- Restores power and economy
- Reduces oil use
- Deglazes and de-cokes engines
- Cuts smoke
- Fast cold starts
- Cleans up diesel particulate filters
- Extends turbocharger life
- Kills diesel fuel growths
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Combustion Enhancer – Decarbonizer – Kills Diesel Fuel Bug outright
Designed to burn fuel faster and cleaner, as well as actually burn off carbon from combustion and exhaust spaces, FTC has saved thousands of engines from carbon related failures, rejuvenated performance and economy, increased engine life by 20% (and in some cases much more) and kept emission control equipment and sensors from malfunctioning due to deposit formations.
Mitsubishi FP418 Truck: (Interstate Removal firm). We first purchased FTC Decarbonizer after suffering suspected glazing in a rebuilt engine (due to light loads and cold conditions). The engine was down on power and billowed white smoke. Within six hours of using FTC, there was no white smoke and power improved. On top of that, we are saving $1000 on diesel for every 5L bottle of FTC Decarbonizer.
FTC Decarbonizer is THE real life FIX for cylinder glaze, and carbon in combustion & exhaust spaces (including turbochargers, catalytic convertors and diesel particulate filters). You won’t need to clean or regenerate DP filters! FTC works directly at the CAUSE of the problem. FTC safely burns off all cylinder glaze and hard carbon from these areas. Using FTC, engines become totally free of hard carbon build up! The level of internal cleanliness is the most dramatic confirmation of the benefits of ongoing FTC use!!
- Trucks, boats, 4×4’s, cars, earthmovers, farming, small 2 & 4 stroke petrols
- Deglazes and decokes engines
- Stops diesel smoke & improves diesel emissions
- Assists keeping EGR’s, cat convertors, Diesel Particulate filters & exhaust sensors clean and trouble free
- No need to regenerate or physically clean DP filters
- Restores power & economy
- Actually speeds combustion to produce more power for the same fuel burnt.
- Fast cold starts
- Reduces blow by & oil use
- 1Ltr treats 1600Ltrs of Diesel
SAVINGS HISTORY: Has saved or postponed rebuilding thousands of vehicles suffering diesel smoke from $4000 to $500,000
Does your engine suffer ANY of these?
- Engine Glazing
- Carbon build up
- Poor economy
- Power loss
- Hard starting
- Engine Blowby
- Fuel Growths
FTC Decarbonizer is an ideal engine carbon cleaner for safely burning off cylinder glaze and carbon from combustion and exhaust spaces. Engines using FTC become totally free of hard carbon buildup.
FTC is an effective cylinder deglazer and can correct diesel smoke, power loss, heavy fuel consumption, engine blowby, oil dripping, hard starting; caused by glaze and/or carbon buildup.
What causes carbon? Engines not working hard enough for long enough e.g. short runs, light loads, excessive idling, cool operating temperature, poor fuel quality, poor maintenance or bad luck.
1 Litre, 2 Litre, 5 Litre, 10 Litre, 20 Litre
No FTC Used
Very heavy carbon deposits have built up on the piston top land. The consequences are that the carbon will wear away the cylinder cross hatching AND/OR cause the piston to grab the liner
23,000hrs life with very little wear! The cross hatch is fully intact, with way under 1 thou wear...fully reusable! Only 25% wear on piston ring faces!How to stop diesel smoke? FTC burns the fuel cleaner, and also burns away any existing carbon build up. So deposits do not build up and prevents engine glazing.
Here the piston grabbed the liner...catastrophic results. The conrod broke, which also destroyed the whole block. It had to be thrown away instead of a rebuild.
Cylinder head as removed. (That's a little oil weeping out the injector hole.) That carbon is so soft, it can be wiped off with a rag to expose shiny metal.
The area marked is totally devoid of cross hatch. Those piston deposits "polished the bore", totally wearing away the machined cross hatch, causing blowby, smoke, oil use, power loss and an early rebuild!
With a cleaner burn due to FTC use, just look how clean the exhaust system is! Unlike untreated engines, it does not look jet black...rather dark grey with a drier look!
Here we have another expensive problem waiting for the owner. Without an effective engine carbon cleaner the carbon build up on this exhaust valve has started to cause the valve face to burn & pit. It will also reduce valve guide clearance, which may cause fatigue and a dropped valve...
The FTC burn ensures that there is no problem with this valve from the same application and engine type as on the left. No valve pitting and no compression leak! With FTC decarbonizer it's not likely to break either.
