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  • Rislone Gasoline Fuel System Treatment Wins 2013 PTEN Innovation Award

    Posted on November 5, 2013 by Jeff Ventura

    NOVEMBER 5, 2013 -- LAS VEGAS, NEVADA -- It's deja vu all over again: Rislone Gasoline Fuel System Treatment (p/n 4700) won an Innovation Award from Professional Tool & Equipment News (PTEN) at the AAPEX 2013 automotive aftermarket expo. This is the second time in three years that a Rislone fuel system product has won such an award.

    PTEN Innovation Award winners are selected not by advertising spend, not by lobbying, but by actual automotive technicians who use products on a daily basis and vote for the best-in-class solutions. We're proud to have our products recognized for their innovation, because when we set out to enter the fuel market, we had one mission: be better than everything else out there, or don't bother doing it.

    Thousands of customers have contacted us to tell us how thankful they are that someone created a fuel product that actually works, and it's icing on the cake to have our technology recognized by PTEN and professional auto technicians.

    Our thanks go out to PTEN and the technicians they polled to make this award a reality. Cheers!

  • Rislone and Bar's Leaks to Sponsor Ford Raptor Forum's "Havoc in the Hills" 2013!

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    Posted on July 31, 2013 by Jeff Ventura

    Some pretty awesome news for you guys, if we do say so ourselves.

    Rislone and Bar’s Leaks are proud to sponsor 2013’s Ford Raptor Forum’s Havoc in the Hills, the first event of its kind in the eastern region of the U.S.

    The event is being held at Rausch Creek ORP (Google map here) on September 27–29, 2013, in the heart of Eastern Pennsylvania’s “Coal Country.” It is being planned by Great Lakes Raptor Excursions, and proceeds will raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

    Registration information is –> HERE

    In addition to sponsoring the final dinner banquet, Rislone and Bar’s Leaks will be giving every driver a trailkit bag that includes the following:

    All told, this is a kit worth over $50 chock full of stuff every off-road driver should have in their trail bag. (Especially the HDC tablets…trust us, we have a story about that one.)

    What does all that swag look like? A lot like this:

    Registration for this event ends on 8/31/13, so if you want to get in, now’s the time.

    We’re seriously looking forward to this event, because not only is it being run by quality people for a great cause, it’s also full of amazing Ford 150 Raptors, a good percentage of which are heavily modified. And heavily modified Raptors are more fun than than should be legally allowed. For example:

    Now picture that for three days. Exactly. Register now!

  • Versatile Rislone Fuel Injector Cleaner Solves Fuel System and Engine Issues

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    Posted on July 30, 2013 by Jeff Ventura

    Don’t be fooled by its name: Rislone® Fuel Injector Cleaner does much more than just clean an engine’s fuel injectors. When used regularly, the super-concentrated additive quiets noisy injectors and fuel pumps, soothes rough idle, eliminates hard starts, increases power and lubricates the entire fuel system. Plus, Fuel Injector Cleaner includes Rislone’s proprietary Upper Cylinder Lubricant, which extends engine life.

    “This single product provides a complete fuel system tune-up before going to work in the engine, where it lubricates cylinders, rings, pistons, valves and guides,” says Clay Parks, vice president of development for Rislone. “Fuel Injector Cleaner is one of the most multipurpose products we make.”

    The benefits start in the fuel tank, where Fuel Injector Cleaner (P/N 34701) helps prevent rust and corrosion. It is compatible with modern fuels, including unleaded gasoline, flex fuel, E10, E15, E85, ultra-low-sulfer diesel and other bio blends.

    Fuel Injector Cleaner lubricates the fuel lines and fuel pump, ensuring quiet operation. It then moves through the injectors, where it eliminates deposits like gum and varnish.

    “Injectors can only operate efficiently if they are clean,” said Parks. “Carbon buildup can cause pre-ignition, power loss, burned valves and even broken rings. If your customers’ vehicles exhibit pinging or hesitation, one bottle of Rislone Fuel Injector Cleaner can quickly put them back on the road. Even if nothing seems amiss, the product can improve vehicle mileage and reduce wear over time.”

