Save on Repair Bills
Let’s face it! Mechanical repairs are going to be expensive! But the good news is that avoiding them is really quite easy! While the “To do” list below might look daunting, it is really very easy to do by simply incorporating the right type of products in your daily driving and maintenance practices.
- Free sticking piston rings
- Remove sludge
- Remove cylinder glaze
- Remove combustion chamber carbon
- Clean & lubricate fuel injection equipment
- Avoid EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) valves malfunctioning
- Prevent inlet manifold clogging on common rail diesels
Up to 60% of all engines fail to operate at conditions sufficient to prevent deposit formation. This means that full service life cannot be achieved. You may have a sludge, glaze or carbon problem. The symptoms below mean that you need to address things now, to avoid expensive repair, or total engine rebuilds.
- Excessive smoke
- Sump pressure (blow-by)
- Oil consumption
- Engine running hot
- Oil out breather, exhaust or seals
- Power Loss
- Hard to start
Part 1. Flushing Oil Concentrate (FOC)
FOC is formulated with detergents and dispersants that specifically target sludge and hard packed carbon. FOC is added to the engine oil, where it has a powerful action to dissolve/resuspend sludge and deposits from pistons, rings, cylinder bore (glaze), valve gear, oil cooler, oil galleries and sump. Engine rebuilds can be avoided where performance and efficiency have deteriorated due to sticking rings, poor oil circulation, etc.
Warning:A very dirty engine can hold an extra 30% of sump capacity as sludge. Be sure you have a big enough waste oil container. We commonly see Landcruisers & other small Japanese diesels release an additional 3L of “waste oil”.
Directions for Very Dirty Engines
- If oil is thickened and very dirty, renew oil. If oil OK, go to step 2.
- Clean oil centrifuges if fitted
- Bring engine to FULL operating temperature. (Hot oil)
- Add FOC at 12.5mL per litre sump oil
- Run at fast idle for 20-30 mins
- Drain oil
- Replace oil and filter
- Make sure turbocharger oil hoses are free of constrictions.
Directions for Preventative Maintenance
- Add FOC at 2.5mL per litre sump oil, to HOT OIL, just before oil change
- Fast idle engine for 20-30 mins, if this is first flush, or drive gently
- Change oil and filter as per normal.
Part 2. Cleanpower Fuel Treatment.
Cleanpower is a highly concentrated chemical that efficiently cleans the entire fuel system. Contaminants are finely dispersed to pass harmlessly through filters, fuel pumps, injectors, etc. An upper cylinder lubricant is incorporated for additional lubrication. Anti-rust protection is powerful. Improved fuel atomization provides cleaner fuel combustion with less residue for deposit formation. Engine idle and operating performance are optimized. Combustion chamber cleanliness improves.
Because Cleanpower atomizes the fuel in a finer mist, more air surrounds each fuel micro-droplet, to produce a more efficient burn. You can expect to typically save 7-12%. For example, one Detroit Diesel 550HP engine went from 44.23 to 40.77L/hr, and according to the engine computer saved 12% under cruise mode. A Caterpillar D9H dozer went from 115 to 92L/hr on the same work (11%)… a saving of $230 per 10 hour shift!
Directions for use:
Simply add to the fuel (petrol or diesel) at 1:4000, eg 20mL in 80L fuel, 100ml in 400L fuel.
With continuous use, rate can be halved, ie 1:8000.
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.