EFFICIAMAX® NANO Metal Surface Modifier


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What is Efficiamax® NANO Metal Surface Modifier?

Efficiamax® Nano Metal Surface Modifier (NANO)  is an innovative ferrous metal and ferrous metal based material treatment application for all engine types, differentials, axles, bearings, hydraulics and  manual or electronic shifting gearboxes. (It cannot be used in  AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS meaning those which use automatic transmission fluid and are operated using a series of multi plate clutches under pressure from the torque converter and do not have regular gears operated via a manual stick shift or electronic shifter mechanism.) This Metal Surface Modifier hardens the surface material 5 times harder than normal and virtually eliminates friction in all ferrous metal moving part

Does Efficiamax® NANO replace existing oil?

No, Efficiamax® Nano does not replace existing lubrication oil in the engine or other components.

How is Efficiamax® NANO  applied?

The Efficiamax® Nano is added to existing oil at normal engine operating temperature when the engine or equipment has stopped running.

How long does it take for it to work?

After Efficiamax® Nano is applied the engine or equipment  must be run for a minimum of 3 hours run time for the additive to take proper effect.

What does Efficiamax® NANO do to the ferrous metal?

The nano-sized borate particles creates a new restructured metal surface with hardness 12.5MPa and Coefficient of Friction (CoF) 0,003

The Nano is designed to reduce friction down to .003 coefficient in all moving parts allowing an almost friction free environment to provide maximum engine power to be delivered to the flywheel which either drives the wheels or some other device such as generator etc. When used in bearings and gearboxes there is less friction which reduces resistance and drag on the moving parts, increases performance and provides better fuel economy.

What is the treat ratio for Efficiamax® NANO

The treat ratio is 1 gram to 1 gallon or 4 quarts or 3.78 – 4 liters of oil. For example to treat 12 quarts or 12 liters of oil you would use 3 grams of Efficiamax® NANO. It is added ONCE per year to existing oils.

What if I have more oil than 4 quarts or 4 liters?

  • If you have 5 quarts or 5 liters of oil then treat with 1.25 grams of Nano
  • If you have 6 quarts or 6 liters of oil then treat with 1.50 grams of Nano
  • If you have 7 quarts or 7 liters of oil then treat with 1.75 grams of Nano
  • If you have 8 quarts or 8 liters of oil then treat with 2 grams of Nano
  • If you have 9 quarts or 9 liters of oil then treat with 2.25 grams of Nano
  • If you have 10 quarts or 10 liters of oil then treat with 2.50 grams of Nano
  • If you have 11 quarts or 11 liters of oil then treat with 2.75 grams of Nano
  • If you have 12 quarts or 12 liters of oil then treat with 3 grams of Nano

Always add .25 grams for each extra quart or liter of oil above the recommended treatment amount.

Where can Efficiamax® NANO be used?

It can be used in engines, differentials, bearings, axles, transfer cases, gearboxes (EXCEPT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS meaning those which use automatic transmission fluid and are operated using a series of multi plate clutches under pressure from the torque converter and do not have regular gears operated via a manual stick shift or electronic shifter mechanism) and virtually any ferrous metal moving part that has a friction or wear point.

Is Efficiamax® NANO hazardous?

No. Efficiamax® NANO is non-hazardous.

Can Efficiamax® NANO be safely shipped using all available transportation companies?

Yes, Efficiamax® NANO can be safely shipped using all commercial shipping sources including post office provided it is packaged correctly.

Is there a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) available for Efficiamax® NANO?

Yes a material safety data sheet is available for Efficiamax® NANO please request at info@filtagreen.com

How often do I need to add this to my engine?

Efficiamax® NANO is applied once per year, (1 time per year) or 15,000 miles or 24,000 kilometers or 5,000 hours off road usage as in construction and mining equipment.

What if I use more Efficiamax® NANO than the recommended dosage amount?

Using more Efficiamax® NANO than the recommended dosage will not harm your equipment. The components being treated will only absorb the correct amount of Nano MSM per treatment.

What if I don’t use enough?

The ferrous metal moving parts which quickly become the hottest 1st will attract the available NANO into the metal.  What is not used by the hottest ferrous metals will be attracted into the next hottest ferrous metal components. So those ferrous metal components subject to the most wear because they become hottest first will be the best protected. It is always best to use the recommended amount of NANO and if unsure it is better to over treat than to under treat. NANO is cheap compared to a worn out engine component.

Can Efficiamax® NANO be added to grease?

Yes, it can be added to grease at a rate of 1 gram per pound of grease.

Will changing my oil remove the Efficiamax® NANO?

No it will not remove the NANO once the vehicle or component has run at normal temperature for at least 3 hours. During that run time the NANO has permeated the ferrous metal moving components and completed it’s task. The oil can be changed at normal oil change intervals.

Will applying Efficiamax® NANO affect the Manufacturer’s Warranty?

No. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975 allows for aftermarket parts or additives to be applied to equipment under warranty.

Please read http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0138-auto-warranties-routine-maintenance

Will using ‘aftermarket’ or recycled parts void my warranty?

No. An ‘aftermarket’ part is a part made by a company other than the vehicle manufacturer or the original equipment manufacturer. A ‘recycled’ part is a part that was made for and installed in a new vehicle by the manufacturer or the original equipment manufacturer, and later removed from the vehicle and made available for resale or reuse. Simply using an aftermarket or recycled part does not void your warranty. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act makes it illegal for companies to void your warranty or deny coverage under the warranty simply because you used an aftermarket or recycled part. Still, if it turns out that the aftermarket or recycled part was itself defective or wasn’t installed correctly, and it causes damage to another part that is covered under the warranty, the manufacturer or dealer has the right to deny coverage for that part and charge you for any repairs. The FTC says the manufacturer or dealer must show that the aftermarket or recycled part caused the need for repairs before denying warranty coverage.

