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I wanted to thank you for making such fine automotive products. I use BG 44K® fuel additive regularly in my 2000 Chevy Silverado and note fine performance even in a truck that’s 13 years old. Every year, I use two cans of fluid in 26 gallons of fuel prior to changing the oil. Usually I drive 5,000 miles/year and use Mobil 1 Extended Performance Oil in conjunction with BG products. The 5.3L V-8 engine runs great even at higher mileage and after many years trouble free driving using BG fuel additive.
Also, I got behind on replacing the transmission fluid. I hadn’t changed the trans fluid for over 6 years and was noting some rough uneven shifting. The local Chevy dealer flushed and refilled the transmission fluid using the manufacturer recommended Dexron III fluid. I added a can of BG ATC Plus additive immediately after getting it serviced. After about 100 miles of driving, the shifts smoothed out and the truck is now running now like new again. The shifts are seamless. I feel confident that this additive will prolong the life of the transmission for many years to come. It’s amazing to me that your products actually do make a noticeable difference. Keep up the good work.
James W. Cileck MD
My name is Wes Goans and I’m from Overland Park, KS. I wanted to write this letter to inform you of my experiences and successes using BG oil and automotive products.
I’ve been in the automotive business for 21 years and am also an avid motorcycle drag racer. I’ve been using BG products since first introduced to them in 2001 at a Ford dealership where I was a mechanic in Manhattan, KS, using the 3-part fuel service kit. I’m now with an independent shop in Overland Park and we carry a full line of BG products and have nothing but great results.
The purpose of this letter however carries through my experience as a motorcycle drag racer and the trials and errors I went through before using your products full time. My drag bike is a 2008 Suzuki Haybusa, built lower-end with 13.5:1 compression, titanium valve retainers, APE springs, Kibble White valves and is powered by VP MRX01 98 octane race fuel. Needless to say, I have a lot of money invested in the engine alone so protecting it is at the top of my list.
One of my biggest issues was my clutch. I tried everything from Mobil 1 to Amsoil race application motorcycle oil and the outcome was always the same after a testing session or race: the oil smelled extremely burned and black with most of the clutches destroyed. The clutches run about $20 each and there are 13 of them in the stack. This was becoming a weekly battle and was not acceptable. I was introduced to BG SAE 10W-30 Synthetic Blend Engine Oil and EPC additive and that’s where the story took a positive turn. I’ve used this oil for the past 3 seasons and have never had a single clutch or engine failure related to oil or lubrication. I’ve been amazed at your product upon disassembly of the engine.
After each race, or test session, I removed the clutches for inspection and rarely have to replace any clutches or steels. When I change the oil for inspection it looks like I just poured it in! I just soak the clutches in the Synthetic Blend Engine Oil and install them… and they perform like new every time. Keep in mind that this is a 9 second at over 150 mph drag bike in the ¼ mile, so it sees plenty of abuse with constant shifting patterns of over 11,500 rpm but I never worry about it with the confidence that BG products have given me. BG SAE 10W-30 Synthetic Blend Engine Oil is a major contributing factor. Thinner high quality oil equals less drag on the engine and that in turn equals more power. That’s what we live by in my sport. I’ve yet to test your other levels of oil but I have no doubt that they will reign supreme as well.
Since using your BG oil, we’ve went on to winning 2 state championships, PRMA National Championship in 2011, and the prestige of recently winning the Manufacturers Cup in Indianapolis on August 19, 2012… one of the highest honors in motorcycle drag racing. We’ve also won numerous other races in Missouri and Oklahoma and are on our way to another PMRA National Championship for 2012. I contribute a lot of our racing success to our ability to maintain our equipment to the highest level possible because of what BG brings to the table.
Thank you for your time and your superior products!
Overland Park, KS
Rio Rancho, NM
Forest City, NC
Lorton , VA
I don’t like doing what is not in the book and Sea Doo doesn’t list BG 44K® as a problem solver in their specifications, but this stuff really works.
