Frequently Asked Questions

ABOUT US : COST EFFECTIVE MAINTENANCE

All standard orders ship via Australia Post.
Free delivery on all orders via Australia Post standard shipping (Delivery 3-6 business days)
Express post also available.
Remote areas serviced by road freight.

For commercial quantities a quote will be provided.

Yes,

Monday

8am–4pm

Tuesday

8am–4pm

Wednesday

8am–4pm

Thursday

8am–4pm

Friday

8am–4pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Phone Enquiry Saturday and Sunday.
PH: 07 33766188

Yes.
The sooner they are used, the sooner they start protecting your vehicles.
Generally, start using the AW10 Antiwear after the first oil change in engines to allow some initial bed it to occur.

For all other components, AW10 can be used from new.

Click here to find out more ... Why use CRD fuel enhancer in a new vehicle?

 

All but two are Aussie made.

The Provent 200 is German made, and the bench mark for oil catch cans.

The RMI-25 Cooling System is a stand-out American product.

 

If our products have not shown an improvement to your vehicle’s problem, contact us so we can provide expert advice on how to further use our products and provide a solution to your problem.  

Should the problem persist and the vehicle does not have excessive component wear or actual mechanical issues, return the remaining unused products to Cost Effective Maintenance for a refund.

OUR FUEL TREATMENTS

No. They all mix easily and will not settle out.

Both Cleanpower and CRD Fuel Enhancer reduce fuel oxidation and degradation, and resultant fuel system fouling.

In addition FTC Decarbonizer can also be added to assist in burning aged petrol and diesel cleanly,

as well as protecting against diesel bug.

FTC Decarbonizer Cost effective maintenanceCRD Fuel Enhancer Cost Effective Maintenance

 



Yes

FTC Decarbonizer is a genuine biocide and a lot safer to use compared to some other biocides.

  • Kills diesel fuel growths

It will kill diesel fuel growths (bacteria, fungi, algae) quickly, and most importantly  little or no fuel filter plugging issues.

Click here to find out more...

kill diesel growth with FTC Decarbonizer

Yes! They do different jobs, and it can be advantageous to use them together.

Cleanpower and CRD Fuel Enhancer can be used with the FTC Decarbonizer (No need to use CRD and Cleanpower together).

Cleanpower is suitable for all petrol and diesel applications.

CRD Fuel Enhancer is developed with strong lubricity and corrosion control chemicals to suit the modern breed of common rail diesel engines. (not suitable for petrol engines.)

CRD Fuel Enhancer:

  • Cleans common rail fuel injectors,
  • Restores spray patterns
  • Stops injector rattles
  • Lubricates and protects common rail diesel fuel systems. 
  • Not only does it clean and restore failing injectors it also boosts diesel lubricity.

CRD Fuel Enhancer Cost Effective Maintenance

Cleanpower

  • Suitable for both Petrol and Diesel engines.
  • Designed as a full fuel system cleaner,
  • Petrol and diesel fuel injector cleaner 
  • Cleaning fuel lines, pumps and most importantly injectors.

Cleanpower fuel treatment

FTC Decarbonizer  acts as a combustion catalyst to burn carbon from combustion and exhaust spaces, turbos
and DPF’s.

  • Restores power and economy
  • Reduces oil use and blowby
  • Deglazes and de-cokes engines
  • Cuts smoke
  • Fast cold starts
  • Cleans diesel particulate filters
  • Extends turbocharger life
  • Kills diesel fuel growths

CRD: If sever overdosing occurs there is minimal risk of any engine fault.
There is a slight possibility of a little white smoke out the exhaust unitl the ratio returns to recommended dose.
In extreme cases refuel the tank more regularly to help return to correct dosage recommended.

Cleanpower: No concerns with overdosing.

Flushing Oil Concentrate: No concerns with overdosing.

FTC Decarbonizer: No concerns with overdosing.

AW10: If extreme overdosing occurs replace oil and AW10 to recommended levels.

CEM products are highly concentrated liquids exceeding recommended dosage is unnecessary.

FLUSHING OIL CONCENTRATE

Yes. The sooner they are used, the sooner they start protecting your vehicles, and the longer they’ll last and stay at peak performance and efficiency.

