Frequently Asked Questions

NOTE- We highly recommend having a compression test done before treatment.

We recommend to most customers to get a compression test done first to confirm whether the problem is cylinder wear. Certech Gels will not fix mechanical problems – eg, broken rings, burnt out valves, hole in piston, head gasket leak etc.- and a compression test will usually indicate whether this is the case or not. In fact, to determine whether the problem is one of wear, rather than a problem listed above, we highly reccommend firstly  a ‘dry’ compression test, followed by a ‘wet’ one – ie with a small amount of oil distributed into the cylinder. A significant difference in readings indicates worn cylinder/rings.

If the test tells you that the compression is down from the original specs, and is not dramatically down in one cylinder (ie mechanical problem as above), then Certech Gels will rectify it. If the test shows very little compression drop from the original specifications, then The Certech treatment will not make a big difference, however it will still have the benefit of reducing friction & significantly prolonging engine life. In fact, we recommend doing a follow up test to compare the difference before & after treatment. If this is done, then we guarantee money back on the product! (less post & packaging costs)

What is CERTECH GELS and why should I use it?
Every engine gradually wears out as a result of friction during normal operation. Friction wear creates compression loss. Your engine has less power, rougher idle and sluggish acceleration. It can also increase oil burning and exhaust smoke, and reduce fuel economy.
CERTECH GELS Engine Treatment repairs worn out areas in the cylinder walls to regain compression and improve engine performance. This treatment is not a temporary one, as it is a chemical/metallurgical process, not a ‘glugging up’ of the oil.

How does CERTECH GELS work?

The Certech Gel compound particles are relatively large in comparison with the rough surface (at the micro level) of the metal surfaces. When the sharp peaks of the uneven, rough surfaces break, they serve as a “milling” device for the Certech particles. In the contact spots, the temperature levels increase to 900 – 1400°C (~1650 – 2550 °F), which leads to a chemical reaction that can be best described as a metal-melting process on a microscopic scale, “moulding” the Gel particles onto the metal surfaces. New Ferro silicate (i.e. metal ceramic) crystals are formed. What makes this reaction possible are the catalysts incorporated into the Gel compound.

CERTECH GELS places a microscopic ceramic patch every time the metals of an engine strike each other. What would have been a spot tearing off becomes a new metal surface. The damage turns into repair with a new surface stronger and smoother than the original and one that cannot peel or flake off. This repair creates regained cylinder compression and more engine power. It isn’t an oil additive or an anti-friction modifier. Through nano technology the alloy is layered on to the metal via a sintering process, using the heat of the engine itself. This process is used in high heat/stress situations such as high quality disc brakes, turbines etc.

The thickness of the new surface structure can never exceed the optimal level. That is, the new surface can never exceed the level of the “highest peak”. It is directly connected with the mass of the Gel compound particles participating in the process and the heat energy available from the friction surfaces. When the friction level and heat extraction are low enough, the Ferro silicate process ceases. A new smooth and durable Ceramic layer is now integrated onto the old jagged metal surface. The co-efficiant of friction is lowered considerably.

How do I use CERTECH GELS?
CERTECH GELS repairs while you drive your car. You simply take of the the oil filler cap and squirt the gels into the warmed up engine and drive your way to a harmonically balanced and repaired engine. The treatment lasts 80-100,000 kms

Is CERTECH GELS safe to use in my engine?
Yes, CERTECH GELS repairs the damage that has been done over thousands of kilometres of operation and then stops when the tolerances are optimized. In over 10 years commercial use, no engine, transmission or differential has ever been damaged.
You will want to know that CERTECH GELS does not use anything harmful like PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene), ZDDP (zinc dialkyldithiophosphate), acetone, chlorinated paraffins, isopropanol, naphthalene, xylene, sulphur compounds, or any other chemicals which could potentially harm the engine.

Will the CERTECH GELS particles pass through the oil filter?
Yes, they are extremely small and specifically manufactured to pass through the oil filter. Each CERTECH GELS particles average less than 5 microns in size which allows them to pass through the oil filter.

What are the benefits of using CERTECH GELS?
Using CERTECH GELS provides a long time benefit that lasts 80,000 kms. Then you perform a half treatment every 80,000 kms after that. These new surfaces will keep the compression of all cylinders at near original levels. You will feel more power and better acceleration as you drive.
You will also notice that it runs smoother and quieter because compression is balanced evenly across all cylinders. If your engine is burning oil and smoking because of blow-by, CERTECH GELS will solve that problem too.
We are so confident you will be happy with the results that we offer a full money-back guarantee if you’re not completely satisfied!

When should CERTECH GELS be added to the engine oil?
Add the first tube of CERTECH GELS 3-400kms before an oil change. Then add the next to the fresh oil. For larger engines, using more than 2 tubes, add one tube every 3-400 kms until fully treated. This provides fresh CERTECH GELS for maximum repair.

Does CERTECH GELS affect the motor oil?
No, CERTECH GELS only uses the oil to get to the friction points of repair.

What about using CERTECH GELS with “High-Mileage” motor oils?
Those types of motor oils are simply higher viscosity oil that cost more money. We recommend using a premium quality conventional motor oil.

Is CERTECH GELS compatible with synthetic oil?
Yes, CERTECH GELS may be used with any type of mineral or synthetic motor oil. However synthetic oils delay the repair process, so we recommend changing over to conventional oils during the repair process. Alternatively, if you use synthetic oils, double the length of mileage  for each stage of the treatment

Can CERTECH GELS be used with other types of oil additives?
With CERTECH GELS there is no need to use any other additive and it can be used safely and effectively with any additive that you might have used.

Can CERTECH GELS be used in diesel engines?
Yes, CERTECH GELS is formulated for use in all diesel engines.

Can CERTECH GELS be used in engines with turbochargers?
Yes, CERTECH GELS enables turbochargers to spool up more quickly and is safe to use.

Can CERTECH GELS be used in motorcycles, lawnmowers and tractor engines?
Yes. CERTECH GELS is effective in all engines. Use half of a tube for small engines under 1,000 cc such as lawnmowers and most motorcycles. Over 1,000 cc, use the 2 tube size.

Where can I buy CERTECH GELS?
Purchase CERTECH GELS in Australia via our website.

For those who want to research deeper into the science of the metallurgy behind Certech gels, and view one of the many independent laboratory test reports, see this website of a Russian study on Ceramic Gels – in this article it is called RVS technology. The compond was first discovered by oil drilling rigs in Siberia.