My Sea Doo now goes 67 MPH, which is better than it ran when it was brand new. My son has the Sea Doo with the I/O, so he used to run it at 70 MPH. This sample product restored it back to the original 70 MPH performance.
I have personally seen this work for myself.
Back in the 1970s, I ran a large lumber mill in Afton, Wyoming. With our mill crew and our loggers, we had almost 400 people employed. Inside the sawmill itself we used four propane powered Cat forklifts to move the units of lumber out to the dry kilns, and to feed the planer and stack lumber.
In the winter, they ran fine with the cooling fan blowing through the radiator right onto the operators’ legs. But in the summer the operators would be overcome with engine heat. So in the summer we had to reverse the cooling fans, drawing the heat away from the operator, but also drawing the cooling air away from the radiator. The result was that in the summer we frequently burned up the automatic transmissions on our forklifts, often enough that we always kept two rebuilt spare transmissions in the shop. We used all four of those forklifts hard for about 12 or more hours, five and sometimes six days a week. We couldn’t afford to be without one for long with a breakdown. It was costly, but it was our only choice.
But one day I got a call from my shop foreman, Curly Abbott. He said, If you have a minut,e come out to the shop. There is a guy here and I want you to see his demonstration. So I went to the shop, our big shop with a crew of seven. The guy was selling BG’s products, and he had a transmission additive he was demonstrating. He had a half-horsepower electric motor mounted on a steel plate and a hinged bar that he could pull down across the shaft of the electric motor. He plugged in the motor and when it was up to speed, he pulled the bar down across the bare spinning shaft of the motor and easily stalled the motor. Then he tried it with motor oil on the shaft. It took a little more effort, but he easily stalled the motor. Then he put STP on the motor shaft and tried it again. STP, at that time, was big stuff. They even sponsored an Indy race car or two and other races and cars. But he still easily stalled the motor by pushing down on the bar, causing friction on the motor shaft. Finally, he wiped the motor shaft dry and put some of the BG’s transmission additive on the shaft. We all took turns bearing down on that bar against the motor shaft, BUT WE COULD NOT STALL THE MOTOR AS LONG AS THERE WAS A COATING OF BG’S ON THE MOTOR SHAFT!
Were we impressed? Better believe it! The upshot, to make an already long story short, was that once we started using BG in our Cat forklift transmissions we NEVER burned out another transmission! It saved us a lot of down time and a lot of money. True story.
And of course we used ALL the BG’s products after that, and years later, after the environmentalists put us and most of the other sawmills in Western America out of business, I personally continued using BG’s oil additive and gas addditive, buying it by the case, and using it to good results in my pickup as well as my Porsche 911sc. Very fine products. Now my service is all done by Carpenter Auto of Ogden, Utah.
Upper Marlboro, MD
I think the name “Power Enhancer” tells only part of the story; I feel like I have to re-learn how to use the gas pedal. It’s very sensitive now.
Thanks! I’ll be putting it in my Toyota Corolla next.
Bessingers automotive customer
West Bend, Wisconsin
We picked up our truck last night, BG paid $2,000 toward the bill!
THANK YOU BG and HI-TECH!!
If you are on the fence and it seems like BG service work is a little pricy, trust me when I tell you it could be some of the best money you’ll ever spend.
Around 60K to 70K miles, the transmission had a “catastrophic failure.” When the transmission went out it seized so hard it broke a motor mount, cracked the block and destroyed the clutch. Luckily, I had purchased an extended warranty. However, it only covered part of the cost of repairs leaving me on the hook for yet still another $2,000 or more.
Fortunately for me, about two weeks into the ordeal, I remembered that the BG Products provided an extended warranty of their own. BG picked up the difference on the cost of the repairs.