    The Upper Cylinder Lubricant included in Fuel Injector Cleaner was developed by Rislone to make up for the lack of lubrication in modern fuels. It forms a protective barrier inside the cylinders that prevents carbon from sticking. Instead of forming deposits, the carbon is burned off and exits with the exhaust.

    Since it is packaged in Rislone’s new EZ NozzleTM/MC bottle, Fuel Injector Cleaner can be used in all vehicles, including those with capless or obstructed fuel systems. A built-in flow valve delays the pour to ensure users have time to properly insert the bottle into any filler neck. When inserted into a capless or obstructed fuel tank, the patent-pending Rislone EZ Nozzle opens the fuel system safety door and allows the additive to flow in smoothly. Rislone super-concentrated additives are the only products on the market that can be easily installed directly into capless fuel systems without the need for ancillary equipment.

    Like all Rislone products, Fuel Injector Cleaner is made in North America. It works in all fuel-injected, turbo, direct-injected and carbureted engines. Users simply pour the entire bottle into the fuel tank; one 177 mL bottle of Fuel Injector Cleaner treats 76 liters (20 gallons) of fuel.

    Fuel Injector Cleaner is available to distribution in case packs of 12 bottles. For more information about the full line of Rislone premium performance chemicals, visit www.rislone.ca, email info@rislone.com or call (800) 521-7475. You can also follow Rislone on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Rislone.

    For more product information visit:

    In the United States: http://barsproducts.com/catalog/view/29-fuel-injector-cleaner-6-oz-4701

    In Canada: http://rislone.ca/catalog/view/50-injector-cleaner-with-fuel-conditioner-treatment-34701

    In Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Columbia, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic: http://rislone.mx/catalog/view/92-limpiador-de-inyectores-con-acondicionador-y-tratamiento-de-combustible-24701

    In Australia, New Zealand, N. Caledonia, Fiji, Samoa and PNG: http://rislone.com.au/catalog/view/109-fuel-injector-cleaner-44701

  • "Bob Negativity" Says, "This Is Simply the Best Fuel Additive I Have Ever Used!"

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    Posted on July 9, 2013 by Jeff Ventura

    Bob G. from Rogers, AR just sent us this testimonial. It's important to note that Bob calls himself "Mr. Negativity" because he's a self-proclaimed cynic, and he's also a Six Sigma Black Belt. In other words, Bob is one of the toughest, smartest and most skeptical customers around.

    Here's what he says about our Rislone Gasoline Fuel System Treatment (p/n 4700):

    My friends and co-workers look to me when they need a logical straight forward position as to why urban myths in life and the work place are not true. I am a sceptic and often refered to as "Bob Negativity." I believe in fact(s), not opinion and am a Six Sigma Black Belt. Enough said about proving what a cynic I am.

    I have tried many types of fuel system cleaners, probably every one at least once. After I refill the tank, the improvement is gone along with the octane bounce in the additive. I had not seen your Rislone 2 part Fuel System Treatment (4700) until 2 weeks ago. I thought at least I would get an octane bump and this would be the last treatment attempt before I purchased new injectors for my 2004 Excursion 5.4L Gas engine. It just ran rough, idled poorly. (Forget gas milage, it's an Excursion.) I had 1/2 a tank of gas (22 galons) and I poured in one bottle and within 10 min. of driving the engine with 170K miles of powering my overweight beast suddenly ran smooth.

    Again, allow me to re-introduce myself: Bob Negativity.

    Two tanks of gas later (sadly 10 days), the engine is still running smooth, and idle is like new. THIS IS SIMPLY THE BEST FUEL SYSTEM ADDITIVE I HAVE EVER USED! I will be treating my 86 300E, 99 Taurus Duratec, 93 Mustang Conv., 04 Pacifica next week. I believe quality is not an accident -- it only occurs with care, attention and proven controls in place. I am now going to buy 4 bottles of your 4401 "Zinc oil treatment". This time with the trust of knowing you are a quality company. Based on the preformance and price of the product may I add lean.

    Sincerely, Bob "Negativity", your new loyal customer

    Bob, many thanks for writing in to tell us about yourself and your experience. Anytime we can prove our products to a skeptic and educated, fact-driven customer, we all high-five ourselves. It's why we're in business.

