In 1979 German scientist Wolfgang Kluenner developed the original Flashlube Valve Saver Fluid in Melbourne, Australia. Working as a scientist for government body, the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation), Kluenner recognised the problem of Valve Seat Recession in many vehicle engines, particularly those that were running on LPG.
Kluenner noted a higher instance of recession in vehicles that ran on LPG, than those that ran on petrol, which at the time was leaded. Aware that automotive LPG distribution was increasing, he took it upon himself to study the problem and find a solution.
His answer was to develop the original Flashlube Valve Saver Kit, and it’s specially formulated Flashlube Valve Saver Fluid. Comprising of a vacuum reservoir and a passing hose, the kit was created to be mounted under the bonnet of a vehicle to distribute the protective fluid and lubricate the valve seats of the engine and eradicate recession. 15 years later, in 1995, Flashlube Pty Ltd was established to take Wolfgang Kluenner’s now fully developed technology to the world.
As the automotive industry has changed, Flashlube has never been too far behind with an answer to any problem, adding to their range with an Injector Cleaner, Oil Stabiliser and specially formulated Winter Fuel Formula to stop fuel from gelling or waxing in extreme cold.
When the fuel industry began to modify it’s diesel fuel supply to only low sulphur fuel, Flashlube released their thoroughly researched Diesel Fuel Conditioner, a sulphur free formulation designed to replace the lubrication that diesel fuel had previously provided. The Diesel Fuel Conditioner was recognised for it’s ingenuity with the 2005 Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association Gold Award.
Perhaps the biggest step for the company in recent times has been the release of the award winning Flashlube Electronic Valve Saver Kit in 2010. Awarded the Innovation Award at the 2011 LPG Show in Warsaw, the kit improves on Kluenner’s original Valve Saver Kit with an in dash low level sensor light, fluid level sensor and slimline bottle. Most importantly, it also incorporates an Electronic Control Unit governed by the engine duty cycle to moderate a consistent injection of fluid and ensure steady and reliable protection.
Using this kit, Kluenner’s Original Valve Saver Fluid has become the first product to be granted TUV approval in a road test, as opposed to the laboratory testing previously used for vacuum kits, which does not account for the vacuum variation experienced in differing driving conditions.
With no sign of slowing down, Flashlube enters 2012 with the release of the new Flashlube Valve Saver Kit Series 2. Designed and manufactured in Australia, the Flashlube Valve Saver Kit Series 2 includes a 1 litre bottle of the iconic Flashlube Valve Saver Fluid to protect the vehicle’s engine for longer.
Boasting a new, more modern design, the Series 2 Kit improves on the original, incorporating a low fluid level sensor with a red in dash low fluid level LED warning light similar to that used in the revolutionary Electronic Kit.
Over 30 years since it’s development, Flashlube is now used in over 80 countries worldwide. Spanning Australia, Europe, North America, South America, South East Asia and India, and across motor vehicle, farming, industrial, transport and motorcycle markets, Flashlube continues to lead the way for quality and driver satisfaction and looks set to do so well into the future.
For more information visit Flashlube.com or contact European Marketing Manager, Martijn Solleveld on +33 44 2210354