Back in November 2010 we discussed the new product release this year called AMSOIL Dominator Coolant boost. This new product helps reduce operating temperatures in an automotive cooling system. Whether it’s for racing or your every day driver coolant boost works. Here is the link to the original Coolant Boost Article.
AMSOIL has released a new article detailing the faster warm-up feature found only in the AMSOIL Dominator Coolant Boost.
AMSOIL Dominator® Coolant Boost is designed to reduce corrosion and significantly enhance heat transfer in cooling systems. One of the overlooked benefits of better heat transfer is much quicker engine warm-up in winter conditions, which is noticed when the vehicle’s defroster works much sooner.
To understand how Dominator Coolant Boost reduces engine warm-up times in cold weather, it is imperative to understand the fundamentals of an engine’s cooling system and how Coolant Boost’s proprietary tiered-surfactant technology works. The same tiered-surfactant technology that aids in reducing engine operating temperatures also decreases engine warm-up times.
In a vehicle’s cooling system, the ultimate goal is to quickly and effectively move heat away from engine components, permitting the engine to run at a safe, controlled temperature. An effective cooling system reduces stress on all aspects of the engine, including the lubricating oil. Alternatively, a corroded cooling system that transfers heat ineffectively will eventually lead to engine overheating, breakdown of engine oil and catastrophic failure. Before studying tiered surfactants, it is important to understand what a surfactant does in a cooling system.
A surfactant reduces the surface tension of water and antifreeze, allowing closer contact with metal parts. This closer contact increases the coolant’s efficiency in transferring heat away from hot engine parts and out through the radiator and fan.
Many leading coolant additives contain only one surfactant, limiting their temperature ranges and ultimate effectiveness. AMSOIL Dominator Coolant Boost uses three surfactants, each designed to operate in a different temperature range to increase liquid-to-metal contact from the time the vehicle starts to the time it reaches operating temperature.
The surfactant in Coolant Boost’s tiered surfactant technology is designed to provide optimal performance over a wide temperature range, while competing products with only one surfactant are limited to performance in a single temperature range.
Controlled testing of AMSOIL Dominator Coolant Boost with a 50/50 antifreeze/water mix reduces warm times by 45% when measure from 30-120 degrees. 120 degrees is when the car operator typically feels warm air coming out of the defroster.
Through the use of tiered surfactants, AMSOIL Dominator Coolant Boost delivers quicker warm-up times in the winter and reduced engine temperatures in the summer, making it an excellent choice for year-round use. Get the PDF Documennt: AMSOIL_coolant_boost_reduces_warm-up_times_in_cold_weather
With a 45% fast warm-up time, motors will see a significant increase in winter time fuel economy. Combine the use with AMSOIL synthetic lubricants and filters to even further increase fuel economy, reduce engine wear and offer easier winter time starting.
Michael Sparks -AMSOIL Dealer / Direct Jobber amsoil.lube-direct.com 931-801-9401