ASTM D4172 (Four Ball Friction Test) is the SAE engineer-trusted standard measurement of friction reduction. Petro Lubricant Labs of Lafayette, NJ tested Shell Rotella T 15W40 without and with NMF. NMF reduced friction by 36% and wear by 22%.

Reduced wear • Clean parts • Lower temperatures • Longer parts life Improved efficiency • Smooth shifting • Extended oil • Less vibration

NMF is harmless; it leaves no residue, and does not cause slippage in automatic transmissions or motorcycle wet clutches.

NMF repels away residue, leaving it suspended so it comes out cleanly during oil change. Within a few hundred miles parts are clean.  This is usually a welcomed benefit.  However, there may be circumstances in which you may not want a cleaning.  For example, if you have a very old vehicle with worn out seals, sometimes sludge buildup on the seals is the only thing preventing leakage.  If you clean the seals, which NMF will do, the sludge will be gone and leaking may occur.  Please consider this before using NMF.

Spanning over 40 races of the CHAMPTRUCK World Series 2015 season, Class-8 big rig race trucks used NMF while friction- and residue-related measurements were being taken. An excerpt of results reported by Detroit Diesel Engineer Robert Ball (begin at 13:54 of this video):

- Team 31 (Morgan Hill, CA): engine temperature dropped from 198°F to 180°F

- Optima Batteries Racing (Milwaukee, WI): transmission temperature down from 182°F to 160°F

- Exodus Diesel Racing (Mooresville, NC): power steering pump temperature dropped from 226°F to 186°F

Neither CHAMPTRUCK® nor race teams received compensation .

GoNMF offers a fuel savings or money-back guarantee for a semi truck in which the engine, transmission, and differentials are treated.

A key benefit of NMF™ is that it extends the life of any conventional or synthetic oil. Please click this link for details.

Add NMF to the normal amount of oil; there is no need to make room for it.  Once the NMF is activated, it will not consume volume.  Apply just the recommended amount (using more isn’t better).

* Friction is required for piston ring seating; apply NMF after break-in *

CAUTION:  Powerstroke 6.0Ls have a problematic defect.  Please read this caution.

Engine: 1 oz per quart of oil
Transmission: 16 oz
Differentials: 12 oz in each
Power Steering: 1 oz
Greased Joints: 1 oz.

Engine: 1 oz per quart of oil
Manual Transmission: 1 oz per quart of transmission fluid
Automatic Transmission: 3 oz
Differentials: 1 oz per quart of differential oil
Power Steering: 1 oz
Greased Joints: 1 oz

Safe for wet clutches
Engine: 1 oz per quart of oil
Gear Box: 1 oz per quart of oil
Chain: Several drops
Shaft Hypoid Gear: 1/10 oz

1 oz per 20 gallons of fuel-oil mixture

Motor/hypoid gear/LUD: 1 oz per qt oil

Mixture rate is 1 oz NMF per quart of grease.  





QUESTION: You say NMF cleans parts.  How does that happen?

ANSWER: Without NMF, static electricity causes contaminants to cling to vehicle parts (engine, transmission, fuel injectors, etc.).  NMF same-charges contaminants and parts so the contaminants are repelled away and suspended in the base lubricant.  With NMF, you get a truly clean oil change.


QUESTION:  How do I find an NMF dealer near me?

ANSWER:  A map of NMF dealers is at the bottom of the Dealers tab of this website.  You can click this link.

QUESTION:  I'd like to become an NMF dealer.  How does that work?

ANSWER:  As a dealer, you purchase NMF by the case at a significant discount.   Shipping to dealers is free.  Please contacts us for details.


QUESTION: How long is NMF effective?  

ANSWER:  NMF is effective as long as the fluid is not changed.  For example, if you treat the transmission, the defrictionization is permanent until you change the oil.  When you top off oil, re-add 1 oz of NMF per quart of oil topped-off.


QUESTION:  What differences can I expect with NMF?

ANSWERS: In all vehicles, NMF will reduce friction and wear and clean parts.  The following benefits should be noticeable on all vehicles:

- Smoother and quieter engine: this is more pronounced in older diesel engines, less so in newer diesel engines and even less in most gasoline/alcohol engines. It should be quite evident in big rigs, motorcycles, ATVs, and snowmobiles.  You can use a smart phone vibration meter to measure vibration reduction and a decibel meter to measure noise reduction.

