A revue of test reports and other documents relating to the fuel additive TK7
The purpose of this report is to identify the documents under review, to give opinion on the significance and credibility of these documents, to summarize the key points in each document and finally to draw conclusions as to the attributes of TK7 as a fuel Additive.
In 2003 Mr Zohar Levy contacted Mr Richard D Atkins of Richard Atkins and Associates, and David Ray of Services 4 You Ltd, seeking technical assistance in the promotion of a novel fuel Additive TK7. At that time a number of technical reports were made available which were significant enough for both the above organisations to agree to provide their support. Later Richard Atkins and David Ray designed and supervised further testing of the product in an independent ISO 17025 accredited laboratory.
The “no-harm” aspect of TK7 is clearly demonstrated. The on-going RAFAEL trial is outstanding; many a major Additive company would love to have such an arrangement.
The evidence for fuel consumption reduction is overwhelming. The Octel test was designed to be as difficult as possible for the Additive to show a fuel consumption benefit, but it did. Actual fuel consumption benefits averaged over a mixed fleet are likely to be in the region of 10%.
The Valve Seat Recession (VSR) control is remarkable, particularly considering that TK7 contains no metals or metallic compounds.
There is strong evidence of wear reduction and control of particulate deposition into the crankcase oil.
The writers recommend that that this Additive should be blended into premium fuel and marketed as a top tier product. Most of the major fuel companies now sell top tier fuels. This product could enhance fuel properties to such a level that the consumer would notice the difference, something that the majors have so far failed to do.