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Tuesday 28 April 2020


Maxima - "How to Improve the Best Oils in the World"

Described as "unique and exclusive", Santee, California based Maxima Racing Oils has released an entirely new engine oil additive system called PEAC (Performance Enhancing Additive Chemistry) for all its four stroke applications, including most Harley-Davidson, Indian Motorcycle and custom V-twin applications.
PEAC was developed by Maxima and tested with factory teams like Monster Energy Kawasaki, Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki and Geico Factory Connection Honda. The PEAC reformulation was designed to "significantly improve performance in several critical areas: engine cleanliness, clutch performance and most importantly – power and acceleration."

Increases in power and acceleration: "The new oils were first and foremost designed to make machines faster, at the heart of which is an exclusive and proprietary friction modifier system with a high affinity for metal surfaces and low affinity for clutch plate material."
This advanced system is said to be able to improve power "while having a negligible detriment to clutch friction. Through extensive testing, we were able to achieve the necessary balance between 'clutch friction increasing' and 'crankcase friction decreasing,' allowing for maximum power output from the engine and maximum transmission of power to the rear wheel."
The results are said to be quadfecta of often conflicting and mutually exclusive benefits - increased horsepower, increased acceleration, increased torque and improved balance between clutch feel and power.

Better clutch performance, especially at high temperatures: "Clutch performance was improved by introducing chemistries with a high affinity for clutch plate material, but minimal attraction to metal surfaces. The minimal interaction of these components with metal surfaces helps to prevent drag and frictional losses in the crankcase, while still increasing clutch friction. This balancing act allows for maximum efficiency in transferring engine power to the rear wheel, making sure none of that hard-earned power is lost to clutch slippage. To maintain this performance throughout the entire life of the oil, shear stability was also improved, thus ensuring the necessary film thickness required for efficient power transfer."

100% improved cleanliness: "Deposit control was also improved, in part due to the increase in oxidative stability. Oxidation by-products are known to form the precursors to unwanted deposits, making oxidative stability the new oils’ first line of defense against harmful build-up. An additional and significant step to improve deposit control was a complete overhaul of the dispersant system, which are the components responsible for keeping contaminants from accumulating on engine surfaces by 'dispersing' them throughout the bulk oil. The new dispersants, produced by a completely different and novel process, provide 100% improved cleanliness per unit concentration, drastically reducing engine deposits."

Improved resistance to breakdown: "Oxidative stability was improved by making advancements to the antioxidant chemistry that prevents oxidation of the oil and by selecting even more oxidatively stable base oils than the exceptionally stable base oils used in the outgoing products. The already potent dual-molecule antioxidant system was further improved by both improving the efficacy of the chemistry and increasing the amount of chemistry used. These upgrades have successfully been shown to improve oxidative stability over the previous oils and key competitors. The results are longer drain intervals, increased protection, improved heat resistance and improved resistance to oil breakdown."