Wow!!!!!!! What a relief that was! If the company from which I had purchased the extended warranty had been as easy to work with as BG, the entire process would have been stress free. BG stepped up to the plate and really came through. I will use BG Products on my other vehicles for the benefits of the products themselves, but I also recommend them to other people for the added piece of mind.
Allan D Richley
North Royalton, OH
Immediately after the BG Diesel Injection Service I noticed increase power, throttle movement was improved as well as fuel economy. No, I am not getting 10 miles per gallon, as some would claim, but a definite improvement.
I think that BG has a good product and I’m sure you will gain horsepower and fuel economy improvement.
The very first trip after the BG Diesel Injection Service, I experienced surprising results! On our way to California, we felt improved throttle response and increased horsepower. I have not yet noted the fuel economy improvement, but I’m sure it will follow… based on the other areas of improvement.
I very seldom promote products, but feel confident in suggesting that you try BG products and find out for yourself.
Robin and Alan Schrader
Interestingly, the flush solved an issue that had been a small problem since we purchased the car. I took the car to the Lexus dealer about a necessary pedal travel before the car would make an initial starting motion. I was told that this was normal. I didn’t think that sounded quite right but the dealer said it was normal and I have a service slip which says that.
To my total surprise when I picked the car up after the transmission flush the hesitation was and is still GONE! I have had no other work done on this car so I can only conclude that the flush cleaned out whatever was causing the hesitation in acceleration, what a pleasant surprise!
Bobby L. Jones
Broken Arrow, OK
The next day he called me up all excited and said, “What did you do to this truck? It runs like brand new!” When I told him about the 44K he replied, “Well, it’s running so good, I’m not going to sell it. I’ll keep it!”
The car now has about 340,000 miles on it, and it has never has an internal engine repair… never. It is now being used by my 19-year-old son to deliver pizzas. This has to be the toughest type of driving for any engine, let alone one with 340,000 miles.
My mechanic cannot believe this engine. It still runs like a champ, and does not use oil or smoke. Still don’t add oil between 7,000 mile oil changes.
Also the fuel system cleaner has been used every 30K and I still get 52 miles per gallon in highway/city driving. Of course, it still has the original engine that shows no signs of slowing down and does not burn oil at this time.
I do change the oil every 3,700 miles.
The chemicals used in BG products are top notch and I would recommend them to everybody! Thanks again and keep striving to produce the best engine performance additives in the world!
Richard J. Kerr
Also, my maintenance costs have been very low because of this product such that the original EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) valve still functions correctly on the car.
It is worthy of note, I took the head off the engine after 100K miles and the valves and the valve seats looked like new and had no carbon deposits, as well as the fact that the valve springs were functioning correctly. I have had no problems with the single point fuel injector either.
John A. Griffiths
Newport News, VA
When I picked up the Yukon G/T, I thought the total was high, until the drive home.
Your service instantly turned my strong GMC, (350 V-8, OPT Gear), into a lunging tiger! Funny-car throttle response, followed by chirping tires, made for a long summer for my wife, who often glared and kept a firm hold on a grab handle.
Despite stop light shenanigans, gas mileage improved—18 mpg (with your foot in it). 20 mpg on some trips.
And the dreaded New Jersey Emissions test? Sailed through—in front of a group of traveling execs—who were so stunned at the low numbers, my poor Yukon got extra dyno time!
But the most amazing part was the comparison to my last inspection. My truck was running cleaner and stronger at 45,000 miles than at 30!
Now to be fair, I grew up in a heavy-diesel garage, and watched my Father’s mechanics check injectors on a bench, forced spraying at a paper target. Poorly performing tips were simply replaced. So I was skeptical about how well your chemical solution would work—until that first drive home.
Thanks again, and keep up the good work.
