Independent Case Studies

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.

FTC Decarbonizer Case Studies

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Nissan Patrol 2011, FTC Decarbonizer

George Csepregi Innes Park Qld.

The FTC Decarbonizer worked like magic. I had travelled about 1000Km’s in my Nissan Patrol when the effect became obvious, since I only do short trips. The smoking of the engine has disappeared and it purrs like a kitten.

FTC Decarbonizer Ford Territory

FTC Decarbonizer, Ford Territory 2.7 Ltr

Russell Whiffin Jimboomba Qld

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 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.

FTC Decarbonizer cleans pistons

FTC Decarbonizer, Land Rover Discovery

Bob,  NQ

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

FTC Decarbonizer cleans up Mitsubishi Triton

FTC Decarbonizer, 2004 Mitsubishi Triton 2.8 TD 260,000 kms

John Orth, Ormeau, QLD

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!”


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FTC Decarbonizer, Nissan Patrol 2.8 1995

Paul Mays. Wagin WA


So after having my 2.8 RD engine rebuilt in my 1995 Nissan 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.

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FTC Decarbonizer, Toyota Hilux TD


Hi. Just sending through my results using the FTC Decarbonizer. 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.

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AW10 Antiwear Case Studies

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AW10 Antiwear, Toyota Prado

George Mesk

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.

AW10 Antiwear reduces heat in 18 Speed Road Ranger

AW10 Antiwear, 18 Speed Road Ranger

Gary Qld

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.

AW10 Antiwer used in Drift Car

AW10 Antiwear, Drift Car

Ron, Motocare 4WD.

The  drifter uses AW10 in the engine , power steering  and gear box to reduce the heat and therefore the wear and tear.Ron Lange (from MotorCare 4WD) is a fastidious mechanic who specializes in Mitsubishis. This is the drift car he built. Ron was keen to reduce operating temperature through his engine and drivetrain, as this would mean less wear and internal stresses. AW10 Antiwear proved itself, and he also attributes it to cutting 1 second from his lap time.

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AW10 Antiwear, Ford Ranger


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 expected.

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AW10 Antiwear, Earthmoving Equipment

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

Roothy , AW10 Antiwear is the greatest

Roothy talks about AW10 Antiwear

Roothy, Australian 4WD Monthly magazine

Australian 4WD Monthly magazine

Roothy had this to sayabout Aw10 Antiwear : “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.

Cleanpower Case Studies

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Cleanpower Holden Rodeo 2005

Mark Stone (Bordertown, SA)

2005 Rodeo diesel with 260,000kms. Owner 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.

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Cleanpower Land Rover Discovery V8 Petrol

Charlie Myres

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 82 000 km on the clock and has now done 240 00 km. 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,

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Cleanpower Isuzu 3.9L diesel

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!”

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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.

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Cleanpower Toyota Landcruiser Ute

The injectors had been replaced on the Toyota Landcruiser Ute, 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.

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Cleanpower Mitsubishi Pajero

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).

Flush Oil Concentrate Case Studies

Toyota results after using Flushing Oil Concentrate

Flushing Oil Concentrate Toyota 1 HZ

Stephan Martineau

Check out this incredible Flushing Oil Concentrate BEFORE & AFTER RESULTS,  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!

Nissan Patrol Using Flushing Oil Concentrate

Flushing Oil Concentrate Nissan Patrol TD42 GU


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…

Pajero Uses Flushing Oil Concentrate

Flushing Oil Concentrate Mitsubishi Pajero

Ron Motocare4wd Brisbane

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 ..

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Flushing Oil Concentrate Toyota Camry avoids engine rebuild

Ivor Godsell (Melbourne)

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

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Flushing Oil Concentrate Nissan GQ Patrol 1990

Shane Cusack Mudgee NSW

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.


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Flushing Oil Concentrate 1995 Nissan Patrol 4.2L Diesel, with 386,000 kms

Bill Hayes Blaze Control Bushfire Sprinkler Systems

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.

CRD Fuel Enhancer Case Studies

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CRD Fuel Enhancer Toyota Hilux

Thanks Gasso

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 CRD Fuel Enhancer 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

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CRD Fuel Enhancer saves Toyota Prado with Petrol in Diesel

Toyota Dealer

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 Enhancerthey 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 !

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Holden Colorado petrol in 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!

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CRD Fuel Enhancer Komatsu PC15-2 Excavator

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.

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CRD Fuel Enhancer D4D Hilux ute

Paul Burgess

Paul Burgess purchased CRD Fuel Enhancer for his D4D Hilux ute (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.

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CRD Fuel Enhancer Nissan Pathfinder

Sean Murphy.

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.

Trucks Case Studies

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Detroit Series 60 avoids rebuild

Richo NSW

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.

Detroit Series 60, Blowby, no blowby, Fuming, breathing heavy,

Series 60 avoids rebuild

Riseley’s Bulk Haulage

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

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FTC Decarbonizer Cummins 444 in Kenworth T650

Maslin Bros Pty Ltd

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.

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FTC Decarbonizer Detroit Series 60

Merv Sweetman

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.

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FTC Decarbonizer Detroit 6V92 on School Bus

Ron Tasmania

The bus does a 130km daily run picking up & dropping off school kids. The engine a Detroit 6V92, 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.

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FTC Decarbonizer Volvo FH12

Central Highlands Carrying Co.  

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

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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.


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!

FTC used and Piston Bores look like new

FTC Decarbonizer 16 Ltr Volvo

DAVE Jota Marine WA FTC Decarbonizer

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”

FTC Decarbonizer

FTC Decarbonizer Alaska 42

Jota Marine WA FTC Decarbonizer

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”

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Jota marine WA

David Berthold 0414 283 028 Jota Marine

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.

FTC Decarbonizer kills diesel bug

Diesel bug in tanks 1991 Fairways 36ft

Cworthy marine FTC Decarbonizer

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.

FTC Decarbonizer used on 6 Cyl Volvo

C Worthy Marine 1998 53ft Carver with 6 cylinder Volvos

CWorthy 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.

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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!

Xtroll Case Studies


Xtroll Rust Conqueror

Xtroll Rust Conqueror

Here is a progress photo of the Xtroll Rust Conqueror being used  on the under guard of a Isuzu Dmax. Only one coat was needed as it was not heavily rusted.

The final photo is after applying a coat of Xtroll Impact Black,  It is  impact resistant perfect for underbody.

Xtroll Rust Conqueror used on faded paint

Xtroll Rust Conqueror used on oxidized paint

CEM Test Vehicle Xtroll Rust Conqueror

Xtroll Rust Conqueror used on oxidized paint.This old Land Rover was in urgent need of attention before going to the scrap heap

After applying one coat of the Xtroll Rust Conqueror the results were fantastic. Not only did it bring life back to the  badly oxidized paint but stopped the rust from further damage

XTroll rust conqueror

Xtroll Restores rusted tools

Andrew Parkinson Xtroll Rust Conqueror

Good afternoon Cost Effective Maintenance,

I picked up a 4L tin of Xtroll Rust Conqueror two months ago & thought I would send you some photos of a few demo hammer bits both before & after the wire wheel &  Rust Conqueror.

They came up very nicely. It is great stuff.

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