In this instance the valve did drop, and hammered the cylinder head and piston. How much further damage happens only depends on how quickly the engine is shut down...expensive!
Apart from carbon control, FTC produces fuel efficiencies of 5-10%.CEM supplies large open cut mining operations, and this lot will treat 20 million litres of diesel for their hard working mobile fleets. They'll save several $million a year!
How much should I buy?
- Diesel up to 90HP 1L FTC
- Diesel up to 150HP 2L FTC
- Diesel up to 350 HP 5L FTC
- Diesel up to 600HP 10L FTC
- Larger or fleet use 20L or 200L FTC
Initial Treatment is 1L of FTC to 800L of Fuel.
Prolong treatment is 1L of FTC to 1600L of Fuel.
May not be suitable for some older, worn petrol engines.
HiAce 2.8L Diesel always loaded to 3.2 Tonnes.
Mechanic, and owner of well known company, 4M Maintenance Systems, Michael Corbin, reported that at 300,000kms, his HiAce engine lost “approximately 50% of its power, started smoking badly, used oil, was missing on one cylinder and pinging.” The cause was found to be a collapsed exhaust pipe flexible link, which had caused gross carboning up internally.
By all indications it would need rebuilding. But as a last resort, Michael tried FTC Decarbonizer in the fuel, and with just 1 weeks running, the engine was operating perfectly again…full power, no pinging, missing, smoke or oil burning! Michael always used a fuel additive, but this was not able to remove the built up carbon. Only FTC Decarbonizer was able to provide the solution, and as a mechanic, Michael is both amazed and delighted!
Common applications: Most pleasure boats, site tippers, crane trucks and concrete trucks, but lots more, too.
FTC is an engine carbon cleaner and is ideal for running in new engines, and will also kill all diesel fuel growths. How many boating tragedies have been put down to fuel problems, and power loss? The big risk is, if you have fuel growths, it just takes a bit of rough water to stir them up and block fuel filters. You loose power at the time you need it most! Four wheel drivers and remote area travellers can face similar risks, and rough roads can quickly stir up tank bottoms and block fuel filters. Don't allow fuel growths to proliferate. Use FTC! It's toxic to all fuel growths.
Low Sulphur Diesel & fuel pump leaks. The recent introduction of low sulphur diesel has resulted in many diesel fuel pumps starting to leak. This occurs as a result of reducing the aromatic content of the diesel. Seals shrink as this occurs and if they have a bit of age, may develop cracks and leak. FTC increases the aromatic content of diesel by 500ppm, and reduces the incidence of pump leakage. It will assist in preventing seal leaks caused by reducing the sulphur. Seals that have started to leak, may not necessarily take up due to cracking.
FTC is dead easy to use
Simply add it to the fuel each fill (mix rate1:1600, double dose first) and drive your engine clean. There's no down time at all.
Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Reductions
FTC decarbonizer achieves a faster fuel burn by creating a multiple flame front development, so will provide a fuel efficiency benefit even in new engines The major part of CEM's business is supplying energy savings and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reductions for large open cut mining operations. This involves high cost, scientifically controlled and carefully monitored field trials to provide statistical validation. For every tonne of diesel burnt, three tonnes of carbon dioxide are produced! Large mining houses are committed to minimizing their GHG outputs, so it really is a win-win solution.
The high cost of such trials makes it uneconomical for us to provide this service to smaller operations, and until now, we have not promoted fuel cost reductions very strongly. However, our environmental commitment is a high priority (Our current GHG reduction is equivalent to removing 5000 cars from our roads), and it would be negligent not to promote this important benefit, at such a critical time in the escalating Greenhouse problem.
Imagine if worldwide we could cut GHG emissions by 7% (through this and other initiatives), how much breathing space would that give us to implement clean energy technologies to replace fossil fuels?
Typical fleet average figures for mine mobile and highway trucks is 6 - 8% fuel saving. However, when combined with decarbonizing a dirty engine, the fuel saving benefit can be much more. It really depends on how much efficiency has been lost. e.g. an 800HP Caterpillar driving a 3 metre tub grinder recently reduced fuel use from 150L/hr to 93L/hr. That's clearly a function of RESTORING LOST EFFICIENCY.
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Nissan Patrol 2011
The FTC Decarbonizer worked like magic. I had travelled about 1000Km's when the effect became obvious, since I only do short trips. The smoking of the engine has disappeared and it purrs like a kitten. George Csepregi Innes Park Qld.
Ford Territory 2.7L 2011
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 9.01.to 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, Russell Whiffin Jimboomba Qld.