- Clean engine: If you do a before-and-after engine inspection, you will find that after a regular oil change interval running NMF, your engine is clean. 

- Extended oil Life:  As described at this link, NMF extends the life of conventional and synthetic oils.

- Clean injectors: After using NMF in your fuel for a few hundred miles, you will find your injectors to be clean.

- Reduced blow-by:  Blow-by can be caused by mechanical failure (worn out pistons or cylinders) and excessive vibration.  If your engine is healthy and still experiencing blow-by, chances are that excessive vibration is allowing unburnt fuel to get past the gap between the rings and the cylinder.  In that case, NMF will reduce blow-by.

Improved throttle response should be apparent on motorcycles, snowmobiles, small engines, and 2-strokes.

Wear Reduction, evidenced by heat reduction is clearly noticeable under stressful workloads such as heavy hauling and racing. However, it may not be so apparent under low workload, such as in-town driving or easy highway miles. 

Fuel Savings in semi trucks:  A fully-treated semi truck should enjoy improved fuel efficiency.  For this we offer a money-back guarantee as described at this link.  For vehicles other than big rigs, studies are ongoing, and we will be thankful for your feedback. 


QUESTION: What are independent testing results?

ANSWER: The ASTM is a series of tests which are trusted by SAE engineers. In order to maintain certification, all ASTM laboratories around the world operate according to strictly-enforced procedures. The ASTM test relevant to NMF Ionic Friction Reducer is ASTMD4172, which is the international standard measurement of friction reduction and wear reduction of a lubricant. Petro-Lubricant Labs of Lafayette, New Jersey, one of the oldest ASTM-certified laboratories in North America, conducted ASTM D4172 on Shell Rotella T 15w40 without and with NMF. NMF reduced friction 36% more and reduced wear 22% more than Shell Rotella T 15w40 does alone. 

We guarantee that NMF will improve the wear resistance of whatever oil you use by at least 10%.

We are not aware of another product that comes close.


QUESTION: Will NMF increase oil pressure?

ANSWER:  No.  However, NMF will improve oil flow.  

QUESTION:  My oil pressure decreased.  Is this normal?

ANSWER: As NMF cleans the engine, it improves oil flow and you may see a moderate and harmless drop in oil pressure.  Performance should be good.  If the engine was very dirty, much sludge may be suspended in the oil. If oil pressure drops significantly, your oil filter may be clogged and changing it should raise your oil pressure to optimal levels. If it does not, there may be so much sludge in the oil that you need an oil change (this is extremely rare). 


QUESTION: How is NMF different from an oil stabilizer or other motor-coating product?

ANSWER: Completely different.   An oil stabilizer is a long-chain hydrocarbon with a tangled molecular structure. In other words, an oil stabilizer is attracted to itself.  While the molecules of such motor-coating products cling, NMF molecules repel. Indeed, eliminating clinging is exactly how NMF prevents wear. 

A principle behind NMF is that motor-coating an engine is unhealthy because it traps hydrocarbon residue from combustion to the engine. Static electricity draws hydrocarbons and metal particulates together into clusters of abrasive grit which continually grow and scrape metal off the engine. That "sandpaper" action from motor-coating causes accelerated wear to the engine.  

NMF, on the other hand, significantly reduces that kind of damage by suspending abrasive particles in the oil for removal by the filter or drainage during oil change. 


QUESTION:  Can NMF be used with rotary engines?

ANSWER:  Yes, NMF works very well in rotary engines. In fact, my late brother Charles who invented NMF had two rotary-engine cars and offered the below comments to a previous customer:

"Carbon is the enemy of all engines especially the rotary engine. The friction-reducing method used by NMF is not slipperiness or slickness. Instead it is a reversal of the naturally occurring electrically attractive bonding relationship that forms when parts move against each other.

In a piston engine exhaust gases (hydrocarbon molecules) are charged to unite and build upon each other and form into abrasive crystals of carbon grit. NMF charges the ring and cylinder wall the same so that charge is not formed and passed on to the carbon molecules. This condition of like-charge is applied to all parts as well as wear contaminate particles in the oil. This negative negative relationship is the condition we call "defrictionized".

