Fix your overheating engine

To fix an overheating engine, you first need to find the cause of the overheating problem.  And it’s not always obvious. There’s no loss of coolant, and it runs fine until they need more power, e.g hook up the caravan, climb a steep range, or up the cruising speed a bit.

Very commonly, before customers speak to us, they have spent several thousand dollars, on thermostats, water pumps, fan hubs, big core radiators and hoses…and the vehicle still overheats. Before the problem develops into something more serious, discovering the cause of the overheating can be a real process of elimination…

At Cost Effective Maintenance our approach to finding the root cause is simple. You need to get everything clean, first. Sounds far too simple, but often that’s all you really need to do.

Find the cause of your overheating engine.

One area that often overlooked is the major role oil plays in the cooling of your engine! For example, if your oil gets dirty very quickly, it can be a pointer to your overheating problem. The black soot in your engine oil absorbs heat readily, but tends to retain it, rather than disperse it. This creates way too much heat and often leads to an overheated engine. Sludge can then build up, which insulates against heat transfer, and reduces the flow of cooling oil. This creates even more heat.

Carbon deposits form (unchecked by the dirty oil), and wherever it forms (e.g under the piston skirts), it also acts as insulation against heat dissipation.

Flushing Oil Concentrate

Flushing Oil Concentrate will safely remove the black, built up oil from your engine. As simple as completing an oil change.

Fixing an overheating engine

Thankfully, this problem can be easily corrected. Simply run the engine at a fast idle with clean oil, treated with Flushing Oil Concentrate (FOC) for 30-45 minutes, and bring the entire oil wetted side of the engine back to pristine cleanliness.

This simple, effective process removes carbon from around sticking piston rings, top lands & skirts. All sludge that constricts oil galleries, oil pumps and oil coolers is removed to allow the oil to do its important cooling job and stop your engine from overheating.

Radiator and cooling system flush to stop overheating

Engine overheating problems can also be the result of problems with the cooling system itself. Flushing out your radiator and cooling system is surprisingly easy and is a simple as a adding a bottle of RMI-25 into you radiator.

Flushing the radiator can achieve immediate results in stopping overheating

  • Unblocking radiators.
  • Freeing stuck thermostat’s.
  • Removing old glycol and built up mineral scale.
  • Stopping corrosion and electrolysis.
  • Clean the cooling system while you drive.

RMI25 Will flush your radiator and cooling system.

Simply add RMI25 to your vehicles radiator and all harmful blockages will be removed .

Just add RMI-25 cooling system treatment to your existing coolant. RMI-25 cleans, desludges and descales the entire cooling system…while you drive! It lubricates water pumps and better preserves hoses, seals and O-rings. It can easily cool overheating systems by 10 deg C or more!

Remember, water is a superior coolant to glycol, and RMI25  provides additional cooling benefits to glycol. Plus, it’s a lot cheaper. If you need antifreeze, you will require a small amount of glycol. However, for most Australians, RMI-25 and water is recommended. Importantly for the environment, it is non-toxic and biodegradable.

“Waterless Coolants” are usually based on glycol alone, without any water.  They offer a very high boiling point, but are less efficient at cooling than water, and to that end are more a “band-aid” approach.

Overheating engines and high temperature situations

For high ambient temperatures, or high engine load applications, AW10 Antiwear is also recommended to reduce friction, wear and heat build-up at highly loaded parts. AW10 is also great for reducing operating temperature in transmissions, differentials, hydraulics, etc.

 

AW10 Antiwear  provides excellent friction and heat reduction.

Simply add AW10 Antiewear to your engine, diffs and transmission to reduce friction extend vehicle life

Testimonials

Datsun SD25 Diesel.
For 4 years, Allan Dickson had been unable to solve an overheating problem. Despite flushing the cooling system, and fitting a larger radiator, it would always boil up the Toowoomba Range. After using FOC, it gets up the range at 70 kph (instead of 40-50 kph) without overheating. One of the functions of oil is to cool, and if flow is restricted, overheating results

 

Landcruiser 1HZ Diesel

I ran the flush through the old girl with 9 litres of clean oil. Well over 11 litres of black gunk came out. I was totally blown away by the sludge in the bottom of the Drain Pan.
(Evan Yates)

Engine sludge removed from a 1HZ

Nissan 4.2TD Patrol
 (Peter Simms, HUMPTYDOO NT).  Originally never ran hot, but in recent years it had become a problem. Peter had spent thousands of $$$ replacing radiators, clutch fan hubs, thermostats, chemical cleaning, etc, etc…all to no benefit, as nothing solved his overheating. In fact over the last 3 years, it just got worse & worse. The temp gauge would sit 3-4mm above the ½ way mark. Every time it ran hot, the air conditioner would cut out. After doing a web search, and finding reports of solving this problem, Peter finally tried the Flushing Oil Concentrate & Cleanpower pack. The overheating problem was immediately solved. Now at 110kph uphill, towing the quad bike trailer, and the temp stays cool. Peter also reports that after his first flush, the new oil was amber clean on the dipstick. Normally it went black straight away.

