Friday, 27 November 2015

Bitron? What is it!

Bitron is a metal treatment.

this outline is from personal experience in using the excellent bitron  products for over 15 years

Bitron is a straight oil that has been enhanced, formulated to stick to  metal surfaces.

Bitron can not harm an engine or the equipment where it is used. Wear and tear does that.

Bitron reduces wear & tear but does not eliminate it

Bitron does what it is suppose to do, regardless as to whether the user believes, comprehends or experiences that result.

Bitron is an educator for the user.

Bitron allows easier starting in cold weather

Bitron is like a magnet that seeks out the metal surface when it is  poured into any oil, be it in a crank case, transmission or any other container which contains oil.

The aim of bitron in getting to the metal surface is a process of making sure that any crap build up gets cleaned of  the metal surface so it can stick to the metal surface. In that aspect Bitron cleans and polishes the metal surface as good if not better than when the vehicle or the equipment comes off the assembly line. Thus, it's next to impossible for any additional crap to get attached to the metal surface to create a problem. 

Bitron is protection for your engine, fuel system, etc. It is preventative  medicine for the more efficient running of your equipment. Few of us really understand or comprehend what exactly preventative medicine is really all about.

With the regular long term and consistent use of the bitron products in whatever aspect it is used, it becomes, provides, sooner or later a noticeable improvement in the running of the  vehicle or other equipment being used for what ever the operation being planned by the user.

Bitron allows your vehicle, your equipment to do more with less. Thus extending your gas mileage reducing the cost of fuel.

Likewise with the bitron engine treatment providing maximum protection in the crankcase extending the time between oil changes and reducing your automobile costs as well. Also assists in reducing wear and tear of potential problems.

Bitron when used in its recommended manner reduces friction, temperature, burns fuel more efficiently, reduces harmful carbon emissions.  Granted these reductions are done in the background, not really noticed by the user, unless attention is given to it by the user. They are usually subtle, nevertheless they get accomplished. The only more noticeable results is the increase in getting more mileage you get on your tank of fuel or the increased in hours of use. This increase in usage, mileage will vary, over time this will average out and you vehicle, equipment will provide you with happy results.

The key is paying attention,  with out having unreasonable expectations on what the results should be. Pre judgement of what the Bitron products can do in an individuals use is only detrimental to the user

Bitron when  used as recommended does what it is made to do, regardless of the users belief. Thus the process becomes an education, as well as a better understanding for the user of what Bitron is actually doing in this regard.

Every use of bitron will get different, but similar results.  The results come from the manner in how the user, uses the product and the vehicle or equipment being used.

I have been a user of these excellent bitron products since November 1998; I never had any problems with the bitron products. This does not mean I didn't have car problems, but they were reduced significantly over the years. Here are some of my personal fuel results --

As long as Bitron is available I will be a user, if for no other reason than for the protection, the preventative medicine  that its continued use provides.  Will you do likewise for your vehicle and equipment..............

The bitron has saved a lot of transmissions, engines, radiator and the TSS ---Tire Safety Solution has kept a lot of cars users from being stranded on the road as a result of flat tires.

for more bitron product info review the bitron product guide at

enjoy the journey
take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser   866 517 2113
Courtenay, BC

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Modern Engine Oils! Where does motor oil come from?

Modern Engine Oils!   Where does motor oil come from?

Consumer Information Bulletin

contact Alex W Fraser, ID# bg100002196
420 Harrnston Avenue ,Courtenay, BC
V9N 2X2 Canada 250-338-6334
Modern Engine Oils
by James K. English  Director R&D
Bi-Tron Corporation Modern Engine Oil
Consumer Information Bulletin
2004-01-101 January 2004

Bi-Tron Engineering Bulletin Phone: 1 (877) 824-8766 toll free   (604) 244-8999 local

Where does motor oil come from?

You would think the answer is obvious, but people have some basic questions about motor oil that need to be answered...

Well, this is not an easy question to answer.

Back in the early 1900's when the auto industry was young and the giants
like Henry Ford ruled the roost, motor oil was almost straight out of the
ground. The only items early oil manufacturers removed during the refining
process were gasoline and kerosene. These early oils were much different
than what we buy at our corner auto store today.

In the days before World War II, there were no high tech demands on the
oil industry. You see, many of you may not be aware that jet fuel, plastics
and most synthetics come from refined oil. During the refining process of
modern day oils these higher priced by-products are removed first and
what is left over is made into the motor oil you and I buy at the corner store.

