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1. What is MotorSilk™?

2. Tell me about the Boron CLS Bond™ Technology in MotorSilk™?

    How does it work?

3. Is MotorSilk™ safe for my vehicle?

4. Which MotorSilk™ products and how much do I use for my vehicle?

5. Will adding MotorSilk™ void my manufacturer’s warranty?

6. Do I need to add MotorSilk™ again after an oil change?

7. Can I use MotorSilk™ with synthetic oil?

8. My mechanic advises against additives, should I use MotorSilk™?

9. When should I add the MotorSilk™ products?

10. How do I use the MotorSilk™ diesel fuel treatment?

11. How do I use the MotorSilk™ diesel treatment (Class 8 Trucks)?

12. What percentage fuel mileage gains will I realize with Motor Silk™?

13. How do the engine, transmission and fuel system treatments differ?

14. Can I extend the oil change interval with MotorSilk™?

15. Why have I never heard of MotorSilk™?

16. How do I determine the correct amount of MotorSilk™ to order?

17. What makes MotorSilk™ different from other engine oil additives?

18. How does the Marine MotorSilk™ 2-cycle Gas Treatment work?

19. How do I use the Marine Motor Silk™ 2-cycle Gas Treatment?

20. How does the LUBRISILK™ Aerosol spray work?

21. What’s different about the Marine line of MotorSilk products?

22. What will MotorSilk™ do for my Automatic transmission?

23. Tell me more about the MotorSilk™ Synthetic Grease?

24. Tell me more about the MotorSilk™ Gear Fluid Additive?

25. How do I treat my Class 8 truck engine with MotorSilk™?

26. Is MotorSilk™ OK for my new / older car?

27. Is Motor Silk™ NOT recommended for any applications?



1. What is Motor Silk?

Motor Silk™ is the trademark name for a line of scientifically engineered lubrication products utilizing the Boron CLS Bond technology. Applications include all engines, transmissions, gears, fuel systems, greases, hydraulic systems and turbine fluids. There is a superior Motor Silk lubrication product for any application including all commercial and industrial applications.

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2. Tell me about the Boron CLS Bond technology in Motor Silk?

The Boron CLS Bond technology was developed for the U.S. Department of Energy at the Argonne National Research Laboratories. The mission objective was to develop an “extreme conditions” lubricant suitable for the demanding requirements of the NASA space program.

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History of Boric Acid as a lubricant

Since World War II scientists at the Argonne National Laboratories, one of the largest science centers in the world employing over 30,000 scientist, have known the potential of Boric Acid as a superior solid surface boundary lubricant. However, not until the late 80’s, with the help of super computers, was Boric Acid successfully developed and bonded to metal alloy by Dr. Ali Erdemir. 

Using a patented process hydrated Boron molecules are milled to under 1 micron (100X smaller than bacteria) and suspended in oil, until forming a Boric Oxide coating on any metal surface. This technology has given birth to a new generation of super lubricants and is a major breakthrough in lubrication protection since the Boric Oxide forms platelets which are self-replenishing and very durable at 85% the hardness of a diamond. 

Now the coated metal surfaces can slide over these platelets that have a surface friction coefficient of under 0.01%. This results in an 80% reduction in surface friction. 

NO synthetic oil on the market including all oil additives can compare to the superior lubrication of Motor Silk to reduce friction in the most extreme environments. 

Developed in 1991, MOTORSILK has been used exclusively by select Fortune 100 companies and the U. S. Military. MOTORSILK is now available for consumer use through Evergreen America Corporation.




How does it work?

The Boron CLS Bond technology bonds a permanent and self-replenishing “solid lubricant” onto any metal surface. The near diamond hard solid lubricant coating is very durable and super slippery with a friction coefficient of less than 0.01%. This is twenty five times more slippery than synthetic oil. As a result, friction inside the engine is reduced 80% and wear is reduced 90%. This frees up horsepower, saves fuel and engine wear. Engines and transmissions treated with Motor Silk will last 2 to 3 times longer and operate like new for hundreds of thousands of miles.


NOTE
: Visit the Evergreen America Technology Page to view an animated graphic, illustrating how the Boron CLS Bond™ technology works.

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3. Is Motor Silk safe for my vehicle?

Motor Silk has been thoroughly tested for safety and effectiveness in numerous independent laboratory tests. Motor Silk was also road tested in over seven thousand vehicles during an eighteen month period. The test included new vehicles as well as older high mileage vehicles. The monitored results showed a reduction of component failure (engine and transmission) so impressive (85%) that an entire extended power train warranty program was developed with the Motor Silk superior lubrication protection as the foundation.

The extended power train warranty program (5 year / 100,000 miles) is available for nearly all new and used vehicles with up to 125,000 miles. A 3 year / 50,000 mile extended warranty is available for most vehicles with over 125,000 miles but less than 175,000.

