Tech Tips for the 1st day of May

Sulfated ash

There's a second good reason you shouldn't use car oil in your motorbike - sulfated ash. It's common in many American & Canadian modern oils; without burnt oil discoloring it, it normally has a light-gray to pale-tan colouration which may become visible if you shear a bit of the debris. When coloured by oil, it looks like the dreaded sludge. Unfortunately, the API SH-SN ratings are not strict enough on sulfated ash content. It's an issue that's fairly well known in some motorcycling circles, and the Japanese motorcycle industry recognized the issue very early on, creating a new oil specification specific to their needs (one, that among other things, caps the sulfated ash content very low): JASO-MA, recently revised further into to JASO-MA1 & JASO-MA2. For motorcyclists, the sulfated ash content poses a secondary issue: it means higher quantities of sulfuric acid if water gets introduced into the oil (such as from condensation within the galley spaces); since most motorcycle engines share the oil with both the engine and the transmission, the sulfuric acid is particularly problematic as the metals used in the transmission selector forks are made of cheaper steels that don't stand up to the acid nearly as well as most engine components.

Can I use diesel engine oil in my petrol engine?

This is an awkward question to answer. Diesel engines run much higher compression ratios than petrol engines and they run a lot hotter, so the oil is formulated to deal with this. Plus they produce a lot more dirt in terms of combustion by-products. Diesel-rated oils typically have more detergents in them to deal with this (see Using Diesel oil for flushing above). It's not unheard of for diesel oils to clean a petrol engine so well that it loses compression. Diesel-rated oils also have an anti-foaming agent in them which is unique to diesel engines, and not needed in petrol engines.
So is that the be-all and end-all answer? Well not really and that's why this is a difficult question to give a straight answer to. The above statement is more relevant to commercial diesel engines. Nowadays, just about all passenger car / light commercial oils (including OEM ones designed for both petrol and diesel engines) will carry the ACEA A and B specifications. ie. formulated to satisfy the requirements for both types of engine. So just because the oil is labelled "Diesel" doesn't mean it's not suitable for petrol engines - it will more than likely carry an ACEA A3 / OEM petrol spec as well.
However you do need to be a bit careful regarding choosing the right diesel spec - if you have a modern common rail / direct injection diesel, chances are it will require at least an ACEA B4 spec to cope with the higher piston temperatures that can cause piston deposits (and stuck rings). ACEA B4 is fine where B3 is recommended.


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From OTG Guy - USA

New Products

The GTE Tsunami Pipe

This item comes in various sizes,  the one in the picture is a GTE 2", 2" stands for the size of the vortex chamber in diameter. The GTE 2" is ideal for small engines (under 800cc), can be used by motor scooters and various motorbikes.  Small GTE's like this (under the 6" size), emits a high frequency whistle which is already inaudible to the human ear. The only audible sound we can hear here is similar to a rally tuned exhaust system.  The immediate effects of installing this unit into your engine is the immediate power increase and acceleration response. For 800cc engines up to the 1000cc, we recomend the GTE 3". For 1300cc up to 1595CC engines - we suggest the GTE 5".

Available sizes are: 2", 3", 4", 5", 6", 8", 10", 12", 14" and 16"

Available thru direct selling only from OTG-Karis office. Please contact them directly for corporate pricing.

 GTO Gallons and Liters

GTO in Liters and Gallons are now available for Corporate Accounts. Contact OTG-Karis for pricing, terms and conditions and delivery.

The GTO and GTF items, The GTE for scooters and the Vorxins

Technical Support Tip for the GTO treatment specialist

"Adding GTO will improve the lubricity and therefore, increase the risk of getting those metal particles distributed all over the engine."
This is especially true with companies and people that do not change their oil filter and drive there cars till they drop.

All day everyday and never keep proper maintenance on them. If someone increased driving range then
there maintenance for a vehicle must increase as well. Roughly 95% of companies completely ignore this fact.   The more you use somthing the quicker it breaks down. The proper maintenance must be adhered to in order to prevent this.

Al lot of car companies have higher insurance rates because of this. The ones that do not take care of things and just drive however they see fit. You will also notice this same practice if you were to just jack up
or put it on a lift and look at the lubrication points of the Vehicle. Ball joints etc. Always check and ask people have they kept up with the proper maintenance of the vehicle.  If they say no then this should give you thought to ponder and say "OK" in your brain.  let me check some things out. aka the Proper fluid levels are they being kept or the oil consistency state. The filter has it been changed?, spark plug etc...

Is there oil in the gas or water ?
Is the water contaminated with oil or ?
Does the engine look like it has oil leaks ?
Does the Valve cover look like there is caked on oil ? Oil burnt on engine ?
Has the Customer used any other type of additive for there vehicle ever ?
Have they tried different oil products in the past ?
Are there any other problems with the vehicle besides what your trying to service?

Sometimes by asking simple questions. This can be a helpfull informative tool for anyone.

One time I had encountered a guy when I was changing oil for this particular shop. I changed the oil and ran it for a few minutes and checked again.  He was happy and left. He came back with smoke blowing out the back end with hazard lights flashing. he came in screaming "you owe me a new car!" to the owner. I said "really?" I said "check this out".... Because I remember him previously asking me should he use his oil and I told him "no". I guess he forgot this. I said "ok, lets go to the back and pop the trunk......" He said "why do you want to do that !!!!!" I said "just do it for me please."

He did and there was the 15 bottles of oil, he went down the road and added it himself........ He then changed his story and tried to blame it on me. lol  He said i told him to do that....which was a lie and far from the truth.

There are many stories like this. Please becarefull of unkept and improper maintenance levels of any degree.