These modern day demands on oils remove many of the natural additives
and minerals that were put there by Mother Nature. Today's oil is nothing
more than a carrier system for the additive packages that the oil
manufacturers add at the refining plant This is a far cry from what our
great grandfather bought many years ago.

Some oil manufacturers are reverting back to using higher grades of base
stock oil without removing the heating oils and jet fuels. But these oils are
offered at much higher prices and normally sold to racers and auto
specialty companies. Many people ask us all the time, "Where does motor
oil come from and why do I need an oil additive?"

You have to understand that modern day motor oils start after all the other
items are removed like plastics and synthetics. Then they start the process
of adding their own chemistry to bring the oil up to a minimum specification.

That's where modern motor oil comes from.

Feel free to make you comments below in the comment box. Thank you

enjoy the journey

take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser  1-866 517 2113
Courtney, BC

Wednesday, 21 October 2015



We at Bi-Tron are very serious about saving money and protecting the  environment and while we are very proud of our line of products and what they do to help us in this regard, we understand that the use of our products is just one important step in the pursuit of better fuel economy, less repairs and less harmful emissions. For this reason we emphasize to all our customers that the maximum performance of our products will be realized when users also adhere to the following, "Bi-Tron Sensible Driving Guide."
Completely BI-Tronizing your vehicle will optimize your cars operation and SAVE YOU GAS!

Properly inflated tires can decrease fuel consumption! 

By using Bi-iron Fuel Conditioner you can save money not having to fill up with premium gas!

Keeping your vehicle well maintained with Bi-Tron products can save you gas and help you avoid costly repairs!

Following posted speed limits can save you gas!

Air Conditioning use increases you fuel consumption by as much as 20%!

Overdrive and cruise control can improve fuel economy!

Try to avoid putting items on top of your car. Air resistance can decrease fuel economy!

1) Fully Bi-Tronize your vehicle. Install the Engine Formulation at 10% to 15% for maximum efficiency of the motor, install the Powertrain at 6% to 8% for the maximum efficiency of your Transmission, differential and steering box and install the Tire Safety Solution in your tires to reduce the potential for leaks and under inflated tires. Now add Bi-Tron's gasoline conditioner to clean your fuel system and top end, oxygenate the fuel and improve combustion which allows for a cleaner, more efficient burn with less harmful unburnt fuel going out the tailpipe.

 2) Keep your tires properly inflated and aligned. Check your tire pressure regularly, especially after a drop in temperature occurs. Each tire that is under inflated by 2psi can cause a 1% increase
in fuel consumption. Properly inflated tires can increase fuel economy by up  o 3%!'
• Almost 70%; of cars and light trucks on the road have at least one tire that is over or under inflated and one third of these vehicles have three or even all four tires improperly inflated!

3) Try switching from premium to regular gasoline with the addition of Bi-Tron Fuel Conditioner.
• Unless your engine is knocking, buying higher octane gasoline is a waste of money.2

4) Warm Up By Driving. Once a vehicle is running, the best way to warm it up is to drive it. With computer controlled, fuel injected engines: you need no more than 30 seconds of idling even on winter days before driving away. Anything more wastes fuel and increases emissions.3 (Remember Bi-Tron's Engine Treatment protects your engine during cold starts)

Aggressive Driving. Accelerating is by far the, "thirstiest" work you can ask your vehicle to do. Fast acceleration guzzles gas and wears out your engine and tires quicker.4
• Drivers who manage their driving habits- accelerating gradually, driving smoothly and with care- can boost fuel economy as much as 20 percent compared to more aggressive driving styles.5

1 natural Resources Canada
2 Federal Trade Commission, Office of Consumer & Business Education-September 2005"FTC Consumer alert" -
3 Natural Resources Canada -


6) Keep Your Vehicle Well Maintained. A poorly maintained engine can use up to 50% more fuel and produce up to 50% more CO2 then one that runs properly. Neglecting to replace warn out oil and gas filters results in poor engine performance, higher fuel
consumption and possibly, severe engine damage.6

7) Use Your Vehicles Air Conditioning Sparingly. Using your air conditioning system in stop and go traffic can increase your fuel consumption by as much as 20%.

