“Being a senior engineer on the NASA Shuttle Enterprise project by profession, I have spent a great deal of my time investigating and testing. I decided to give CamGuard a try to see if its chemical coating would help reduce the noise in my E Type Jaguar engine. If nothing else, at least it would provide a protective coating on the internal parts regardless of the noise problem. Now the question arises did it work regarding my noise problem? The first day after adding CamGuard I really couldn’t tell if noise was less; but the second day when I started the engine I couldn’t believe how much quieter it was. I had to assume that after driving the car, the additive had time to apply a film to the camshafts and lifter surfaces. On the third day of the test, the engine again was as quiet as I thought it should be. One thing is for sure, it will be added at every oil change.”
– Dick Russ
Aerospace Engineer (ret.)
Reduced Wear with CamGuard Automotive
The collector car hobby is being enjoyed by a record number of people young and old. Vintage sports cars, high end European cars and classic muscle cars are filling garages the world over. The oil industry is making great strides improving oils for new cars, but inadvertently and sadly neglecting the needs of older technology cars. Collector car enthusiasts need protection designed specifically for their unique investment, which likely spends a majority of its time being admired (re: storage) rather than driven. CamGuard is designed to protect engines from things like the effects of extended storage, flat tappet camshaft failure, aging seals, and other related challenges unique to the technology of their time. Read on to understand how CamGuard benefits all car engines regardless of age or type of use.
CamGuard Automotive is a blend of high performance additives that fortify modern engine oils to provide the utmost in engine protection. Modern commercial engine oil formulations are at best a compromise due to government regulations and costs. These constraints lead to reduced additive concentrations and subsequently reduced performance.
CamGuard Automotive delivers uncompromised performance using the most advanced additive technology available to dramatically reduce friction and wear, decrease deposit formation and prevent corrosion when used in today’s commercial automotive oils.
CamGuard Automotive contains advanced antiwear additives that provide a dramatic reduction in wear when compared to current ZDDP (zinc) containing oils. This improvement in wear performance is especially important in older engine designs, using flat tappet valve trains, when using today’s mandated low zinc oils. An additional benefit of reduced wear is less iron in the oil, which promotes oxidation and deposit formation.
CamGuard Automotive utilizes the latest generation of friction modifiers that provide a measurable increase in fuel economy throughout the oil change interval.
CamGuard Automotive contains powerful multi-metal corrosion inhibitors that prevent rust and corrosion in seasonally or infrequently used engines.
CamGuard Automotive utilizes advanced antioxidants to prevent cylinder varnish and ring belt deposits. This is particularly important in the hot running environment of today’s higher output engines.
CamGuard Automotive provides enhanced protection in the face of high levels of NOx and fuel dilution. It is excellent for Direct Injection (DI) engines, which are hard on lubricants.
CamGuard Automotive contains seal conditioners that nullify the effects of heat and time to keep seals supple, flexible, and performing like new.
CamGuard Automotive is safe for use in all passenger car gasoline engines and will not affect modern emission systems.
We tested four of the top selling oils, two conventional and two synthetic, utilizing a FALEX PIN and Vee-block tribometer at an independent analytical laboratory. The Phillips Petroleum designed procedure used is a derivative of ASTM D-2670 and is described in the Scientific Journal “WEAR”. The procedure correlates very well with camshaft wear in engines using gasoline and diesel engine oils. The often-cited 4-Ball wear test does not correlate to engine wear.
[Click on the images for a larger view] In the graph above, the red bars show the wear for each of the untreated oils. The blue bars are the corresponding oils with addition of 5% CamGuard Automotive and reflect the remarkable reduction in wear and demonstrate a true advancement in anti-wear technology when compared to the standard “zinc” anti-wear chemistry.
The CamGuard Story began with CamGuard Aviation
which was developed as an ultra-high performance aviation product.
[Click on the images for a larger view] The photos above are pistons removed from two different Lycoming IO-540 aircraft engines. The piston on the left is from our FAA certification engine using CamGuard for 500 hours. The certification test was in an aerobatic aircraft that utilized very high power settings resulting in extremely high temperatures. The piston on the right was taken from a non-aerobatic aircraft engine that was flown at typical cruise power settings, without CamGuard, for 500 hours. The difference in deposits is striking. Because of this extraordinary experience, we expanded the CamGuard family to include other applications. To learn more about why CamGuardAviation was created click here.
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CamGuard is the only lubricant product to undergo certification testing in the extremes of aerobatic use and the first product ever tested at large public gatherings. During certification nearly one million people witnessed CamGuard in action at air shows throughout the US.