Please bear in mind the following discussion is not based on actual testing, but mostly on communications between the respodent and myself.
From Terry's response, it appears he made similar statements to us both.
Miro Kefurt was the respondent with whom I sent my questions and seemed to answer most questions up to a point, and then he wanted to know if I wanted a quote. So I sent him two specs on two different autos and received a quote for the SynLube Kits. Now, I can't really fault him since he is in the business of selling his formalations. Miro states his products "are not 'consumer' oriented nor based on price, but 22 years of experience of research from 1944 to 1966..." Actually, some of the fluids he named are of much more recent development.
Base Oil: As stated earlier, his base oil consists of five versions of PAO consisting of different molecular weight and number of carbon chains (not unusual in PAO/ester formulations), three different poylols (unnamed), POE, and four proprietary fluids (unnamed), for a total of 15 synthetic fluids.
I was suprised that he was unable to answer a question regarding PE (Miro thought it was phosphate esters). Maybe it was a language problem but I had to explain that it was called PE or PTE (as found in the technical literature), which is Pentaerythritol, a hindered ester and a base oil primarily used in high-temp jet engine lubes and in military diesel applications. My reasoning was that at $30 per quart, it should at least contain PE. Syn-Lube does not contain PE (PTE).
It also does not contain the recently developed methylacrylate "co-oligimers," which is a synthesized (not blended) mixture of PAO's and esters. BTW, these recently developed methylacrylate "co-oligimers," were developed in Germany!
Miro never commented as to why neither the PTE esters or co-oligimers were not used.
Additives: The only additives he would discuss were the "colliodals'." There are Graphite, Moly, and PTFE (Teflon). He states his lube base oils really don't need them and that the base oils are good for 4,200 hours run time (Not qualified as to what conditioons or what engine(s)). Miro stated that his colloidal additives do the actual lubrication. Well, not really and here's why: Now the base oils are mostly used for hydrodynamic lubrication (thick oil film regime) whereas ZDDP and the colloids of Moly, are FM/EP boundary lubes are used in the regime where hydrodynamic lubes thin out and boundary friction occurs. In other words, no matter how good your base lube is, it needs a good boundary lube of either esters, ZDDP, Moly, or whatever to prevent met-to-metal contact under high loads to prevent surficial contact.
Apparently the colloidal Graphite is used to fill interfacial "voids," and the PTFE is to reduce gearing and chain noise, and Moly to act as boundary lube. You know my opinion of PTFE and graphite. Graphite and PTFE are great for antisieze compounds, but not much else.
The SynKits consist of:
1. Initial Fill motor oil (As many liters or quarts required for the vehicle).
2. One liter of "ADD" oil.
3. One Microglass Motor oil Filter.
4. One Trimagnet (Filter magnet?)
5. Instruction Book.
6. Engine Labels that say, "Do Not Drain," & "Do Not Mix").
Price quoted for my kits was $146 to $172.00 dollars (I assumed to be US dollars and not Euros).
Miro also stated in a 7/06/02 exchange that their lubes can tolerate up to 33% by volume of water or coolant and still protect the engine, even with head gasket leaks.
I would respectfully disagree. The only fluid I am aware of that can tolerate that much water is the synthetic fluid called Polyalkyleneglycol (PAG) which is fully miscible in water. It can continue to lubricate (at low speeds and loads) with up to 50% of water included. Miro never stated that his fluids contain PAG's and I am glad they do not, since PAG's are not compatible with mineral oils, silicone oils or other synthetics.
So as soon as I win the lottery, I will test these fluids and report back the analysis.