Case Studies

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Below are Case Histories (reported to us by our customers) about each of our products so you can see how our products have helped people with their maintenance issues.

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FTC Decarbonizer Case Studies

Nissan Patrol 2011

Nissan Patrol 2011

The FTC Decarbonizer worked like magic. I had travelled about 1000Km's when the effect became obvious, since I only do short trips. The smoking of the engine has disappeared and it purrs like a kitten.  George Csepregi Innes Park Qld.

 

Ford Territory 2.7L 2011

 Ford Territory 2011

I purchased the FTC Decarbonizer  to save on an expensive repair to get my Ford Territory's power back. After using FTC Decarbonizer at recommend doses in just two weeks I felt the cars power return, fuel economy fell from 9.01.to 8.97 and exhaust black smoke nearly gone. This is from a diesel that has only just gone past the 100,000 kms. So if this is the indication of success in your products count me in . You saved me hundreds of dollars I didn't want to part with. Keep up the good work, Russell Whiffin Jimboomba Qld.

Nissan Patrol 2.8 1995

So after having my 2.8 RD engine rebuilt in my 1995 Patrol, much to my horror I had Blowby. This was due to me using an oil that was too good hence the rings did not bed in correctly. I used your FTC Decarbonizer and used twice the recommended dose and also towed a nice heavy load for approx 200kms. I am happy to report my Blowby issues are virtually non existent. To me the FTC Decarbonizer was a get put of jail free card saving me on a costly engine teardown for a rehone. I would recommend your products to anyone. Reason being they actually work.  Paul Mays. Wagin WA

 

Toyota Hilux TD

Hi. Just sending through my results using the FTC Decarboniser. It was recommended to me by my uncle for my TD Toyota Hilux due to lack of performance and poor economy. This was also after we had a look inside the throttle intake and saw that the EGR had a decent amount of build up. It's been about a month of using the product and the car feel very different to drive. It's smooth, it's got more torque and doesn't sound like its struggling when the car is revved out. I'm really happy with the difference and I'm glad to have finally found a product that works. Paul.

Deglazing & decoking my diesel powered boat.

Hi again Nelson, just thought I should let you know how chuffed I was with Nelson's Marine & the FTC Decarbonizer I purchased! Not only was the product a fantastic success but your professional advice & service could not be faulted. The item arrived in record time so I could begin the process of deglazing & decoking my diesel powered boat very quickly! Within a few fishing trips the white smoke disappeared & power was restored. THANKS HEAPS NELSON !!!! CHEERS Rod - from Nelsons Marine
www.nelsonsmarine.com.au

Bob's old Discovery.

Bob has been using the FTC Decarbonizer  in his old discovery for several years  now here is a photo with the head off. His mechanic was  amazed at how clean the pistons were . Regards Bob . NQ

Cummins 444 in Kenworth T650

Maslin Bros Pty Ltd used this Kenworth daily on a contract with a Mt Isa minesite. The truck lost power and started smoking so badly, that it was not allowed back on site. The local Cummins dealer told Hugh Maslin that there was way too much blowby, and it would need rebuilding at $32,000!!! Instead, Hugh tried FTC Decarbonizer and Flushing Oil Concentrate. He was absolutely amazed at how much rubbish came out on the flush. After the treatments, the Kenworth went back to work, for the remaining 18 months of the contract...with no smoke and no oil usage!! Two years later, and the Kenworth shows no signs of deterioration. Hugh had saved the business a $32,000 rebuild,  didn't lose any downtime, and kept his client happy.

Detroit Series 60

Merv Sweetman had 500,000km on the engine with no problems, then it suddenly started fuming badly, and went to 6-7 L in 2 days. Detroit people said it needed a rebuild at $14,000. He started using FTC Decarbonizer and Flushing Oil Concentrate. Now 400,000 km later, the truck is still running better than ever and no oil consumption. His Caterpillar engines are also running better, and the oil in them stays very clean right to the change interval.

Detroit 6V92 on School Bus Run. (Tasmania - Ron)

The bus does a 130km daily run picking up & dropping off school kids. The engine was reconditioned 800,000kms ago, by the previous owner. At 1400 rpm, it really lacked torque. After using FTC Decarbonizer it now pulls well from as low as 1100 rpm, and is 1 gear higher on hills.

Mercedes Benz 300D (1989)

You'll laugh, Jimmy...Last Thursday I picked up the Mercedes 300D I bought online and took some of your magic FTC Decarbonizer and Cleanpower fuel conditioner with me, having been told that the engine was a bit smokey and lacked power.

I stopped to top up with fuel and put 40ml of FTC and 20ml Cleanpower in the tank, then headed across town for the Hume Highway back to Collector (near Canberra). Well, a bit of smoke..my god there were plumes of blue smoke so thick that people avoided driving behind. The M5 Tunnel really was quite a peak hour treat for those stuck behind. I thought I had an engine change ahead of me it was so bad. I wish I had take photographs. By the time I had driven 100km to Pheasants Nest for a coffee stop, the smoke was all but gone. Another 180 km and it didn’t blow any smoke at all. I topped it up with vege oil when I arrived home and it runs a sweet as sweet. No smoke and a pleasure to drive. The CEM treatment added $3000 to the value of the car! 

How about that?...Shane Mortimer

Fordson 7 Major Tractor (Diesel). Trevor Schulz (Bundaberg)

This tractor was spitting oil out the exhaust big time. Trevor reckoned he looked like a Dalmation after an hour’s tractor work. After advice from CEM, Trevor bought some FTC Decarbonizer and treated the diesel. He ran it for ½ hr for 4 nights to get a bit through the system, and then did an hour’s slashing on the Saturday. The oil coming out the exhaust had almost stopped. The then cleaned the oil off himself, and the tractor, as usual. Back on the tractor and no more oil spitting. Goodbye Dalmation look! The exhaust pipe was getting drier and drier as she worked.

Mack truck, rebuilt engine

Leo Giuntini (TARA). Ph 0458 236 692. Leo used FTC on a rebuilt Mack engine, which had glazed due to poor run in procedure. Problem solved.

Rebuild avoided on Toyota Landcruiser 70 Series V8 Diesel

Working on the Ipswich Motorway Upgrade, this Toyota was badly carboned up due to the Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve problems. Banned from the job site due to excessive smoke, it was to be rebuilt. Owned and operated by one of Australia’s major construction companies, they used Flushing Oil Concentrate, Cleanpower & FTC Decarbonizer, followed by a one hour driving off site. The result? The smoke disappeared! It saved them a rebuild cost and the significant downtime a rebuild would cause.

Atlas Copco Compressor with MF178 diesel engine

In the early 1990’s, Bill Flannery used the FTC Decarbonizer on this engine. As he put it, he used to top up the oil each time he used it, and check the fuel. After he ran the FTC it stopped using oil, and some 20 years later, it still doesn’t use oil and hasn’t needed overhauling. Needless to say, Bill has used FTC Decarbonizer in every engine he has. He says that all his 2 stroke chain saws, mowers, etc just go so well on FTC.

HiAce 2.8L Diesel always loaded to 3.2 Tonnes

Mechanic and owner of well known company, 4M Maintenance Systems, Michael Corbin, reported that at 300,000kms, his HiAce engine lost “approximately 50% of its power, started smoking badly, used oil, was missing on one cylinder and pinging.” The cause was found to be a collapsed exhaust pipe flexible link, which had caused gross carboning up internally. 

By all indications it would need rebuilding. But as a last resort, Michael tried FTC Decarbonizer in the fuel, and with just 1 weeks running, the engine was operating perfectly again…full power, no pinging, missing, smoke or oil burning! Michael always used a fuel additive, but this was not able to remove the built up carbon. Only FTC Decarbonizerwas able to provide the solution, and as a mechanic, Michael is both amazed and delighted!

