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Valve Saver Fluid

 


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Flashlube Valve Saver Fluid is an Upper cylinder lubricant and cleaner formulated to minimise Valve Seat Recession (VSR) in LPG, CNG & Petrol Fuelled Vehicles.

This proven formula also contains a combination of additives that cleans fuel injectors & fuel systems, increases fuel economy and reduces emissions.

Flashlube Valve Saver Fluid has been developed as a direct partner for LPG/CNG converted engines providing protection against Valve Seat Recession (VSR)

LPG/CNG, Why the Need for Lubrication?

Not all engines are designed with LPG/CNG as the preferred fuel.

LPG/CNG are dry burning fuels that combust at a higher temperature than petrol.

These extreme temperatures can cause Valve Seat Recession (VSR) leading to valve burning, lack of performance, loss of compression and premature engine failure.

How it works

Flashlube Valve Saver Fluid forms a protective coating; the effect of separating the two metals by a film of lubricant prevents metal-to-metal contact, stopping Valve Seat Recession.

Flashlube Valve Saver Fluid also contains a unique combination of additives to give a more complete burn in the combustion chamber reducing emissions and fuel consumption, and improving power.

The formulation contains concentrated cleaning agents to allow deposits to blend with the gases burned in the combustion chamber, maintaining combustion efficiency.

Flashlube’s unique formula will not harm catalytic converters or oxygen sensors.

Benefits

› Protects valves & valve seats.
› Reduces harmful emissions.
› Lubricates upper cylinder area.
› Safe to use in all late model vehicles (will not harm catalytic converters or oxygen     sensors).
› Ideal for 2 & 4 stroke engines (use with fuel/oil mixture).
› Economical - 50ml treats 50 litres of fuel
› Increases engine life.
› Cleans injectors & fuel systems
› Increases fuel economy (by up to 5.3%).

Available From:

From Leading Automotive spare parts stores.
All good Service Stations Australia Wide.
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F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Valve Saver Fluid?
Flashlube Valve Saver Fluid is a concentrated Lead Replacement Additive formulated to minimise Valve Seat Recession (VSR) in LPG, CNG & Petrol Fuelled Vehicles.

This proven formula also contains a combination of additives that cleans fuel injectors & fuel systems, increases fuel economy and reduces emissions.

Flashlube Valve Saver Fluid is safe to use in vehicles fitted with catalytic convertors & oxygen sensors.

Flashlube Valve Saver Fluid is essential for use in LPG, CNG and petrol powered vehicles, and can be directly injected by using the Flashlube Automatic Lubrication Kit. It cleans & lubricates the upper cylinder & creates a protective barrier between the valve & valve seat, keeping valves & seats cool.

 

2. Who needs it?

Flashlube Valve Saver Fluid is essential for LPG, CNG, & petrol vehicles. It is also suitable in all two & four stroke engines such as motorbikes, lawn mowers & outboard engines. (Must be used with normal fuel/oil mixture). You will find the same great Flashlube qualities shine in these applications. The engines will become easier to start, keep spark plugs and combustion chamber areas clean, cool & lubricated, leading to a longer engine life and a smoother running engine.

 

3. How effective is Flashlube Valve Saver?

Flashlube Valve Saver Fluid is an excellent product suitable in a variety of applications.

This proven formula contains a combination of synthetic additives that cleans fuel injectors & fuel systems, increases fuel economy and reduces emissions.

It cleans & lubricates the upper cylinder & creates a protective barrier between the valve & valve seat, keeping valves & seats cool.

Flashlube Valve Saver Fluid is safe to use in vehicles fitted with catalytic convertors & oxygen sensors.

 

4. What's the treat rate required and how is it administered?

FLASHLUBE VALVE SAVER FLUID TREAT RATE

Flashlube Valve Saver Fluid should be added directly to the tank just prior to filling, to ensure best mixing, at a rate of 50 ml per 50 Litres. It can be also automatically injected to the engine via the award winning Flashlube Automatic Lubrication Kit, providing complete driving confidence when using Petrol, LPG or CNG fuels.

 

5. Is it safe to use Flashlube Valve Saver fluid with unleaded petrol to run my vehicle?

Yes, Flashlube Valve Saver Fluid is safe to use in all petrol, LPG and CNG vehicles. Flashlube Valve Saver Fluid is also safe to use on vehicles fitted with catalytic convertors & oxygen sensors.

