Samcosport Launch New Autoglym Silicone Hose Wipes

Samcosport, the world leader in performance silicone hoses has joined forces with Royal-warranted surface care manufacturer Autoglym to produce a superbly effective new valeting product; Silicone Hose Wipes. Launched at the 2010 SEMA show in Las Vegas, the product has already picked up their Global Media Award on its first day on sale!

As the name suggests, the new product offers a safe and convenient way for valeters, detailers and anybody who takes pride in their car to achieve a flawless finish on any silicone or rubber components in the engine bay. Throughout the development process, both Samcosport and Autoglym technicians have taken great trouble to test the active ingredients in all manner of real life and simulated conditions, ensuring that neither heat cycles, traffic film or engine deposits can phase these super-effective wipes. Regular cleaning of the hoses helps them to maintain their factory finish and lustre, preserving their looks for the lifetime of the car.

Samcosport Product Development Manager Mark Hale said, ‘We have developed this product in response to an overwhelming demand from our dealers and end-users. We wanted to develop a highly efficient cleaner that could be tightly targeted around the engine bay, cleaning only the hose, without contaminating either belts, paintwork or components with cleaning products, as can happen with spray-type alternatives.’

Each box contains 10 sealed sachets of pre-impregnated lint-free wipes, ready for action on the showground, concours line-up, or even just on the driveway on a Sunday morning. Priced at just £6.98 including VAT, they’re a perfect addition to your cleaning kit and available from all Samcosport retailers.

Synionic Unveil New Motorsport Lubricant Line-Up

Synionic, the UK based lubricants manufacturer has unveiled its 2011 range of Surface Modifying Motorsport lubricants. The new oils have been developed from their previous ultra-high performance range, but have now been blended with even greater environmental credentials, to make them less harmful upon disposal.

The new range is the most advanced form of lubricant on the market and comes in all grades and weights. Naturally, Synionic can also offer custom blends and bespoke formulations to suit individual teams or engineer’s requirements and this can be done on a very sensible minimum order quantity. The firm can also offer a full post-race lab analysis to help identify any possible enhancements or improvements to be made. This has proven invaluable in the past by allowing teams to drop the ‘weight’ of the oil, therefore reducing drag, without increasing wear. In the case of one client, ADR Engineering, technicians saw significant power gains purely from the gearbox oil alone. This was achieved by reducing in stages from 75w90 right down to 10w40 and analyzing the product after each test run to assess wear – or more importantly, the lack of!

Synionic can be subjected to these extreme tests because it differs significantly in its formulation from normal lubricants. Put simply, normal oil is designed to prevent juxtaposed metal parts from touching each other. Under microscopic examination, tiny peaks which are formed as the result of metal finishing (known as ‘asperities’) can be seen, which rely on the film strength of the oil used to keep them apart. ’Film strength’ basically refers to the pressure that can be exerted on a lubricant before it is forced out of where it is required. As heat and/or pressure increases, the tiny peaks cut through the oil film, resulting in scoring, heat and additional friction. Synionic differs in the fact that it actually treats and modifies the surface of the metal components that it comes into contact with, rather than modifying the oil carrier itself.

As the name suggests, Synionic actually bonds at an ionic level to the surface of the moving parts, and in doing so begins a molecular and chemical process that uses the heat from the engine or gearbox to impregnate the metal with the lubricant. This, allied with Synionic’s measurably higher film strength (typically 220,000 PSI vs. 5,000 PSI for a quality synthetic) means that as heat and pressure increase, asperities are actually smoothed and folded under internal yield to create a surface with a lower friction coefficient. Usually, lubricants tend to migrate away from any source of heat, making it the enemy of engines. Here, heat acts as the catalyst that begins the chemical process to protect them.

Synionic already has a few high-profile race wins under its belt in the form of both Roger Clark Motorsport and Scoobyclinic whom have both used it to take them to victory in the UK Time Attack series. Next season, Subaru UK will also be running an entire complement of Synionic engine and gearbox lubricants in its own officially backed Time Attack machine.

RRP for the 5 litre pack is £49.99 or £685.00 for a 200 litre drum. Synionic Motorsport Lubricants are also suitable for all high performance, historic or classic road cars and bikes.

