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May
29
Why Don’t Oil Companies Use Auto-RX?

You might wonder, “If this stuff is so great, why don’t the oil companies use it as an additive?”

First, Auto-Rx Plus is not an additive. Think of Auto-Rx as one thing and your oil as another. Your oil lubricates. Auto-Rx cleans. The primary purpose of oil is to lubricate. Auto-Rx has only one job—to clean.

There is only so much “room” in oil. Oil companies have experimented with various detergent/cleaner combinations in oil and have been able to take the cleaning only so far. For long-term equipment operation, they cannot take it far enough. That is where Auto-Rx has its important role.

Auto-Rx is not applied to “cure” some deficiency in the oil. Oil is not deficient. However, because we have to stay within the laws of physics and chemistry, oil cannot do much more than marginal cleaning if it is to do its primary duty, which is to lubricate.

You need oil in your equipment permanently. You need Auto-Rx temporarily (though some people leave it in their oil all the time with no problem). When you pour Auto-Rx into your oil reservoir, it mixes with the host oil. The oil carries Auto-Rx through the lubrication system. As Auto-Rx encounters abrasives, dirt, and grime, it dissolves that harmful stuff. And it causes the junk to coagulate into clumps too small to clog any passageways, but large enough to filter out.

That’s how it works. Auto-Rx is not a solvent, a friction reducer, an oil enhancer, or another magic potion, although these may be side benefits. You add Auto-Rx separately. It does not change the properties of your host oil. It is safe, green chemistry applied on a periodic basis as part of a common-sense extended protection program.