 

6. Where else can Flashlube Valve Saver be used?

OTHER APPLICATIONS FOR FLASHLUBE VALVE SAVER FLUID

Flashlube Valve Saver Fluid is essential for LPG, CNG, & petrol vehicles.
It is also suitable in all two & four stroke engines such as motorbikes, lawn mowers & outboard engines. (Must be used with normal fuel/oil mixture).

 

7. Will Flashlube Valve Saver save on fuel?

Yes. Flashlube creates a more complete burn of the fuel (due to the additives in Flashlube) and this provides more kilometres per litre.

It does depend on factors including vehicle type, how the vehicle is driven and a clean fuel system. 

 

8. Is Flashlube Valve Saver toxic?

No. Flashlube is a non-toxic product and will assist in reducing vehicle emissions.

 

9. Where can I purchase Flashlube Valve Saver?

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10. Do you have any agents outside of Australia that sell Flashlube?

Of course. click here 

 

11. Which Fuel should I use - Standard or Premium Unleaded?

With most Pre 1986 Vehicles, it is ok to use Flashlube Valve Saver Fluid with Standard Unleaded Petrol (91 Octane).

Some vehicles require a higher octane fuel. They should use Flashlube Valve Saver Fluid with Premium Unleaded Petrol (96 Octane).

Contact your Vehicle Manufacturer for full details on which octane fuel better suits your vehicle. 

 

12. How do i install my Flashlube Kit?

pdf click here to download the Installation Kit

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UNLEADED PETROL

With leaded petrol (super, 4 star etc) now a thing of the past, and Lead Replacement Petrol due to phased out in Australia by 2004, there is still quite a demand for a Lead Replacement additive for all of the pre 1986 cars still on the road today.

Exhaust valves can reach temperatures of 850 Centigrade under normal operating conditions when using petrol, the petrol has a cooling effect when entering the combustion chamber. Besides increasing the octane quality, lead provides a critical wear reducing function by depositing a thin, protective layer of lead oxides on valves and valve seat surfaces reducing the risk of Valve Seat Recession. Without a Lead Replacement Additive, the valves will burn out at a rapid rate, leading to costly cylinder head repairs and possible major engine damage. The lack of valve lubrication often results in premature failure of exhaust valves due to a phenomenon known as Valve Seat Recession.

The publication SAE-Australia, September-October 1993 states:
... One advantage of leaded fuel was that the lead helped to reduce exhaust valve-seat wear, especially in cast-iron headed engines not fitted with alloyed valve-seat inserts, but with valves running directly into the head. The use of unleaded fuel (or gas) in these engines is likely to cause rapid valve-seat recession and eventually burnt valves. It further states: ... However, material used for valve-seat inserts for leaded fuels were not as good as the later insert materials, which are more resilient to wear. Such materials were developed specifically for unleaded fuel.

Flashlube Valve Saver Fluid with its lead substitute provides essential lubrication and protection to all pre-1986 engines, which required lead for lubrication.

Since 1990 Flashlube, an Australian owned company, has sold Flashlube Valve Saver Fluid, a non-metallic lead substitute. This lead substitute had initially been used with great success in LPG converted engines providing essential lubrication to hot, dry valves and valve seats.

In Australia, it has been suggested to modify pre-1986 engines, which require a high-octane fuel with low compression pistons and to change valves and valve-seats. Many people are not aware of the fact, that it is illegal to modify an engine to a lower compression. A News Release from the EPA states, Owners of such modified cars are liable for significant fines and their cars could be deregistered. Many pre-1986 engines do not require a high-octane fuel and run extremely well using unleaded petrol*. With Flashlube Valve Saver Fluid added to petrol the risk of valve and valve seat wear is greatly reduced. Because of pistons and ring wear many high compression engines do not have the original high compression any more and do run quite well on unleaded fuel. The cost to treat a tank of fuel is minimal considering the high cost of head repairs, replacement or illegal engine modification.
N.B: * Contact your Vehicle manufacturer to find out if your car requires Standard or Premium Fuel.