8) Don't Idle. Idling for 10 minutes a day can produce a quarter of a tonne of CO2 emissions each year and costs you about $70 in wasted fuel. If you stop for more than 10 seconds, except in traffic, turn off your engine and save.7

9) Drive At The Posted Speed Limit. With most vehicles, increasing  your cruising speed from 100 kilometres per hour to 120 kilometres per hour will increase fuel consumption by 20%. Speeding also reduces the life of your tires.g

10) Use overdrive gears and cruise control when appropriate. They improve the fuel economy of your car when you're driving on a highway.9

11 ) Remove excess weight from the trunk. An extra 100 pounds in the trunk can reduce a typical car's fuel economy by two percent.10

12) Avoid packing items on top of your car. A loaded roof rack or carrier creates wind resistance and can decrease fuel economy by five percent.11
Follow the above driving guide and feel confident that you are doing your best to save money and protect the environment!

5 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
6 Natural Resources Canada -
7 U.S. Department of Energy
8 Natural Resources Canada -
9 Federal Track Commission, Office of Consumer& Business Education-September 2005"FTC Consumer alert"

Feel free to make you comments below in the comment box. Thank you

enjoy the journey

take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser  1-866 517 2113
Courtney, BC

Thursday, 15 October 2015

TSS ==Tire Safety Solution - Bi-tron


I have a customer, J T of Texas who earlier this year got some Bitron Tire Safety Solution and which he put in his new car tires. He had the tires balanced and rotated.  Then when driving he developed a shimmy at high speeds.  Nothing he did in checking his  car, front end, alignment, and repeated static and dynamic balancing of tires did anything to get rid of that shimmy. So in the end he had the TSS washed out and the shimmy in the tires stopped.

JT Talked with a life-long tire guy -- he says that additives into tires WILL set up resonance/shimmy in almost every case --  I asked about Green Slime -- he said …. same scenario. Anyway, tires ok since bitron washed out, unfortunately!!!!!

To my understanding, awareness and knowledge, this a very unusual case as the TSS is not suppose to affect the balance of the tire. In this case it apparently did.

This also raises the question as to the specific type of tire being used on JT car?
Another question -- Did the Texas heat have anything to do with helping create this shimmy?

According to the bitron TSS brochure
*the TSS remains liquid for the life of the tire and is distributed via centrifugal force; this is necessary to evenly distribute the TSS around the tire so it is not a factor in balancing the wheel. It does not affect the balance of the tire. Should a tire not be properly balanced prior to installation of the TSS, or go out of balance at some point thereafter, it is simple to rebalance again.

* TSS Cannot cause balancing problems
* Will perform for the life of the tire in any climate
* Cannot void new tire warranties
* Engineered to be compatible with all motorbike tires, passenger automobiles tire and even light trucks tires [with or without inner tubes] at pressures of up to 0 psi
* effective in extreme temperatures

This unusual TSS case is looking for some answers as to why the shimmy was created in the first place.

My own experience with the Bitron TSS has been very positive. In my red 1997 1/2 GMC 4.3 L V6 Manual transmission which I got Jun 1 1999, in which I used the excellent bitron  products until June 2014 when the transmission went, requiring a rebuild.

Between late February and early April 2014 I also lost my radiator coolant twice for some reason which apparently didn't cause any immediate truck running problems.

**  I was also using the Bitron TSS in my tires for at least 10 years and NEVER experienced a shimmy or tire imbalance.

** Also in about 2008 or 9 I re did my tires with an additional 5oz of TSS per tire without any balance problems.  The TSS is suppose to be a one time application.  I believe my tires were all season P225 75-15 but I could be wrong on this number now

What I did experience was 
** even tire wear, 
** constant tire pressure  through winter and summer,  the tire pressure varied  around or two over time
** I seldom had to put air in the tires, 
** no air leakage around the rims and a smooth ride. 

** For over a year my red truck [see photo] sat in the  back yard being ignored, with no battery etc.
** In that year my tires never went flat, they lost some air but never went flat.

Anyone reading this outline who has used Bitron Tire Safety solution---

Have you ever experienced a shimmy as a result of using the bitron TSS!

Do you have  any comments that would help explain the results that J T got with the bitron TSS

Feel free to make you comments below in the comment box. Thank you

enjoy the journey

take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser  1-866 517 2113
Courtney, BC

Friday, 9 October 2015

You can’t burn the same house down twice,

Alex W Fraser's 17 year journey with Bitron

Why I believe so strongly in the bitron products

I got acquainted with the bitron products in November 1998 when I was informed I could save 10% on fuel costs. I took up the challenge and over the years I have averaged at least double to triple that and no doubt more at times. I am not disappointed in how the bitron products worked for me in all their various efficient saving [ reduced costs] aspects.  At this time I had a Red 1994 GMC 4.3 Litre V6 manual transmission.

