Frequently Asked Questions
The abbreviation RVS stands for Restores Vital Surfaces.
RVS Technology® Tribo(nano-)Ceramics can be considered as an advanced mode of cure for engines, gearboxes, and other mechanisms. If your device has normal wear problems like noise, smoking, too high consumption of oil or fuel, decrease of power and compression level, unbalance and vibrations, RVS Technology has the capacity to restore it.
RVS Technology works also as a preventive method, protecting your mechanisms against coming wear. For example, treatment of car parts will protect your car from serious problems in the future.
Our products are classified based on the oil capacity of the mechanism to be treated. You can find the right product by checking the oil capacity in your user manual or by writing the license plate number of your vehicle in a search field on our website (for selected regions only).
If the oil capacity of a petrol engine is 4 litres, you need a G4 product. If it contains 5 litres of oil, you need the subsequent product, i.e., G6, that is made for 4–6 litres. If the engine has 10 litres of oil, you can combine the packages, and you need one G4 and one G6 package. For diesel engines, you use D-series products, and for transmissions, you use T-series products with the same principle. Gas and ethanol-driven engines are like petrol engines from the RVS point of view, and they are treated with G-series products. If you do not know the oil capacities of your vehicle, you can normally find them in its user manual. You can always contact us in order to find the right product!
Also note that if a motorcycle has a combined engine and transmission oil system, we recommend you use a category that is one-step higher than what the oil capacity would suggest. That is due to the fact that such systems have a lot of friction surfaces that have to be treated. Thus, G6 is the optimal category for almost all motorcycle engines.
In the treatment process, you normally use the lubricant or fuel that carries the RVS substance to the locations where it reacts. To put it simply, you can say that the RVS substance is put into the lubricant or fuel, and you use the mechanism for a certain minimal time. You can find detailed instructions for different RVS Technology® products on the product pages of each of them. For industrial purposes, we give instructions for a concrete mechanism or, if needed, we can organise a comprehensive service.
Neither way is totally wrong. In new or almost new engines it doesn’t even make a big difference.
The higher the mileage, the dirtier the engine internals usually are. During the treatment procedure, dirt is removed from the surfaces and it gets to the oil. That’s why it is often recommendable to change the oil before the second treatment that we recommend for engines with a mileage higher than 40,000 km (~25,000 miles). Therefore the most optimal time for starting the RVS Technology® treatment procedures with a used engine is about 400 km (250 miles) before a scheduled oil change. The second treatment is then carried out after the oil change, and the RVS Technology® substance can be left in the engine until the following regular oil change.
The benefits of an RVS treatment are long-lasting. You do not have to renew a treatment after an oil change, as oil changes do not affect an RVS Technology® treatment. The RVS product forms a nanoceramic layer that integrates the metal surfaces prone to friction. An RVS treatment does not affect the properties of the oil it is poured into. That is why it lasts for approximately 100,000 kilometres (65,000 miles) in cars that are used in normal road conditions.
No, it isn’t!
Unlike oil additives on the market, RVS Technology® products produce a nano-ceramic layer that integrates with the metal friction surfaces of your engine, transmission, differential etc. That’s why it lasts at least 100,000 km (65,000 miles) and oil changes do not affect it. RVS does not affect the properties of oil. The idea of oil additives is to improve the oil properties and they have to be re-applied at every oil change.
Note also that, despite RVS not being an oil additive, we use the oil capacity as a guideline in choosing the right product type. The oil capacity is comparatively easy to find out, and normally it defines sufficiently well how much there is to treat in the mechanism. In hydraulics and industrial applications with external oil tanks and relatively low flow speed, other criteria are used for calculating the appropriate RVS Technology® product amount.
Yes, they can!
The active substance in RVS Technology® products does not react with ethanol in any way.
Furthermore, using RVS in ethanol engines is even more recommended than in petrol (gasoline) engines as the lubricating properties of ethanol are worse than those of petrol (gasoline), which, in turn, makes wearing processes more intensive. When entering lubricants, ethanol reduces their properties more than petrol (gasoline) does, and, with triboceramic surface, the extra wear can be prevented.
A new problem has occured in hybrid vehicle engines: corrosion. The internals of an engine rust, which is caused by the engines rarely running warm if they are not driven for a long distance, and the moisture that accumulates inside the engine cannot evaporate. This moisture, in turn, causes steel surfaces to rust.
When the surface is ceramicised with RVS products, the corrosion problem is eliminated or at least substantially reduced. If the problem hasn’t gotten too bad, it can even be fixed by giving the engine a normal used engine two-stage treatment. In that case, it is often a good idea to use a product category that is one-step higher than what would otherwise be correct for the engine.
Therefore, the short answer to the question is: It’s definitely worth it!
RVS Technology creates a triboceramic surface on friction pairs, both surfaces of which are metallic. As one of two surfaces in mutual contact in wet clutches is a mass plate, RVS Technology doesn’t affect the clutch.
We have plenty of references on this topic in motorcycles, to name a few: Niki Tuuli (Super Sport World Championship series) and Erno Kostamo (International Road Racing Championship IRRC, Macau GP winner 2022).
Also note that if the transmission uses the same oil as the engine, the transmission needs its fair dose of the RVS substance, too. That is why you should use a one-step bigger RVS products category than the mere oil capacity would suggest. G6 is the right product for most motorcycles.
Yes. RVS Technology® products are fully compatible with all types of oils.
If it’s caused by a valve problem RVS may help, but if the transmission slips because the clutches inside of it are worn out RVS cannot help. The clutches have paper-kind of mass surfaces and RVS Technology® works only on metal parts. Sometimes the problem is caused by bad shifter solenoids, which is an electrical problem, and this case they need to be repaired/replaced accordingly.
Even if RVS doesn’t cure your problem, there are many metal gears, bearings, and valves as well as an oil pump inside automatic transmissions that benefit from the effects of an RVS Technology® treatment. Friction surfaces of these parts are treated and the friction between them is reduced, allowing your transmission to operate smoother and quieter. Internal heat production that burns the oil and is the main cause for transmission failure is reduced, extending the life of the oil and transmission itself.
Due to the lowered internal friction, the engine runs cooler after a RVS Technology® treatment. This can be beneficial in warm climates where vehicles are subjected to extreme heat. On the other hand, one has to keep in mind that the engine will not run too cool even after an RVS Technology® treatment if the thermostat operates correctly, and RVS Technology® only diminishes the risk of overheating.
Cold start is a phenomenon observed when an engine is started in cold weather – during the first few seconds, the oil is thick and oil pressure is low, and the engine is starved of oil – that causes parts inside to wear out due to the friction caused by lack of proper lubrication. The Triboceramic layer created by RVS Technology® protects the components inside an engine from this oil starvation because even without oil, the triboceramic layer is very slippery, thus minimising the damage caused by cold starts.
Yes, they can.
When at least one of the surfaces is made of material other than metal the RVS substance does not react and it does not affect the surfaces in any substantial way.