Also see. https://www.sema.org/sema-enews/2011/01/ftc-validates-right-to-install-aftermarket-parts

In a Consumer Alert issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the agency confirmed that “The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act makes it illegal for companies to void your warranty or deny coverage under the warranty simply because you used an aftermarket part.” The alert outlines key provisions in the law that provides protections to car owners. As defined by the FTC, an “aftermarket’ part is a part made by a company other than the vehicle manufacturer or the original equipment manufacturer.”

“The FTC’s reference to aftermarket parts is equally applicable to specialty parts,” said Russ Deane, SEMA’s General Counsel. “Under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, the warranty cannot be conditioned to a specific brand of parts, services or vehicle modifications unless those parts or services are provided free of charge.”

The alert notes that a consumer has the right to patronize independent retail stores and repair shops for parts and service without fear of voiding the new car warranty. The dealer/vehicle manufacturer has the right to deny a warranty repair but they must demonstrate that the aftermarket part caused the problem. The warranty remains in effect for all other covered parts.

The FTC alert may be downloaded using this link: www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt192.shtm.

The alert was issued in response to an FTC complaint filed last August by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), Automotive Oil Change Association (AOCA) and the Tire Industry Association (TIA).

Filtagreen International stands behind its products and the people who use them. If the OEM claims use of Filtagreen products violates the warranty, contact +1 877 464 5728 or email info@filtagreen.com

Can I use Efficiamax® NANO in automatic transmissions?

No. You cannot use Efficiamax® Nano MSM in automatic transmissions which use automatic transmission fluid. The Nano MSM is so efficient in reducing friction that the clutches  in the automatic transmission will not function properly and the vehicle will not move.

Will using Efficiamax® NANO in an automatic transmission void the warranty?

Yes, it will void the warranty and neither the vehicle manufacturer or Filtagreen International will be responsible for the repairs or replacement of the automatic transmission. The Magnuson-Moss act of 1975 will not apply in such a case.

Can I use Efficiamax® NANO in hydraulic applications?

Yes, NANO reduces friction and extends the life of components especially hydraulic pumps.

How long has Efficiamax® NANO been in existence?

It has been in use since the early 1990’s.

Why is it called Nano?

A nanometer is 1,000,000,000 part of a meter. To put it in perspective, a nanometer is like a golf ball in comparison to the earth. It is microscopic in size. All metals are porous. The nano-size particles are able to enter those pores and also build up the surface of the ferrous metals to reduce wear.

Can Efficiamax® NANO rebuild worn components?

Yes. NANO is able to chemically bond with the ferrous metal surfaces to build up the damaged or worn parts, reduce the friction coefficient and so reduce the wear factor.

Can NANO extend oil life?

Yes, NANO can extend oil life because with lower friction comes a lower temperature. The oil does not burn as much from high temperature friction points of contact. Oil change intervals can be extended up to 3 times longer.

How does NANO reduce exhaust gases?

NANO fills the pores and imperfections in the valve seats, valve stems, cylinder walls, piston rings and tightens the tolerances between each. This eliminates blow-by getting into the engine compartment which forces lubricating oil from the engine compartment into the cylinder chambers, which then is burnt and enters the exhaust system to the atmosphere.

What is Micro Hardness?

Micro hardness relates to the metal surface especially the friction point of contact. This is where 2 components are in contact with each other. In laboratory tests Efficiamax® NANO was shown to increase the surface hardness of the ferrous metal by 500%.  The results showed an increase in metal surface hardness from 2.5GPa to 12.4GPa after the application of NANO.

What does Friction coefficient mean?

All metal surfaces regardless of how well machined and finished they are, show imperfections in the surface. In other words, the surface is microscopically rough. This creates friction when 2 components are in close contact with each other. Most moving components in an engine or gearbox for example have tolerances of 3-8 microns. This allows enough clearance for the oil to lubricate the components. As these 2 components work together in contact with each other friction is created which produces heat (kinetic energy). With the increased temperature the space or clearance between the moving parts is reduced even more causing a lot more wear. As the friction is increased it causes more effort to be expended by the engine to overcome the increased resistance.

Removing the surface roughness significantly reduces the coefficient of friction (CoF) of metal on metal abrasion. The data from laboratory testing showed a reduction in CoF from 0.014 to 0.003 after the treatment of NANO.

This makes the metal surface perfectly smooth allowing the moving parts to operate at maximum efficiency with reduced heat caused by kinetic energy and with the harder surface created by the NANO significantly increases the life of the moving parts.

How do you measure the surface hardness of the ferrous metal?

In laboratory tests for Efficiamax® Nano MSM the Falex Pin and the Vee Friction test (ASTMD2714 – 94 and ASTM D 5707 – 11) was used.

From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockwell_scale

The Rockwell scale is a hardness scale based on indentation hardness of a material. The Rockwell test determines the hardness by measuring the depth of penetration of an indenter under a large load compared to the penetration made by a preload.[1] There are different scales, denoted by a single letter, that use different loads or indenters. The result is a dimensionless number noted as HRA, where A is the scale letter.

When testing metals, indentation hardness correlates linearly with tensile strength.[2] This important relation permits economically important nondestructive testing of bulk metal deliveries with lightweight, even portable equipment, such as hand-held Rockwell hardness testers.