Generally, start using the AW10 Antiwear after the first oil change in engines to allow some initial bed in to occur. CRD Fuel Enhancer is perfect for new vehicles.

The cleaner the oil the better the result. Some engines may have a very large accumulation of sludge to remove.

By adding the flushing oil concentrate in with clean oil you will get a much better result and remove all built-up engine sludge.

Flushing oil concentrate remove oil sludge

In most cases, Flushing Oil Concentrate reduces oil use markedly by providing a clean seal for piston rings against ring grooves and the cylinder walls.

Very few exceptions occur unless severe wear or damage exists.

We do recommend care when flushing petrol engines from the 1980’s and earlier. They are more likely to burn oil if they have had a poor maintenance history.

In some  poorly maintained vehicles a second flush maybe be required.

Flushing oil concentrate remove engine sludge

Some other flushes use solvents to clean, and these could have the potential to adversely affect seals, O-rings and other elastomers.

Flushing Oil Concentrate is much safer!

It uses a detergent type product as all engine oils do

  • Non Abrasive
  • Solvent Neutral
  • Detergent based

Flushing Oil Concentrate targets heavier deposit molecules such as hard baked on carbon and heavy persistent sludge as well as easier deposits.

Flushing oil concentrate remove engine sludge

Flushing Oil Concentrate is a detergent based oil system cleaner capable of dissolving and removing the most stubborn carbon and sludge
Engine Sludge can be the cause of oil consumption, smoke, blow by, power loss and other problems.

  • Removes engine sludge & hard carbon.
  • Frees stuck piston rings.
  • Reduces smoke, blowby & oil use.
  • Restores compression.
  • Prevents diesel oil going black straight after a change.

It is suitable for petrol and diesel engines.

Flushing oil concentrate remove engine sludge

AW10 ANTIWEAR

Yes, AW10 is suitable.

1% Ratio 10 mL per litre of transmission fluid.

AW10 Antiwear

AW10 Antiwear is a powerful anti-friction, anti-wear treatment for engine, gear, differential and hydraulic oils. It also provides excellent anti-rust protection.
AW10 Antiwear is formulated to deliver massive increases in lubricant load carrying ability.
Suitable in all engines, transmission diffs and hydraulics

  • Boosts oil strength
  • Reduces wear and friction
  • Excellent rust protection
  • Suitable for all engines, transmissions, power steering, diffs and hydraulic applications
  • Ideal protection for automatics when towing
  • Smoother gear changes
  • Reduces stress in all components

May not be suitable for wet clutches.