Detailed Problem Analysis:

Because of a hotter engine, more engine oil is drawn past piston rings and through worn valve guides and/or valve seals. At high combustion temperatures the additives in engine oil will break down to ash and hard, abrasive oxides. The buildup of deposits on valves and valve seats reduces normal valve cooling through the water cooled valve seats raising the temperature of the valves even further, creating additional problems:-

  • Abrasive wear due to hard deposits between valve faces and valve seats.
  • A small leak between exhaust valve and valve seat, caused by carbon deposit on the valve or valve seat will allow hot gases to escape. As the gases flow under extreme pressure through the small opening (blow-by), they will begin to erode the valve face. This blow-by will further increase the temperature of the valve head causing valve burning.
  • Excess carbon deposits on the valve stem will cause valve-sticking resulting in valve burning.
  • At extreme temperatures, the hardness of the valves may not be adequate to prevent indentation of solid deposits (carbides) resulting in excessive valve seat wear and recession.
  • The working stress of overheating valves and the absence of a lubricant to cushion the hammering effect between the hot, dry valves and the valve seats may cause the valves to deform and break. The broken valve head usually falls into the combustion chamber and in most cases will ruin the piston and cylinder walls.
  • Hot loose carbon deposits can trigger pre-ignition also known as deposit ignition. It may be audible or inaudible. Pre ignition causes the engine to compress burning gases. This pushes the combustion temperature well above the design criteria of valves and pistons causing rapid engine damage.
  • At elevated temperatures oxidation of valve heads take place. This corrosive wear is due to hot gases, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, hydrocarbons, oxygen, water vapour, and several solid deposits causing pitting and wear. Also the high velocity of exhaust gas impinges on the valve stems and tends to erode the metal. Erosion and corrosion weakens the valve stems and leads to valve breakage. The corrosion rate increases with temperature.


How can you reduce the risk of premature cylinder head failure?

Use Flashlube Valve Saver Fluid, Australias No.1 selling Lead Replacement Additive.With specially developed upper cylinder lubricants and cleaners most of the foregoing problems are reduced or eliminated. It cleans and controls valve seat deposits, resulting in better valve cooling through the valve seats and reduces exhaust valve overheating due to leakage of hot exhaust gases. The risk of valve sticking is reduced - also a major cause of valve and valve seat burning.

Flashlube Valve Saver Fluid is not an ordinary upper cylinder lubricant/cleaner. It is the first upper cylinder lubricant cleaner in Australia containing a lead substitute, greatly reducing valve seat recession and providing all the lubrication qualities of leaded petrol.

Flashlube Valve Saver Fluid will increase the life of valves and valve seats and reduce component corrosion. The powerful cleaning additives control upper cylinder deposits, reducing the risk of pre ignition caused by hot combustion chamber deposits. The lubricant will maintain the performance and durability of your engine.

It can be added directly to the petrol tank at a ratio of 1 to 1,000, or via the award winning Automatic Lubrication Kit. More than 170,000 Kits have been installed in LPG and Petrol engines across Australia.

Flashlube Valve Saver Fluid offers excellent protection when using unleaded fuel utilising the very latest oil industry technology. 

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LPG/CNG Why the Need for Lubrication

Flashlube Valve Saver Fluid forms a protective lubricant coating; the effect of separating the two metals by a film of lubricant prevents metal-to-metal contact stopping Valve Seat Recession.

Not all engines are designed with LPG/CNG as the fuel.

In engines converted to LPG/CNG , there is potential for higher valve wear due to the combustion properties of the fuel.

LPG/CNG as a fuel places significantly higher exhaust thermal stresses on the valves and valve seats, increasing wear.

Valve Seat Recession is where the valve seat sealing face wears into the cylinder head.

An engine on LPG/CNG runs hotter than designed, under extreme heat normal exhaust and inlet valves can lose their hardness and tensile strength.

The situation worsens as the valve face now hotter than designed and without lubrication preventing the metals touching pinpoint weld themselves together.

As the valves open, the welds break. Valves are designed to rotate consequently pitting the entire surface on both the valve and valve seat.
This leaves the valve face pitted, softened and vulnerable to increased wear. The valve face no longer seals, allowing hotter exhaust gases further heat the surface accelerating wear.

The grinding created by the rotational valves, wear away the seat and guides. Resulting in lost compression and power.

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