BG MOA Bearing Machine Demo
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Hello, my name’s Ralph Shattock. What I want to do today is demonstrate to you the effectiveness of BG MOA. This is our oil additive for petrol
engines, and what we’re gonna demonstrate in this
little one is the effectiveness of friction
modification. Only one step, and this is a demonstration, not a test.
So what I need for this demonstration,
obviously, is a can of product, MOA. Note the new labels, very nicely
done. The next thing we need is Carb and Choke
Cleaner. We need to clean this machine from the
previous time that we’ve used it to make sure that it works properly. Otherwise, if we’ve got MOA left on
it, we’re going to get a bad reading. So this is just to clean up the piece of
equipment. We need a heat source, we need contaminants; water, oil- which we’re going to put in here- and we’re going to have some petrol in
this case. Or gasoline, I should say. So we’re going to have all these. I need
a piece of emery cloth to clean the machine, to make sure that I
don’t have any friction modifiers left on the surface, and occasionally I’ll need a pair of pliers. My other number one thing that I love for all my
demonstrations is concentrated sulfuric acid. It’s my favorite thing out there. And you will
need a plentiful supply if you’re going to do the things that I do. So here’s how we do it. First of all, we have a bearing, a new bearing, inside here. When I press down on it, we will be getting some pressure between
these two metal surfaces. When there’s no oil at all in there, we’re
going to get friction, which you’ll hear the noise, the
squealing noise. That is actually metal parts
bonding together and breaking off. So we’re creating a lot of wear inside this engine with no lubrication at all. So the simplest way to do it, when I
press down on here with the bearing running, I’m going to push
down until it locks up; and then a member of the
audience is going to give me the number that it reads down here, in pounds per square inch. It doesn’t matter what number, what
denomination, whether it’s kilograms or liter, it doesn’t matter. Pounds per square inch is what we’re
using to demonstrate with today. So turn it on, a little bit of noise; and then when I put this down, I’m
going to press down slowly. I want to do the same thing every
time for the different products I’m going to use. So we push down; For safety I put my glasses on. Your choice; for me, this is better. So we push down slowly, and then we get the reading from here. “Twenty-five.” Twenty-five pounds per square inch of pressure. That’s not
very high compared to what you get actually generated in an engine. But
if you look right here, you can see the amount of wear that we got
on that engine, that bearing surface, just running at that pressure with
no oil present. So what does an oil do? What function does
it perform? It cools, cleans, lubricates. Cools, cleans, and lubricates. It has other functions it has to do as well,
but here, that’s what we’re gonna demonstrate. So when you work with a new surface, (and this is why I carry a pair of pliers with me, just in
case) we just have to open that up a little bit, and turn the bearing to a new surface.
Because you want to be fair about these things. And then I pop this back on here again; now I have a brand new surface. So what we do next is I take my oil- just a generic oil, we do have others, and
you can use anybody’s oil in this- we put enough oil in here until we get a film of oil on the bearing surface. This is our cushioning effect that we
get from an oil to stop the friction. Now we repeat the process with oil
between the two metal surfaces, and we take another reading of pounds per
square inch on this meter again. Slowly. “Twenty-eight.” Twenty-eight! Let me do it once more to make sure we didn’t get a misread. “Twenty-nine.” It didn’t actually
change very much, did it? As I push down on here, we’re actually forcing the oil out of the way. And the thinner the oil, the easier it
moves out of the way. We have, again, no lubrication in there. So we’re creating wear. This happens even
faster when your oil is old. Let’s look at the
bearing surface again. It is scored very badly. That means I’m creating a lot of wear
inside this engine; I’m also getting a lot of metal going
around through the engine, which is actually causing more wear in
other parts of the engine. It’s just like sandblasting it. The more I get, the quicker it wears out
the engine. Now what we’re going to do is see how
MOA works. I’m going to do it first, though, with an
old bearing surface. So now we’ve got an old car, and I want to
see what are the effects on an old car by adding MOA to it. So we take MOA and open it. Obviously, I have opened this already,
because I didn’t break a finger now, doing it. We now and some MOA until we get a
little red color. Now we have a little red inside the
system. So obviously I’ve used a little bit more
than we normally do, but it’s very hard to put a cup, just a a fraction in there. But this is a
demonstration, it is not a test. Anybody who says test is really lying. What we need is a test number, if
you’re doing a test. An ASTM test number. So now I’m going to see what effect it had
on this old bearing surface. When I press down on it again slowly. I need somebody from the audience again-
preferably the same person with bad eyesight- to come up here and do the same reading
for me again. And we’ll see how far it goes with MOA added to an old engine. “Seventy-five.” Seventy-five, that’s a little better, a slight improvement on the old one. But let’s see what effect it had on the
bearing. This is the impressive part. When we start to look at the bearing
now, if you remember what it was like before- it was all scored and ridged like