Triton 2.5L TD 1991 on heated chicken fat

Hi and a very, very big “Thank You” The other day when I asked about your products I didn’t know if I was about to waste $221 or not and even though I will never be a big purchaser you spent endless time answering my questions  not just once  but  twice.  I use heated chicken fat as fuel, and one of the other members of the Bio-diesel  group swears by your products.  I had a partially blocked injector pump from not changing back to diesel and therefore ended up with cold chicken fat in the injector pump.  It is a 1991 Triton 2.5lt turbo diesel  (4D56 motor).  I know I was an ASS for not changing back to diesel , but a 10 min visit lasted 3 hours and the temperature took a cold turn as well.  Of course even though I had switched it back to diesel the damage was done.  It huffed and puffed black smoke and, for the life of me, I couldn't get it above 2000 rpm.  When there was a slight incline it dropped down to 1600-1800 rpm. It was a very long 100k trip back home, and top speed going down hills was 70kph. I then tried to buy a second hand injector pump, and the best I could do was $250, from Brisbane. Plus the time to fit it! And this is something I have never done before.  Time to make a decision...my son and I sat down to decide which way to go as we had enough money for one method but not both!  I tell you about the finances, not for sympathy, but just to let you know the severity of the decision and the possible ramifications if the wrong decision was made. We live in the country, 100k from town, so this was not an easy decision.  I had tried other injector cleaners. For years I had been putting some in my diesel motors, in fact I had already poured a whole bottle of something else down it, as well as drive about 100k hoping it would clear itself...but to no avail.

The end result was this: Within 40k of adding both Cleanpower fuel treatment and FTC Decarbonizer to the fuel, we started to notice an improvement. And by 100k the vehicle was performing better than when we had bought it 4000k earlier... where I had been having trouble getting to 100kph, I looked down to see the speedo at 110kph!  The motor is quieter and much smoother, as well as more responsive.  Obviously there had been a build up of gunk in the injector pump for some time and the chicken fat just tipped the scales.

Since then I have put Cleanpower & FTC Decarbonizerin the diesel generator (an old Shibaura 20 hp second hand motor from Japan, at least 20 years old), which has been getting hard to start.  After 5 hour’s use, I have noticed it is easier to start and blowing less smoke.  The motor has also quietened down. It has just done 700hrs on straight chicken fat heated to 80c and then feed in like diesel.  

I cannot express how amazed and how terrific the result has been. It has given more power back, and the engine seems to be running cleaner, as well as starting easier.

I would therefore recommend these products to anyone.

Gene McIntyre  BAFFLE CREEK QLD

Discovery

Bob has been using the FTC Decarbonizer  in his old Discovery for several years  now here is a photo with the head off. My mechanic was  amazed at how clean the pistons were.

Regards Bob

Mitsubishi Triton TD 2009

David Trevor. FTC. David has a 2 ½ year old Mitsubishi Triton ute & has driven Mackay to Childers for the last 3 years. He just makes it on one tank of fuel with a little in reserve. On the first tank with FTC, he arrived with ¼ tank of fuel left...by far the best economy in the Triton’s life.

MAN V10 Diesel (fishing)

Tim Downie runs a live trout fishing boat. He's been running FTC Decarbonizer in the fuel for several years, doing exactly the same run each trip. He reports that the fuel use on his main engine (MAN V10 naturally aspirated) has dropped from 1500L per trip to 1250-1300L per trip, saving 200-250L a trip! He noted that fuel efficiency kept improving, and was optimized after 800-900 hrs use. This indicates that the decarbonizing effect had made an important contribution to overall efficiency.

Mack 454 Truck and Trailer

Doing local tipper work. Owner reports engine runs better and sounds crisper. Fuel consumption improved from 1.7km/L to 1.9km/L (11.7%). Also reports better economy in 5L Commodore V8.

Volvo FH12

(1.5 million kms). Runs Brisbane to Perth and carries 2000L diesel in 4 tanks.It always ran short of fuel before reaching Perth. On FTC Decarbonizer, it now arrives with about 250L diesel left in the front tanks.Central Highlands Carrying Co.

Denning Coach:

Fitted with 6V92 Turbo Detroit Diesel. Since being rebuilt 6-7 months ago, it always ran cool, and as a result glazed and carboned up, with a high oil consumption problem. Chem Tech product "Super Tech" did not address the problem, so FTC Decarbonizer was tried. Oil consumption on the Mt Bulla, South Australia and return to Melbourne trip was reduced to zero. Fuel consumption is still being assessed, but the normal range is 1100-1200km per tank. (Initial results showed 800km at half a tank.) 

Lighting Plant at Mining Operation

These diesel powered lighting plants were overpowered, and as a result of the light loadings, excessive carbon build necessitated rebuilds at a very early 700 hr intervals. After introducing FTC, existing carbon was burnt off, and the engines remained carbon free, thus eliminating the early rebuilds. 2004 Mitsubishi Triton 2.8 TD 260,000 kms. 

2004 Mitsubishi Triton 2.8 TD 260,000 kms

Owner, John Orth (Ormeau, QLD) advises us the Triton is a daily driver, as well as for towing his caravan. After using the FTC Decarbonizer, John says, “The power improvement is unbelievable! Turbo lag has now disappeared. There is less smoke, and it’s idling much smoother!” At this stage John has used only 1/3 litre of FTC. The engine has now been flushed with Flushing Oil Concentrate twice, and John reports, "It's really removed a lot of sludge. The valve gear, as viewed from the oil filler point, is now clean!"

FTC Decarbonizer, the massive amounts of blue smoke had disappeared! The engine idles much better with noticeably more power. They'd gained 200 RPM at full throttle. An investment of only $238 for a saving of $40,000...without even touching a spanner!

Rigid Tip Truck with 6V92 Detroit Diesel

(K. Wright NSW). The truck does all on site work, and had coked up badly from it. As a result, fuel consumption was down to 1.69km/L. Power and economy were restored over the next 3 tanks of treated fuel...1.96km/L, then 2.12km/L and then 2.45km/L. Other trucks on site used to pass me, but now I leave them for dead!

Bertram 28ft Sportsfisher with twin BMW turbo diesels

"Each time I started the engines, the marina would be absolutely engulfed by smoke for 5-10 minutes, before it would settle down. The port engine was always difficult to start. On the purchase survey, I was advised that it might need a rebuild...at only 1500hrs!"

"After one day on FTC Decarbonizer, the engines started straight away with hardly any smoke at all. I couldn't believe the improvement. I must admit, I was sceptical at first, but now I'll be recommending it to everybody." 

Caterpillar D10 dozer

was left idling for 3 days, at PNG's Ok Tedi Copper & Gold mine, after the operator became sick. This would be almost guaranteed to glaze up any engine, however this mining fleet was using the FTC Decarbonizer, and there were no adverse effects at all!

Rio Tinto Tarong Coal mine

Twelve months data using FTC Decarbonizer confirmed a fuel saving of about 9%! The power and performance of the truck and loading fleet increased, and this resulted in increased mine production. For a mine owner operator,  more coal in the stockpile, is more dollars in the bank...That makes the large diesel cost reduction look like chicken feed. Rio sold Tarong Coal recently, and FTC was discontinued, as the new operator has a "zero additives policy". Costly mistake fellas!

International Truck, 6.354 Perkins

A concrete pumping truck, it worked short runs only. It was hard to start, and suffered white smoke cold & power loss. After 1 day on FTC, it starts well and cleanly with much better power. 

Dronin diesel (boat)

An old engine. The injectors were removed, tested OK, but had massive carbon deposits. FTC was used, and the injectors removed after 20hrs on FTC. They were totally carbon free.

Caterpillar Main Engines (cargo ship)

At 19,000 hrs, the owners of this New Caledonian ship wished to postpone rebuilding the engines by 3 months. FTC Decarbonizer was supplied (along with our Flushing Oil Concentrate and AW10 Antiwear) to decarbonize and destress the engines. From that point until a total of 25,000 hrs, the engines performed much better, with less oil consumption, less smoke and smoother running. They were only then changed out at the insurer's request. 

Detroit 8V71

Site tipper work. Excessive idling and cool operating temperature caused power loss and blowby. FTC Decarbonizer made a marked difference to increase power and fuel economy. It also stopped the blowby. (George, Bay City Earthworks) 

Mitsubishi FP418 Removal Truck

(AAA Interstate Removals). We first purchased FTC Decarbonizer after suffering suspected glazing, due to light freight and southern artic conditions. The engine had been fully rebuilt, but was down on power and billowed white smoke. Within six hours of using FTC, there was no white smoke and power improved . On top of that, we are saving $1000 on diesel per 5L of FTC Decarbonizer

Truck with 8V71 Detroit 2 stroke diesel

(D. Riseley VIC). The engine was so carboned up, that I could see sparks being thrown out of the exhaust at night. It couldn't pull full revs. After a few tanks with FTC Decarbonizer, it really cleaned up, the sparks stopped and I had full rev power again.

