I recently received a testimonial from a service technician in Wichita, Kansas. He told me his customer brought in a 2006 Chevy with 3.6L engine, and the oil light was on. It had been 15,000 miles since the last oil change! Her engine was completely sludged, and it actually sounded like a diesel. The technician figured it needed a new engine; but then remembered his BG rep talking about a BG EPR® Engine Performance Restoration®. The tech admitted he didn’t think it would work; but what the heck. He cleaned the valve cover and pan and did two oil changes using BG EPR®. Much to his surprise, halfway through the second service, the engine quieted and smoothed out. He saved that lady several thousand dollars, and she’s still driving the car today!
The longer I work at BG, the more I’m amazed at what all of our products do. In the last several years, I’ve heard great things about BG EPR® from technicians from here to Nigeria. Since the introduction of BG EPR® (originally named BG 109) in 2005, we’ve seen nothing but OUTSTANDING test results.
Original testing of BG EPR® consisted of performing before and after compression tests with an oil change including BG EPR® in between. Compression affects the overall power output and drivability of the engine. Results from multiple vehicles proved that BG 109 did raise compression. The results also showed an improvement on individual cylinders that were showing lower compression than the other cylinders of the same engine.
New technology needs BG EPR®
As technology evolves around engine design, we are finding that the use of BG EPR® is becoming critical to maintain the integrity of the engine. Sophisticated engine management systems are put in place to provide better engine flexibility with the intentions of increasing fuel economy, power and lowering emissions. These engine management systems involve complex mechanical, electrical and hydraulic operating systems inside the engine.
The most common of these systems is Variable Valve Timing (VVT). These systems are protected by small screens (filters) that keep contamination from interfering with operations. If these screens get contaminated with sludge, the system can’t operate properly and the result is a poor running engine. (Reference Ford TSB number 11-2-10) There are many other systems that are oil driven including Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT), Hydraulic Electric Unit Injector (HEUI) diesel fuel injectors, piston cooling jets for GDI engines, engine oil coolers and the list goes on.
Routine maintenance with BG EPR® will greatly increase the efficiency of these engine management systems, while restoring fuel economy, performance and lowering emissions.
Diesels need BG EPR®
We have also seen great results with BG EPR® in diesel engines. The Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is a big issue in the diesel industry right now. A recent case study on a 2008 Ford F-250, Power Stroke® with 44,859 miles (72,194 km) showed an increase in horsepower, torque, compression and even increased the efficiency of the DPF (View Case Study Power Stroke® 6.4L on Nexus).
Most recently we did before and after BG EPR® testing on a 2010 Dodge Cummins 2500 6.7L with only 18,890 miles (30,400 km) (View Case Study Cummins 6.7L on Nexus). The increase in horsepower and torque is a good sign that BG EPR® is once again cleaning the rings and increasing compression. Remember, compression is power and everyone loves power.
Don’t wait until the prognosis is a failed engine. Using BG 109 as a routine maintenance item can save a person (or a fleet) thousands of dollars a year in fuel and in repair work. The possibilities are endless.