    Rock on, Bob, and please keep spreading the word about Rislone fuel products. We're not the first to the fuel game, but we're aiming to be the best.

  • "Thanks for Putting Out a Product That Lives Up to the Hype"

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    Posted on June 6, 2013 by Jeff Ventura

    We just got this email testimonial from Gary C. of Livonia, MI about our Rislone Fuel Injector Cleaner with UCL, and it's a one of the best we've ever received. Gary writes:

    Hi,

    Just wanted to say thanks.  You see, I read a Facebook post back in November or so where someone mentioned the mileage improvement that could be obtained through the use of your Rislone fuel injector cleaner.  I didn't think much of it, in fact I kind of thought there is no way a little bottle of magic potion can make much of a difference, especially since my Jeep is relatively new.

    A little background: I have a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.  It just turned 10,000 miles so still pretty much new.  Of course within a few weeks of purchasing it I had added about 300 pounds and a lot of roll resistance with larger tires, bumpers etc. I started tracking my mileage and it was dismal (all data points were during winter, December to early April):

    12.36 mpg, 11.76 mpg, 12.32 mpg, 12.87 mpg, 12.8 mpg

    I pretty much do all city driving but this was ridiculous.  So I decided to try your product.  The results were good enough that I felt compelled to write this email.  First tank 13.38 mpg, I'm thinking not bad but is it worth it?  Then:

    13.94 mpg, 13.85 mpg, 14.02 mpg 15.14 mpg (drove a little on the expressway)

    Other than the last data point it was all city driving. So basically I'm converted, I don't think I'll ever stop using this stuff. Thanks for putting out a product that lives up to the hype. 

    Side note, now that we are back to summer gas I'm averaging in the mid 16s which puts me within the EPA estimates even after all my mods.  I attached some pics of the Jeep, first one is stock, second one modded but it's usually cleaner.

    Thanks,
    Gary

    Gary attached pictures of his 2012 Jeep, before and after mods. Check out his rig:

    BEFORE MODS

    AFTER MODS

    Many thanks to Gary for not only sending us his thoughts and pictures, but also conducting an informal study of the effects of Rislone Fuel Injector Cleaner with UCL. Cheers!

  • Find the Right Fuel Additives with New Rislone Online Selection Guide

    Posted on June 3, 2013 by Jeff Ventura

    Holly, MI (May 28, 2013) — Rislone’s six new super-concentrated fuel additives treat a wide variety of vehicle problems. They are in stores now, accompanied by an online selection guide to help customers find the right products for their vehicles.

    The selection guide includes information about all Rislone® premium performance chemicals written in English and French. Vehicle owners simply visit http://rislone.ca/product-selection to find their vehicles’ problems and identify the suggested remedies. The site is optimized for viewing on computers and mobile devices.

    “Our full line of new Rislone fuel additives makes it easy to fix some of the most common fuel-related problems,” says Clay Parks, Rislone vice president of development. “Each product was specifically formulated to address a particular problem or related issues. The additives are simple to install and our new online guide helps customers find the right solution for their vehicles’ needs.”

    Rislone’s super-concentrated additives are packaged in 177 mL bottles featuring the patent-pending EZ NozzleTM/MC delivery system. EZ Nozzle works with any vehicle, including the approximately 15 million in North America equipped with capless or obstructed fuel systems. The super-concentrated family includes:

    • Rislone Super Concentrated Fuel Injector Cleaner with Upper Cylinder Lubricant (P/N 34701)
    • Rislone Super Concentrated Fuel Injector & Carb Cleaner (P/N 34705)
    • Rislone Super Concentrated Octane Booster (P/N 34747)
    • Rislone Super Concentrated Gas Treatment (P/N 34777)
    • Rislone Super Concentrated Ethanol Fuel Treatment (P/N 34774)
    • Rislone Super Concentrated Water Remover Fuel Dryer (P/N 34735)

    These Rislone fuel additives are the only ones on the market that can be easily installed directly into capless or obstructed fuel systems without the need for ancillary equipment. When inserted into a capless or obstructed fuel tank, the Rislone EZ Nozzle opens the fuel system safety door and allows the additive to flow in smoothly. Once the installation is complete, the entire bottle can be thrown away or recycled for easy cleanup.

