MOTORcheckUP FOR CLASSIC CARS
Why you should use MOTORcheckUP, if you are a classic car enthusiast.
- You take a picture of the inside of the motor when you buy a classic car.
- In this way, you check the condition of the engine and may be able to negotiate a reduced price.
- You will be able to make specific repairs to the engine.
- You will have a better selling point.
- Your client will have more assurance that the engine is in good condition.
- Your image and trustworthiness grow.
- You stand out against your competitors.
The specialist Franz Haag uses MOTORcheckUP in diagnosing the engines of classic cars as well as new vehicles.
At the Retro Classic exhibition, Franz Haag presented several different diagnostic possibilities without taking the motor apart.
- Visual surveying/ listening with a stethoscope
- Compression check, loss of pressure
- Endoscopi (mini camera), camera probe inside the motor
- and MOTORcheckUP as a chemical/physical investigation
- Chemical and physical investigation of the motor oil
Chemical and physical examination of the motor oil.
“Motor oil is a construction material with the following tasks:
Lubrication, cooling, power transfer, protection from wear and tear, reduction of friction, sealing, protection from rust, cleaning of the motor and neutralisation of fuel acidity.
This is, first and foremost, an analytical process which permits initial conclusions to be drawn as to the condition of the motor, without devoting too much time to laboratory techniques.
This process is based on the principle of chromatography (colour writing). In chemistry, this is a process which allows the separation of a mixture of matter by variable distribution of its individual components between a stationary and a mobile phase.
This principle was first described by the Russian botanist Michail Semjonovich Tswett. In chemical analysis, this process is used to separate mixed matter in the most consistent way, to enable identification or quantitative classification.
This process for motor analysis was developed further, and a patent was applied for by Mr Gert Horstmeyer of MOTORcheckUP Ltd.
While the engine is at operating temperature, a drop of oil is extracted and deposited onto the chromatographic paper. After letting it soak in for 2-15 minutes (depending on the condition of the oil) and a development time of 1.5 to 8 hours, you can evaluate the test field with the use of the template and the colour tables.
Based on the test results, you will be able to find evidence of exhaust particles, dirt, metal abrasion, water content and percentage of fuel content. This will allow you to reach conclusions as to the condition or configuration of your engine.
Should you require a more detailed and quantitatively correct result, a laboratory analysis is recommended.”
Franz Haag (car expert)