If you would like more information on this affordable warranty protection program for engines and transmissions please e-mail Evergreen America Corporation at info at evergreenamerica.com.

New and pre-owned vehicle dealer inquiries should be sent to the same email address.  

ALSO see a letter from American Guardian Warranty Services, Inc.

Note: The Motor Silk™ gear treatment product is not recommended for limited slip differential drive components and wet-clutch assemblies found on some motorcycles and other equipment. It's simple to figure out: If your rear end used a "modifier or limited slip additive" in the oil, do not use our gear treatment.

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4. Which Motor Silk products and how much do I use for my vehicle?

For maximum performance, fuel savings and power train protection, we recommend the Automotive High Performance Maximum Benefit Pack; (engine, transmission and fuel system treatments). These are listed on the order page as EAC-1, 2, 3, 4. The packages vary based on the type of transmission and fuel.

The pre-packaged EAC-1, 2, 3, 4 packs will treat most consumer cars and trucks.

 

EAC 1, 2, 3, 4 Package contents

Engine

The same 16oz or 32oz Motor Silk™ engine treatment product is used for both gasoline and diesel fueled engines. 

You will require more than one 16oz bottle if your engine holds over 6 quarts of oil. Use one 16oz bottle of Motor Silk™ engine treatment for each 5 quarts of oil in the engine. Additional bottles are ordered individually. 


Note:
When adding the MotorSilk™ engine treatment to the oil sump, always maintain the manufacturer’s specified oil capacity by substituting the MotorSilk product for the equivalent amount of engine oil. Follow this procedure so as to not overfill the engine oil sump. For example, if the engine holds a total of 5 quarts of oil, including the filter, add 4˝ quarts of oil to the engine. Run the engine for 5 minutes to warm the oil, and then (shake the bottle well) add the 16oz bottle of MotorSilk engine treatment to bring the oil level to the specified 5 quarts. Run the engine for an additional 5 to 10 minutes to thoroughly mix the product with the oil. 

5 quart oil engines

The engine treatment product is added to clean oil, at the oil change following the procedure above.

 

6 quart oil engines

For engines with 6 quarts of oil, add 5 qts of oil and 16oz of product for a total of 5˝ quarts. Drive 500 to 1000 miles then add another ˝ quart of motor oil for a total of 6 quarts. This method will allow you to treat a 6 quart engine with only one (1) bottle. An alternative method is to purchase 2 - 16 oz bottles of Motor Silk engine treatment and add 1 and 1/3rd bottle (19 oz) to 6 quarts of oil.

 

Over 6 quart oil engines

Engines with over 6 quarts of oil will require more than one 16oz bottle of Motor Silk™ engine treatment. Add the product at a 1 to 10 dilution ratio. For example, if an engine holds 8 quarts (256 oz) of oil, add 1/10th  the volume of Motor Silk™ engine treatment (256/10= 25.6 oz), or approximately 1 and 2/3rd bottles of product.

 

Note: Always substitute the Motor Silk™ product in place of the equivalent amount of engine oil so as to avoid overfilling the engine oil pan or reservoir.   

Transmission

The transmission product selection is either Manual or Automatic.

 

Manual Transmission

Note: Some late-model manual transmissions use automatic transmission fluid rather than traditional gear fluid. Please check your vehicle’s specifications for the proper Motor Silk™ transmission fluid treatment to use

Consumer manual transmission treatment (average driving)

For the average consumer, one (1) 10 oz bottle of Motor Silk gear fluid treatment is sufficient for all car and light duty truck applications.

You do not need to drain fluid before adding the 10 oz treatment if your transmission is not overfilled to start. The 10 oz of additional fluid will not over fill the reservoir. 

 

Commercial / Industrial, High Performance manual transmission treatment

For heavy duty applications, add Motor Silk gear fluid to the manual transmission gear fluid reservoir at a 1 to 10 ratio. For example, if the gear box reservoir holds two (2) gallons of fluid, add 25.6 oz of the Motor Silk gear fluid treatment. This is calculated as follows: 2 gallons = 256 oz / divided by 10 = 25.6 oz of product required. As a guide, use 1 - 10oz bottle of product for each 3 to 4 quarts of reservoir fluid. You may need to drain fluid depending on how much product is required for treatment.

 

Automatic Transmission

Consumer automatic transmission (average driving)

For the average consumer, one (1) 10 oz bottle of Motor Silk Automatic Transmission treatment is sufficient for all car and light duty truck applications. You do not need to drain fluid before adding the 10 oz treatment if the transmission is not overfilled to start. Following treatment, no special procedures or service are required. Simply follow the manufacturer’s regular schedule of recommended transmission maintenance service.

 

Note: For high mileage automatic transmissions (over 75,000 miles) that have not been serviced regularly, it is recommended that the fluid and filter be changed and the vehicle driven for 500 miles prior to adding the Motor Silk™ treatment.