For more information on this, or any Synionic product, please call them Synionic UK on 01628 828473 or click on www.synionic.com

Prolong UK To Rebrand As Synionic

Leading lubricant manufacturer Prolong UK is set to rebrand its entire product range under the new moniker of Synionic. The new nomenclature and logo will soon be seen on its entire range of specialist high performance oils, lubricants and car-care products.

Prolong shot to fame over a decade ago, becoming known as the oil of choice for race teams and discerning enthusiasts. Having proven its worth at every level from F1 through to NASCAR, Top Fuel Drag racing and Time Attack, the product’s superior film strength and ability to ionically bond to the engines surfaces set it apart from the competition, which in the main, still rely on a ‘hydrodynamic wedge’ to keep moving components apart.

Explaining the move, Mike Purchase, Sales Director of parent company ANP Ltd said, ‘The differentiation between Prolong and Synionic is an important one for us. When we first started with Prolong in the UK, we were simply importing it. Over the last few years, we have developed our own blending facilities and have been working tirelessly to improve the performance of its formulation, particularly with regard to its environmental impact upon disposal. The Synionic product is entirely new, so we felt that it deserved an all-new brand. It’s a fully synthetic lubricant that uniquely bonds at an ionic level to moving metal surfaces – hence the name, Synionic.’

The new branding will roll out to retailers over the next few months. Leading race teams have already shown a keen interest in the new range, including multiple Time Attack and Ten Of The Best Champions, Roger Clark Motorsport who have been trialling the latest lubricants as part of their development programme for the 2011 season.

For more information on this, or any Synionic product, please call them Synionic UK on 01628 828473 or click on www.synionic.com

Fuchs/Silkolene Pro S & Pro R Special Offer

This is a special offer to our email subscribers and these prices are not generally available on our website. With Fuchs Silkolene Pro-S and Pro-R at only £37.49 you are saving £16 on the RRP of £54. This offer will end midnight Sunday 13th June 2010, so make sure you place your order in time.

To buy Fuchs Silkolene ProS / R you MUST visit the link below.

Buy at Special Offer Price

Fuchs Silkolene Pro S is an ester based, fully synthetic motor oil created to meet the needs of the most discerning motorist. Pro S is suitable for use in all modern cars and is particularly recommended for high performance engines. The full synthetic base fluid ensures that the products are thermally stable and extremely resistant to oxidation, even when stressed to the extremes of endurance.

Fuchs Silkolene Pro R 15W-50 is a race proven engine oil with a high synthetic content. Utilising advanced wear reducing chemistry, ester synthetic base materials and technology derived from aircraft turbojet engine lubrication, Pro R 15W-50 exhibits load-carrying and film strength properties considerably in excess of those achieved with conventional mineral or synthesised hydrocarbon lubrications (PAOs).

If your thinking of buying other products instead of our Special offer Fuchs Silkolene then make  sure you look at the CLEARANCE section which has products for both Cars and Bikes.

Revolution 15 Row Oil Cooler Kit. Keep Your Cool

Respected tuner and mail-order supremos Revolution Motorstore have released a comprehensive 15 row oil cooler kit to suit all modified, high-performance, drift and track cars.

Every engine relies on its oil to help the cooling process as well as reducing friction and carrying worn particles away from moving areas. No matter how good your oil, if you can keep it cooler, its viscosity stays more constant and its level of protection is optimised. By allowing the lubricant to be cooled in a high-airflow position via the 15-row cooler, engine wear can be significantly reduced and engine life can be extended.

The superbly engineered kit includes everything needed for fitment to almost any petrol or diesel vehicle. Parts include the cooler itself, a beautiful CNC machined remote oil cooler housing, all aeroquip style lines and three lengths of high-quality stainless braided oil pipe to allow a multitude of different fixing options in a wide variety of cars and light commercials.

The kit can usually be fitted in an hour or so and is an essential upgrade for anyone running  a higher state of tune, towing a caravan or trailer – or for any vehicle that regularly ventures onto track. Priced at £179.99 all in, the kits is significantly cheaper than rebuilding an engine!

For more information, please click to www.revolution247.com or call the team on 0845 002 3009.