Caterpillar D348 Powered Mining Fleet

This Rio Tinto fleet of coal haulers would drop exhaust valves at intervals of 3000-4000 hours, causing extensive damage, and considerable downtime costs. The cause was excessive carbon fouling on the valve stems and head, which caused fatigue as it rubbed in the guides, and then failure. FTC Decarbonizer was introduced to eliminate all hard carbon build up from combustion and exhaust spaces, and the problem then ceased. 

AW10 Antiwear Case Studies

Toyota Prado

Prado 160 000kms

I used the Flushing Oil Concentrate & was pleased with the result. That AW10 Antiwear is pretty impressive noticed the Prado was quieter & smoother almost immediately. I've just had a major service done on the Prado for a 2 month trip to the Kimberly's in 3 weeks. The Prado has 160,000km on the clock. George Mesk 

Road Ranger running hot .

Gary’s 18sp Road Ranger was running hot…up to 120C on hot day working hard. He bought AW10 Antiwear last week and reported in the current heat wave, it was sitting on 80C most of the time and up to 85C once briefly. Glad we could help.

Ford Ranger 6 speed manual

Typical of Ford Rangers this one had a very clunky gear change & owner, Gary Scrivens also had a whine in top gear, and a noise in 3rd gear under load. The Ford dealer advised him that this was normal for the vehicle.

Gary used Molybond in the gearbox, and it was a little quieter. Then he decided to use AW10 Antiwear in the gearbox and transfer case, so changed both oils. The gearbox was way quieter straight away, changed smoothly and the top gear whine had gone. A little noise still from 3rd, but much reduced.

Most interestingly, his fuel economy improved by 0.5L/100km!!! Just by using AW10 in the transmission. He noticed that when backing off to approach a red light, he actually has to brake more since there is less drag through the drive train. Drivetrain friction does consume fuel, but this was more than Gary expected.

Drifting

The  drifter uses AW10 in the engine , power steering  and gear box to reduce the heat and therefore the wear and tear. Great stuff Ron.  Motocare 4WD  www.motorcare.com.au

 

Schulz Earthmoving

Craig Schulz uses AW10 throughout his fleet, in all components (eg hydraulics, engines, transmissions, final drives, etc). Craig reports much cooler hydraulic temperatures in hard work applications eg Komatsu dozer during stick raking work. Before AW10 it the hydraulics were too hot to put your hand on. When using AW10, it’s relative cool to touch. He had a scraper with a hydraulic pump chattering, and found that AW10 quietened it down considerably. He’s found it useful in A Komatsu PC300 excavator, and grader hydraulics.

Australian 4WD Monthly magazine

Roothyhad this to say: "This stuff is the greatest. It has to be the slipperiest thing this side of a banana peel on a boat ramp. Bugger me! Old Milo (Landcruiser Troopcarrier) is shifting gears a lot sweeter since that injection of AW 10. I felt the slicker change almost immediately. But the ultimate test was chucking a capful in the two-stroke fuel in Mungo's ancient 25HP Mercury outboard. The bloody thing ran smoother and rattled less almost straight away.

Pajero 2004 NP 3.2 DiD Auto

G'day Brid. Whilst towing my 1500kg caravan I noticed that under load the transmission tunnel was becoming extremely hot.
At 45,000km, I added a dose of AW10 at the rate of 1% to the auto transmission. Problem solved. I have now been using AW10 in my auto transmission for 45000km with no problems whatsoever. No more excessive heat and changes appear to be smoother. It had all it`s oils and fluids changed again at the 90,000 km service, and AW10 was again added to  the AUTO TRANSMISSION. AW10 has been used in the diffs,transfer case, engine and power steering since new. Cheers, John Tasker.

Nissan Terrano 1997 (240,000km)

I felt compelled to write to you to thank you for your excellent products. I did the F.O.C. Treatment on the engine as well as adding AW 10 to the engine oil and also to the gearbox oil. My gearbox was a bit notchy at times to get into gear and the main shaft bearings would growl a bit. The noise is gone and the gears are now so slick to come in, it is almost like shifting gears in a Road Ranger box. About the engine, although it was in fairly good nick, the rattles are gone, so much so that I can now hear the fan blowing air through the radiator. The way I see it I’ve given my driveline a much longer lease of life by using your products on it. Only one complaint though…I have trouble finding my oil level on the dipstick now, since the oil line on it became clear, not black like before straight after changing the oil. You have cured another skeptic as well as improving my car out of sight. Thank you. Frank Vera.

Freightliner FLC112

(Riseley’s Bulk Haulage).Powered by Series 60 Detroit with 18 speed Roadranger and Eaton diffs. Use of AW10 resulted in smoother gear shifts esp when cold. No click on fast changes. A slight engine rattle has also disappeared. Temperature reductions going up the Toowoomba range were 25F for the gearbox, 15F front diff and 20F rear diff!! Owner Phil Riseley was so impressed, he had to ring us at the top of the range!

13 Speed Roadranger Overdrive Gearbox

Marr's Haulage run 5 road trains, and tried AW10 instead of a $3000 repair job in one gearbox that had become very notchy. Gear shifting and operation immediately became smooth. Four (4) years later, and the gearbox is still in service. Use of AW10 in one of their engines resulted in a noticeable increase in oil pressure.

Landcruiser Troopcarrier 1994 Diesel

(R. Leighton). Troopy is fitted with an aftermarket turbo. Power was evaluated on his regular test hill. Starting at 1400 RPM at the base, applying full power the Troopy would make 1600 RPM at the top. With AW10 in the engine, an average 1850 RPM was achieved at the top.

Roger Debels

Just a note to let you know that my '85 diesel Lcruiser with 434,000 on the clock has a new lease on life after FOC treatment + AW10 added to engine, both diffs, transfer and gearbox + cleanpower in the fuel. Heaps more power, more low down torque, more RPM, less fuel, heaps less noise, no more smoke and very smooth gear changes - Great stuff, will be highly recommending to family and friends.
Cheers, Roger. PS - added AW10 to mower and 2 stroke Stihl snipper - what a difference :)

R Model Mack

(J. Murphy QLD). The 12 speed overdrive gearbox was notchy to change, and the gearstick would vibrate and rattle. AW10 took all the vibration out of it, and it is now quieter and smoother to change.

Caterpillar D9 Final Drives are notorious for running hot. AW10 reduces operating temperature markedly.

5-6% in efficiency. Ph 02 6274 1125

Peter Flay

Volvo Truck. AW10 made the engine quieter, and more powerful. And, according to Peter, "It seemed like there was no noise, just raw power!"

Gearboxes in general

AW-10 takes the notchiness out of gear shifts, making changing a delight. Many truck gearboxes rattle at idle in neutral (eg Roadrangers, Volvos, Mitsubishis, etc). AW-10 stops the rattle!

ProTune Automotive Dyno Centre

(NSW): Dyno tests were performed on 2 vehicles to evaluate power improvement by using AW10

1986 Navara Diesel BEFORE 37kW@3100rpm; AFTER 42kW@3250rpm.Increase 13.5%

VS Commodore V6 BEFORE 96kW@5300rpm; AFTER 102kW@5400rpm.Increase 6.2%

Proving that power is improved by reducing internal frictional HP losses.

Caterpillar Grader

was running low oil pressure in the transmission. AW10 restored full oil pressure, by providing a massive boost to the oil's load carrying ability. This reduced the frictional heat generated, so the oil didn't thin out as much. Normal oil pressure was restored, and wear rates reduced.

Two stroke engines

Outboards, chainsaws, brush cutters, mowers, bikes, go-carts, etc can get a large power increase as AW10 provides a huge load carrying benefit to reduce the frictional power losses of two stroke engines.

Roadranger Gearbox

(Chris - Holiday Enter P/L). This truck had a noisy gearbox, and gear shifting was difficult. It had a roll over bearing type noise, and was really due for a rebuild. He used AW10 in 2001. The noise disappeared in about 150km. It is still going well in 2006, and he's now heading for 5 years grace from a rebuild!