Commercial / Industrial, High Performance automatic transmission

For heavy duty applications, add Motor Silk Automatic Transmission treatment to the transmission fluid reservoir at a 1 to 10 ratio. For example, if the automatic transmission reservoir holds two (2) gallons of fluid, add 25.6 oz (1/10th) Motor Silk Automatic Transmission treatment. This is calculated as follows: 2 gallons = 256 oz / divide by 10 = 25.6 oz of product required. As a guide, use 1 - 10oz bottle of product for each 3 to 4 quarts of reservoir fluid. You may need to drain fluid depending on how much product is required for treatment.

It is recommended that the fluid and filter be changed prior to adding the Motor Silk™ Automatic Transmission treatment. When re-filling the transmission, remember to leave out sufficient transmission fluid to be replaced with the required quantity of product.

 

Fuel System

The fuel system treatment selection is either gas or diesel.

Gas

The 16oz fuel system gas treatment is added every 10,000 miles and will treat up to 24 gallons of fuel. You may add the fuel system treatment more often for performance enhancement if desired. You can add the product to less than 24 gallons of fuel, but to maintain the proper dilution strength do not add to more than 24 gallons. For larger fuel tanks, run the tank down to 24 or less gallons and then add the product. Or add additional bottles as required.

 

Diesel

The diesel fuel system treatment is designed to be added to the fuel tank at each fill up.

 

NOTE: See FAQ # 10 (general) and # 11(Class 8 trucks) for more information on the diesel fuel treatment use and quantity calculations

 

Motor Silk quantity calculation formula

It is simple to calculate the correct amount of Motor Silk to use for any application. Motor Silkis added at a 1 to 10 ratio to the fluid reservoir of the component to be treated. For example, if a gear box holds 5 gallons (640 ounces) of gear oil, add 1/10th or 64 oz of Motor Silk gear treatment to the gear box.

This formula is used for all Motor Silk applications, with the exception of the consumer (non-commercial) transmission treatment and fuel (gas and diesel) treatment products.

 

NOTE: See FAQ # 4 for more information on the consumer transmission and fuel treatment product quantity calculation formulas

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5. Will adding Motor Silk void my Manufacturer’s Warranty?

In 1975 Congress enacted the federal Magnuson-Moss Act to regulate written consumer product warranties. In summary, manufacturers can not void a product warranty for using an alternative product if it meets or exceeds the established warranty service requirements. Motor Silk meets or exceeds all API service requirements as specified in the written product warranties. 

The safety and effectiveness of Motor Silk has been proven in numerous independent laboratory tests. Motor Silk was also road tested in over seven thousand vehicles during an eighteen month period. This included new vehicles as well as older high mileage vehicles. The monitored results showed an 85% reduction of component failure (engine and transmission) that was so impressive that an entire extended power train warranty program was developed with Motor Silk superior lubrication protection as the foundation.

The extended power train warranty program (5 year / 100,000 miles) is available for nearly all new and used vehicles with up to 125,000 miles. A 3 year / 50,000 mile extended warranty is available for most vehicles with over 125,000 miles but less than 175,000.

If you would like more information on this affordable warranty protection program for engines and transmissions please e-mail Evergreen America Corporation at info at evergreenamerica.com.  

New and pre-owned vehicle dealer inquiries should be sent to the same email address.  

ALSO see a letter about Motor Silk from American Guardian Warranty Services, Inc.

Note: The Motor Silk™ gear treatment product is not recommended for limited slip differential drive components and wet-clutch assemblies found on some motorcycles and other equipment.  

It's simple to figure out: If your rear end used a "modifier or limited slip additive" in the oil, do not use our gear treatment.

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6. Do I need to add Motor Silk™ again after an oil change?

Motor Silk is not a common oil additive which attempts to enhance or improve the performance of the oil. Oil additive products must be used often because there is no lasting or residual effect. Rather, Motor Silk is a permanently installed lubrication. One treatment of the Boron CLS Bond technology in Motor Silk will bond a permanent and self-replenishing solid lubricant directly on to the metal surfaces of the engine. Motor Silk is proven in independent laboratory tests to be the most effective anti-wear and anti-friction lubrication product available. One treatment will last the life of the vehicle.

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7. Can I use Motor Silk™ with synthetic oil?

Motor Silk is compatible with all engine oils including synthetic oils.

However, because of the superior wear protection of Motor Silk, synthetic oil is unnecessary. Motor Silk is 25 times slipperier than even the best synthetics.

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8. My mechanic advises against additives, should I use Motor Silk™?

Mechanics will often generalize on these topics with opinions formed over time from a broad base of information. If your mechanic has not taken the time to read and understand the Motor Silk Boron CLS Bond technology, he cannot offer an opinion on this product. Because the Motor Silk products are new to this level of the market and are very different in function, the chances are very good that your mechanic has never heard of Motor Silk™ and does not understand the advanced technology.   

