Product comparaison with a cross-axis bench test machine
Our Lubricant has subjected its products to both in-house and third party testing. One of the in-house tests clearly demonstrates the friction-reducing capabilities of Bestline's products with MLT. The test was conducted using a standard "cross-axis" machine commonly referred to as a "bench test." The machine holds a "test bearing" against and perpendicular to (or across) the axis of a rotating bearing. The metal in the rotating bearing is considerably harder than the metal in the "test bearing." Force applied to a torque wrench determines how much pressure exists between the two bearings. The damage to the "test bearing" has a direct inverse relationship to the lubricant being tested; specifically, the better the lubricant, the less the damage.
The following graphic representation shows that BestLine currently outperforms all other lubricants:
Damage to test baring
"The BEST lubricant will allow the least damage"
Using only a five (5) pound weight on the torque wrench, all tested oils and additives (except BestLine's) resulted in failure and significant damage to the "test bearing" in as little as ten (10) seconds. A visual review of the test bearing makes this abundantly clear. The damage was as follows:
TEST 1: Test was done with PENNZOIL ADVANCED PROTECTION 5W-30. The wear scar shown was from only 10 seconds of running with the pressure of a 5-pound weight.
TEST 2: Test was done with CASTROL GTX START UP 5W-30. Again, the wear scar shown was from only 10 seconds of running with the pressure of a 5-pound weight.
TEST 3: Test was done with 25 percent of SLICK-50 mixed with PENNZOIL 5W-30. Still only 10 seconds of running time.
Pennzoil and Quaker State recommend that a quart of Slick-50 be added with each oil change. (Sold in 5 quart packs, 4 quarts of oil and quart of Slick 50)
TEST 4: Test was done with 25 percent of DURALUBE mixed with PENNZOIL 5W-30. Again, only 10 seconds.
TEST 5: Test was done with 25 percent of WYNNS mixed with PENNZOIL 5W-30. Again, the test was just 10 seconds in running time.
TEST 6: Test was done with 25 percent of Z-MAX mixed with PENNZOIL 5W-30. Like the others, this was only 10 seconds of running with 5 pounds of pressure.
TEST 7: Test was done with 10 percent of BestLine mixed with PENNZOIL 5W-30. Using BestLine's additive, at only 10%, with a 5-pound weight, there was no visible wear scar. It took thirty (30) seconds on the bench test to create a measurable loss, which was then only .02 grains (or .006 grains for 10 seconds).