On June 1 1999 in Cornwall, Ontario at Brookshell Motors  I traded in my Red 1994 GMC 4.3 Litre V6 manual transmission and within an hour, got a Red 1997 GMC 4.3 Litre V6 with manual transmission and 37,500 KMS on it.

I put bitron products in this new red 1997 GMC vehicle, engine treatment. gas conditioner, powertrain and it has been bitronized ever since and later used the TSS Tire safety solution in the tires.

With this 1997 GMC we drove across the country at least 6 times [3 round trips] from Vancouver Island BC to just about the Ontario Quebec border. A round trip of about 6500 miles.

On one of these trips east at Yorktown Sask we had to change our fuel pump [ that was about $1,200.00] mileage was a little over 106,000 kms. Over 110,000 KMS later the replaced fuel pump was still going strong.

On another leg of a trip east we drove from Edmonton to Portage La prairie on a tank of gas around 1100 KMS and probably could have got to Winnipeg before running out of gas

The top mileage with this 1997 1/2 ton truck was between 35.5 & 37 mpg

Over a 12 + year period with this  1997 GMC I averaged  24 mpg in a variety of traffic conditions long distance as well and city & local driving.  My base was 17.5 mpg

Here is a 9 year log of my gas consumption  

With the TSS, my tire air pressure remains constant year after year varying a pound or so. Seldom had to put air in my tires. Tires wore more evenly, lasting longer.

In the early 2000s Canadian Tire told me my battery was basically finished, it took another year and a half to die as with having the bitron products in the vehicle, it took much less energy to start the truck,

In around 2004 or 2005 we drove across the  country, stuck our foot in the Atlantic Ocean off PEI, and when we got back on Vancouver island stuck our foot in the pacific ocean at Tofino. This was a round trip of over 10,000 miles on which we average just over 26 mpg. On the leg home from eastern Ontario  just near the Ontario Quebec border on  the 401 highway, we had the box of the truck packed as well as a 5 x 8 trailor packed which had a gross weight of over 4.5 tons that we hauled about 3,500 miles and partly through snow north of Kamloops. There was no reving, no over heating, no flat tires, just clear sailing and on this leg of the trip we average 23 mpg.

Over these past years with our red 1997 GMC driving was mainly on Vancouver Island, with the odd trip to Vancouver, Victoria, Campbell River and Nanaimo and we still average 20 to 22 mpg

In my red 1997 GMC truck I have used the gas conditioner, the old diesel conditioner, the fuel conditioner and octane booster in the gas with no ill effects that I am aware off. I have used the bitron products in the gas in a variety of quantities from a few ounces of each to a full bottle at a time without any noticeable ill effects.  Gas mileage is always up and down. Sometime you do get a lousy tank of fuel and lose mileage. The gas, diesel or full conditioner reduce the harmful emissions substantially, adding more additive is redundant. You can’t burn the same house down twice, as once it is burnt, it is burnt.  Same goes for the harmful emission in a vehicle when using bitron.

We had very little problems with this red 1997 GMC beyond normal wear and tear which every vehicle requires attention for from time to time

Between late February and mid April 2014 I lost my antifreeze coolant  twice. The first time I was driving  part of  a week, before I knew there was a problem when the red engine light came on. Took the truck to Finnerons and they were not able to find any reason for the loss of the radiator coolant. It had not leaked into the oil. They were not able to find any trace of the antifreeze in the engine. In early April I lost the coolant again. This time on checking nothing showed up and they put a tracer in the antifreeze. In both cases at that time there was no apparent damage to the engine.

In mid May 2014 the manual transmission  in the red 1997 GMC truck started to act up, got noisy and when Finnerons checked it in June it required a rebuild. They couldn’t find a replacement transmission on Vancouver Island or in Vancouver.  To rebuild the transmission would cost about $4,500.00. Along with this the engine required repairs in the amount of about $4,000.00.  If I had $8 to10,000 I would have liked to see what had caused the problem, as to how clean or crappy the engine & transmission were. The funds were not there to take this step. 

We ended up getting a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 4.3 litre engine,  automatic transmission for a little less than the cost of a rebuilt transmission. This 2001 Silverado had 179,163 miles on it. In the past year since we got the 2001 silverado we have put less than 3,000 miles on it. The tires haven’t been touched in over a year for added air. They remain solid at just under 60psi constantly.