Cleanpower Case Studies

2005 Holden Rodeo diesel

2005 Rodeo diesel with 260,000kms. Owner Mark Stone (Bordertown, SA) described his Rodeo as a pig of a thing to start. It idled rough and fuel use was 13-14L/100km, struggling to achieve 400km from a tank of fuel. Then he started using Cleanpower Fuel Treatment…

It starts straight away now, idles smoothly and is a pleasure to drive! Fuel consumption is now 9-10L/100km, and he gets well over 500km per tankful. He’ll be keeping the Rodeo now, since it goes so well.

Discovery V8 Petrol

Just a testimonial to say how pleased I am with the Cleanpower ; it has absolutely transformed my car!

I use a 1996 Land Rover, Discovery 1 V8 as my everyday car, which I purchased with 82 000km on the clock and has now done 240 00km. It has never idled smoothly in the whole time I have owned it and in  some cases it has stalled when not hunting up and down. I tried a new idle air control valve, which helped a little but after only half a tank of petrol with your additive in it, the idling woes have gone! In fact I thought the performance improved after only a couple of hours but I put that down to my imagination. Now; two weeks later, the engine has just got better and better; there is no longer an awful lag in acceleration when moving off from a cold start. Instead there is a crisp smoothness; even the popping in the exhaust during overrun has gone and the engine even sounds quieter. Standing outside the car listening to the change in the exhaust note is simply a joy, not to mention the super smooth engine up the front!

I will be buying more of your products if they prove to be as good as this one. Please feel free to use this testimonial on your webpage, which seems to be full of happy diesel owners,

Cheers Charlie Myres

Isuzu 3.9L diesel

The engine sat in a wreckers yard for a long time before it was fitted to a Range Rover. "When idled, it was so rough, it felt like it would shake the vehicle to bits. The wing mirrors shook so badly, that you couldn't see anything with them at idle. After a 10 minute drive with Cleanpower, the roughness was gone. What a delightful transformation!"

Mitsubishi Truck

This truck does daily linehaul work between Rockhampton and Clerment. Fuel consumption improved from 270L to 240L per day. After 500,000km, the cylinder heads were removed. The condition internally was described as immaculate! Fuel filter service intervals were doubled on Cleanpower. For every 20L of Cleanpower used, the owner reports savings of $1400. This was a few years ago, so the savings would be much greater at today's fuel prices.

Series 60 Detroit Diesel (475HP)

An extended fuel consumption study showed a 7.3% fuel saving on B-Double work between Brisbane and Rockhampton. The engine ran much cooler. The fan would normally cut in several times on the trip, but with Cleanpower, it only cuts in twice!

Landcruiser Diesel Ute

The injectors had been replaced, but the engine still smoked. On the first treatment with Cleanpower, the smoke reduced strongly, and the engine was more responsive with smoother idling. Fuel consumption on the regular Melbourne to Canberra run decreased from 12.4 to 11.6L/100km.

Pajero Diesel

After trying many other fuel additives, and replacing the injectors, it was still blowing black smoke. But after two treatments of Cleanpower, it was significantly reduced, with very smooth idle and much easier starting (hot and cold).

Landcruiser 2H Diesel

The idle was so rough, the antenna just about shook itself stupid! I was told I needed new injectors, but after using Cleanpower, the antenna remains straight and steady at idle.

Nissan Patrol 4.2 Diesel

My local Nissan dealer told me the injectors may need overhauling (@ $650). I tried Cleanpower. It was amazing! A hill where I would normally drop back to 3rd gear, I now get up in 5th. Fuel economy is better. It starts better, and puts out less smoke!

Flush Oil Concentrate Case Studies

Mitsubishi Pajero 200 000 Km's

I have used your Flushing Oil Concentrate in my Mitsubishi Pajero with 200000k\'s on the clock. It was starting to rattle and was getting a bit concerned so I did the full flush. What came out was amazing. The oil had so much crap in it not seen before in any oil change, the engine ran smother and quieter and the car ran much better. I now use it at each 8,000k oil change. Grahame McClenaghan NSW

1HZ 290 000 Km's

Check out this incredible Flushing Oil Concentrate BEFORE & AFTER RESULTS, sent into us by Stephan Martineau this week!  Stephan's Toyota 1HZ had 290,000 on the clock and the oil was badly gunked up and black as all hell. After draining his existing oil and performing a flush using our Flushing Oil Concentrate and a batch of cheap oil. After 3 days of running, he couldn’t read the oil on the dipstick it was so clear! Amazing results mate, we’re bloody stoked for you!

2001 TD42 GU Patrol

Since the engine oil flush and oil change I have clocked up to just under 2000Km's. My engine has  slightly higher performance at 120HP at the wheels; and as you can see I do take good care of my trucks engine; not too bad for nearly 209,000 Km's. I never abuse my engine; I drive it firm at times when the need arises.

So anyway just under 2000Km's later I decided to check the engine oil to see how well the flush went. Well when I first pulled and cheaked the dipstick I nearly shit myself as I thought there was no oil in the system!!! I ran my fingers up the dipstick and to my relief there was oil on it. I was just blown away by how clean the oil was after 2000Km's; it was like I had only just changed the oil. Engine oil is still a golden colour, slight soot can be seen.  

As you see in the photos there is a slight amount of contamination in the oil; but nothing like all the oil changes in the past, well done guys...

Daniel Taylor
ROCKINGHAM WA

NS Mitsubishi Pajero

Properly the best before and after shots on a  NS Mitsubishi  Pajero, The dirtiest 4M41 motor I’ve seen inside and the 1st and still only timing chain problem I’ve had in the 8 years I’ve been here. Flushing oil did a great job “   Thanks RON Motocare4wd .. www.motorcare.com.au

2011 Camry avoids engine rebuild

Hi, I have been not been a fan of any oil or fuel additives in the past.

Until one day my wife took her 2011 Toyota Camry to her Toyota dealer for a service as it was 1-2 months overdue. The car had done maybe 45K and not very hard K's at that. It was running like a pig when she took it to them, she called me that afternoon and told me the car was stuffed and needed a new engine.

As soon as I picked myself up off the floor I called Toyota to enquire what they thought the problem may have been. They told me that there had been a bad batch or poor quality oil put through the engine and had caused the engine to fail because of "blow-by" and ring freeze.

Not knowing too much about cars and stuff mechanical, I asked a mechanic friend to have a look. He pretty much confirmed that the engine was "gunked up" and would need to be pulled down. He tested the compression and told me it was very poor in two of the four cylinders.

After doing extensive research on the same issues via the internet I came across Cost Effective Maintenance. I read their stories with doubting belief but thought "what the hell can I loose" so I ordered some of the products like the engine flush and the FTC and clean power. After using these products and changing the oil monthly for 3 months the engine made huge improvements. It was idling and not stalling when in reverse, so I kept doing what I had been doing. In 6 months the engine was back to "normal" and I have since stopped the oil changes. The oil is absolutely spotless now.

But I do keep including the two additives into the fuel at every fuel fill.

I have suggested to the good wife that she might want to run as low as possible before refuelling ensuring the right dosage is maintained.

Well, since taking the car to Toyota and being told we need a new engine, we have persisted with the additives and we are now experiencing better economy than before. We once thought the Camry was quite economical at 550K's per tank, but since the CEM products added to the fuel we now get over 600K's pre tank and depending on the run even more.

Needles to say I have boasted the outcome to my brother and father, who are now both converts and advocates of these great products

 

Kind regards

Ivor Godsell (Melbourne)

1990 Nissan GQ Patrol 4.2 Diesel

Just wanting to give you guys a round of applause for the difference your products have made to our old 1990 Nissan GQ Patrol 4.2 Diesel.

The Flushing Oil Concentrate, sheer magic, the oil is now a clear honey colour on the dipstick and black smoke has been improved by about 75%, she still blows a little puff of smoke under hard acceleration (well as hard as a 4.2 Diesel Patrol can accelerate anyway!), but I have no doubt this will improve even more with the use of the Cleanpower Fuel Treatment and FTC Decarbonizer (still on the first tank of fuel since adding these two elements to the fuel), but I will keep you posted on this. Instantly noticeable is the increase in oil pressure and the lower temp she now runs which is a godsend because she was starting to get a little hot under the collar on hot days and longer inclines.

