“Don’t change my oil? What are you, NUTS?”

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Alaska. Photo: Ivo Janssen

“Don’t change my oil at regular intervals? What are you, NUTS”?

These are words I sometimes hear during my visits with ONBOARD® ECVD prospects.

Change can be good, bad, or indifferent. Politicians have been promising change since the dawn of time with little consequence. Changing the channel is no biggie. Change in your pocket can’t hurt. Changing careers is usually a good move. Changing your boxers is highly recommended.

But changing your oil has always been the right thing to do. Your Grandpa, your Dad or Mom, your older brother or sister, your shop teacher, or your first boss taught you that. You didn’t question it.

That advice always made sense to me. After all, the day I changed my oil was a very liberating day indeed. I could now rest assured knowing that I had relieved my engine of the dirty, thinned out oil that had done its job for the last 3,000 miles.

But had it done a good job?

When you stop and think about it, the day we pour in new oil, is the cleanest that oil is ever going to be. Every day, more and more dirt particles, wear-metals, unburned fuel, and moisture find their way past the oil filter and into the oil sump. This process continues relentlessly until the next 3,000 mile interval arrives. Or 5,000, or 7,000…

Why did we choose 3,000 miles? Who decided on 3,000? What makes that the magic number? Is 3,100 too many? Is 2,950 not enough?

Everyone seems to have a different number. How can we extend the oil change intervals safely?

Why did we choose 3,000 miles? Who decided on 3,000? What makes that the magic number? Is 3,100 too many? Is 2,950 not enough? Everyone seems to have a different number. How can we extend the oil change intervals safely?

—Matt Dettman

Simple bypass filtration has been around for years. In fact, the first oil filters made were bypass filters. Mobile 1 set the world on its ear in the 1970s as the first, top-selling “synthetic” motor oil. Obviously, someone was thinking about extending the “life” of their lube oil. They were on to something certainly, but they missed the point.

No matter what blend or magic formula you poured in the crankcase, the contaminants always won out in the end. We discovered how to remove the rocks with bypass filtration, but the liquid contaminates remained. And the liquids wreak the most havoc with bearings, journals, piston skirts and cylinder walls. They are also responsible for much of the waste oil finding its way into our waterways via storm drains, and into our landfills, hidden at the bottom of garbage bags.

The environmental and literal costs are far too high.

Vacuum Dehydration removes liquids from oil. Vacuum Dehydration is not a new idea. Hydraulic systems depend on it to decontaminate hydraulic fluids every day.

How could liquid contaminants be removed from the oil of internal combustion engines?

In 2013, after years of R & D, a small company, Preserve Technologies, acquired a pending Patent for a compact, amazingly simple way to remove liquid contaminants from lube oil while an engine is running!

ONBOARD Oil Technologies, Inc. was born and introduced a new, disruptive technology called ONBOARD® ECVD.

Disruptive technologies have shaped the world we live in. The automobile, the IBM Selectric typewriter, cassette recording tape, CB radios, water beds, hot tubs, CD’s, cell phones, RV’s with slide-outs, the aluminum baseball bat, TANG, processed food, polyurethane skateboard wheels, to name a few.

These trend-setting inventions were embraced because they provided a logical, affordable solution to a clearly defined problem. We all know the problem with lube oil. We now have a solution.

Victor Hugo said it best over a hundred years ago, “There is nothing so powerful, as an idea whose time has come”.

Welcome to the next idea. Welcome to the solution. Welcome to ONBOARD® ECVD.

Clean Oil Power.

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