Note: For more information, see FAQ #3 and FAQ #5

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9. When should I add the Motor Silk™ products?

Engine – 16 oz treatment for 6 quarts oil or less

The engine product is always added last to the fresh oil. The best time is at an oil and filter change. The product goes to work immediately and will take between 500 to 1000 miles for the Boron CLS Bond technology to fully bond the solid lubricant on to the engine’s surfaces. 

After 3000 miles, or at your next scheduled oil service, change the oil and filter as usual. The Motor Silk product is not lost or drained out at the oil change. The technology has been permanently installed in the engine. One of the benefits of the superior lubrication of Motor Silk is the doubling of the oil change service interval. You can safely extend your oil change interval to 6000 miles.

NOTE: See FAQ #4 for more detailed Motor Silk™ installation instructions

Note: Vehicles under warranty should wait until the warranty period has expired before extending the oil change interval.

 

Engine – 6 quarts oil or more

The Motor Silk engine treatment is added to clean oil at the oil change. Engines with over 6 quarts of oil will require more than one 16oz bottle of Motor Silk™ engine treatment. Add the product at a 1 to 10 dilution ratio.

For example, if an engine holds 8 quarts (256 oz) of oil, add 1/10th  the volume of Motor Silk™ engine treatment (256/10= 25.6 oz), or approximately 1 and 2/3rd bottles of product.

Note: Always substitute the Motor Silk™ product in place of the equivalent amount of engine oil so as to avoid overfilling the engine oil reservoir.   

 

Transmission

The transmission product selection is either Manual or Automatic.

 

Manual Transmission

Note: Some late-model manual transmissions use automatic transmission fluid rather than traditional gear fluid. Please check your vehicle’s specifications for the proper Motor Silk transmission fluid treatment to use.

Consumer manual transmission treatment (average driving)

The manual transmission treatment can be added at any time. The only consideration is to be sure to leave the product in the component for a minimum of 1000 miles to allow for complete bonding. If a scheduled maintenance fluid change service is due soon, wait to add the product until after the service has been performed.

 

Commercial / Industrial, High Performance manual transmission treatment

Same procedure as the Consumer instructions above

 

Automatic Transmission

Consumer (average driving) automatic transmission

The 10 oz automatic transmission treatment can be added at any time. The only consideration is to be sure to leave the product in the component for a minimum of 1000 miles to allow for complete bonding. If a scheduled maintenance fluid change service is due soon, wait to add the product until after the service has been performed.

 

Note: For high mileage automatic transmissions (over 75,000 miles) it is recommended that the fluid and filter be changed and the vehicle driven 500 miles prior to adding the Motor Silk Transmission treatment.

Commercial / Industrial, High Performance automatic transmission

It is recommended that the fluid and filter be changed prior to adding the Motor SilkAutomatic Transmission treatment. When re-filling the transmission, remember to leave out sufficient transmission fluid to be replaced with the required quantity of product.

Fuel System Treatment

 

Gas treatment

Add the fuel product to the tank before fueling. The 16oz fuel system gas treatment is added every 10,000 miles and will treat up to 24 gallons of fuel. You may add it to less than 24 gallons but to maintain the proper dilution strength do not add to more than 24 gallons. For larger fuel tanks, run the tank down to 24 or less gallons and then add the product.

 

Diesel fuel treatment

Add to fuel tank at each fill up.

Note: See FAQ # 10 for general use diesel fuel treatment instructions

 

10. How do I use the Motor Silkdiesel fuel treatment?

Note: See FAQ # 11  for Class 8 truck diesel fuel use instructions

Add to fuel tank at each fill up.

The first 32oz bottle of diesel fuel treatment is used at a 1 to 500 ratio. A 32oz bottle will treat 125 gallons. 

Example: To calculate the proper amount of fuel additive to use, first convert the gallons to be treated to ounces.

If the vehicle’s fuel tank holds 20 gallons, convert the 20 gallons to ounces by multiplying the 20 gallons by 128 to determine the total ounces to be treated (20 x 128 = 2,560 oz).

Divide the total ounces by 500 (2,560 / 500 = 5.12 oz). To treat 20 gallons of fuel, first add 5.12 oz of fuel treatment to the vehicle’s fuel tank, and then re-fuel as usual.

The second 32oz bottle is added at a 1 to 1,000 ratio. This means that ˝ of the fuel treatment is now used. Example, 5.12 oz drops to ˝ or 2.56 oz. At this ratio, a 32oz bottle will treat 250 gallons.

After the first two bottles, the diesel fuel treatment is now added at a 1 to 2,000 ratio for all treatments. This means that 1/4 of the fuel treatment is now used. 