As a point of interest for you, I followed the instructions for the FOC and drained the original oil hot, refilled to maunfacturers specs of 9.2 litres of oil and added the prescribed 125ml of FOC and when I dropped the oil after after the 30min high (1250rpm) idle I drained an incredible 14.7litres out of her, and after just 5mins the idle had gone from 1250rpm to over 1500rpm and was still climbing, forcing me to reset the idle back down to 1250rpm!

The AW10 Antiwear has improved the gear changes in the old girl out of sight, what used to be a beligerant SOB when cold is now slicker than a Parramatta Road used car salesman it has also reduced the rear diff's very slight whine to less than a whisper, to say I am wrapped with the result thus far would be a gross understatement.  It seems to have made the old Patrol alot smoother altogether mechanically.

My wife who drives the Patrol the vast majority of the time is really impressed with the results too, so on behalf of both of us I want to thanks, and you can be assured we will be talking up the benefits of your excellent products for many years to come.

Warm regards,

Shane Cusack
Mudgee NSW

Mack & Detroit Fleet

We have been using the Flushing Oil Concentrate for a fair while now, in some of our older 12L Macks and Series 60 Detroit Diesels, and with great success. These engines had developed a fair bit of blow-by and were using more oil. We find that using the Flushing Oil Concentrate reduces blow-by and oil use in these older engines. We've even had engines with 2 million kms respond well to the Flushing Oil Concentrate. (Mark James, Wellmix Pty Ltd)

1995 Nissan Patrol 4.2L Diesel, with 386,000 kms

It overheated every time I turned the air conditioning on.  I have replaced the Radiator (Twice), the Fan Hub (Twice), numerous thermostats, the water pump, had the cooling system cleaned out and new batteries almost 6 monthly...but no joy!

Then, one day at the doctors surgery I saw your ad in 4WDAction, and ordered a pack of Flushing Concentrate and fuel treatment. I took the Patrol to my mechanic with instructions to follow. He dropped the oil hot, and then added fresh oil and the Flush. He then set the hand throttle at 1250RPM and let the patrol idle away. After 20 minutes, revs increased to 1650RPM. Some 2L or more of sludge was flushed out, judging by the volume of dirty oil removed.

A good quality diesel oil was then added with the AW10 Antiwear additive. Leaving the garage, I put the air conditioner on and drove off up a long climb that always caused my truck to get very hot (without the air). This time, I noticed that not only did the temperature remain well within the operating range, I had also "Picked up a Gear". The patrol was running as good as I have ever seen it.

Even running a long steep climb up the Calder Highway, with a tandem trailer and the air on, temperature stays well down.

The other improvement is the starting. I used to have problems, particularly on cold mornings, but now it starts first kick, never done that before.

Bill Hayes
Blaze Control Bushfire Sprinkler Systems

1984 NISSAN Patrol 3.3L Diesel

Thank you! I wish I'd used your product a lot sooner, as it has made such a big difference to my Nissan Patrol. It has 372,000k's on the clock, but is now running as if it has a new motor. It is starting easier, and running smoother and quieter than it has in the 21yrs that I've owned it.  Thanks again, Tony Edwards.

Detroit Series 60

Truck fleet owner, Merv Sweetman had done 500,000km on this engine with no problems, when it suddenly started fuming badly, and started using oil at the rate of 6-7 L in 2 days. After inspecting the engine, Detroit people concluded that it needed a rebuild at a cost of $14,000. On advice from Cost Effective Maintenance, he started using FTC Decarbonizer and Flushing Oil Concentrate on a regular basis. Performance, oil control and blowby control quickly returned to normal. Now 110,000 km later, the truck is still running better than ever and no oil consumption. His Cat engines are also running better, and the oil in them stays very clean right to the change interval.

Land Rover County 110 4x4

I put flushing oil concentrate in my county 110 @ 400,000 km, and it has done an amazing job! Motor is running smooth with an increase in power of 40%. I was extremely sceptical as a mechanic, this has saved me 1000\'s$ Have looked at your product for many years, never had the guts to try it, but boy you have won me will recommend this product to any one. A huge thankyou!!!!!!!!! (David Woods)

Landcruiser 1HZ diesel (1994)

Hi Jimmy, I would like to say thankyou for the extra bit of engine oil flush. I ran the flush thru the old girl with 9 litres of clean oil for 30 mins as directed. Well over 11 litres of black gunk came out. I was totally blown away by the sludge in the bottom of the Drain Pan. I've added a couple of pics for your website and feel free to use my above testimony of the result. I must say my Family were impressed and will more than likely be placing an order themselves.

Once again thanks Evan yates

Landcruiser 2H Diesel

Some feedback, I have a modified 60 series Landcruiser 242,000k. Runs a 2H with turbo and have experienced some overheating problemswhen towing. Replaced radiator with Heavy Duty and still existed, whilst the main problem was tuning this was fixed by Brisbane Turbo and Tuning Centre. I also decided to flush the motor using your product. I was amazed by the amount of build up that came out, almost double the oil I put in. The oil is cleaner on the dip stick now. I also added the AW10 Antiwear and using the Cleanpower fuel additive and the truck is running quieter and much more responsive. All in all worth doing and I will continue to use in future. Cheers!

Nissan Patrol2.8L TD

I used the Flush to your instructions, and couldn't believe the sludge that came out!! The motor is now running a lot smoother and staying much cooler under heavy loads now, eg towing my 2 tonne horse float. Fuel consumption has also improved, but it is too early to confirm the figures yet. Les White, Heartland Real Estate GIN GIN.

Ford Festiva, 300,000kms

John Summers (Pomona) resurrected this sad old girl, and reports that Flushing Oil Concentrate cleaned it out well, and cylinder compression rose from 60psi to 100psi in the weakest cylinders.

My 1983 MQ Nissan Patrol SWB, that I affectionately call 'half-a-mongrel', had 346800km's on the clock when I put in the CEM Flushing Oil Concentrate and Cleanpower Fuel Treatment four weeks ago. Since using it, the old beast has done approximately 1200kms and really has a new lease of life. It was smokey, noisy, smelly, lacking power and using excessive fuel.

The difference is astounding. The plumes of smoke have gone. It doesn't use the copious quantities of oil it was using. Hills that I used to have to change back to 3rd gear to get up at 60kms, I now cruise up in 4th at 90kmph+. I can now hear my radio over the engine noise. The fuel consumption has improved by approximately 20%!

I can't wait to send you some before and after shots, you'll be as amazed at the difference as I am. CEM products are extraordinary.

Which brings me to the reason I am writing. Should I use AW10 and/or FTC Decarboniser now on this old 'half-a-mongrel' of mine? The attached photo shows you what it used to look like driving under load. That's exhaust smoke, not dust! I am going to take it for a run up the same hill to get a new photo to compare. It won't be anything like that.

I am sincerely impressed with your CEM products.

Datsun SD25 Diesel

For 4 years, Allan Dickson had been unable to solve an overheating problem. Despite flushing the cooling system, and fitting a larger radiator, it would always boil up the Toowoomba Range. After using FOC, it gets up the range at 70 kph (instead of 40-50 kph) without overheating. One of the functions of oil is to cool, and if flow is restricted, overheating results.

Daihatsu Rocky turbo diesel

FOC acts by cleaning the piston rings, to allow full compression to be restored. Even at 34,000km compression loss can occur.

Cyl #1 Cyl #2 Cyl #3 Cyl #4

34,000 kms 400 psi 390 psi 390 psi 400 psi

119,000 kms<

(After FOC) 460 psi 440 psi 440 psi 450 psi

Nissan 4.2TD Patrol

(Peter Simms, HUMPTYDOO NT).  Originally never ran hot, but in recent years it had become a problem. Peter had spent thousands of $$$ replacing radiators, clutch fan hubs, thermostats, chemical cleaning, etc, etc...all to no benefit, as nothing solved his overheating. In fact over the last 3 years, it just got worse & worse. The temp gauge would sit 3-4mm above the ½ way mark. Every time it ran hot, the air conditioner would cut out. After doing a web search, and finding reports of solving this problem, Peter finally tried the Flushing Oil Concentrate & Cleanpower pack. The overheating problem was immediately solved. Now at 110kph uphill, towing the quad bike trailer, and the temp stays cool. Peter also reports that after his first flush, the new oil was amber clean on the dipstick. Normally it went black straight away.