that. Now you can actually see it is starting
to be polished. So now we have a nice, polished surface coming into contact with another
polished surface, with an automatic film left in between these two. So now we get almost no friction in this item at all. That increases your
miles per gallon. But don’t forget that this is an old car. What happens with a new car when you
start from brand new? Let’s do it again, let’s be fair. Don’t forget we only went to 75, but they
had new bearing surfaces to start with. So now we turn it to a new bearing
surface. I put my thing back on here. So now we’re going to show the same thing
with a new car with a new bearing surface with old oil in there, and see what the effect is. We’re gonna
hold it at 75, see if it locks up there first. Again, we do it slowly. How’s that? I have had people bend the torque wrench. A
big guy came in once and bent my torque wrench for me. It’s a very impressive demonstration. As I say, you can do this with other
products, such as a chlorinated product. But a
chlorinate actually creates problems inside your
engine. It’s a very very good friction modifier, but
if you take the chemical symbol for a chlorinate, which is CL, and you add hydrogen to it, which is in
the water, in the fuel, in the air, it doesn’t matter-
it attaches to that chlorinate immediately. That creates hydrochloric acid. You do not want more acid in your engine.
You’ve got plenty anyway. We don’t need any more hydrochloric in there.
It’s also deadly to breathe. Any chlorinates are really bad for you. That’s what mustard gas is. So be careful what you put in there. You can do this demonstration with
Clorox bleach, and it’s phenomenal as a demonstration. That’s why I say this is a demonstration, it
is not a test. We have other facets which we will
include for MOA, other parts of it. But let’s go a step further. What happens to contaminate oil when you’re driving
down a road? What other contaminants that you use occur in engine oil? Over a period of time, according to Quaker State, your car- because of condensation and
things like that- will produce up to 100 gallons of water that gets down into your oil during the
next two thousand miles of driving. A hundred gallons, depends on how many times you
cycle on and off the key. But every time it drops by thirty
degrees, the engine temperature, you get condensation taking place. In the
morning it evaporates, so you see some steam coming off it,
which I’m sure you’ve all noticed on a cold day. So I’m going to add this to it. We’re
going contaminate this oil. That’s a lot of water going in there. So we
contaminated it with water. What else? Every time I turn the engine
off, petrol, or gasoline, or diesel fuel, runs down
past the rings- the little bit that’s left on there. So that gets into your oil as well. We’re diluting
this poor old oil down really badly. You can see it start to foam a little bit
on the bearing surface. The other thing: 1-4 pounds of sulfurous, nitrous acids, every 2,000 miles of driving. One to four pounds of it. It’s sulfurous and nitrous, not sulfuric.
I’m using sulfuric, which in oxidizing agent. So this is
gonna break this oil down very rapidly. You will start to see the
color change on the oil. So now it’s getting darker now.
Ever seen oil that’s dirty like that? Foamy like that? It’s getting
ethylene glycol in there because the head gasket’s leaking? Look at the condition of it now. How is
this going to work? Your wife gets up and gets in the
car in the morning, and wants to get the car hot. So there’s
no oil around the engine. And so she gets in
there and revs it, to get it nice and hot straightaway. What’s going to happen in a
regular one? We’re gonna get that wear that we saw in the first instance. This one, we’ve got
a protection left. Let’s see what happens with this one. A brand-new car with dirty oil in it. I’m gonna push down slowly, and see what the reaction is. What a sound, yeah? Just to get a little. Actually, if I go like that, you’re really
putting it down. But you can hear it’s actually getting quieter and quieter. Quite impressive, wasn’t it? Look at the
bearing surface. Look at the reaction we’re going to have
on a new car. See that little mark there? That’s it. With all of that pressure and all of
that torque that we created, you can barely feel it. It’s just a polish mark. So now we’re going to have an engine,
even if you don’t change the oil when you should, we’re still not going to
create that wear for quite a long time. We can go a lot
longer with MOA in it then you can without. Before you use this machine again or do
anything, You can certainly pass the bearing
around to everybody, during each stage, or whatever you like.
At the end of it, pass that bearing around. They’ll be
impressed, the customers will. We’ve now shown them
friction modification with MOA. After you finish, clean it up. Because if you don’t, you’re
going to have a misread because of all the old MOA that’s left on this bearing surface. We want to make sure that you don’t
get egg on your face when you’re doing a demonstration.
Believe me, I’ve had egg on my face so many times
from using equipment that I don’t know what it’s like. So clean it, do not use 402 Brake and Parts Cleaner, use 411 to clean it
with.

6 thoughts on “BG MOA Bearing Machine Demo

  1. Ralph Shattock. I'll be damned! My father, Bob Eatmon worked for Kenz and Leslie in Denver for many years and developed a lot of these. I remember you and your wife from many years ago. Wow. Blast from the past….

  2. Real ASTM timken falex test BG MOA www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHzNcEEtsf8 has over 40 tests of other oils and additives

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