Example: 2.56 oz drops to ˝ or 1.28 oz. A 32oz bottle will treat 500 gallons of fuel.

The incremental additional fuel mileage gain with the diesel fuel treatment is an average of 5%.

Note: The diesel fuel treatment is compatible with cold weather anti-gelling diesel fuel additives.

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11. How do I use the MotorSilk™ diesel treatment (Class 8 Trucks)?

Note: See FAQ # 10 for general use diesel fuel treatment instructions

Class 8 truck use instructions

Add to fuel tank at each fill up.

The first two 32oz bottles of diesel fuel treatment are used at a 1 to 500 ratio. A 32oz bottle will treat 125 gallons. 

Example: To calculate the proper amount of fuel additive to use, first convert the gallons to be treated to ounces.

If the truck’s fuel tanks holds 250 gallons, first convert the 250 gallons to ounces by multiplying the 250 gallons by 128 to determine the total ounces to be treated (250 x 128 = 32,000 oz).

Divide the total ounces by 500 (32,000 / 500 = 64 oz). To treat 250 gallons of fuel, first add 64 ozs of fuel treatment (32 ozs per each tank) to the truck’s fuel tanks, and then re-fuel as usual.

The second two 32oz bottles are added at a 1 to 1000 ratio. This means that ˝ of the fuel treatment is now used. Example:  64 ozs drops to ˝ or 32 ozs (16 ozs per tank). At this ratio, a 32oz bottle will treat 250 gallons.

After the first four bottles, the diesel fuel treatment is now added at a 1 to 2000 ratio for all treatments. This means that 1/4 of the fuel treatment is now used. Example: 32 ozs drops to ˝ or 16 ozs (8 ozs per tank). A 32oz bottle will treat 500 gallons of fuel.

The incremental additional fuel mileage gain with the diesel fuel treatment is an average of 5%.

Note: The diesel fuel treatment is compatible with cold weather anti-gelling diesel fuel additives.

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12. What percentage fuel mileage gains will I realize with Motor Silk™?

Fuel efficiency gains will vary depending on the age and condition of the engine. All engines will benefit from an 80% reduction of friction between the moving parts. Older engines with wear will also benefit from an improvement in mechanical efficiency. This results from better compression (tighter fit) as the solid lubricant will fill in some of the excessive clearances caused by wear. In these cases, fuel efficiency gains could be as high as 20% or more. 

Newer engines treated with Motor Silk can expect between 5 to 10% better fuel mileage and more importantly will maintain a higher mechanical efficiency over hundreds of thousands of miles of driving due to the superior wear protection Motor Silk provides.

 

Note: To maximize fuel efficiency, it may be necessary to recalibrate the computerized fuel feed system if the vehicle’s engine is so equipped. These systems calculate and deliver the required amount of fuel based upon monitored conditions inside the engine. Once established however, the fuel feed settings may not automatically adjust to accommodate changing engine conditions. 

To clear the existing computer settings, disconnect the negative battery cable for ten (10) minutes. Upon re-starting the engine, the computer will recalibrate itself by measuring the new lower friction environment and adjusting the fuel flow accordingly. Perform this procedure only after the engine has been fully bonded with the Motor Silk™ solid lubricant.  Complete bonding will occur within 500 to 1000 miles of driving following adding the engine treatment.

Some vehicles will need to be driven 10-30 minutes while the computer relearns.

If you are uncertain whether your vehicle has this type of computerized fuel feed system, you may perform the procedure regardless as it will not cause any harm to do so.

Multiple factors contribute to affect fuel efficiency including climatic conditions, manufacturer’s fuel formulations, and operator or driver variables.

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13. How do the engine, transmission and fuel system treatments differ?

The Boron CLS Bond technology in Motor Silk™ will clean, bond and plate any metal surface it contacts. The formulations (engine, transmission, fuel system) contain the boron technology blended into the appropriate carrier fluid for the component or system being treated. 

For example, the engine product contains motor oil with the Boron CLS Bond technology. The Motor Silk Automatic Transmission treatment product consists of automatic transmission fluid blended with the Boron CLS Bond™ technology.

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14. Can I extend the oil change interval with Motor Silk™?

The primary benefit of superior lubrication protection is the reduction of friction (80%) on the engine’s moving parts. This results in less wear (90%) and consequently a significant reduction in the generation of microscopic metal wear particles. Normally, there are up to 100 million 1 to 10 micron size metal particles in the engine oil following 3000 miles of driving.

These particles are the major cause of premature oil breakdown. This occurs due to excess heat retention as well as chemical reactions which form acidic compounds that further oxidize the oil. The near elimination of these particles together with the superior first line defense of the Motor Silk solid lubricant allows oil change intervals to extend to 6000 miles.

 

Note: Vehicles under warranty should wait to extend the oil change cycle until after the warranty period has expired.