In a rotary engine the carbons are circulating around and around as they await their turn to escape out of the valve ports. The carbons are frictionally charged to unite and become a polishing agent on the apex seals and gears as well.

When I purchased my 1985 Mazda RX7 with the 12A engine it had 172,000 and some extra miles on it. I decided to drive it around for about a week before I defrictionized it so I would be most aware of the performance improvements. The little car is expected to produce 115 hp and the engine ran fine and it was quite fast for so little hp.

I also have a 1982 porsche super Carrera that produces 360 hp and initially before NMF the RX7 was not even close to being in the same performance league of the Porsche. When I finally defrictionized the RX7 the little engine came alive with a new level of responsiveness and available torque that made up for the lack of hp and made it feel more porsche like on the winding scenic roads here in Arkansas.

I now have over 225,000 on the car and the engine is as spry as ever and shows no sign of apex seal wear or power loss. It is now off the road awaiting a complete restoration as the engine has out-lasted other components like the door handles and window mechanisms window rubbers etc. Using NMF in my oil and fuel was instrumental in the longevity of my rotary engine.”


QUESTION:  I race.  Can I get sponsored?

Sure can!  We sponsor famous teams and the kid next door with a kart.  Sponsorees are selected from among NMF users.  So that all testimonials about NMF are sincere and not influenced by money or material gain, we do not pay sponsored teams.  We provide NMF and small things such as T-shirts, hats, uniform patches, car decals, stickers, etc.  For more information, please see  the the Motorsports tab on this website.  


QUESTION:  How does NMF affect a vehicle warranty?

ANSWER:  NMF is safe; it leaves no residue and does not change the characteristics of oil to which it is applied.  It does not cause slippage in automatic transmissions or motorcycle wet clutches.  

That said, each warranty is unique.  The key is to follow your warranty's instructions.  In your warranty the manufacturer has probably designated specific maintenance requirements.  If you are unclear about something in your warranty, a vehicle dealership can get you answers.




NMF uses a scientifically unique mechanism to reduce wear, improve efficiency, and clean parts.   


All materials carry an electrical charge. These charges come in the form of electrons and protons. Protons are at the center of each atom while electrons orbit the atom. These charged sub-atomic particles create electrical forces between each other. These forces can be repellant or attractive. LIKE charges repel, OPPOSITE charges attract. Protons have a positive charge while electrons have a negative charge.

These electrical forces behave much like magnetism but act upon only particles that are very close together (unlike magnets that broadcast force).   When one metal surface has a positive charge (less electrons) and the other has a negative charge (more electrons), the two metal surfaces are attracted together in friction. When the opposite charges are brought close together, they produce a strong attracting force, which tries to squeeze the surfaces together. On the microscopic scale, this attractive force can become very intense, bending even metal. This atomic attraction between molecules can greatly increase the effort required to move charged surfaces against each other. Ultimately, this means that the atomic electrical forces increase friction, when opposite charges interact. This is the natural frictional state -- the problem to be overcome.

Now, what happens when the electrical charge in both metal surfaces are the same? The metal surfaces repel each other, opposing contact and reducing friction. How can both metal surfaces become same charged? By adding electrons to the atoms in both surfaces. By doing so, both surfaces become negatively charged, so they repel each other. This is how NMF directly reduces the friction between moving parts; it causes all of the moving surfaces to become negatively charged (with surplus electrons), so that all of the parts repel each other on the atomic scale, reducing contact friction.

But this is not the only way that NMF improves efficiency and reduces wear. Another important phenomenon that NMF addresses is the accumulation of wear particles and debris.

Normally, the opposite charges in the wear particles (and debris) cause them to attract to each other and also to the moving parts. This atomic attraction causes wear particles to build up and "snowball" into larger and larger abrasive clusters, further increasing wear. NMF prevents this by causing all of the parts and wear particles to have the same electrical charge (negative), so the wear particles repel each other and do not accumulate together -- they become isolated, suspended in the oil, and come out during an oil change.  This is how NMF cleans parts.  