1990 2H Landcruiser Diesel

With 233,000km, top speed was 100kph, and I could only get 2000rpm flat to the floor. After following instructions for flushing the engine, it now spins to 3000rpm quickly and is gaining. Top speed is now 122kph, with more power down low, and revving out nicely through the gears. You've saved me from selling the Toyota, as I've had enough of pulling engines down in the last 30 years of 4WDing.

Hydraulic tappet noises

Robert Eckel Repairs (Charleville) use FOC to successfully reduce hydraulic lifter noise in customers vehicles.

Ray Borg

"Best engine flush in the world!" The first bottle worked wonders on the sludged up old VK Commodore, which had lost all oil pressure. It removed 6 litres of sludge. Everyone's car I've used it on calls it "the magic potion". Now the word is spreading, so could you please send me two more bottles? I can't thank you and C.E.M. enough for your assistance and valued advice. The product is 100% true to its name!

Mazda T4100s

Best Practice Constructions run two of them. After flushing the engines with FOC, the mechanic was amazed at the amount of rubbish that came out, and even more amazed at the change in performance. "We're getting a lot of positive feedback from our crews, and so far it's been a cost effective solution.

Paul Mitchell

"Just thought I would drop you an email. I bought your twin products in September. I have a Nissan GU Turbo diesel Patrol which has travelled 228000 klm. It has had regular oil changes every 5000 klm. Yet the oil was always thick and 'goey', even after an oil change. I have now used your product twice, the first time the oil was a little cleaner and not as thick. I did another oil change after about 2000klm. This has really cleaned out the dirty oil. It is now so clean I cannot even see it on the dip stick. Well done on a product that really works. I am sure my turbo is really appreciating the new clean oil."

Nissan Patrol 4.2 Turbo Diesel

At 190,000km, it had a rear main oil seal leak, and heavily sooted the oil when changed. After flushing with FOC, the oil leak stopped. (The problem was sump pressure from fouled piston rings.) "I now flush every second oil change and use Cleanpower every tankful. As a mechanic, I was sceptical, but am amazed at the results, and now a totally dedicated user.

Kenworth/Detroit Diesel Series 60 (475HP)

Like many modern truck diesels, these are prone to sludging up badly. FOC was run in the oil for 40 minutes before draining. From that point, the power and economy improvement was most noticeable. Fitted with oil centrifuges, about 1 cm depth of dirt would be collected at each service period. However, after the flush, there was no centrifuge dirt at all, indicating less contaminant blowby.

Navara Diesel

was so gutless, it would be down to 2nd gear on the range, with a cloud of smoke behind it, and it wouldn't hold 5th gear on the flat. After using FOC and Cleanpower, it gets up the range in 4th gear (no smoke) and accelerates in 5th gear on the flat. Les says, "I was close to putting a match to it, but now it really is such a pleasant thing to drive again!

Landcruiser 1994 Troopy diesel

fter using FOC and Cleanpower fuel treatment, the Troopy pulls an extra 200-300RPMs on my test hill." Says Rob Leighton.

CRD Fuel Enhancer Case Studies

Hilux uses CRD from new .

Hey gents, just wanted to say thanks for a great product. I've just done 10,000 clicks on my Hilux and used your product from the start. No rattles at all unlike my mates that doesn't use anything. Currently at Moreton Island from Melbourne amazing place so much fun. Good to know I can rely on my motor staying clean and working at its best. Thanks Gasso

 

CRD saves Prado TD with petrol in diesel

Report from Knight’s Toyota (Tristan) Their customer had purchased a new Prado TD and were travelling. After a 240km drive the Prado stopped and wouldn’t restart.

It was subsequently delivered by tilt tray to Knight’s Toyota (Leongatha VIC), where they were told that the owner had accidentally refuelled the Prado with 130L of petrol prior to driving the 240km. Service manager, Tristan Wilson advised the owner to expect a very costly rebuild as it was almost inevitable that a new fuel pump and injectors would be required.

While Knight’s had a lot of success rectifying injector problems with Cost Effective Maintenance’s CRD Fuel Enhancer, they didn’t expect it could save this engine. However, they decided to give it a go.

After draining the contaminated fuel, a strong dose of CRD Fuel Enhancer was added to 20L of diesel, and the fuel system bled. To their surprise, the engine started and within 5 minutes of rough running it cleared. A diagnostic check indicated that everything was OK, and the vehicle was test driven and then returned to a rather happy owner. Follow up communication with the owner confirmed that the engine was performing perfectly.

This kind of personal service from the Team at Knights Toyota is outstanding !

2012 Colorado 4x4 dual cab gets petrol in the diesel

This customer was using CRD Fuel Enhancer in the diesel of his Colorado. He was running low on fuel so put $20 in till he got to his usual servo to fill up. It ran a bit rough after a while & he thought he might have got some water in the fuel, so checked the filter drain & all clean. He put in some more CRD Fuel Enhancer as extra lubrication & protection against rust.

It seemed "OK"sh  at highway speed so drove the 80km home. But into local traffic it struggled to get any revs above idle!

So next morning it was tray topped to the Holden dealer, who soon reported that there was petrol in the diesel, and that Colorado fuel pumps don’t handle petrol or water and it will need to be replaced. But when the job was complete, there was some good news…they couldn’t fault the pump or injectors. The system had all been cleaned out and was ready to pick up!

Knight's Toyota, Leongatha (VIC)

Hi Brid, i have attached the dyno sheet of the Hilux you have mentioned in the add. This dyno run was done after the vehicle had done a run to Cape York with your CRD additive. Before it had left for Cape York all injector feedback values were off the scale, all reading –5 to +5 (these should be around –1 to +1 to be in spec). It was rattling, shaking and knocking alot. We sent the customer on his way with your product and trust of it to take the vehicle to Cape York without causing any damage.

Once the vehicle returned, these feedbacks on all injectors were around –0.5 to +0.8. Customer couldn't believe the results. Whilst here for the service, we put the vehicle on the dyno before and after, after using your FOC and AW10 you can see the broad increase in torque and power right through the rev range. This vehicle was still using your CRD at the time it was on the dyno. From experience, with brand new Hilux's we have put on the dyno for comparison, these vehicles are only making 70 to 85 RWKW. So the results of your product on a car that has done 160,000km is absolutely outstanding (105.4RWKW, we have never seen a stock Hilux make this much power!). I look forward to using your product on more vehicles in the future and keeping you updated with dyno results to prove your products. Thankyou

Tristan Wilson, KNIGHTS TOYOTA (Leongatha VIC)

Komatsu PC15-2 excavator...Toughest test yet for CRD Fuel Enhancer!

I have a worn out, old excavator that I bought for at-home landscaping. It might get used 1 or 2 times a year. Recently I did a small job, and just before I parked it up the revs were fading. I thought I ran it out of fuel. So 3 weeks later I thought I should refuel it and bleed the system. But then I noticed the fuel filter was full of water. It was through the fuel pump and injectors…it didn’t run out of fuel at all.

It hadn’t been refuelled for about 4 years, which had FTC Decarbonizer and Cleanpower in it, but it had built condensation. The pump pistons seemed to be seizing. I could only get a bit of water and rusty stain out in dribbles. My only change of recovering it to running state was to free up the pump, so I put CRD in the fuel tank and a strong hit in the fuel filter. I could only bleed a small amount through the pump, so I did a bit each day, by cranking it over a few times, then leaving it to soak over night. After a week of this, I reconnected the fuel lines and she fired up and sounds just as good as before.

D4D Hilux Ute

Paul Burgess purchased CRD Fuel Enhancer for his Hilux (70,000km) for preventative reasons, as he did not have any issues with it. He tows a camper trailer, and will normally sit on 100kph where possible. He recorded these fuel consumption figures while towing.

Tank before using CRD…15.3L/100k

1St Tank with CRD…14.2L/100k

Paul consider both to be similar driving conditions, and didn’t expect to see such an improvement of this size.