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15. Why have I never heard of Motor Silk™?

Following the development of the Boron CLS Bond technology in 1991, Motor Silk was used exclusively by the U.S. Military and select Fortune 100 companies as a “special situations” or “extreme conditions” lubricant.

Motor Silk has only been available to lower tier commercial and industrial accounts and the retail consumer market for the past 2 years. Evergreen America Corporation, through radio and other marketing efforts, has spear headed the introduction of Motor Silk into these sectors.

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16. How do I determine the correct amount of Motor Silk™ to order?

Motor Silk™ quantity calculation formula

It is simple to calculate the correct amount of Motor Silk to use for any application. Motor Silk is added at a 1 to 10 ratio to the fluid reservoir of the component to be treated. For example, if a gear box holds 5 gallons (640 ounces) of gear oil, add 1/10th or 64 ounces of Motor Silk gear treatment to the gear box.

This formula is used for all Motor Silk applications, with the exception of the consumer (non-commercial) transmission treatment and fuel treatment products.

 

NOTE: See FAQ # 4 for more information on the consumer transmission and fuel treatment product quantity calculation formulas.

NOTE: See FAQ # 10 (General) and # 11(Class 8 Trucks) for more information on the diesel fuel treatment calculations.

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17. What makes Motor Silk™ different from other engine oil additives?

Motor Silk with Boron CLS Bond is the most scientifically advanced lubrication technology in the world. It is not an oil additive product. Oil additives are added to oil in an attempt to improve the lubrication performance of the oil itself. The Boron CLS Bond technology does not attempt to condition the oil.

 

How does it work?

Motor Silk is the only product in the world that will bond a permanent and self-replenishing “solid lubricant” onto any metal surface. The near diamond hard solid lubricant coating is very durable and super slippery with a friction coefficient of less than 0.01%. This is twenty five times more slippery than synthetic oil. Consequently, friction inside the engine is reduced 80% and wear is reduced 90%. This frees up horsepower, saves fuel and engine wear. Engines and transmissions treated with Motor Silk will last 2 to 3 times longer and operate like new for hundreds of thousands of miles.  

 

PTFE (Teflon™) based oil additives

Currently the most popular and best selling oil additives on the market are those that contain Polytetrafloeraethylene (PTFE) powders suspended in a regular, over the counter type, 50-rated petroleum or synthetic engine oil.

Some of the identified products containing PTFE include: Slick 50, Liquid Ring, Lubrilon, Microlon, Matrix, QMI, Petrolon and T-Plus.

The independent testing conducted on the lubrication qualities of the PTFE based lubricants confirms and supports the original statement issued from DuPont Chemical Corporation, inventor of PTFE and holder of the patents and trademark for Teflon. 

In a statement issued about ten years ago, DuPont’s Fluoropolymers Division Product Specialists, J.F. Imbalzano said “Teflon is not useful as an ingredient in oil additives or oils used for internal combustion engines”. DuPont even threatened legal action against anyone who used the name “Teflon” on any product destined for use in an internal combustion engine and refused to sell its PTFE powders to any one who intended to use them for such purposes. After a flurry of lawsuits from oil additive makers, claiming DuPont could not prove that PTFE was harmful to engines, DuPont was forced to once again begin selling their PTFE to the additive producers. 

The decision against DuPont involved what is called “restraint of trade”. This means that you can’t refuse to sell a product to someone if they plan to use it for a purpose other than what it was intended for. For legal reasons, DuPont’s official position on the use of PTFE in engine oils remains carefully aloof and noncommittal. DuPont states that though they sell PTFE to oil additive producers, they have “no proof of the validity of the oil additive makers’ claims”. They further state that they have “no knowledge of any advantage gained through the use of PTFE in engine oil.”

Note: To read the entire report on PTFE lubricants CLICK HERE    

What About Oil Additives Like Slick 50 or Prolong?

The infomercials you see would have you believe that by putting these products in your engine it will become a "super engine" of sorts. Even better than if it were running a synthetic oil. However, unfortunately for consumers, their claims have no basis in reality.

In fact, here are a few links to releases from the Federal Trade Commission with regard to the effectiveness of different oil additives. Each link opens in a new window. When finished reading each piece, simply close the window to return to this tour.


Valvoline Engine Treatment
Slick 50 Engine Treatment
STP Engine Treatment
Dura Lube Super Engine Treatment
Dura Lube Advanced Engine Treatment
Motor Up Engine Treatment
Prolong Super Lubricants
zMax Auto Additives


In short, the FTC releases above indicate that all of these companies have used deceptive advertising in order to mislead consumers into believing that their products offer advanced engine protection and performance over motor oil alone.

The truth is that not one of these companies has been able to offer any test results which prove conclusively that any benefit is gained from their products' use. Motor Silk™, on the other hand, has 2 decades of test results and testimonials proving that their oils do exactly what the company says they do. 