The red 1997 GMC was parked in our back yard, the last week of June 2014, the battery died in July and the truck sat there for a year being ignored. In May - June 2015 I tried to sell it for parts, which didn’t work out. Just before I sold the truck for scrap at $150.00 I put the dead battery back in the truck, gave it a boost, it took a little coxing to start, it started, had it running on a dead battery for about 20 minutes, moved the truck back & forth about 10 or so feet.   The radiator  was full, the way it was left, no leakage, likewise no leakage from the oil pan either, the transmission was still noisy, it didn’t take much effort to get the truck into gear to move it, the tires were not flat although they had lost 6 or 7 lbs of pressure over the year.

I have the sinking suspicion that for some reason the loss of the radiator coolant might have got back into the transmission some how  to help cause a problem. I have no way of knowing as the funds were not there to find out what the problem really was.

This is how the bitron products have protected my vehicle over these 16  plus years in providing better mileage,  protecting my tires, protecting my engine even when I lost the radiator coolant twice, etc.

Wear and tear is normal with any vehicle and even when it is reduced greatly it still occurs. This maintenance is a normal part of having a vehicle and things happen with is not the fault of the bitron products.

You can look at this result as the loss of the coolant  twice leading to the demise of my truck or you can look at it as who well the bitron products protected my vehicle, not only for the 4 months from Feb 2014 till the end of June, but also over the next year  in Jun 2015 when the truck had sat idle for that year and I was able with little effort to get the truck running again.

Bitron allows you to do more with less.

Feel free to make you comments below in the comment box. Thank you

enjoy the journey

take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser  1-866 517 2113
Courtney, BC

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

The Importance of Enzymes, Probiotics, Prebiotics and Antioxidants- Synergy Defence

PureTrim  PRODUCT INFO:    

 To your better health

Synergy Defense- For an Improved digestion and enhanced immune system.
The Importance of Enzymes, Probiotics, Prebiotics and Antioxidants-

Enzymes are involved in every function in the human body. One of the most important of these functions is breaking down the food we eat into its smallest component parts. We have a storehouse of enzymes in our body, but unfortunately our diets do not provide us with the enzymes we need to replenish our supply, because we eat to much cooked and processed foods. So by taking an enzyme product, you are actually assisting in the digestion and breakdown of food to its smallest form, such as protein into amino acids, carbohydrates into the simplest sugars and fats into fatty acids.

Probiotics, or friendly bacteria, are also extremely important to digestion, because they help ensure that food is processed completely, thoroughly and as little is left to waste as possible so that it does not rot inside our system. Probiotics are important in making sure that the bowel has a healthy flora, versus an unhealthy flora, which again, comes with rotting and putrefaction .This is especially important because of our society's overuse of antibiotics. Antibiotics, by their definition, are bacteria killers. Unfortunately, they kill both good and bad bacteria. This is why you need probiotics to reestablish normalcy in the bowel. Probiotics also help your body metabolize fat and sugar more efficiently and help your body remove cancerous cells from the body.

Although more research is needed, Dr. Andrew Larson, MD, FACS, FASMBS states that there is encouraging evidence that probiotics may help in:

- Treat diarrhea, especially following treatment with certain antibiotics.
- Prevent and treat vaginal yeast infections and urinary tract infections, as well as allergies.
- Treat irritable bowel syndrome.
- Speed treatment of certain intestinal infections, as well as help prevent infections of the ears, nose, and throat.
- Prevent or reduce the severity of colds and flu.
- Help in regards to dental conditions, including gingivitis and the development of dental disease.
- Help in the improvement in halitosis(bad breath).
- Also, help with the management of diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.

Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients that stimulate the growth and or activity of bacteria in the digestive system in ways claimed to be beneficial to health. These good bacteria, however, must be fed to the body via our diet because it is the probiotic bacteria and the short-chain fatty acids that they produce which restrict the overgrowth of bad gut bacteria.

Antioxidants are necessary, because in the environment that we're in, with the chemicals in our foods, our cosmetics, anything that we put on our body, and our exposure to microwaves, and other types of radiation, including the sun, we put a lot of free radicals into our systems. By taking antioxidants you are helping to clean up the waste that is produced in the body and taking care of the free radicals that damage your body's cells.