The main reason I am writing this to you is to tell you about the latest use of one of your products. About a year ago I bought a 1979 Porsche 928. It has 98,000 miles and had been parked for about the last two years. I put a can of 44K® in the car the second fill up. It made a big improvement in the fuel system. After I had the car for a little while I noticed that it burned quite a bit of oil at higher RPMs. With normal driving the car showed no signs of smoke, but when I pushed it close to redline, blue smoke pours out of the tail pipe making a fantastic smoke screen. At the advice of my mechanic, I added a can of MOA® (eight quart oil capacity) and kept driving the car. It only took about 20 miles to notice a difference, the RPM at idle went up from 750 to 1000 and the engine was smoking less already. I have now driven about 300 miles since the MOA® was added and the engine now smokes very little, even at full throttle and at 6,500 RPM.
I have always been impressed with your products, but I never would have expected that kind of results. You have a very happy customer that will continue to use your products, and I will tell everyone I can how they worked for me.
Monte Vista, CO
The Service Advisor at Legacy Lincoln/Mercury, Mr. Wayne Pipkin, highly recommended that I had two other things that needed to be done. He also indicated that I would be so satisfied with the product that I would be calling him back.
Mr. Pipkin was totally right. My car is running 100% better, and it has the same power it had when I purchased it in 1998. The idling is so smooth that I think at times that it had cut-off.
I also talked to your local manager, Deborah, in Lake Wales, Florida, who was very professional and polite. She also recommended that I ask for the MOA® Motor Oil Additive on my next service, which will clean the engine (oil system) throughout.
Thank you for providing such fine products.
I changed all the fluids in the vehicle. Oil, Trans, Diff, power steering, coolant, packed front bearings and grease for the steering, lubricated all bushings, etc. I use BG line of products for this, as I have always.
Because of the low oil pressure, I changed the oil again the next week and another can of MOA®. A couple days later I was driving up Interstate 70 just out of Denver, Colorado. Climbing the mountain, the tappets started making noise. I pulled over to find the oil full and looking fine. The noise subsided after idling a bit and when I came home I again changed the oil. I cut apart the old filter. It was full of small crystal like pieces of hard oil sludge. From that day on, the oil pressure would sit at 25 PSI hot in gear at an idle. And would come up to 70 PSI at a cruise.
I use my vehicle hard. I don’t abuse it (maybe now and then), and I don’t make excuses for it. I tow with it, and it has been all over America. It has never left me stranded.
At 148,000 miles I installed a new set of rod and main bearings just to ensure its longevity. Today it shows 343,000 miles on the odometer. What is most impressive is that this vehicle still does not use oil within my 2,500-3,000-mile oil change interval.
Here is a vehicle that would have been thrown away shortly after purchase if most anyone else had owned it. Proper maintenance is huge and the line of BG products has extended my vehicle’s life. I have had a used engine sitting ready for five years now. I expect to get 400,000 miles out of this engine.
The truck was running fine when I brought it in but there were noticeable performance improvements after the service was completed. Here are just a few of the results:
The engine runs smoother.
The engine is easier to start, especially in cold weather.
I now notice a significant reduction in black smoke discharged on a cold start.
The engine is more responsive now and requires less of a need to put your foot into it.
The transmission shifts smoother.
A significant improvement in acceleration.
My emissions test was due; I compared last year’s test results to this year after the service was completed. The emission output at the 60MPH level was 10% cleaner than last year’s result. The technician at the emissions station said that my truck was running substantially cleaner than most other PowerStroke diesels he tests of similar age and mileage.
This truck has over 157,000 miles on it; I have owned it for over 4 years and use it to haul my 9.5′ slide-in camper and tow a 20′ Crestliner fishing boat with all the gear imaginable over mountain passes Colorado and Wyoming. I need all the power and help I can get! I will definitely have this service performed again at the recommended mileage interval.
I have known about these fuel and oil additives for quite some time, but was uncomfortable with their use. You, Doug and Ron really added the expertise and knowledge required to get the full benefit from these BG products.
I cannot wait until the BG Induction Service is available for my diesel truck.
Thanks to the crew at Budget Transmission!