Nissan Patrol 2.8 1995
So after having my 2.8 RD engine rebuilt in my 1995 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. Paul Mays. Wagin WA
Toyota Hilux TD
Hi. Just sending through my results using the FTC Decarboniser. 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. Paul.
Deglazing & decoking my diesel powered boat.
Hi again Nelson, just thought I should let you know how chuffed I was with Nelson's Marine & the FTC Decarbonizer I purchased! Not only was the product a fantastic success but your professional advice & service could not be faulted. The item arrived in record time so I could begin the process of deglazing & decoking my diesel powered boat very quickly! Within a few fishing trips the white smoke disappeared & power was restored. THANKS HEAPS NELSON !!!! CHEERS Rod - from Nelsons Marine
Bob's old Discovery.
Bob has been using the FTC Decarbonizer in his old discovery for several years now here is a photo with the head off. His mechanic was amazed at how clean the pistons were . Regards Bob . NQ
Cummins 444 in Kenworth T650
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.
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.
Detroit 6V92 on School Bus Run. (Tasmania - Ron)
The bus does a 130km daily run picking up & dropping off school kids. The engine 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.
Mercedes Benz 300D (1989)
You'll laugh, Jimmy...Last Thursday I picked up the Mercedes 300D I bought online and took some of your magic FTC Decarbonizer and Cleanpower fuel conditioner with me, having been told that the engine was a bit smokey and lacked power.
I stopped to top up with fuel and put 40ml of FTC and 20ml Cleanpower in the tank, then headed across town for the Hume Highway back to Collector (near Canberra). Well, a bit of smoke..my god there were plumes of blue smoke so thick that people avoided driving behind. The M5 Tunnel really was quite a peak hour treat for those stuck behind. I thought I had an engine change ahead of me it was so bad. I wish I had take photographs. By the time I had driven 100km to Pheasants Nest for a coffee stop, the smoke was all but gone. Another 180 km and it didn’t blow any smoke at all. I topped it up with vege oil when I arrived home and it runs a sweet as sweet. No smoke and a pleasure to drive. The CEM treatment added $3000 to the value of the car!
How about that?...Shane Mortimer
Fordson 7 Major Tractor (Diesel). Trevor Schulz (Bundaberg)
This tractor was spitting oil out the exhaust big time. Trevor reckoned he looked like a Dalmation after an hour’s tractor work. After advice from CEM, Trevor bought some FTC Decarbonizer and treated the diesel. He ran it for ½ hr for 4 nights to get a bit through the system, and then did an hour’s slashing on the Saturday. The oil coming out the exhaust had almost stopped. The then cleaned the oil off himself, and the tractor, as usual. Back on the tractor and no more oil spitting. Goodbye Dalmation look! The exhaust pipe was getting drier and drier as she worked.
Mack truck, rebuilt engine
Leo Giuntini (TARA). Ph 0458 236 692. Leo used FTC on a rebuilt Mack engine, which had glazed due to poor run in procedure. Problem solved.
Rebuild avoided on Toyota Landcruiser 70 Series V8 Diesel
Working on the Ipswich Motorway Upgrade, this Toyota was badly carboned up due to the Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve problems. Banned from the job site due to excessive smoke, it was to be rebuilt. Owned and operated by one of Australia’s major construction companies, they used Flushing Oil Concentrate, Cleanpower & FTC Decarbonizer, followed by a one hour driving off site. The result? The smoke disappeared! It saved them a rebuild cost and the significant downtime a rebuild would cause.
Atlas Copco Compressor with MF178 diesel engine
In the early 1990’s, Bill Flannery used the FTC Decarbonizer on this engine. As he put it, he used to top up the oil each time he used it, and check the fuel. After he ran the FTC it stopped using oil, and some 20 years later, it still doesn’t use oil and hasn’t needed overhauling. Needless to say, Bill has used FTC Decarbonizer in every engine he has. He says that all his 2 stroke chain saws, mowers, etc just go so well on FTC.
HiAce 2.8L Diesel always loaded to 3.2 Tonnes
Mechanic and owner of well known company, 4M Maintenance Systems, Michael Corbin, reported that at 300,000kms, his HiAce engine lost “approximately 50% of its power, started smoking badly, used oil, was missing on one cylinder and pinging.” The cause was found to be a collapsed exhaust pipe flexible link, which had caused gross carboning up internally.
