Continental Motors To Evaluate CamGuard


Continental Motors Services (CMS)-a division of Continental Motors Group-announcedThursday (PDF) that it has entered into an agreement with Aircraft Specialties Lubricants (ASL) to jointly evaluate the claimed benefits of ASLs CamGuard, an aviation oil additive. The evaluation program will be on engines overhauled or repaired by CMS (formerly Mattituck) to demonstrate merits of pairing the latest lubricant technology with current engine technology. According to CMS and ASL, they are seeking to show that CamGuard reduces maintenance, lowers overall operating costs and improves engine longevity. CamGuard has been FAA-approved as an engine additive, although the FAA approval process only demonstrates that it does no harm. Tests reported in Aviation Consumer magazine showed benefits in engine corrosion resistance and modest anti-wear improvement. General aviation professional aircraft management company Savvy Aircraft Maintenance Management recommends CamGuard use by its clients.

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. The evaluation period runs concurrently with the 18-month warranty period offered on CMS overhauled or repaired engines. The standard warranty remains fully in effect during this evaluation. 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.