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Long Term Review : Liqui Moly Ceratec .. So far so good!

It has been almost 9 months since I  poured a bottle of Liqui Moly Ceratec into my road legal drift car . This was during the Ultra Racing’s Drift Challenge in Batu Pahat and I have yet to get the oil changed on the S13!!  Besides the  lack of time as the major reason for not doing so, I have not found the reason to do so. For one; The S13 had only accumulated a total of slightly above  2000 kilometers since the last oil change, which was also when I poured the Ceratec in .However, one should take note that this was 2000 kilometers of hard driving and drifting as this car use to be a regular at MARDI’s weekly drift events ( that place still rocks!!) and two; I did not experience any noise or heat issues related to engine oil breaking down. To put it plainly, the engine runs as smoothly and quietly as it did 2000 kilos ago.

In all honesty, heat is the only quantitative indicator that I am basing this review on as I do not have any instruments to measure smoothness or quietness . However I do know when the  engine is excessively noisy or running a bit rough  which I am happy to say it is not.

So now we know this product works. Next is to see if this product lives up to the claim of continual protection even after 3-4 oil changes. Stay tuned as I get the  s13 oil changed!!

Batu Pahat Ultra Racing Challenge 2011@ Johore 6th-7th May 2011

Its has been a while since we last competed in Johore and were excited to hear that Batu Pahat would be having one this weekend. Due to  budget constrains , Jane and I decide to ‘rough it out’ by just going by ourselves sans crew. To add to that, I even brought the road S13 to compete with  due to its lower running cost ( the competition s13 was being painted anyways). Inspite of all that , Jane and I had a blast that weekend. It really reminded us of the time when we both first started drifting; Having to take care of everything from logistics to competiting.Things went surprisingly smooth but of course it would be even nicer if we had the usual crew with us ;).

photo Sebastion Lee

Anyways , this competition is the classic example of great performance but poor results. Jane kicked butt through out the whole weekend with her smokey, high speed drifting but missed out on the best 16 by two spots due to ECU problems during both of her runs!Her car bogged down midway through her drift on the 2 runs she had! This problem is being recitified at the moment

photo www.motormyth.com

For me, I had a ton of fun practicing tsusio’ing  the whole weekend ,managed to  qualified 1st but was caught at the hairpin during my best 16 run due to a different-from-qualifying-run-line run by my opponent. I was totally to be blamed and was kicking myself silly for it besides, the opponent was a friend of mine so it didnt matter that he got to advance 🙂 So this gave me the oppurtinity to kick back and hang out with Jane  at the judging stand and poke fun at the judges and MC throught out the competition!!

This weekend also gave me the oppurtinity to test out another Liquid Moly product !!

As you all know, we have been using the Liqui Moly Octane Plus the whole of 2010 which I attribute to the reliability of my Turbo AE86  which is running on pump fuel. What this product does is it bumps the octane level of the fuel when added into your  fuel tank .This results in the fuel burning cooler which essentially elimanates detonation or knocking. The road S13  and Janes 180sx which runs of pump fuel , worked wonderfully the whole weekend with a bottle of it in  the fuel tank.

The next product that I got to use was the Liqui Moly Ceratec Engine Oil additive . Quiet honestly ,both me and my mechanic are a bit anal about engine oils . We have tried a number of products but we ended up using to our usual choice of engine lubricant which I have been using for almost 13 years!! Anyway,  VS Look , the LiquidMoly Johore Baru distributer came to me and suggested I pour it into my engine to see its benefits of reducing friction, thus reducing wear and engine tempreture. He even brought Chester Lim , a drifter/mechanic/business owner whom patiently explained the properties of the additive and assured me I will be happy with the result. Due to the high engine oil tempretures I was experiencing the whole weekend,I decided to give it a shot and poured the product into the engine .I  let it idle for about  10 mins (the recommended proper priming process takes a few engine heat up and cool down cycles) and saw the result was apparent immediately when i took the car out for my practice runs!!. Usually I would run on a hotter oil tempreture as compared  to my water tempt.  But with Ceretec, my engine oil was either similar or slighty lower than my water tempt even after a few spritied runs ! I was told that the coating that the ceretac leaves in the engine internals will last for about 3-4 oil changes before having to be reapplied!! I would be updating you guys on its effect after a long term use but at the moment , this stuff rocks!!

Last but not least the Goodyear Aysmetric tyres; this drift course had the tendency to wear down the driver’s side tyres more than the other. The beauty of the running Asymeterics are you could just switch the rims and tyres without having to worryabout rotation. So that exactly what Jane and I did after a few laps thus giving us even thread wear and extended drifting time as compared to those running rotationals!! Check out the wear!! Perfect!


9th place ARIFF JOHANIS AHMAD  Goodyear Sync Optima

DNQ           AZRINA JANE ABDULLAH Goodyear Sync Opima

Top Qualifier : ARIFF JOHANIS AHMAD Goodyear Sync Optima