By all indications it would need rebuilding. But as a last resort, Michael tried FTC Decarbonizer in the fuel, and with just 1 weeks running, the engine was operating perfectly again…full power, no pinging, missing, smoke or oil burning! Michael always used a fuel additive, but this was not able to remove the built up carbon. Only FTC Decarbonizerwas able to provide the solution, and as a mechanic, Michael is both amazed and delighted!
Triton 2.5L TD 1991 on heated chicken fat
Hi and a very, very big “Thank You” The other day when I asked about your products I didn’t know if I was about to waste $221 or not and even though I will never be a big purchaser you spent endless time answering my questions not just once but twice. I use heated chicken fat as fuel, and one of the other members of the Bio-diesel group swears by your products. I had a partially blocked injector pump from not changing back to diesel and therefore ended up with cold chicken fat in the injector pump. It is a 1991 Triton 2.5lt turbo diesel (4D56 motor). I know I was an ASS for not changing back to diesel , but a 10 min visit lasted 3 hours and the temperature took a cold turn as well. Of course even though I had switched it back to diesel the damage was done. It huffed and puffed black smoke and, for the life of me, I couldn't get it above 2000 rpm. When there was a slight incline it dropped down to 1600-1800 rpm. It was a very long 100k trip back home, and top speed going down hills was 70kph. I then tried to buy a second hand injector pump, and the best I could do was $250, from Brisbane. Plus the time to fit it! And this is something I have never done before. Time to make a decision...my son and I sat down to decide which way to go as we had enough money for one method but not both! I tell you about the finances, not for sympathy, but just to let you know the severity of the decision and the possible ramifications if the wrong decision was made. We live in the country, 100k from town, so this was not an easy decision. I had tried other injector cleaners. For years I had been putting some in my diesel motors, in fact I had already poured a whole bottle of something else down it, as well as drive about 100k hoping it would clear itself...but to no avail.
The end result was this: Within 40k of adding both Cleanpower fuel treatment and FTC Decarbonizer to the fuel, we started to notice an improvement. And by 100k the vehicle was performing better than when we had bought it 4000k earlier... where I had been having trouble getting to 100kph, I looked down to see the speedo at 110kph! The motor is quieter and much smoother, as well as more responsive. Obviously there had been a build up of gunk in the injector pump for some time and the chicken fat just tipped the scales.
Since then I have put Cleanpower & FTC Decarbonizerin the diesel generator (an old Shibaura 20 hp second hand motor from Japan, at least 20 years old), which has been getting hard to start. After 5 hour’s use, I have noticed it is easier to start and blowing less smoke. The motor has also quietened down. It has just done 700hrs on straight chicken fat heated to 80c and then feed in like diesel.
I cannot express how amazed and how terrific the result has been. It has given more power back, and the engine seems to be running cleaner, as well as starting easier.
I would therefore recommend these products to anyone.
Gene McIntyre BAFFLE CREEK QLD
Bob has been using the FTC Decarbonizer in his old Discovery for several years now here is a photo with the head off. My mechanic was amazed at how clean the pistons were.
Mitsubishi Triton TD 2009
David Trevor. FTC. David has a 2 ½ year old Mitsubishi Triton ute & has driven Mackay to Childers for the last 3 years. He just makes it on one tank of fuel with a little in reserve. On the first tank with FTC, he arrived with ¼ tank of fuel left...by far the best economy in the Triton’s life.
MAN V10 Diesel (fishing)
Tim Downie runs a live trout fishing boat. He's been running FTC Decarbonizer in the fuel for several years, doing exactly the same run each trip. He reports that the fuel use on his main engine (MAN V10 naturally aspirated) has dropped from 1500L per trip to 1250-1300L per trip, saving 200-250L a trip! He noted that fuel efficiency kept improving, and was optimized after 800-900 hrs use. This indicates that the decarbonizing effect had made an important contribution to overall efficiency.
Mack 454 Truck and Trailer
Doing local tipper work. Owner reports engine runs better and sounds crisper. Fuel consumption improved from 1.7km/L to 1.9km/L (11.7%). Also reports better economy in 5L Commodore V8.
(1.5 million kms). Runs Brisbane to Perth and carries 2000L diesel in 4 tanks.It always ran short of fuel before reaching Perth. On FTC Decarbonizer, it now arrives with about 250L diesel left in the front tanks.Central Highlands Carrying Co.