I was used to using a gallon of oil every 5,000 miles and now I barely put any oil in...
— Gary Whitehead, Trucker Owner Operator

NMF extends the life of any conventional or synthetic lubricant. For example, in a semi truck using conventional oil, the change interval can be extended to 40,000 miles/64,374 km -- just change the oil filter at 15,000 miles/24,140 km and 30,000 miles/48,240 km, top off the oil as necessary, and add 1 oz NMF per quart of oil topped off.

Extending oil usage beyond the vehicle manufacturer's recommended oil change interval should be done only in conjunction with oil analysis. That way, you always know the status of your oil. GoNMF has a free oil analysis program. We encourage customers who are extending their oil to have oil analysis conducted incrementally at a laboratory which does not sell oil changes. Please click here for details.

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I used to get 4-5 MPG... now 6 or better consistently.
NMF added a mile per gallon in my overall milage.
My fuel milage has improved on average from 8/10s to one MPG.

With NMF, fuel efficiency will normally rise. Some truckers report receiving even a mile more per gallon. For a fully-treated (engine, fuel, transmission, differentials, power steering, greased joints) semi truck, we offer money back if fuel efficiency does not rise. This guarantee does not apply to non semi trucks. Treatment to qualify for the money-back guarantee is as below. Quantity of NMF required depends on the number of axles.

Engine: 1 oz per quart of oil / 30 ml NMF per liter

Transmission: 16 oz / 480 ml

Differentials (each one): 12 oz / 360 ml

Power steering: 1 oz / 30 ml

5th Wheel Grease: 1 oz / 30 ml

With the above treatment, fuel efficiency should begin improving. Maximum efficiency will come after NMF has cleaned the engine and fresh oil/NMF have been added.
Drive your truck for the normal oil change interval and change your oil and filter.


(You may notice that your oil is dirtier than normal and your filter has more sludge in it than normal. That is because NMF has cleaned your engine and suspended sludge in the engine oil to be removed by the filter.)

Your truck should now be clean and ready for an evaluation of fuel efficiency improvement. After driving 15,000 miles/24,140 km, compare your new fuel efficiency with the previous 15,000 miles/24,140 km without NMF. If it isn't improved, GoNMF will refund your purchase price (offer details).

RISK FREE TRIAL (Semi Trucks):
We encourage you to do the 15,000-mile /24,140 km NMF semi truck trial. You will be impressed. With our money-back guarantee, you can only win.




We offer three ways to independently verify that using NMF is beneficial for longevity, performance and efficiency.

1. FREE OIL ANALYSIS: NMF extends life of synthetic and conventional lubricants. For example, conventional oil in a semi truck is normally changed every 10,000-15,000 miles. With NMF it should still be good at 40,000 miles -- just change the oil filter at 15,000 and 30,000 miles. You keep the money that would have gone into the two oil changes you didn’t need.

Extended oil usage beyond the vehicle manufacturer's recommended oil change interval should be done only in conjunction with oil analysis. That way, you always know the status of your oil. We encourage customers who are extending their oil to have oil analysis conducted incrementally at a laboratory which does not sell oil changes.

The oil that comes out the first time after using NMF will be unusually dirty. This is because NMF has cleaned the engine and the residue has been suspended in the oil for processing by the oil filter. After changing this dirty oil and adding fresh NMF, the engine normally will be clean and will be ready for oil to run cleaner and last longer than normal.

On page 6 of the NMF Q&A document (linked here) is the SEMI TRUCK OIL LONGEVITY SHEET, which is instructions for safely extending oil life with NMF and recording data. Notice that oil analysis is conducted incrementally so you always know the status of your oil. You don't want to drive in the blind. A similar approach will be used on smaller vehicles with shorter oil change intervals. Please call us for specific instructions.

We are impressed with Peterson CAT oil analysis laboratory in Eugene, Oregon. You purchase an oil sample analysis kit (they call it an SOS kit) from them, send in the sample, and receive a report via email. The price is awesome -- $15.50, including return shipping. Click here to go to the Peterson CAT Fluid Analysis website.

Would you like some help in paying for your oil analysis? Please ask about our program for reimbursing oil analysis costs.