2005 R51 Nissan Pathfinder 2.5 litre Turbo Diesel

Hi Guys, I have been using your products since discovering them in 4WD Action Magazine a couple of months ago. I drive loaded with a steel roof rack, bull bar, winch, drawers, fridge, etc, etc. It has 235,000 km on the clock, and sees its fair share of bush work.
 
I've always had a rattle in the morning, and I know it's a sticky injector. I've poured all sorts of crap into that fuel tank, from "injector cleaner", to 2 stroke oil, with no change. I tried your CRD Fuel Enhancer, thinking, "here goes, more money down the drain." Well, wasn't I amazed when the Pathy started running quieter, smoother and more economically, from about 150 km from the first dose. I even gave some to my mate across the road to try in his very rattly 2.8 ltr GU Patrol. We both agree, both engines are quieter and smoother.
 
Next, I tried the Decarboniser. I'm still within the first 20 hours, but already I have noticed a difference in smoke output and general performance.
 
Yesterday is where I became disappointed. I got some of your Flushing OIl Concentrate, and following the instructions to the letter, changed my oil. Today, I drove the usual 115 km to work, from Melton to Beaufort. Usually within this time, my oil would be the usual thick black. When I got to work, I thought I'd check the oil, feeling sure it would be black as usual. I pulled out the dipstick, and sure enough, I nearly had a heart attack. The dipstick had no oil on it!! I then had another look. I realised the dipstick had the correct amount of Penrite's finest on it, but it was so clean I couldn't see it.
 
Why am I disappointed? For years, I've tried different brands of fuel and oil treatments that claim to do magical things, but never live up to the promise. I could probably buy a new car with the money I've wasted. Finally, a product that does exactly what it claims to do. Each and every one of your products that I have tried so far has done exactly what it says it will do. Thank you for bringing these products to us. I will certainly do my best to spread the word.
 
Thanks Guys 
Sean Murphy.

Comments from Pajero Forum...

"Go to  www.costeffective.com.au site. Brid Walker has been giving me the heads up and selling me various products for 25 years. He has a CRD additive available now on the net. Get to his site and have a read I would not drive my paj without CRD. I recently took the EGR system off the NT DID, and the intake manifold to clean it out. It was spotless. I also use their sludge cleaner once a year and the inside of the motor is spotless. The oil that is put in after a sludge clean is still clear a fortnight later"...Ben

Trucks Case Studies

TRUCKS & BUSES

Blowby Oil Use

How Richo's  "TOECUTTER " got a new lease on life..

"I was reading Big Rigs at work one night when I came across the Advert that stated

"$505 saves you $24000 on Detroit 60 Engine rebuild...." To find out more ... CLICK HERE  

Owning a Detroit 60 with 1.8 million k's which was also lacking in power and fuming I decided to give it a go as $500 is a lot cheaper than a rebuild, so I went ahead and purchased over the phone.

I spoke to Jimmy from Cost Effective Maintenance  and he was very helpful and told me the procedure for using the product, I rang him several times with queries on the product and he was most obliging. After applying the product I was in awe at the performance I was receiving from the truck after a few hours of working .                 Truck was running smoother, cooler, not using oil, and overall the performance is truly unbelievable. I do regular maintenance on my truck, regular services every 20000 and thought I was due to get a rebuild however after now using your product I don't need to proceed down this road. I would highly recommend this product to ANY one for improvement in the performance of an any truck. Cheers Richo

 

Riseley’s Bulk Haulage  has been using Cost Effective Maintenance Products since 2008 with outstanding results . Being an Owner Driver  Phil needed reliability out on the road, and we all know down time can cost  big $$$   After catching up with Phil we were able to see his Freightliner / Series 60 Detroit  had just clicked over the 1.5 Million Km’s     Here’s what Phil had to say  way back when he first started using CEM products .   (Riseley’s Bulk Haulage).Powered by Series 60 Detroit with 18 speed Roadranger and Eaton diffs. Use of AW10 resulted in smoother gear shifts esp when cold. No click on fast changes. A slight engine rattle has also disappeared. Temperature reductions going up the Toowoomba range were 25F for the gearbox, 15F front diff and 20F rear diff!! Owner Phil Riseley was so impressed, he had to ring us at the top of the range! 1.5 Million Kms

FTC Decarbonizer

Cummins 444 in Kenworth T650
Maslin Bros Pty Ltd used this Kenworth daily on a contract with a Mt Isa minesite. The truck lost power and started smoking so badly, that it was not allowed back on site. The local Cummins dealer told Hugh Maslin that there was way too much blowby, and it would need rebuilding at $32,000!!! Instead, Hugh tried FTC Decarbonizer and Flushing Oil Concentrate. He was absolutely amazed at how much rubbish came out on the flush. After the treatments, the Kenworth went back to work, for the remaining 18 months of the contract...with no smoke and no oil usage!! Two years later, and the Kenworth shows no signs of deterioration. Hugh had saved the business a $32,000 rebuild,  didn't lose any downtime, and kept his client happy.

Detroit Series 60
Merv Sweetman had 500,000km on the engine with no problems, then it suddenly started fuming badly, and went to 6-7 L in 2 days. Detroit people said it needed a rebuild at $14,000. He started using FTC Decarbonizer and Flushing Oil Concentrate. Now 400,000 km later, the truck is still running better than ever and no oil consumption. His Caterpillar engines are also running better, and the oil in them stays very clean right to the change interval.

Detroit 6V92 on School Bus Run. (Tasmania - Ron)
The bus does a 130km daily run picking up & dropping off school kids. The engine was reconditioned 800,000kms ago, by the previous owner. At 1400 rpm, it really lacked torque. After using FTC Decarbonizer it now pulls well from as low as 1100 rpm, and is 1 gear higher on hills.

Fordson 7 Major Tractor (Diesel). Trevor Schulz (Bundaberg)
This tractor was spitting oil out the exhaust big time. Trevor reckoned he looked like a Dalmation after an hour’s tractor work. After advice from CEM, Trevor bought some FTC Decarbonizer and treated the diesel. He ran it for ½ hr for 4 nights to get a bit through the system, and then did an hour’s slashing on the Saturday. The oil coming out the exhaust had almost stopped. The then cleaned the oil off himself, and the tractor, as usual. Back on the tractor and no more oil spitting. Goodbye Dalmation look! The exhaust pipe was getting drier and drier as she worked.

MAN V10 Diesel (fishing)
Tim Downie runs a live trout fishing boat. He's been running FTC Decarbonizer in the fuel for several years, doing exactly the same run each trip. He reports that the fuel use on his main engine (MAN V10 naturally aspirated) has dropped from 1500L per trip to 1250-1300L per trip, saving 200-250L a trip! He noted that fuel efficiency kept improving, and was optimized after 800-900 hrs use. This indicates that the decarbonizing effect had made an important contribution to overall efficiency.  

Mack 454 Truck and Trailer
Doing local tipper work. Owner reports engine runs better and sounds crisper. Fuel consumption improved from 1.7km/L to 1.9km/L (11.7%). Also reports better economy in 5L Commodore V8.  

Volvo FH12
(1.5 million kms). Runs Brisbane to Perth and carries 2000L diesel in 4 tanks.It always ran short of fuel before reaching Perth. On FTC Decarbonizer, it now arrives with about 250L diesel left in the front tanks.Central Highlands Carrying Co.  

Denning Coach:
Fitted with 6V92 Turbo Detroit Diesel. Since being rebuilt 6-7 months ago, it always ran cool, and as a result glazed and carboned up, with a high oil consumption problem. Chem Tech product "Super Tech" did not address the problem, so FTC Decarbonizer was tried. Oil consumption on the Mt Bulla, South Australia and return to Melbourne trip was reduced to zero. Fuel consumption is still being assessed, but the normal range is 1100-1200km per tank. (Initial results showed 800km at half a tank.) 

AW10 Antiwear

Schulz Earthmoving
Craig Schulz uses AW10 throughout his fleet, in all components (eg hydraulics, engines, transmissions, final drives, etc). Craig reports much cooler hydraulic temperatures in hard work applications eg Komatsu dozer during stick raking work. Before AW10 it the hydraulics were too hot to put your hand on. When using AW10, it’s relative cool to touch. He had a scraper with a hydraulic pump chattering, and found that AW10 quietened it down considerably. He’s found it useful in A Komatsu PC300 excavator, and grader hydraulics.  

