Metal-Tec10 (MT-10) - Frequently Asked Questions
Is Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ compatible with synthetic oils?
How long should I wait before using Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ in my new car or truck?
Will Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ make my oil stay clean and last longer?
How often should I use Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ in my engine?
One 8-oz. application of Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ in my engine works great! Will it work better if I add even more?
I noticed the RPM’s dropped while accelerating to 55 mph in my vehicle. Is this the Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ at work?
Will Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ fix a loud noise in my engine?
Will my engine leak oil after adding Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™? Will Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ hurt my oil filter?
Can I use Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ in my transmission, too?
Can I use Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ in my two-cycle engine?
What is boundary film lubrication?
What is lubricity?
What is cold start protection?
Can I add Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ to my Artic Cat ATV with a CVT automatic transmission that has an Engine Braking System (EBS)?
Can I add Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ to my oil if there is another oil treatment already in it?
Yes, Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ is compatible with the major brand-name fully synthetic oils found in your local auto parts and discount stores. However, you should not use Metal-Tec10 with vegetable based or ester oils or the expensive exotic formulas normally labelled sports or racing oils. There are so many brands in the marketplace that we can’t possibly list all those that are compatible with Metal-Tec10 here and many oil companies do not divulge the ingredients of their special formulas, but if you call our technical helpline we will do our best to help.
We recommend you allow a break-in period of 3,000 to 5,000 miles before adding Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ to your new vehicle. This allows a minimum wear pattern to begin and cause proper seating of the rings in your engine. By adding Metal-Tec10 after the break-in period, wear will be retarded and proper compression will be achieved in the engine.
When your engine has been running with Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ initially, you’ll notice the oil will be darker than normal upon your first oil change. This is due to the cleaning process that takes place during your first application. Over time, varnish and sludge build up in your motor. Metal-Tec10 contains a cleaning agent that slowly removes this build up. Once Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ is added to your engine several times per instructions, you will see the oil return to its normal colour.
We do not recommend extended oil changes due to factory specifications. Follow the maintenance schedule for your vehicle as recommended by its manufacturer.
For best results add Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ at the recommended dosage to clean engine oil in the sump at every oil change.
We have calculated the amount of Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ per application to be most effective. With this in mind, more is not better. Changing the application ratios would change the parts per million concentration that we have recommended for years. Also, excessive amounts of Metal-Tec10 can change the viscosity of the oil, or cause the oil to be displaced.
Yes, that’s Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ at work. The RPMs are reduced due to less friction in your engine and transmission. Lower RPMs translate to more efficient operation of the engine and transmission. More efficient system operation means less energy to get to where you want to go, which translates to better fuel economy as well.
While Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ will quiet a running engine due to the reduction of friction and wear, it will not ‘fix’ a loud noise in your motor. Loud noises tend to be mechanical problems, and you should see your mechanic as soon as possible. The goal of using Metal-Tec10 is to prevent those ‘loud noises’ from ever occurring.
Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ will not make your engine leak oil. The product is compatible with the seals, and the properties of Metal-Tec10 are the same as engine motor oil. There have been rare cases in which leakage did occur after adding Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ due to a large amount of sludge in the engine. Once Metal-Tec10 began to work in the system, it slowly removed the sludge, exposing the seal cracks that were once plugged by the build up. The few cases reported to us involved high-mileage vehicles and/or vehicles lacking proper maintenance.
No, Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ will not hurt your oil filter. Your filter is designed to remove small particles of metal and debris from your engine oil. These particles are of a solid form. Metal-Tec10 contains no solid particulates in its formulation that would cause any harm to your filter.
Not only can Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ be used in your engine, it can also be added to your transmission fluid, whether it’s an automatic or standard. Automatic transmissions: add 8 oz (237ml) of Metal-Tec10 through the fluid tube. For larger transmissions, i.e. Allisons, add 1.5 oz (45ml) of Metal-Tec10 per every litre of transmission fluid. Standard Transmissions: add 1 oz (30ml) of Metal-Tec10 per every pound (500ml) of gear oil.
We recommend the use of our FT-10™ Fuel Treatment in two-cycle engines. FT-10™ contains just the right amount of Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ in its formulation to deliver maximum friction reduction in the cylinder area. Add 2 oz. of FT-10™ Fuel Treatment to 5 gallons of fuel. Be sure to continue to use the oil mixture that is recommended by the equipment manufacturer.
Boundary film lubrication is a lubricant between two metal surfaces. The lubricant protects the two metal surfaces that are rubbing together. Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ enhances the boundary film, allowing the lubricant to flow through the two metal parts easier and with less friction between the metal surfaces. A more scientific and detailed explanation can be found on our website under the Technical link.
Lubricity refers to the slipperiness of a lubricant and it’s ability to lubricate. In other words, the more slippery an oil, the better its ability to lubricate.
A cold start is the first time you start your engine after it has remained idle for a period of time. The metal parts become ‘dry’ as the oil drains to the bottom of the engine when it hasn’t been run for a while. Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ provides additional protection during cold starts, thus the term ‘cold start protection.’ Once the metal surfaces have been treated with Metal-Tec10 the parts are protected until the oil warms up and circulates through the system.
No, do not use Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ in an ATV that has an automatic CVT transmission with EBS. The Engine Braking System works on the basis of metal-against-metal friction to slow it down. Using Metal-Tec10 will reduce that friction, along with the engine’s ability to slow down the ATV which may free roll itself.
We recommend that you add Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ when you change your vehicle’s oil. We do NOT recommend you add Metal-Tec10 to the oil if it already contains an oil additive. Metal-Tec10 is a metal treatment. It attaches to the pores of the metal and lubricates the metal surfaces. An oil treatment alters the chemical compounds of your oil of choice. If the compounds have been altered, Metal-Tec10 may not perform as expected. For optimum performance, add Metal-Tec10 Metal Treatment™ to your oil at the time a complete oil change is done per your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation.