Hi Guys & Gals So I thought I would share some interesting stuff concerning my Auto RX treatment of my 04 Mazda3 - 90,000kms. I don't have a digi cam or the pictures would speak for themselves. I bought this car before the winter
, and it was dealer serviced before I got it .
-Before the Winter I did a Amsoil engine flush <5w-30 cheap dino oil> and re-filled with Castrol 5w-30 syntec and a wix filter. I ran this oil for over 6,000kms. I kept the filter in a ziplock back to compare with the RX filter.
My car has a cartridge type filter - I replace the element only
-Then used GTX 5w-30 with the RX clean phase. Run it for 6,000kms as well.
Pulled the RX filter out and compared it to the Syntec filter.
-I was suprised to find that the RX filter captured nothing at all, just golden brown. The Syntec filter was filthy, little bits of goo and the media was jet black.
I am not a pro but to me it looks like the syntec cleaned the engine better than the Auto RX.
I cut both filters open and stretched out to view in between the pleats - and the findings were the same!
I am currently 1,000kms into my Rinse phase and will compare the three filters side by side - I will try to find a friend with a digi cam and hopefully post the results, a few months.
As of no I am feeling a little ripped off for the price I paid to get RX into my Canadian hands. Shipping/exchange and everything was almost $40 CAD.
I would encourage everyone who is using RX to get a baseline and compare the filters before/clean phase/rinse phase.
You might be surprised.
Next time I might just run diesel oil instead for 5k!