AW10 Antiwear

RMI-25 RADIATOR FLUSH

RMI-25 is highly concentrated and much cheaper than glycol types. Unlike glycol, it is non-toxic and environmentally safe.
RMI-25 Cooling System Treatment
RM-25 Cooling System Treatment
RMI-25 strongly retards electrolysis and prevents corrosion and also provides lubrication for heater valves and water pump seals. RMI-25 Cooling system flush
No, the RMI-25 is a complete cooling system package. Most Australians do not need anti-freeze, but where it is required, add some glycol to the system as well. RMI-25 Cooling system flush
Yes. It passivates rubber resulting in longer hose life . RMI-25 Cooling system radiator flush
RMI-25 is a concentrated additive designed to clean and protect your radiator while you drive . The RMI-25 dissolves rust and scale while lubricating the water pump. RMI-25 Cooling system radiator flush
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DAMO DC
DAMO DC
09:01 17 Mar 21
Excellent service and knowledge, the products I purchased did an amazing job on my 4x4 the engine... is alot quieter and has more power!read more
John Piccini
John Piccini
21:01 20 Feb 21
FTC DecarbonizerI used this on an engine that was glazed up and was blowing smoke at high reaves.... Doubled dosed the fuel and after a couple of short runs smoke gone.Saved pulling engine out and honing.Also mates golf buggy was blowing heaps of smoke because lack of maintenance, double dosed the fuel by the end of the game smoke gone.Saved an engine rebuildBrilliant product and I highly recommend using all of Cost Effective Maintenance products. Thank youJohnread more
Thomas Cohen
Thomas Cohen
22:15 18 Feb 21
Used the CEM Oil Flush and you wouldnt believe how clean the head is looking after just one... treatment. I've tried other supercheap/repco products, but none have reduced blow by in my TD42 Patrol like this stuff. Definitely worth the money!read more
Steve Andrew
Steve Andrew
07:12 18 Feb 21
I have a 2011 Western Star Detroit DD15 with 1.3 million kms, used for all sorts of work including... up to triple road trains. I have been using FTC Decarboniser and ran an oil flush through it at 1.1 million kms. Still does not use a drop of oil between 20,000km service intervals. Had my mechanic pull the sump off to do a bearing roll at Christmas and we found insides spotless, even still has cross hatching in the bores! Sump and head haven't been off before.Steven AndrewLincolndale Bulk Haulageread more
Tony Donegan
Tony Donegan
07:02 18 Feb 21
I use the CRD Fuel Enhancer in my 150 Prado and injector feedback is still good after 190K
Paul Hodgkinson
Paul Hodgkinson
02:53 18 Feb 21
Very happy with this product Xtroll has saved our trailer from rust & we now have painted it on... roofing iron & it has saved us from replacing roof for a long time Best rust conquer ever Paulread more
Peter Heufel
Peter Heufel
04:20 15 Jan 21
Jimmy and the team treat everyone as a their closest buddy, it's good to feel valued.I absolutely... can't speak highly enough for the products, nothing comes close. The FTC Decorbonizer has save $$$ in diesel engine repairs for friends and family.No wonder the mining industry uses CEM products as part of their maintenence schedule.Yes, I'm a devote regular customer.read more
Jared Cooke
Jared Cooke
09:29 06 Jan 21
Will definitely be using CEM for all my vehicles, got the stop smoke pack for my D4D which was... acting a bit sick and blowing smoke at all rpm’s and after a couple tanks smoke is gone and vehicle seems to be more responsive.Thanks guysread more
Dominic Pepe
Dominic Pepe
22:44 08 Nov 20
In town so I decided to restock. Have been using CEM products for nearly 20 years. Never looked... back. Great service by staffread more
ROBERT SHAW
ROBERT SHAW
05:45 14 Oct 20
The best thing I could of ever do for V8 land cruiser as I had bad fuel so water in fuel and... coursed injection nock by googling this products I tried it and problem fixed. I was looking at having to replace my injectors at $5000.00 . So very impressed so thumbs up 👍.read more
Ben Stranieri
Ben Stranieri
04:32 14 Oct 20
Bought Decarbonizer and the Flushing Oil Concentrate to use on my tractor and excavator, sadly a... bit too late for the digger....needs a rebuild. But the tractor was a definite improvement, the engine ran sweeter and a lot less gunk from the exhaust, really noticeable. Thoroughly recommend, the only suggestion is to maybe reconsider the product names....bit confusing. But names are not everything, absolutely worth the money. Many thanksread more
gary clothier
gary clothier
04:16 14 Oct 20
Using both the Petrol and Diesel additives and car idles and runs better as well as improved... economy. Using FTC Decarbonizer and are totally converted . Great productread more
Michael Nossiter
Michael Nossiter
02:46 14 Oct 20
Frankly, I am astounded with the difference. I have been using the FTC Decarbonizer for the last... 1,500k. My mechanic has warned me the engine on my Winnebago Motorhome (Chevy 6.5L turbo diesel, 17 yrs old, 225k on the clock) was exhibiting signs of blow-by. There is now no evidence of smoke from the exhaust under load, the performance has improved, the engine just runs smoother, but incredibly it starts first time after being a difficult starter for several years. I am looking forward to its next service to see what the mechanic has to say. Great product.read more
Lance March
Lance March
08:14 09 Oct 20
Forget going to car stores to buy maintenance products. I have been using their engine and... drivetrain lubricants, optimisers, and internal engine cleaners for years, and truly believe there are none better - at any price. Service is terrific, and advice is accurate and helpful. These products are simply the best there are.read more
achillies40
achillies40
10:15 19 Sep 20
I have used the AW10 in several cars now. It has made a HUGE difference in all of them. My little... junk Barina that I drive to the train station had a noisy engine and it got hot fast. After using the AW10, it is quiet and the temp takes a while to get to it's working temp. The car runs really well now. All the other cars are running well too.The Rust Conqueror is AMAZING. Works so much better than anything else I have tried. I first saw the XTroll rust treatment way back in the late 80's. It was fantastic back then. Over time I lost the can and moved states. I needed to treat some rust and nothing I used worked properly. I searched for the XTroll and found it with the Cost Effective Maintenance team. They were so helpful. The stuff isn't cheap but it is more than worth it. You want your equipment to last, Use the AW10 and XTroll. Look at the other products too. You won't regret it.read more
Gary Symons
Gary Symons
01:01 11 Aug 20
My D-Max is 7 years old and has 200K on the clock. The CRD additive in the fuel has improved... economy, helped it work easier and cleaned up the insides of the engine. A great product.read more
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Frequently Asked Questions

