Frequently Asked Questions
MY AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS SLIPS. CAN YOUR PRODUCTS SAVE IT?
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.
WHAT EXACTLY IS RVS TECHNOLOGY?
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.
WHAT DOES RVS MEAN?
Restores Vital Surfaces
IS RVS AN OIL ADDITIVE?
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 (60,000 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.
IF RVS TECHNOLOGY DOESN'T FIX SLIPPAGE IN AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, THEN HOW DOES IT HELP?
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.
CAN RVS TECHNOLOGY® PRODUCTS BE USED IN VEHICLES WITH SYNTHETIC OIL?
I'M GETTING REALLY BAD MILEAGE. CAN RVS TECHNOLOGY® IMPROVE IT?
MY ENGINE FEELS TIRED AND HAS LOW COMPRESSION. I WAS QUOTED 1500 € FOR A REBUILD. CAN RVS TECHNOLOGY® HELP?
DOES RVS TECHNOLOGY® REDUCE THE OPERATING TEMPERATURE OF MY ENGINE?
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT IS THE RIGHT PRODUCT FOR ME?
DO I NEED TO RE-APPLY RVS TECHNOLOGY® AT EVERY OIL CHANGE?
IF RVS ISN'T AN OIL ADDITIVE PRODUCT, WHY IS THE OIL CAPACITY SUCH IMPORTANT INFORMATION IN CHOOSING THE PRODUCTS?
CAN RVS PRODUCTS HELP COLD STARTS?
HOW DO YOU CARRY OUT THE TREATMENT PROCEDURES?
WHEN IS IT BEST TO TREAT AN AUTOMOBILE ENGINE, BEFORE OR AFTER AN OIL CHANGE?
Neither way is 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.
CAN THE G4 PRODUCT BE USED IN A MOTORCYCLE WITH A WET CLUTCH?
RVS Technology creates 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: Pekka Päivärinta (five-time world champion in sidecar racing) has used RVS Technology products in his racing bikes from the 2014 season (in his previous BMW S 1000 RR and Honda CBR 600 RR motors and the Yamaha YZF R6 engine used in the 2019 season). Markka Racing uses our products in all its bikes.
CAN RVS PRODUCTS BE USED IN DIFFERENTIALS WITH A FRICTION LOCK?
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 way.
CAN RVS PRODUCTS BE USED IN ETHANOL ENGINES?
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 gasoline engines as the lubricating properties of ethanol are worse than those of gasoline, which, in turn, makes wearing processes more intensive. When entering lubricants, ethanol reduces their properties more than gasoline does, and, with triboceramic surface, the extra wear can be prevented.
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