Continental Motors Services (CMS), a division of Continental Motors Group announced last week that they have entered into an agreement and established a joint evaluation program with Aircraft Specialties Lubricants (ASL) to verify the benefits of CamGuard, an aviation oil additive manufactured by ASL. This program will evaluate CamGuard in engines overhauled or repaired by CMS (formerly Mattituck). Both companies agree the time is appropriate to demonstrate merits of pairing the latest lubricant technology with the current engine technology resulting in less maintenance, lower overall operating cost and greater longevity.
“We believe the program could potentially benefit current and future customers by demonstrating and documenting the attributes of the CamGuard additive product” stated Bill Ross, Director of Product Support and Continental Motors Services. “In general, lubricant technology in aviation has not kept pace with other transportation industries. If this program can demonstrate conclusively the positive benefits of oil additive technology found in CamGuard, it could change the way engine manufacturers deal with oil product specifications”, continued Ross.
The evaluation period runs concurrent with the 18-month warranty period offered on overhauled or repaired engines. The standard warranty remains fully in effect during this evaluation. Specific information regarding the program will be provided to the Program Participants at signup. Camguard will be made available to the Participants for the duration of the evaluation. Participants will be asked to follow a specific break-in and maintenance schedule which is similar to existing guidance. Participants will provide an oil sample at each oil change for analysis. A small number of Participants may be requested to have their engines undergo “enhanced” inspections, during routine service at no additional cost.
Aircraft Specialties Lubricants, LLC is committed to creating additive products that provide a meaningful benefit to the end user. Ed Kollin, Technical Director at ASL says; “Aviation oils lack the latest available lubrication technology because they are essentially blended to Navy piston engine requirements from the middle of the last century. Market size and certification costs have been a deterrent for the industry to keep pace with lubrication technology. We look forward to working with Continental Motors on this promising evaluation program.”