Why use CRD Fuel Enhancer through your new Common Rail Diesel ?

Both Brid and I are regularly asked by customers "why use CRD Fuel Enhancer in new, or low kilometre common rail diesels?" Many owners already know the answer to this question, having experienced some very expensive problems. Here’s a great example of two 2012 Holden Colorado 2.8L turbo diesel engines. Both were serviced according to the log book. One has used CRD since brand new. The other has never used CRD. Let's compare throttle bodies: This above photo was sent to us from a new customer,...

I’ve spent thousands on my Nissan Patrol and it’s still overheating!

Geez! The number of times Jimmy and I have had customers tell us they’ve spent up to $4000 replacing radiators, water pumps, fan hubs, thermostats on their Nissan Patrol and its's still overheating! It never ceases to amaze us! By the time, they speak to us, we’re almost 100% sure we can pin point the cause! But why go through such an expensive trial and error process of elimination? Why do mechanics and radiator shops never, (and I mean ever) consider...

Blowby in trucks… Does it mean a rebuild?

My truck has blowby and Cummins says it needs a rebuild… This is a very common complaint Jimmy and I hear from truckies. Their engines are performing well, but the blowby is bad. Wear around piston rings, grooves and liners will certainly account for excessive crankcase pressure which is characterized by blowby (also referred to as fuming or heavy breathing). But, now you need to ask yourself an important question: Blowby in trucks... Does it mean a rebuild.. Does it mean the...

“I filled my common rail diesel with petrol! What can I do now?”

Don’t laugh! A diesel filled with petrol is more common than you think... Especially if you’re refueling at an unfamiliar outlet, and are in a hurry. (Admittedly, I’ve done it myself!) It’s true that common rail diesel engines (CRD’s) have incredibly fine tolerances, operate at extremely high pressure, and are intolerant of contamination. Run petrol in a CRD and expect damage of around $10,000!! Now, two weeks ago a Toyota dealership, who use our Cost Effective Maintenance products extensively,...