    All Rislone products are made in North America. Each Rislone super-concentrated additive is available to distributors in PDQ display case packs of 12. The product labels include directions in both English and French and are compliant with Canadian labeling requirements. Rislone’s super-concentrated additives are priced competitively to appeal to a broad range of vehicle owners.

    For more information about the full line of Rislone premium performance chemicals, visit www.rislone.ca, email 'info@rislone.com' or call (800) 521-7475. You can also follow Rislone on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Rislone.

    Rislone Inc. offers a full line of premium performance chemicals to the Canadian market. Its flagship product, Rislone Engine Treatment, has been North America’s best-selling engine treatment for more than 90 years. Based in Holly, Michigan, U.S.A., Rislone is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company.

  • Happy Earth Day

    Posted on April 22, 2013 by Jeff Ventura

    Even though we develop and sell chemical solutions, Earth Day is a big deal to us around here. Why? We spend our days helping folks stop their car's s leaks so they can run run cleaner and longer. We've had folks thank us for helping them clean up their oil-spotted driveway. We've had folks tell us that before using our product, they were using a quart of oil a day -- because their car leaked so badly. The bottom line is that a leaking car is a toxic car, as far as the environment goes.

    Stopping leaks is indeed a big deal for the car and owner, but we're more than aware that less leaking cars on the road, the better for the Earth and everyone who lives on it. Call it a secondary benefit to our products.

    Happy Earth Day, everyone.

  • Need Help Selecting One of Our Products? This Chart Can Help.

    Posted on April 5, 2013 by Jeff Ventura

    We get a lot of calls to our QA line and comments on our Facebook page about what products are best for certain types of automotive problems. While we're super happy to help, we've come up with a product chart that may save you a phone or Facebook post.

    The chart can be found here, and it's below for quick reference. (Click to enlarge!)

    Have more questions? Contact us at 800-345-6572 x204 (ask for Fred) or drop us an email at 'support @barsproducts.com'. And of course, there's always Facebook.

    Thanks!

  • Testimonial: Rislone Fuel Injector Cleaner with UCL

    Posted on January 9, 2013 by Jeff Ventura

    We've just received a great customer email about our Rislone Fuel Injector Cleaner with UCL (p/n 4701), which we introduced to improve gas quality, reduce spark knock and serve as an overall fuel conditioner. George R. from New Castle, PA writes:

    I used to use Rislone in my oil years ago and have not seen it for my fuel injectors. I had a "service engine soon" light come on around Christmas time, nice time for that to happen, so to the auto parts store I went. They checked it on the computer and said it was an 02 sensor.

    Well I saw this bottle of Rislone complete fuel system cleaner and conditioner and reconizing the name, I purchased the bottle and drove to the gas station, put it in, filled my tank and after only 75 miles the light turned off and have not seen it since. I will continue to use Rislone in my vehicle. This stuff really works. I purchased it at Advance Auto in New Castle, PA.

    Thanks George for choosing Rislone. It's true that Rislone made its name from its engine treatment product (the now-famous 100QR), but our line of new fuel products has won awards and customer praise alike. We're geeked that you found the product so helpful.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • PHOTOS: How Rislone Fuel Injector Cleaner with UCL Improves Gas Mileage

    Posted on December 10, 2012 by Jeff Ventura

    Here’s a personal, unscientific illustration of how our Rislone Fuel Injector Cleaner with UCL can improve gas mileage. Note: this is not a guarantee that all cars/situations will see these results. This is just one casual test conducted at one point in time on one car.

    Backstory: I used to have a Volkswagen GTI MkV. I used our Rislone Fuel Injector Cleaner with UCL back then and saw an approximate 8%–10% increase in MPG. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any photos or log any data to illustrate it.

    I’m now driving another car, and decided to run the same test.

    The first picture is what I get without using Rislone Fuel Injector Cleaner with UCL. This was shot about 50 miles into a full tank of gas.

    As you can see, I'm getting 21.6 MPG.

    This next photo was taken with Rislone Fuel Injector Cleaner with UCL installed in a full tank of gas. Like the first photo, I shot this 50 miles into the tank to allow the product to circulate. I took the photo on the same road with zero change in my driving habits. Temperature was in the mid–40s, same as the first pic.