Motor Silk™ is 25 times slipperier than even the best synthetics.
 

NOTE: Visit the Evergreen America web site order page to view a moving graphic illustrating how the Boron CLS Bond™ technology works.

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18. How does the Marine MotorSilk™ 2 Cycle Gas Treatment work?

The Boron CLS BondTechnology in the Marine Motor Silk2 Cycle Gas Treatment will bond a near diamond-hard solid lubricant coating directly on to the engine’s metal surfaces. This is especially important for 2 cycle engines due to the excessive carbon build up and surface degradation resulting from the 2 cycle engine combustion design. 

The Boron CLS Bondpermanent solid lubricant provides the greatest lubrication and wear protection for the 2 cycle engine. The service life of the 2 cycle engine is extended 2 to 3 times longer than with standard oil only lubrication.

Note: For more information, see FAQ #2 and #17

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19. How do I use the Marine MotorSilk™ 2 Cycle Gas Treatment?

The Marine Motor Silk2 cycle Gas Treatment product is used at a 1 to 1000 dilution ratio when mixing directly with the fuel. Add 1/8 oz to 1 gallon of gas. Or you can figure it this way: To treat 5 gallons of gasoline, add .64 ounces of the Motor Silk2 cycle Gas Treatment. This is calculated as follows: 5 gallons of fuel = 640 oz. Divide the 640 oz by 1000 to determine the correct amount of product to add (640 oz / 1000 = .64 oz).

Note: Standard 2 cycle engine oil is still required when adding the MotorSilk™ 2 cycle Gas Treatment product to the fuel.  

For 2 cycle engines with automatic oil feed (reservoir) systems, add the Motor Silk2 Cycle Gas Treatment product at a 1 to 10 dilution ratio. For example, if the engine holds ˝ half gallon of oil, add 6.4 oz of product to the oil reservoir. This is calculated as follows: 64 oz (1/2 gallon) divided by 10 = 6.4 oz.

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20. How does the LUBRISILK™ Aerosol spray work?

The Boron CLS Bond Technology in the LUBRISILK Aerosol spray bonds a near diamond hard solid lubricant on to any metal surface. An important and unique feature of the Boron CLS Bond technology is its ability to penetrate into the metal’s surface while forming the protective solid lubricant surface coating. During this process any rust on the surface of the treated metal is removed as Boric Oxide bonds with the metal surface. Boric Oxide is highly anticorrosive and will stop the formation of further oxidation or rust. Most other aerosol spray lubricant products on the market are water encapsulating and actually trap water on the metal surface. The result is accelerated oxidation (rust) and corrosion.

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21. What’s different about the Marine line of Motor Silk products?

The Marine line of Motor Silk lubrication products contain a greater concentration of the Boron CLS Bond™ technology than the standard product line. For example, the standard and Marine engine treatments both contain the same ingredients; however, the Marine line is specially formulated to have a greater concentration of the Boron CLS Bond component. The Marine product line is designed to provide for maximum anti-corrosive surface protection. This protection is vital in marine applications where metal is exposed to highly corrosive salt water.

 

Note: See FAQ # 20 for information on Boric Oxide surface protection

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22. What will Motor Silk™ do for my Automatic transmission?

*Description:

Motor Silk Automatic Transmission Treatment is designed to extend the life and lower the operating temperature of your automatic transmission. It blends with your existing transmission fluid and contains boron-based components that protect vital working parts from friction and corrosive elements.

Motor Silk Automatic Transmission Treatment toughens rotating components, inhibits overheating, smoothes out clutch shudder, clears stuck valve bodies and locked governors, and improves shift patterns. The new surface also blocks oxygen to prevent corrosive activity. This micro-layer of protection is bonded to metal surfaces with strong covalent and ionic bonds. It provides durable, long-lasting wear surfaces.

 

*Usage:

Motor Silk Automatic Transmission Treatment can be used in any automatic transmission. A ten-ounce treatment will help any size transmission and may be added any time. (Ten ounces will not “overfill” a normal unit.)

*From the ALT INC. Technical Bulletin

 

Note: See FAQ # 4 and # 9 for more detailed usage information

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23. Can you tell me more about the Motor Silk™ Synthetic Grease?

*Description:

Motor Silk Synthetic Greases are a blend of the finest synthetic components available. The Boron CLS Bond technology creates a totally new synthetic grease formula with a patented boron-based ingredient. Motor Silk’s active chemical process creates a near-permanent micro layer of extremely low-friction crystal lattice molecular structures that become part of the metal surface. The inter-atomic bonding of the boric acid components completely bonds to all metal surfaces within several days and provides a long-lasting, low-friction surface impervious to most contaminants.