This is why you sometimes have to flush first and then add to clean out what was there before. (Specially when or if there are signs of vehicle neglect and abuse.)

From Chris - OTG Guy USA.

Additional Notes:

Most Truck companies recommend conducting a Used Oil Analysis, simply because of the fact that majority will always have still good condition oil even after thousands of miles past their recommended mileage maintenance intervals; GTO merely improves this.

OTG Guy 


Bros, Gentlemen and Ladies:
Based on a few and probably very rare incidents.
I am taking the liberty to make this new guideline for all:
There are a few notes each distributor/stockist or OTG Tech Guy should take and enact before treating any vehicle or engine with GTO.
1. Be sure there is no Teflon content on the previous oil; If sooner or later you found out there is after the treatment, simply drain the whole oil and flush it, replace with normal multi-grade oil and repeat GTO treatment as per suggested dosage from the guide.
2. Be sure to check the condition of the engine oil first and foremost!
     a. VISUAL CHECK: If there is a trace of grayish ash matter with the oil - DONOT treat with GTO. (You must DRAIN the old oil and flush it IMMEDIATELY!, replace filter and oil)
     b. FEEL CHECK: With your fingers, feel the oil for smoothness and or roughness, IF THERE IS A SANDY FEEL, Do not treat with GTO! (Drain and Flush immediately! replace filter and oil)
     c. SMELL CHECK: With you nose, Check for smells of fuel (Gasoline or Diesel), if there is a smell of fuel, it means, there is dillution. (Draining and Flushing of oil is OPTIONAL, if oil is still clear with metallic particulates, then it's ok to retain this oil);
     d. STAIN CHECK: Drop a few old engine oil on your fingers, rub it a few times, then wipe it off one time with a clean cotton clothe or tissue paper, if there is a dark stain left on your finger tips, Do not Treat with GTO! (The dark stain is from metallic particles suspended in the old oil) Treating this with GTO may cause accelerated damage to the engine. (Drain and Flush immediately, Replace with Fresh ordinary oil then treat with GTO according to suggested dosage from the guide.)
3. Any condition not listed above, an trained/ qualified OTG Guy/ Technician should be  able to discern himself and is expected to give the appropriate recomendation; There is a need to have a qualified and well informed OTG Guy/ Technician in every locality in order to service and cater to the public.

The Tsunami Extractor on a Turbo D4D Toyota Hilux

See what happens when a Big Tsunami GTExtractor Power Pipe was installed on a Toyota Hilux Turbo 3.0 D4D Pickup; Insane Torque! at Low rpm.

We were able to see 140 kph on the 2,000 rpm range at cruising speeds.

In the video however, you will get an idea how this pipe brings this pickup to speed up to a hundred kph in just seconds just before hitting third gear.

Relatively speaking... the performance was unlike anything whatsoever and we barely was hitting above the 3,000 rpm range.

No chip upgrade nor Simota Air filter system was added in here... The engine is virtually bone stock since it was bought in the mid 2000.

This pickup has been running with GTO since last year. It hasn't been oil changed as well.

Other GTP items added was single Vorxins, KML tapping on the radiator and the positive side, and Energy Shielding.

Big Oil 'War and Oil' - Full Film

Big Oil 'War and Oil' - Full Film

The Critical Impact of Oil
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December 17, 2010

The untold story of World War II unfolds: how oil dictated strategy to Hitler, how lack of oil slowed Japan's war machine, and how ultimately oil determined victory or defeat. This documentary features rare footage on the critical impact of oil on decisive military events.

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Notes to ponder

NASA claims that the government could slow down worldwide global warming by cutting down on soot emissions. Studies by NASA show that cutting down on soot would not only have an immediate cooling effect, but would also put a stop to many of the deaths caused by air pollution. When soot is formed, it typically travels through the air absorbing and releasing solar radiation which in turn begins to warm the atmosphere. Cutting soot emissions would be an immediate help against global warming, as the soot would quickly fall out of the atmosphere and begin to cool it down.

Cutting back on soot emissions would buy us time in our fight against global warming. Soot is caused by the partial burning of fossil fuels, wood and vegetation. Soot is known to contain over forty different cancer causing chemicals, and a complete cut would offer untold health benefits worldwide.

Environmental conservation has always been a topic for lengthy discussions, but up until recent times, global warming and climate changes were vague subjects, with no hard proof. Not surprisingly, the previous lack of attention to these issues have created a very gloomy outlook on our future. So, considering all this, what could be the biggest contributor to climate changes through global warming? Transportation - the man-made iron horses, flying machines and sea monsters, so to speak.

The question we have now is how green is our transportation? The majority of the worlds' vehicles are fueled by oil (petrol, diesel and kerosene). Even if they rely on electricity, the stations used to generate this electricity use fossil fuels for power! Excluding vehicle manufacture, transportation is responsible for 14% of the artificially created greenhouse emissions, mostly carbondioxide.

Automobiles, trains and planes are all responsible for this problem, but cars are the highest impact-makers. They release approximately six times more carbondioxide than a plane and seven times more than sea vessels.

What is Air Pollution?

Air pollution is somewhat difficult to define because many air pollutants, at low concentrations, are essential nutrients for the sustainable development of ecosystems. So, air pollution could be defined as:A state of the atmosphere, which leads to the exposure of human beings and/or ecosystems to such high levels or loads of specific compounds or mixtures thereof, that damage is caused. With very few exceptions, all compounds that are considered air pollutants have both natural as well as human-made origins.

Air pollution is not a new phenomenon; in Medieval times, the burning of coal was forbidden in London while Parliament was in session. Air pollution problems have dramatically increased in intensity as well as scale due to the increase in emissions since the Industrial Revolution.