg readings, actually slightly less than the baseline. 37.9, 37.3, 38.2, 37.7, etc.
each road test I would also record the engine parameters as before:
GPH 0.2 sometimes flashing to 0.3
expected to see an increase in mileage and a decrease in GPH and/or MAP
readings given the same RPM at idle.
I didn’t expect the GPH reading to be any help because it is not
calculated to enough significant figures to be accurate. For example the GPH may have been really
around 0.24 and jumping to 0.26 on occasion which gave an indicated
reading of 0.3 GPH. The MAP sensor
reading is much more accurate and since the GPH is actually calculate
based on MAP and RPM, I consider the MAP reading a much better indicator
of fuel flow. Regardless, there
was no appreciable difference in fuel flow indications at idle with and
without the treatment. Average MPG
was very slightly lower with the treatment but once again the difference
was insignificant, the largest difference being only 1.3% of the baseline
thing worth noting here is that this Saturn SL1 had already been treated
with the permanent engine treatment XCEL PLUS/Lubrilon. If the engine treatment did the job of
smoothing out the internal engine metal surfaces as advertised, then the Moly oil treatment would not have a chance to do much
to benefit the engine. Since I received
two bottles of Moly E.P Oil Treatment, I will
likely test again on a vehicle that has never had a permanent engine
treatment. I have a couple choices
for vehicles for this. My wife’s
Chrysler Pacifica is available but is not driven much. I am receiving a 2002 Toyota Prius soon that I plan on converting to a plug-in
Hybrid but I may get a chance to test the Moly
treatment there first. I will
likely do the test at highway cruise speeds to prevent the hybrid
technology from interfering with accurate results.
The Moly treatment did not cause a decrease in mileage
like the Bio-Performance pill I tested last summer, but I saw no increase
in mileage with the treatment applied to the Saturn which had already
been given a permanent engine treatment included in the Hydrogen Boost
system. I conclude at this point
that the EXEL PLUS/Lubrilon permanent engine
treatment done 60,000 mile before is still doing the in place and
preventing any further improvement caused by Moly.