R Model Mack
(J. Murphy QLD). The 12 speed overdrive gearbox was notchy to change, and the gearstick would vibrate and rattle. AW10 took all the vibration out of it, and it is now quieter and smoother to change. Caterpillar D9 Final Drives are notorious for running hot. AW10 reduces operating temperature markedly. 5-6% in efficiency. Ph 02 6274 1125

Roadranger Gearbox
(Chris - Holiday Enter P/L). This truck had a noisy gearbox, and gear shifting was difficult. It had a roll over bearing type noise, and was really due for a rebuild. He used AW10 in 2001. The noise disappeared in about 150km. It is still going well in 2006, and he's now heading for 5 years grace from a rebuild!  

Cleanpower

Mitsubishi Truck
This truck does daily linehaul work between Rockhampton and Clerment. Fuel consumption improved from 270L to 240L per day. After 500,000km, the cylinder heads were removed. The condition internally was described as immaculate! Fuel filter service intervals were doubled on Cleanpower. For every 20L of Cleanpower used, the owner reports savings of $1400. This was a few years ago, so the savings would be much greater at today's fuel prices.

Series 60 Detroit Diesel (475HP)
An extended fuel consumption study showed a 7.3% fuel saving on B-Double work between Brisbane and Rockhampton. The engine ran much cooler. The fan would normally cut in several times on the trip, but with Cleanpower, it only cuts in twice!

Flushing Oil Concentrate

Kenworth/Detroit Diesel Series 60 (475HP)
Like many modern truck diesels, these are prone to sludging up badly. FOC was run in the oil for 40 minutes before draining. From that point, the power and economy improvement was most noticeable. Fitted with oil centrifuges, about 1 cm depth of dirt would be collected at each service period. However, after the flush, there was no centrifuge dirt at all, indicating less contaminant blowby.  

CRD Fuel Enhancer  

Komatsu PC15-2 excavator...Toughest test yet for CRD Fuel Enhancer!
I have a worn out, old excavator that I bought for at-home landscaping. It might get used 1 or 2 times a year. Recently I did a small job, and just before I parked it up the revs were fading. I thought I ran it out of fuel. So 3 weeks later I thought I should refuel it and bleed the system. But then I noticed the fuel filter was full of water. It was through the fuel pump and injectors…it didn’t run out of fuel at all. It hadn’t been refuelled for about 4 years, which had FTC Decarbonizer and Cleanpower in it, but it had built condensation. The pump pistons seemed to be seizing. I could only get a bit of water and rusty stain out in dribbles. My only change of recovering it to running state was to free up the pump, so I put CRD in the fuel tank and a strong hit in the fuel filter. I could only bleed a small amount through the pump, so I did a bit each day, by cranking it over a few times, then leaving it to soak over night. After a week of this, I reconnected the fuel lines and she fired up and sounds just as good as before.

 

Dyno Results Case Studies

2005 VZ SS Commodore with the last gen LS1 5.7 

Knights of Leongatha Test car for Dyno tuning. Modifications OTR Cold Air Intake  full 2 1/2  Exhaust and a computer touch up. Vehicle was flushed with Flushing Oil Concentrate. AW10  Antiwear added to the manual gear box and  engine. Petrol was also dosed with FTC Decarbonizer.

 

 

The results are outstanding, that's an  increase from 255.6 kW to 265.4 Kw ! 

 

 

Toyota Landcruiser Troop Carrier 1HZ Knights of Leongatha  performed a Dyno before and after treating the landcruiser with FTC Decarbonizer. The Troopy has done 386 000 Kms (unopened)

Below are the results after running FTC Decarbonizer for only 1000Kms. The vehicles owner cant believe how freely it now rev's now that it is no longer choked with carbon.

Results:

Before treating with FTC  64.7kW  now  76.6kW!! ... that's a massive 18% increase  just by running the FTC Decarbonizer

 

Toyota Hilux 2008 (Common Rail Riesel).  Knight's Toyota (Leongatha, VIC) performed a dynomometer test on this Hilux just before servicing, and again after flushing the engine with Flushing Oil Concentrate, and boosting the oil's lubricity with AW10 Antiwear. Rear wheel horsepower increased from 97.6kW to 105.4kW... an increase of 8%, by simply reducing internal engine friction!!

Kngiht Toyota Dyno Test on an '08 Hilux

Boats Case Studies

Smoke so bad you'd think the boat was on fire!

 

C Worthy Marine has been using Cost Effective Maintenance products for some time now with 100% success rate. We used their fuel additives for three completely different issues, in different vessels. It was then we realized that we had discovered this secret weapon!

C Worthy Marine 4000 Riviera offshore 2004  Black Smoke Problem

This was the first boat we tried Cost Effective Maintenance products in.

4000 Riviera Offshore 2004 model with 6 cylinder cats at approx. 800 hours. On cold start up, you could not see out the back of the boat for the exhaust! It would fill the canal with smoke, looking like the boat was on fire. This was our very first dealing with Cost Effective Maintenance, and from the first phone call, the staff where full of knowledge, friendly and very helpful.

They suggested a treatment of their CRD Fuel Enhancer and FTC Decarbonizer. Following the instructions on the bottles they were added to the tank of fuel. After only a couple of trips out, there was noticeably less smoke on start up. After only one tank of fuel with both CRD and FTC and the next tank with a following dose of FTC there was very little to no smoke on start up.

Black diesel soot on your transom...say goodbye to it with FTC!

  

C Worthy Marine 1998 53ft Carver with 6 cylinder Volvos

The second boat was a 1998 53ft Carver with 6 cylinder Volvos at approx. 1600 hours. These engines had little smoke on start up but at 8-10 knots cruising speed, were completely covering his swim platform and transom with black soot that would take hours of cleaning up after every trip out.

Once again, with a dose of CRD and FTC, after the very first trip the owner called and could not believe the results with barely any exhaust soot. Now, with adding only the FTC to his tank on fill up, there is no exhaust soot at all on his boat after a trip out.

 

Huge fuel bug problem in boat diesel tanks...solve cheaply!

 

C Worthy Marine    1991 Fairways 36ft

Third boat was my own; I bought a 1991 Fairways 36 that had a huge fuel bug issue in both tanks. After getting a price for both tanks to be flushed, to get rid of the fuel bug and picking myself off the floor, I decided to add FTC to full tanks of fuel.

The FTC broke down the bug, and separated it from the fuel. This made it very easy to remove the bug contamination, by draining the bottom of the Racor primary filter approx. every 5 hours of running. By the second tank of fuel (with FTC) added there was very little to be drained and now it's completely clean.

Jota Marine Western Australia  jotamarine@iinet.net.au

Unit 8/153 Rockingham RD,
HAMILTON WA 6163
David 0414 283 028 (Please call before visit)

 

David Berthold from Jota Marine was introduced to FTC Decarbonizer and the CEM range over 13 years ago when it was enthusiastically recommended to him by a customer. With a professional suspicion of fuel and oil additives, David starting using FTC on several vessels, logging the results. The benefits were undeniable, with cleaner running, better fuel economy and importantly, far less diesel soot residue fouling the white gel-coat paint of the boats. It also killed the dreaded “Fuel Bug” common in marine tanks.

 

Peter Wisbey, a long time member of Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, has owned his Alaska 42 for 9 years and been running FTC Decarbonizer  for the last three. 

 

“Every year we go to the Abrolhos Islands, a round trip of 740 Nautical miles including fishing. With twin Cummins main engines, and the 9.2 Westerbeke genset, we are now averaging 38.26 litres per hour which is excellent. I am very happy with FTC for the fuel economy and clean, smoke free running…plus we are using CRD Fuel enhancer in our 4WDs”

 

 

 

 

Jota Marine: Piston Bores look like new.

 

A 16 litre Volvo, in a crayfish boat working out of Fremantle, only lasted 6,500 hours before the piston crowns mushroomed and starting seizing. Jota Marine rebuilt the engine with new liner kits and encouraged the owner run it with FTC.

At 10,000 hours the head was removed for scheduled service work.

We were interested to see how the FTC had been working on one of our rebuilds. After 3,500 hours work, the piston crowns and cross hatching on the bores looked almost like new and measured well within wear tolerances”  DAVE Jota Marine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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