Frequently asked questions
1. What is the thickness of the metal-ceramic coating formed as a result of revitalization?
The unique quality of the revitalizant is that we are not talking just about atomic layers, but about real microns in the pump element, several hundredths of one millimetre in the engine cylinder-piston group and several tenths – on the reducer gears.
2. Is there a risk of metal-ceramic layer growing in excess? Can it cause the engine to seize up?
No, the engine will not seize up. Revitalization is a self-regulating process, where the friction of surfaces is the necessary condition for it. When the coating is formed, the friction is reduced drastically and the growth of the surface stops.
3. A superhard coating is formed as a result of the revitalizant’s application. Can the engine be rebored, if necessary?
This is a common question from car owners, and we would like to set their minds at ease. The metal-ceramic coating is formed to the depth of 10–30 microns, and the boring tool can remove tenths of a 1 mm. Also, the traditional major engine overhaul can become unnecessary altogether; the revitalizant’s exceptional ability to restore the original shape of worn parts allows car owners to avoid tedious and expensive repairs.
4. What if the metal-ceramic layer peels off in operation?
5. I’ve heard that aftermarket additives are clogging up filters...
No. The revitalizant-gel easily dissolves in oil leaving its viscosity and other physicochemical properties unchanged. It easily goes through the filter elements directly to the working friction surfaces.
6. I am going to apply revitalizant to my new car, but it is under the warranty…
We stick to the emphatic opinion that it is best to apply the revitalizant compound to the engine during the breaking- in period. The application of the revitalizant is especially efficient when engine parts are new. Due to the revitalizant effect the breaking-in goes quicker, softer, more efficiently and almost without losses of metal into “boring”.
7. What is implied under the protection guarantee for 100,000 km (62,000 miles) of run?
It is implied that the surfaces will not wear out during the guarantee term provided the car is operated in a regular mode. For example, should a scratch appear on the cylinder wall on the 99th (61th) thousand of the run, it would disappear due to the revitalizant’s high restoring properties. The scratch will “heal!”
8. When is it best to start the application of the revitalizant?
Revitalizant is effective at any stage of car operation and is always useful. The most important thing is that the unit must be in an operative state. Ideally, the revitalizant should be applied from the breaking-in period on.
9. What happens to the honing by revitalizant’s application?
Honing is designed to provide relatively safe adjustment of parts and to hold oil on the cylinder walls.
10. Can I drive without oil if I use revitalizant?
11. How long does the revitalizant’s effect last?
Tests show that the protective coating remains even after 100,000 km (62,000 miles) of run. After 100,000 km (62,000 miles) it is advisable to repeat the revitalization cycle. To support the surface restoring potential at the highest level it is strongly recommended to use oil with the atomic revitalizant XADO Atomic Oil or Atomic Metal Conditioners (AMC) with revitalizant after each oil change.
12. What kind of oil is the best for treatment: old or new, synthetic or mineral?
It makes no difference because the revitalizant is compatible with any type of oil. It does not chemically react with them and does not change their viscosity, physicochemical or operational properties. The oil only carries the revitalizant to the friction surfaces.
13. I am the second owner; I have no idea what kind of oil was used in the engine. Can I use XADO products?
Even if some additives have been applied to the engine earlier, they will not cause much effect on the revitalizants’ action.
14. Won’t the additive settle in the bottom of the oil pan and lose its efficiency if the car is not used for a long period of time?
No, the revitalizant will not settle. After the revitalizant’s application, the engine should idle from 2 to 5 minutes. At this time the revitalizant will completely dissolve in oil, even if the mechanism has not been used for a long period of time.
15. While idling, the oil pressure indicator blinks. Will the revitalizant help?
There are many reasons for reduced oil pressure, ranging from a failure of the sensor to serious wear of the oil pump, bushings or crankshaft journals. If the wear is not complete, the revitalizant will help.
16. Will the revitalizant help in case of increased oil consumption?
There are still more reasons for increased oil consumption, such as wear of parts in the cylinder or -piston group, bedding, gumming-up or breakage of the piston rings, valve stem seal failure, or oil-leaking through seals. If the reason is wear, the revitalizant will help.
17. How can fuel economy be reached?
For cars with high mileage, the fuel economy is first reached by the engine’s wear compensation and reconditioning of its operating parameters to their default values. On a new engine, the optimization of the interfacings and reduction of friction losses will help you cut down the expenses down the road.
18. While undergoing maintenance, there is a high measurement of toxicity in exhaust gases in my car. Will the revitalizant help?
Increased emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere could be due to the quality of the fuel used, adjustment and operation of the fuel outfit. The most frequent reason for harmful emissions is engine wear. In this case, the revitalizant will definitely help. The application of revitalizant reduces the emission index by ten times and some parameters by a hundred times.
19. How will I feel the effect of the revitalizant on my car?
20. Will revitalization help any engine?
21. When is it recommended to use the revitalizant for cylinders? Is there a revitalizant to treat the whole engine?
22. Should the treatment of the diesel engine and fuel outfits be done separately or simultaneously?
It is better to do it simultaneously. The simultaneous treatment not only improves the engine operation by increasing its power, but it also improves the performance of the fuel outfits. The fuel pressure increases and the fuel-injection improves, which results in greater fuel economy.
23. Does the revitalizant damage the turbine?
No, the revitalizant protects the turbine and extends its operation life. The turbine is designed in such a way that its journal bearings are lubricated with a relatively thick oil coating, hydrodynamic lubrication mode, in practically all operational modes. The main wear of a bearing occurs at start and stop, when this coating is disturbed. The revitalizant comes into full action exactly during this moment of highest wear for the turbine moment, forming a protective coating on the bearings.
24. I have the “Common Rail” injection system, diesel engine CRDi. Has revitalizant been tested for use in these engines?
25. If the box is droning, will the revitalizant help?
There are two main reasons for the increased noise from transmission mechanisms. Droning can occur gradually, as it is connected with the wear of gear teeth, bearings and shafts. The revitalizant always helps in such instances. However, sometimes the box drones from the beginning of its operation as a result of production deficiency, causing problems in the gear teeth changeover or causing the teeth to come together too tightly. The revitalizant will work in this case too, but if the deficiencies are substantial, the noise may not disappear.
26. How can gear shifting precision be improved?
27. What gel should be used when modern robotized gearboxes stand between the mechanical and automatic gearboxes?
Robotized gearboxes and gearboxes with dual clutch, or dual clutch transmission, are improved automatic gearboxes. For the revitalization, it is recommended to use the gel for the gearboxes and reducers.
28. What should be applied for the mechanical gearbox with the liquid for the automatic gearboxes?
29. Will the revitalizant harm the performance of friction clutches in self-locking differentials?
30. The automatic gearboxes (CVT) with the V-belt variable speed drive unit differ in their capriciousness. Will the revitalizant help?
31. My scooter has separate oiling system. Where should I squeeze the gel – in the oil or in fuel?
32. The bearing is droning. What kind of revitalizant should be applied?
33. What is the difference between the 1 Stage revitalizant and the usual engine gel?
34. What should I choose for the treatment: the package with 3 tubes, 1 Stage revitalizant or Metal Conditioner Maximum with the revitalizant?
35. Doesn’t good synthetic oil already contains all necessary additives?
36. Do car manufacturers recommend the use of the additional additives?
37. What does the RF mark mean?
38. Is the revitalizant toxic?
No, it is not. All products have sanitary allowance for application in the food industry and are hygienically certified.