How to fix engine blow by

According to Brid Walker, of Cost Effective Maintenance, “There’s a big window of opportunity on how to fix engine blow by problems, before serious engine wear occurs. Most drivers can easily tell when thing aren’t quite right, for example, the engine is... Getting tired and down on power Starting to breathe heavy Using more oil  than usual Excess exhaust smoke Engine blow-by, smoke and oil use are related issues that, if ignored, can turn into very expensive repairs. Fortunately, in over 80% of  cases this can...

How to flush a radiator with RMI25

One of the easiest things to do when your noticing signs of overheating is to look at the cooling system.  Your radiator and cooling system play a very important role when it comes to keeping vehicle operating temperatures down and so does knowing how to flush a radiator with RMI25 Flushing out a corroded & restricted radiator doesn’t have to be a complex operation, in most cases knowing how to flush a radiator is as simple as adding RMI-25 Cooling...

Ezypor Fuel Additive Dispenser

Using the Ezypor measuring device is the easiest and safest way to accurately measure out the FTC Decarbonizer when refueling ... For years customers have been asking for a simple user friendly way to measure out the FTC .... Over the years we tried different bottles, measuring cylinders, measuring containers and really none of these were all that successful in providing accurate, non spill dosages. The "NEW" Heavy Duty EZYpor is the perfect fuel additive dispenser to use when adding FTC...

How to cut emissions faster

Climate change, global warming, emissions targets, carbon credits, how to cut emissions faster... the list goes on and on. No matter which way you look at it the talk of fossil fuels and renewable energy sources are getting their fair share of media attention. According to today’s experts there is an ever-growing list of what business can or should be doing to help cut emissions. But let’s be honest, many of these recommended changes are part of a long-term plan that require...

How to fix a Diesel that’s hard to Start Cold?

Cold weather starting becomes increasingly more difficult as engine deposits build up over time. Types of operation, such as excessive idling, short run time, light work and city type driving, all contribute to deposit formation which can result in poor cold start. All these operating conditions do not allow efficient diesel combustion. In addition, poor maintenance and general age will also contribute to deposit build up. Have you noticed your vehicle taking longer and longer to start in cold weather? ...

When should you fit a catch can kit?

These days it’s quite common for people to recommend a catch can, and rightly so! Separating the oil from crank case fumes is a great idea, as it is responsible for a fair share of engine problems. But first, it’s important to understand.... why a catch can could be useful? When you should fit a catch can? What it can and can’t do to fix the issue? During combustion, a small amount of the burnt gases get past the piston...

How to make your vehicle last almost forever

So your car, truck, tractor or earthmover is getting tired, but you’d be stretching the finances to replace it with something newer?  How do you make your vehicle last longer? Why not consider rejuvenating your existing machine, by cleaning up and de-stressing the engine and driveline components…the Cost Effective Maintenance way? It’s low cost! It’s incorporated into normal servicing, so there’s no extra downtime! It restores efficiency, performance and driving pleasure! Yes…it really works, and we have many fleet customers doing...

Toyota injectors tested, values restored with CRD Fuel Enhancer

Toyota Troopy VDJ avoids $7000 Injector bill…with CRD Fuel Enhancer Being quoted around the $7000 mark for a new set of injectors on a Toyota V8 can be a rude shock for most people. In most situations it’s only 2 or 3 injectors causing all the trouble when in actual fact, usually they’re not actually damaged, and don’t need replacing! In this situation, the owner of a 70 series Toyota Troopy with 155 000 Kms on the clock had his Toyota...

DPF Costs can be avoided

In today’s modern 4wd diesel engines there is no shortage of expensive problems that can occur, and unfortunately this includes vehicles that have been regularly maintained. Many drivers have heard horror stories about how expensive it can be to replace fuel injectors and EGR Valves. Now we have DPF costs to add to the list! Replacing a DPF can easily cost $4000 to $8000, and sometimes more, it’s a big cost…particularly when a vehicle is out of warranty! Adding FTC...

When to change a Provent filter

Provent 200 Catch Cans do a remarkable job of filtering oily crankcase fumes from entering the inlet area. One of the common mistakes people make is not replacing the filter, or not knowing when to change a ProVent filter. Depending on the age and condition of the engine the Provent Filter will be good for anywhere from 20 000 kms to 40 000 kms. Yes, this is a big window of difference, however once you replace the first filter, the...