 

*Usage:

Motor Silk Synthetic Greases have a wide range of applications. They are biodegradable, waterproof, non-corrosive, non-melting, and fortified with boron derivatives. Motor Silk Synthetic Grease is formulated to seal out water and lubricate under the most adverse conditions. The highly adhesive and extreme pressure/extreme temperature properties prevent metal to metal contact in most applications.

*From the ALT INC. Technical Bulletin

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24.Can you tell me more about the Motor Silk™ Gear Fluid Additive?

*Description:

Motor Silk Gear Fluid Additive is designed for use in all manual transmissions, manual transaxles and final drives or rear end differentials except for limited slip rear ends with clutches. Motor Silk Gear Fluid Additive contains enhanced esters and their derivatives and synthetic-base oils and a complete boron anti-wear formulation. It is designed to provide high-temperature stability to prevent coating of synchros and gears.  

 

*Benefits:

Less drive train power loss, lower friction on bearings and gears, prevents welding and scoring on gears, reduces tooth drag, minimizes oxidation, corrosion and varnish deposits, improves shifting in manual transmissions, lowers operating temperatures, increases efficiency for more power, longer equipment life and extended gear-fluid changes.

*From the ALT INC. Technical Bulletin  

Note: The Motor Silk™ gear treatment product is not recommended for limited slip differential drive components and wet-clutch assemblies found on some motorcycles and other equipment. It's simple to figure out: If your rear end used a "modifier or limited slip additive" in the oil, do not use our gear treatment.

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25. How do I treat my Class 8 truck engine with Motor Silk™?

General information (Class 8 Trucks)

Motor Silkengine treatment is added to the oil sump at a dilution ratio of 1 part Motor Silkto 9 parts reservoir fluid. For 40 to 44 quart (10 to 11 gallon) oil sump capacity engines, add 1 gallon of Motor Silkin place of 1 gallon of engine oil. Motor Silkis added last, on top of the engine oil, to avoid having the product taken directly into the oil filter. 

If the engine is equipped with an auxiliary (after-market) ultra-fine by-pass oil filtration system, disable the system before adding the Motor SilkEngine Treatment. Do not re-enable the by-pass filter until the engine treatment has been in the engine for at least 2000 miles.

NOTE: New and rebuilt engines may be treated with Motor Silk™ following the initial 10,000 mile break-in period.

Boron CLS Bond™ Technology Installation

Add Motor Silk™ engine treatment to new oil at the next scheduled oil service. Run engine for 1 hour to allow for the cleaning and removal of all deposits. If engine oil pressure begins to drop significantly, this indicates the filters have become blocked from deposits. Change the filters immediately and continue to monitor engine oil pressure.

Note: See FAQ # 11 for information on how to use the Motor Silk™ Diesel fuel treatment

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26. Is Motor Silk™ OK for my new / older car?

Many customers ask whether Motor Silk is applicable or beneficial for their car based on the age or miles on the vehicle. The Boron CLS Bond technology in Motor Silk will bond a solid lubricant coating onto the engine, transmission or fuel system’s metal surfaces regardless of the vehicle’s age or miles. Consequently, all vehicle components and systems will benefit from superior lubrication.

Fuel efficiency gains and performance improvements will vary however depending upon the age and condition of the vehicle. All engines treated with Motor Silk will benefit from an 80% reduction of friction and 90% reduction in component wear. 

Older engines with wear will also benefit from an improvement in mechanical efficiency. This results from better compression (tighter fit) as the solid lubricant will fill in some of the excessive clearances caused by wear. In these cases, fuel efficiency gains could be as high as 20% or more. 

Newer engines treated with Motor Silk can expect between 5 to 10% better fuel mileage and more importantly will maintain a higher mechanical efficiency (better fuel efficiency) over hundreds of thousands of miles of driving due to the superior wear protection Motor Silk provides.

Motor Silk™ engine treatment is not recommended for new or rebuilt engines until the break-in period has been reached, so that the rings can properly seat. Its actually friction between the rings and the cylinder walls that wear the rings down to a perfect fit with the cylinder. If there is no manufacturer’s recommendation, we suggest putting 1200 miles on the engine before using Motor Silk™ engine treatment.

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27. Is Motor Silk NOT recommended for any applications?

The Motor Silk™ gear treatment product is not recommended for limited slip differential drive components in cars and trucks or for wet-clutch assemblies found on some motorcycles and other equipment.

Other positraction units like lockers without clutches will benefit from the gear treatment.

Motor Silk™ engine treatment is not recommended for new or rebuilt engines until the break-in period has been reached or 1200 miles if there is no manufacturer's recommended break-in period.

 Note: The Motor Silk™ gear treatment product is not recommended for limited slip differentials in some cars and trucks and wet-clutch assemblies found on some motorcycles and other equipment. It's simple to figure out: If your rear end used a "modifier or limited slip additive" in the oil, do not use our gear treatment.

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