Each capsule of Synergy Defense contains 66,352 Enzymes, 1.1 Billion CFUs of Probiotics, 200 mg of a digestive Prebiotic blend and 100 mg of a Mediterranean Antioxidant Herbal blend.

The Synergy Defense gives you a four-tiered system and can be a stand alone product, and it can also be used in conjunction with the other products to enhance their action. I'm very, excited about this product. People will notice an amazing difference in their digestion and the way they feel with this product.-By Dr. Myles McCartney.

Note: The Synergy Defense which is 100 % gluten-free comes in a box of 30 capsules (1-month supply) -$32.50 Retail (CDN) + taxes, and should be taken with a glass of water, during or before a person's largest meal of the day. Synergy Defense can be ordered individually.

 “After suffering for years with I.B.S. I was introduced to Synergy Defense about a year ago and I am almost symptom free. This product is amazing. I recommend it for anybody with digestive problems.”
-Loribeth, in Ontario Canada.

Take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser
Courtenay, BC       1-866 517 2113 or 250 338 6334

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Changing Your Oil. Motor Oil differences

Before you change the oil in your car, you need to be aware of a few things  that the average driver isn't.

Consumer Information Bulletin
contact Alex W Fraser, ID# bg100002196
420 Harrnston Avenue ,Courtenay, BC
V9N 2X2 Canada 250-338-6334

Changing Your Oil
by James K. English
Director R&D
Bi-Tron Corporation

Changing Your Oil
Consumer Information Bulletin
February 2004
Bi-Tron Engineering Bulletin Phone: 1 (877) 824-8766 toll free   (604) 244-8999 local

Before you change the oil in your car, you need to be aware of a few things
that the average driver isn't.

Non-synthetic motor oils are made to a performance specification and are
not a formulated product. Motor oil is made from what is left over after all
the other chemical products have been removed. (Please see Bi-Tron
Distributor Document 2004-01-201) This document will give you additional
information on this subject.

Each batch of base stock oil is different because it comes from different oil
wells in different parts of the world. This difference means the "Oil
Manufacturer's Additive Package" that will be added to the base stock oil
will be different for each batch. California oil vs Saudi oil is much different
and the "Oil Manufacturer's Additive Package" is also different.

So, what does this mean to me? Well most people think that when they
buy a brand name oil, let's say a 10-30 type, that if they buy that bottle in
Boston it will be the same as a bottle purchased in San Diego. With non-
synthetic motor oil being a performance specification and not a formula, the
additive packages in each of these two bottles we are talking about may or
may not be the same.

Oil is made in different plants and different parts of the country, and
different parts of the world for that matter. This means that to meet the
minimum specification set forth by the auto manufacturer you would have
to make sure the "Brand Name Oils" all came from the same lot.
Look on the bottom of each bottle and you will find the lot number along
with many other numbers that are used for pricing and transportation.
Say the bottle you buy in Boston has a 1234 lot number on it and the one
you buy from San Diego has a lot number 5678. If you mix these two
bottles of motor oil, with these two different lots numbers, from the same oil
company with the same brand name and viscosity, it will not meet the
minimum performance specification. Because the "Oil Manufacturer's
Additive Packages" are different.

I ran the following test in a laboratory setting using state-of-the-art engine
test equipment and t found that mixing lot numbers does affect the outcome
of how the oil performs. I bought cases of oil and randomly picked bottles of
oil out of the cases and mixed them together and put them into a 3.8L GM
test engine. We failed on two occasions to meet the baseline requirements
of the auto manufacturer's performance specification because we mixed lot
numbers. We, as auto engineers, were also unaware of this problem, and
then when we mixed bottles with the same lot numbers we passed the
minimum specification.

So if you change your own oil, you will now have to look at the bottom of
each bottle and make sure you buy a case of oil with all the same lot
numbers to assure you meet the minimum performance specification.
What happens when you take your car to a quick oil change place and they
pump the oil out of their underground tanks? When the auto dealer or quick
oil change place buys in bulk, let's say 10W-30 oil, it may be from different
batches and blended before it even gets to the auto dealer or quick oil
change establishment.

One thing for sure is that it's going to be mixed with other oils when they
dump the new oil on top of the oil left in the bottom of the tank. This mixing
of oils and lot numbers just took a major turn for the worse because now
the oil that was pumped into your car may come from many different
manufacturers and a variety of lot numbers.

To assure the minimum specification please use oil with the same lot numbers.

enjoy the journey

take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser   866 517 2113
Courtenay, BC

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