2. FREE ASTM TESTING: If NMF does not improve the wear resistance performance of your own oil by at least 15% on ASTM D4172 (overview linked here) we will reimburse your laboratory costs.




Dear Powerstroke 6.0 Owners,

Please consider this information before using NMF.  

Bottomline upfront:  NMF will clean the engine, and this could increase a Powerstroke 6.0’s already high risk of injector failure.  Replacing injectors is expensive.

Since the Powerstroke 6.0L came out in 2003, many PS 6.0L owners have enjoyed the performance of NMF and have used it with no issues. That said, we have received three reports from 6.0 owners of injector failure after applying NMF.  There was no investigation into one failure.  Investigation of the other two incidents revealed that much sludge had broken free of the engine and was suspended in the oil. 

Since 1998, NMF has been used in thousands of gasoline-, diesel-, 2-stroke-, and alcohol-powered vehicles without issue.   We believe there is not a way for NMF to damage any part of a vehicle; NMF contains no solid particles, leaves no residue, does not change the characteristics of oil, and prevents corrosion.   

It is well-established that PS 6.0L engines regularly have inexplicable injector failures.  Ford internal communications indicate that Ford knew the engine was defective in that way before putting it into production and continued production without informing the public or fixing the problem.  For this reason, Ford was sued by customers in a class action lawsuit.  A summary of the class action lawsuit is at the link  On that page below the summary hundreds of Ford F350 and F250 owners speak of spending thousands of dollars due to unexplainable injector failures after something as seemingly irrelevant as an oil change.  

Were the three 6.0 injector failures related to NMF use?  Possibly, but only three reports in 14 years is statistically a very low number.  If there was a connection, what would explain it?  Below is a theory that would make sense.  

Fact #1:  6.0 injectors operate on a high-pressure system.  Oil under high pressure pushes down a plunger which enables fuel to be sprayed into the cylinder.  If there isn’t high pressure, the plunger won’t be suppressed and injection won’t occur.  

Fact #2: Upon activation, NMF begins cleaning the engine.  Wear material and residue that had been clinging to the engine are suspended in the oil.  

Theory:  newly suspended residue, before it could be removed by the filter,  clogged the 6.0’s oil rails or injector galleyway, preventing adequate oil flow.  Lack of oil pressure would preclude injection.   For perspective, let’s look at a cutaway of a 6.0 injector: 

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If this theory is true, why have there been no issues with other HEUI systems such as the Powerstroke 7.3?  It’s because the 6.0 oil rails and injector galleyway, about the diameter of a ballpoint pen tube, are by far the narrowest pathways for oil.  For example, the 7.3 doesn’t use oil rails.  Instead, oil flows through the head directly into ports in the injector which are twice the diameter of the 6.0’s galleyway. 

If this theory reflects what happened in those reported cases of injector failure, what is the significance for PS 6.0 owners?  For one, it would mean NMF is doing its job of cleaning the engine.  Secondly, it would mean that although your 6.0 will most likely be among the vast majority with no issues, using NMF could possibly increase its already high risk of injector failure.  

Please feel free to call me at 844-763-7250.

Joe Lehnerd
Lieutenant Colonel (retired), U.S. Air Force
Owner, GoNMF




You put your hard-earned dollars into NMF.

Your purchase comes with the following guarantees: 

(1) NMF reduces wear and heat to your satisfaction or money back 

(2) NMF cleans the engine to your satisfaction or money back 

(3) If used in fuel, NMF cleans the injectors to your satisfaction or money back 

(4) Fully-treated semi truck only — NMF improves fuel efficiency or money back.  More detail is at this link. 

(5) On test ASTM D4172 NMF improves the wear resistance of whatever oil you use by at least 15% or we’ll pay your laboratory fees

It is extremely rare to hear that NMF has not performed as expected.  If this happens with you, please just tell me and we’ll process your refund.  I will be thankful for whatever information you can share such as vehicle type and condition, workload, and the oil you use.  This information is unrelated to your refund.  It is to help my team stay abreast of customers’ results under various conditions and to consider why in your case the benefits of NMF weren’t apparent.

Again, thank you, and happy motoring! 

Joe Lehnerd
Lieutenant Colonel (retired), U.S. Air Force
Owner, GoNMF