Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the ATOMIUM ™ layer work ?
The ATOMIUM ™ layer is formed during first 500-1000 km of run and it doesn't change till the end of processing (20 000 -30 000 km of run).
If you don’t support the layer, then depending on modes of the engine operation, abrasivity of air, quality of engine oil and fuel, the layer completely wears out after 30-80 thousand km of run. Till this moment only ATOMIUM effects are lost and afterwards wear process of the main material begins.
Why is the 1st stage of treatment carried out 1000 km before the oil change and why is it necessary to process the ICE in several stages?
The vast majority of ICE have deposits and varnishes in a combustion chamber and in friction zones of cylinder-piston group. The 1st stage of treatment generally carries out function of the surface preparation for the layer formation.
This is a process of tiny removal of the distorted layer of metal in the most loaded friction zones and cleaning of deposits and varnishes. At rather large amount of "dirt" the process of layer formation might not become complete because of abrasive influence of solid carbon parts. Therefore it is necessary to remove them from the engine and to continue treatment process on the "pure" engine.
Are ATOMIUM ™ lubricants applied on diesel engines?
For correct applying of ATOMIUM ™ technology the following things are essential:
- materials of friction surfaces and conditions of contact of these surfaces;
- type of fuel – gasoline / diesel / LPG/ - in order to choose between ATOMIUM Active Gasoline™ / ATOMIUM Active Diesel™;
- node of friction – AGSB, MGSB, HPS or HPFP;
It doesn’t matter what carrier (grease oil) is used.
What kinds of engine oil are compatible to ATOMIUM?
For correct applying of ATOMIUM technology the type of materials of friction surfaces and condition of contact of these surfaces are important. It doesn’t matter what carrier (type of grease oil) is used. ATOMIUM lubricants are chemically neutral, as they represent a complex of minerals without any chemical additives.
What preparatory stages should be organized, so that ATOMIUM would work more effectively?
NO preparatory stages are required. All stages of processing applied in a mode of regular operation of the car. The main thing is that before processing there have been no mechanical damages and catastrophic wear of friction details.
Can I chisel engine treated with ATOMIUM?
ATOMIUM layer has a higher relative hardness of the substrate, in comparison with the basic oil, but not more than on 30%. Therefore, the surface constructed by ATOMIUM ™ can perfectly be processed by the cutting and grinding tools.
If the car has a big mileage (more than 10 years), isn’t it too late to process it with ATOMIUM?
Terms of car exploitation are not essential. It is the technical condition that is important. If there are no mechanical breakages and the wear of friction parts is not catastrophic (engine power dropped in 1,5 and more times and the fuel equipment is in satisfactory condition), it is not late, the effect will be obvious. If you see positive improvement of technical condition after processing you can only increase the number of stages.
Does it make any sense to process a new car or an engine after overhaul?
There IS a use to process a new car. So you prolong the engines life-cycle and manage to maintain an optimal technological level and to reduce fuel consumption. However, we recommend the first treatment after zero Technical Inspection.
The new engine to be processed in 2 stages. The 1st stage – in working oil non depending on mileage. After oil replacement begin the 2nd stage.
Is it possible to drive without engine oil if the crankcase is punched or the oil pump doesn't work?
Yes, it is possible. But this is an emergency mode. If you hadn’t applied ATOMIUM ™ then without oil the engine will run 10-30 km. After that even under small loads burrs and smelting of liners of bearings will occur.
If you had applied ATOMIUM in advance at this emergency mode you will be able to drive 100-120 km (without overloading the engine (1000-1200 turns). The remained oil fog will suffice the run. We know cases of running 500 km without oil. In this case after repair the ATOMIUM layer should be restored totally.