ABOUT US : COST EFFECTIVE MAINTENANCE

All standard orders ship via Australia Post.
Free delivery on all orders via Australia Post standard shipping (Delivery 3-6 business days)
Express post also available.
Remote areas serviced by road freight.

For commercial quantities a quote will be provided.

Yes,

Monday

8am–4pm

Tuesday

8am–4pm

Wednesday

8am–4pm

Thursday

8am–4pm

Friday

8am–4pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Phone Enquiry Saturday and Sunday.
PH: 07 33766188

Yes.
The sooner they are used, the sooner they start protecting your vehicles.
Generally, start using the AW10 Antiwear after the first oil change in engines to allow some initial bed it to occur.

For all other components, AW10 can be used from new.

Click here to find out more ... Why use CRD fuel enhancer in a new vehicle?

 

All but two are Aussie made.

The Provent 200 is German made, and the bench mark for oil catch cans.

The RMI-25 Cooling System is a stand-out American product.

 

If our products have not shown an improvement to your vehicle’s problem, contact us so we can provide expert advice on how to further use our products and provide a solution to your problem.  

Should the problem persist and the vehicle does not have excessive component wear or actual mechanical issues, return the remaining unused products to Cost Effective Maintenance for a refund.

OUR FUEL TREATMENTS

No. They all mix easily and will not settle out.

Both Cleanpower and CRD Fuel Enhancer reduce fuel oxidation and degradation, and resultant fuel system fouling.

In addition FTC Decarbonizer can also be added to assist in burning aged petrol and diesel cleanly,

as well as protecting against diesel bug.

FTC Decarbonizer Cost effective maintenanceCRD Fuel Enhancer Cost Effective Maintenance

 



Yes

FTC Decarbonizer is a genuine biocide and a lot safer to use compared to some other biocides.

  • Kills diesel fuel growths

It will kill diesel fuel growths (bacteria, fungi, algae) quickly, and most importantly  little or no fuel filter plugging issues.

Click here to find out more...

kill diesel growth with FTC Decarbonizer

Yes! They do different jobs, and it can be advantageous to use them together.

Cleanpower and CRD Fuel Enhancer can be used with the FTC Decarbonizer (No need to use CRD and Cleanpower together).

Cleanpower is suitable for all petrol and diesel applications.

CRD Fuel Enhancer is developed with strong lubricity and corrosion control chemicals to suit the modern breed of common rail diesel engines. (not suitable for petrol engines.)

CRD Fuel Enhancer:

  • Cleans common rail fuel injectors,
  • Restores spray patterns
  • Stops injector rattles
  • Lubricates and protects common rail diesel fuel systems. 
  • Not only does it clean and restore failing injectors it also boosts diesel lubricity.

CRD Fuel Enhancer Cost Effective Maintenance

Cleanpower

  • Suitable for both Petrol and Diesel engines.
  • Designed as a full fuel system cleaner,
  • Petrol and diesel fuel injector cleaner 
  • Cleaning fuel lines, pumps and most importantly injectors.

Cleanpower fuel treatment

FTC Decarbonizer  acts as a combustion catalyst to burn carbon from combustion and exhaust spaces, turbos
and DPF’s.

