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Bardahl NL

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It was in 1939 that Ole Bardahl started the Bardahl Manufacturing Company in Seattle, Washington USA. He had an idea that shifted the limits of engine performance. He came to the conclusion that the molecular construction of motor oils could be modified with an additive, which would make it cling to moving parts.

To lubricate, oil is splashed or sprayed against metal surfaces but being liquid drains away from even the microscopic peaks and valleys that are always present even on the smoothest or surfaces. Friction occurs together with added heat and wear. Ordinary hydrocarbon oil molecules are electrically neutral, as there is no positive or negative charge present to hold them against the molecules in the metal. Ole Bardahl changed all that with the discovery of ‘Polar Attraction Formula’ such that these regular hydrocarbon oil molecules are combined with other base elements to alter their molecular structure. Molecules take on an electrical charge and fasten themselves tightly on any oppositely charged metal molecule. In this way a microscopically thin, but extremely durable film of lubrication is held magnetically in place against the metal, thereby insulating the surface against friction, heat and wear.

The Bardahl company built a (motor) industry business and racing reputation upon this principle. It has been used ever since by racing champions and ordinary motorists alike gain that winning margin of extra performance, reduced wear and longer engine life.


Bardahl has 75 years experience in the development of oil additives and fuel additives, lubricants and maintenance products for cars, motor and industry. Over the years, Bardahl increased its global presence and is now available in more than 100 countries.

The aim of the company in the past and present is still to develop, lubricants of the best quality to better than available at that time. This resulted in the production of many oil additives and fuel additives for gasoline, gas, diesel and propane powered vehicles and machines.

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Besides the extended laboratory research, Bardahl finds racing in competition the very best test for its products. Oil and fuel additives are tested in races under the most extreme conditions.

Powerboat racing, Formule-1, Indy-Cars and Cart-racing, NASCAR, Motorraces, Rally’s such as motor cross and Dakar: Bardahl has gone in competition in all these types of sport and still does. Bardahl oil and fuel additives have been developed especially for continue functioning under the most heavy circumstances. They keep lubricating there where other products no longer do this. For this reason Bardahl, all over the world, will prove it’s quality on circuits, in rally’s and in motor cross. Simply because racing with our own oil and fuel-additives is the best test and proof.


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Maxwellstraat 41, 3316 GP Dordrecht, Netherlands
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