    With Rislone, I'm up to 23.9  MPG.

    That’s a 2.3 MPG increase, or about 10%, as I noticed with my Volkswagen. To boot, the car run smoother with our product installed, and it helps combat the quality inconsistencies of ‘winter gas’.

    We’ve had car clubs and customers write and call us to tell us how our fuel injector cleaner with UCL is the first one that’s actually worked for them, but we haven’t been able to put numbers to it. Pretty cool!

  • Bar's Products Wins Packaging Innovation Award at AAPEX

    Posted on October 30, 2012 by Jeff Ventura

    We're happy to announce that we have won a packaging award in the Innovation category for our line of Rislone dual-cavity bottles. You can see these bottles already on shelves near you, especially the Rislone Gasoline Fuel System Treatment and Rislone Diesel Fuel System Treatment.

    Many thanks to the folks at AAPEX for recognizing Bar's Products/Rislone for our packaging efforts. Our company believes very strongly in innovation -- almost everyone here has read the Steve Jobs bio and taken certain principles to heart -- and we're thrilled our work is getting noticed. Thanks again, AAPEX!

     

  • Testimonial: "Many thanks for creating something that actually works."

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    Posted on September 24, 2012 by Jeff Ventura

    Fred V. from Edmonton, Alberta CA wrote us over the weekend. This is what he said:

    We have a 2001 Chrysler 300m and the fuel pump gauge started to ping and drop to empty and then back up again. It did this for approx. the first 1/4 tank after filling. I found out that the fuel pump had a sensor that registers the amount of fuel in the tank and this cannot be replaced by itself....the whole pump has to be replace at a cost of around $600. (the gas tank has to be dropped).

    I tried several fuel conditioners and they did not work. Then I ran into yours and noticed that the label did say that it cleans fuel pumps. So I thought I would try it and after 8000 kms from using the first bottle (as per the instructions on the bottle) and using the 2nd, the condition disappeared and it's been good since. So many thanks for creating something that actually works. But then, you folks have been at it for a long time. -- Fred

    First of all, thanks for taking the time to write, Fred. We love hearing stories like this.

    Second, the product Fred is talking about is our Rislone Fuel Injector Cleaner with UCL. It saved Fred $600, and it can help your car whether your facing an expensive repair or not. We've gotten calls from car clubs and racing enthusiasts about this product, so we're pretty thrilled it's being noticed for standing out above the others.

    Thanks again for contacting us,  Fred.

  • Customer-Created Video about Rislone Fuel Injector Cleaner

    Posted on August 28, 2012 by Jeff Ventura

    Many thanks to FrenchValleyAirport for creating and publishing this to YouTube.

  • "Your products work so well, especially compared to others."

    Posted on June 25, 2012 by Jeff Ventura

    For anyone thinking all fuel injector treatments are the same, perhaps Gary P. from Georgia can change your mind. He says:

    "Not a question, but a comment about Rislone Products. I have used the Rislone oil additive for 35 years now. ( I first used it in a '74 Ford LTD.) I am always amazed at how it restores power to old engines, expecially when using today's synthetic oils which I suspect have a little detergent in them. [...] Recently I had a car that lost it's fuel pressure every time I shut it off. I knew it was a pressure leak at the fuel pump, the fuel pressure regulator or an injector stuck open. Techron, Chemtool, STP fuel treatments didn't help. After 30,000 miles I stumble upon Rislone gas treatment on the shelf and I couldn't wait to give it a try. It freed up the sticking injector after one tank and now the car starts better than ever before. And I was about to replace all the injectors. I don't understand why your products work so well, especially as compared to others. Thanks for making such a great line of products!"

    Gary is referring to Rislone Fuel Injector Cleaner with UCL, part number 4701. We custom-developed this formula for over a year with our #1 goal being a fuel product that actually works. From everything we're hearing from our customers, we hit our goal.

    Thanks for writing in, Gary!

  • The Industry's Most Profitable Cars and Trucks

    Posted on December 7, 2011 by Jeff Ventura

    Pretty interesting list. Naturally, the Ford F-150 stands on top of the heap as the most profitable vehicle in production, which goes hand-in-hand with its popularity. But do you know the others? The list might surprise you.