  • Restores power and economy
  • Reduces oil use and blowby
  • Deglazes and de-cokes engines
  • Cuts smoke
  • Fast cold starts
  • Cleans diesel particulate filters
  • Extends turbocharger life
  • Kills diesel fuel growths

CRD: If sever overdosing occurs there is minimal risk of any engine fault.
There is a slight possibility of a little white smoke out the exhaust unitl the ratio returns to recommended dose.
In extreme cases refuel the tank more regularly to help return to correct dosage recommended.

Cleanpower: No concerns with overdosing.

Flushing Oil Concentrate: No concerns with overdosing.

FTC Decarbonizer: No concerns with overdosing.

AW10: If extreme overdosing occurs replace oil and AW10 to recommended levels.

CEM products are highly concentrated liquids exceeding recommended dosage is unnecessary.

FLUSHING OIL CONCENTRATE

Yes. The sooner they are used, the sooner they start protecting your vehicles, and the longer they’ll last and stay at peak performance and efficiency.

Generally, start using the AW10 Antiwear after the first oil change in engines to allow some initial bed in to occur. CRD Fuel Enhancer is perfect for new vehicles.

The cleaner the oil the better the result. Some engines may have a very large accumulation of sludge to remove.

By adding the flushing oil concentrate in with clean oil you will get a much better result and remove all built-up engine sludge.

Flushing oil concentrate remove oil sludge

In most cases, Flushing Oil Concentrate reduces oil use markedly by providing a clean seal for piston rings against ring grooves and the cylinder walls.

Very few exceptions occur unless severe wear or damage exists.

We do recommend care when flushing petrol engines from the 1980’s and earlier. They are more likely to burn oil if they have had a poor maintenance history.

In some  poorly maintained vehicles a second flush maybe be required.

Flushing oil concentrate remove engine sludge

Some other flushes use solvents to clean, and these could have the potential to adversely affect seals, O-rings and other elastomers.

Flushing Oil Concentrate is much safer!

It uses a detergent type product as all engine oils do

  • Non Abrasive
  • Solvent Neutral
  • Detergent based

Flushing Oil Concentrate targets heavier deposit molecules such as hard baked on carbon and heavy persistent sludge as well as easier deposits.

Flushing oil concentrate remove engine sludge

Flushing Oil Concentrate is a detergent based oil system cleaner capable of dissolving and removing the most stubborn carbon and sludge
Engine Sludge can be the cause of oil consumption, smoke, blow by, power loss and other problems.

  • Removes engine sludge & hard carbon.
  • Frees stuck piston rings.
  • Reduces smoke, blowby & oil use.
  • Restores compression.
  • Prevents diesel oil going black straight after a change.

It is suitable for petrol and diesel engines.

Flushing oil concentrate remove engine sludge

AW10 ANTIWEAR

Yes, AW10 is suitable.

1% Ratio 10 mL per litre of transmission fluid.

AW10 Antiwear

AW10 Antiwear is a powerful anti-friction, anti-wear treatment for engine, gear, differential and hydraulic oils. It also provides excellent anti-rust protection.
AW10 Antiwear is formulated to deliver massive increases in lubricant load carrying ability.
Suitable in all engines, transmission diffs and hydraulics

  • Boosts oil strength
  • Reduces wear and friction
  • Excellent rust protection
  • Suitable for all engines, transmissions, power steering, diffs and hydraulic applications
  • Ideal protection for automatics when towing
  • Smoother gear changes
  • Reduces stress in all components

May not be suitable for wet clutches.

AW10 Antiwear

RMI-25 RADIATOR FLUSH

RMI-25 is highly concentrated and much cheaper than glycol types. Unlike glycol, it is non-toxic and environmentally safe.
RMI-25 Cooling System Treatment
RM-25 Cooling System Treatment
RMI-25 strongly retards electrolysis and prevents corrosion and also provides lubrication for heater valves and water pump seals. RMI-25 Cooling system flush
No, the RMI-25 is a complete cooling system package. Most Australians do not need anti-freeze, but where it is required, add some glycol to the system as well. RMI-25 Cooling system flush
Yes. It passivates rubber resulting in longer hose life . RMI-25 Cooling system radiator flush
RMI-25 is a concentrated additive designed to clean and protect your radiator while you drive . The RMI-25 dissolves rust and scale while lubricating the water pump. RMI-25 Cooling system radiator flush