The Tecrolan System

It is important to know that Tecrolan is a system, taking into account the type the type of surface to be treated, the porosity, the size of the surface areas, the proper lubrication medium, the method of application and the time frame needed to complete the film.

The success of dry film lubrication is dependent on:

Proper surface preparation
Using the right lubrication medium

We have three types of Tecrolan lubrication for your engine:

Use Tecrolan liquid where carbon and varnish needs to be eliminated, cooling systems and power steering units.

Use Tecrolan Gear Lube in MANUAL transmissions and differentials.

Use Tecrolan Heavy Duty Grease in wheel bearings and chassis.

NOTE: Tecrolan works in diesel engines as well as gasoline engines.

And, you can do it yourself!

Tecrolan has Products for:


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Tecrolan Liquid

Tecrolan Liquid is a cleaner and dry film lubricant for metal surfaces. It forms a micro-thin film in the bearing surfaces of mechanical devices. The result is extremely efficient actuation, enabling maximum performance over an extended lifetime of use.

EXAMPLE: Establishing this environment in an internal combustion engine wherein the tolerances have seen little or no deterioration will virtually sustain that condition long into its service life. This is due simply to the fact that friction is at an almost irreducible minimum with metal to metal contact being shielded by the surface film.

Down time reduced

In engines that have been in service for some time this new environment will have a much more dramatic reaction. The performance degradation created by the presence of impurities within the metal will be removed and changes in performance will be quite noticeable. Efficiency will be regained, therefore, operational costs will be down, dependability will be more secure.

Surface preparation is key

While this environmental change occurs with all Tecrolan products impregnating the pore structure, it is worth noting that the key to the effectiveness of this supplemental lubrication system is preparation of the surface. In those areas where by-products of imperfect combustion embed themselves into the metal, i.e. carbon and varnish, along with dirt inducted through the intake and microscopic particles of metal dust, it is imperative that the metal be deep cleaned in order to completely form the protective film. This is the principal reason why other products claiming to be a dry film lubricant are ineffective.

Bottom line - Return on Investment

This is the area where Tecrolan distinguishes itself- dissolving those embedded particles of varnish, etc., and the suspension of insoluble metal dust into the oil to be removed from the engine at oil change make it the most effective fail-safe lubrication system available. Of course, this allows conventional oil to be more effective. The bottom line, however, is that with reduced friction, which results in lower operating temperatures, more usable horsepower, and greater fuel efficiency, costly maintenance and down time are where the return on investment is greatest.

Unique in application

Important factors in treating equipment are how much to use, how much time to from the film, and determining if an engine is a candidate for treatment.

Since Tecrolan has a very thin consistency, sump capacity and cubic inch displacement are determining factors.

On the initial insertion of the product, immediate running time of at least an hour is necessary to complete the surface preparation phase (cleaning). About 98% to 99% of the liquid volume will dissipate with engine temperature. During this immediate running time the oil level will change only during that hour, so it is not necessary to drain out any oil upon treatment.

What Causes Sticking Rings?

When oil gets hot it gives off a distillate and that distillate is called varnish. Varnish accumulates on the cylinder wall, then as the piston moves back and forth the rings scrape varnish from the cylinder walls and rolls it under the rings.

As the engine continues to run, it sucks in air from outside. The air that is sucked in from the outside has dirt, grime and grit in it. This dirt, grime and grit goes to the same area where the varnish forms and that's behind the rings and ring grooves of the piston.

When the dirt, grime and grit combines with the varnish it forms a sticky goo. When the build-up of goo changes the tolerance between the ring and the piston (not behind), the ring will not float. When it gets to the point where it will no longer float or rotate, the ring is stuck. If it's the oil ring you will have oil consumption and blow-by. And if its the compression ring, one or both, you will have low compression.

That's what causes sticking rings. With the Tecrolan you can clean just the cylinder with the stuck rings, however, we suggest that you do all the cylinders on the engine regardless of how many it has.

Fix Sticking Rings

A very costly problem normally with engines is sticking rings. Now you can fix them with a very small investment of under a hundred dollars and a couple of hours.

Let's take a look at what causes sticking rings. Because engines, do not have perfect fuel-to-air mixture all the time the result is a by-product of imperfect combustion...carbon.

We've come a long way in refining the oils we use to lubricate our engines but when the temperature is elevated varnish is distilled.

Carbon and varnish combine to form a gooey mixture which can get into the top ring groove in the piston. There it forms a glue-like substance which keeps the ring from springing out against the cylinder walls to term the seal. The result is blow-by and high oil consumption. (When a plane is hangared, whethered 2 days, 2 weeks or 2 years, this is enough time for the glue-like substance to harden and came sticking rings).

The simplest solution to this problem is the Tecrolan treatment!