Fitted with 6V92 Turbo Detroit Diesel. Since being rebuilt 6-7 months ago, it always ran cool, and as a result glazed and carboned up, with a high oil consumption problem. Chem Tech product "Super Tech" did not address the problem, so FTC Decarbonizer was tried. Oil consumption on the Mt Bulla, South Australia and return to Melbourne trip was reduced to zero. Fuel consumption is still being assessed, but the normal range is 1100-1200km per tank. (Initial results showed 800km at half a tank.)
Lighting Plant at Mining Operation
These diesel powered lighting plants were overpowered, and as a result of the light loadings, excessive carbon build necessitated rebuilds at a very early 700 hr intervals. After introducing FTC, existing carbon was burnt off, and the engines remained carbon free, thus eliminating the early rebuilds. 2004 Mitsubishi Triton 2.8 TD 260,000 kms.
2004 Mitsubishi Triton 2.8 TD 260,000 kms
Owner, John Orth (Ormeau, QLD) advises us the Triton is a daily driver, as well as for towing his caravan. 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!"
FTC Decarbonizer, the massive amounts of blue smoke had disappeared! The engine idles much better with noticeably more power. They'd gained 200 RPM at full throttle. An investment of only $238 for a saving of $40,000...without even touching a spanner!
Rigid Tip Truck with 6V92 Detroit Diesel
(K. Wright NSW). The truck does all on site work, and had coked up badly from it. As a result, fuel consumption was down to 1.69km/L. Power and economy were restored over the next 3 tanks of treated fuel...1.96km/L, then 2.12km/L and then 2.45km/L. Other trucks on site used to pass me, but now I leave them for dead!
Bertram 28ft Sportsfisher with twin BMW turbo diesels
"Each time I started the engines, the marina would be absolutely engulfed by smoke for 5-10 minutes, before it would settle down. The port engine was always difficult to start. On the purchase survey, I was advised that it might need a rebuild...at only 1500hrs!"
"After one day on FTC Decarbonizer, the engines started straight away with hardly any smoke at all. I couldn't believe the improvement. I must admit, I was sceptical at first, but now I'll be recommending it to everybody."
Caterpillar D10 dozer
was left idling for 3 days, at PNG's Ok Tedi Copper & Gold mine, after the operator became sick. This would be almost guaranteed to glaze up any engine, however this mining fleet was using the FTC Decarbonizer, and there were no adverse effects at all!
Rio Tinto Tarong Coal mine
Twelve months data using FTC Decarbonizer confirmed a fuel saving of about 9%! The power and performance of the truck and loading fleet increased, and this resulted in increased mine production. For a mine owner operator, more coal in the stockpile, is more dollars in the bank...That makes the large diesel cost reduction look like chicken feed. Rio sold Tarong Coal recently, and FTC was discontinued, as the new operator has a "zero additives policy". Costly mistake fellas!
International Truck, 6.354 Perkins
Dronin diesel (boat)
Caterpillar Main Engines (cargo ship)
At 19,000 hrs, the owners of this New Caledonian ship wished to postpone rebuilding the engines by 3 months. FTC Decarbonizer was supplied (along with our Flushing Oil Concentrate and AW10 Antiwear) to decarbonize and destress the engines. From that point until a total of 25,000 hrs, the engines performed much better, with less oil consumption, less smoke and smoother running. They were only then changed out at the insurer's request.
Site tipper work. Excessive idling and cool operating temperature caused power loss and blowby. FTC Decarbonizer made a marked difference to increase power and fuel economy. It also stopped the blowby. (George, Bay City Earthworks)
Mitsubishi FP418 Removal Truck
(AAA Interstate Removals). We first purchased FTC Decarbonizer after suffering suspected glazing, due to light freight and southern artic conditions. The engine had been fully rebuilt, but was down on power and billowed white smoke. Within six hours of using FTC, there was no white smoke and power improved . On top of that, we are saving $1000 on diesel per 5L of FTC Decarbonizer.
Truck with 8V71 Detroit 2 stroke diesel
(D. Riseley VIC). The engine was so carboned up, that I could see sparks being thrown out of the exhaust at night. It couldn't pull full revs. After a few tanks with FTC Decarbonizer, it really cleaned up, the sparks stopped and I had full rev power again.
Caterpillar D348 Powered Mining Fleet
This Rio Tinto fleet of coal haulers would drop exhaust valves at intervals of 3000-4000 hours, causing extensive damage, and considerable downtime costs. The cause was excessive carbon fouling on the valve stems and head, which caused fatigue as it rubbed in the guides, and then failure. FTC Decarbonizer was introduced to eliminate all hard carbon build up from combustion and exhaust spaces, and the problem then ceased.