Nissan Patrol 2.8L TD
I used your Flushing Oil Concentrate, and couldn’t believe the sludge that came out!! The motor is now running a lot smoother and staying much cooler under heavy loads, even towing my 2 tonne horse float. (Les White, Heartland Real Estate GIN GIN)

For further information on how to fix your overheating problem call us on  +61 (7) 3376 6188

Cost Effective Maintenance
5.0
Based on 85 reviews
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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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Cost Effective Maintenance
5.0
Based on 85 reviews
powered by Google
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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Fix your overheating engine

To fix an overheating engine, you first need to find the cause of the overheating problem.  And it’s not always obvious. There’s no loss of coolant, and it runs fine until they need more power, e.g hook up the caravan, climb a steep range, or up the cruising speed a bit.

Very commonly, before customers speak to us, they have spent several thousand dollars, on thermostats, water pumps, fan hubs, big core radiators and hoses…and the vehicle still overheats. Before the problem develops into something more serious, discovering the cause of the overheating can be a real process of elimination…

At Cost Effective Maintenance our approach to finding the root cause is simple. You need to get everything clean, first. Sounds far too simple, but often that’s all you really need to do.

Find the cause of your overheating engine.

One area that often overlooked is the major role oil plays in the cooling of your engine! For example, if your oil gets dirty very quickly, it can be a pointer to your overheating problem. The black soot in your engine oil absorbs heat readily, but tends to retain it, rather than disperse it. This creates way too much heat and often leads to an overheated engine. Sludge can then build up, which insulates against heat transfer, and reduces the flow of cooling oil. This creates even more heat.

Carbon deposits form (unchecked by the dirty oil), and wherever it forms (e.g under the piston skirts), it also acts as insulation against heat dissipation.

Flushing Oil Concentrate

Flushing Oil Concentrate will safely remove the black, built up oil from your engine. As simple as completing an oil change.

Fixing an overheating engine

Thankfully, this problem can be easily corrected. Simply run the engine at a fast idle with clean oil, treated with Flushing Oil Concentrate (FOC) for 30-45 minutes, and bring the entire oil wetted side of the engine back to pristine cleanliness.

This simple, effective process removes carbon from around sticking piston rings, top lands & skirts. All sludge that constricts oil galleries, oil pumps and oil coolers is removed to allow the oil to do its important cooling job and stop your engine from overheating.

Radiator and cooling system flush to stop overheating

Engine overheating problems can also be the result of problems with the cooling system itself. Flushing out your radiator and cooling system is surprisingly easy and is a simple as a adding a bottle of RMI-25 into you radiator.

Flushing the radiator can achieve immediate results in stopping overheating

  • Unblocking radiators.
  • Freeing stuck thermostat’s.
  • Removing old glycol and built up mineral scale.
  • Stopping corrosion and electrolysis.
  • Clean the cooling system while you drive.

RMI25 Will flush your radiator and cooling system.

Simply add RMI25 to your vehicles radiator and all harmful blockages will be removed .

Just add RMI-25 cooling system treatment to your existing coolant. RMI-25 cleans, desludges and descales the entire cooling system…while you drive! It lubricates water pumps and better preserves hoses, seals and O-rings. It can easily cool overheating systems by 10 deg C or more!

Remember, water is a superior coolant to glycol, and RMI25  provides additional cooling benefits to glycol. Plus, it’s a lot cheaper. If you need antifreeze, you will require a small amount of glycol. However, for most Australians, RMI-25 and water is recommended. Importantly for the environment, it is non-toxic and biodegradable.

“Waterless Coolants” are usually based on glycol alone, without any water.  They offer a very high boiling point, but are less efficient at cooling than water, and to that end are more a “band-aid” approach.

Overheating engines and high temperature situations

For high ambient temperatures, or high engine load applications, AW10 Antiwear is also recommended to reduce friction, wear and heat build-up at highly loaded parts. AW10 is also great for reducing operating temperature in transmissions, differentials, hydraulics, etc.

 

AW10 Antiwear  provides excellent friction and heat reduction.

Simply add AW10 Antiewear to your engine, diffs and transmission to reduce friction extend vehicle life

Testimonials

Datsun SD25 Diesel.
For 4 years, Allan Dickson had been unable to solve an overheating problem. Despite flushing the cooling system, and fitting a larger radiator, it would always boil up the Toowoomba Range. After using FOC, it gets up the range at 70 kph (instead of 40-50 kph) without overheating. One of the functions of oil is to cool, and if flow is restricted, overheating results

 

Landcruiser 1HZ Diesel

I ran the flush through the old girl with 9 litres of clean oil. Well over 11 litres of black gunk came out. I was totally blown away by the sludge in the bottom of the Drain Pan.
(Evan Yates)

Engine sludge removed from a 1HZ

Nissan 4.2TD Patrol
 (Peter Simms, HUMPTYDOO NT).  Originally never ran hot, but in recent years it had become a problem. Peter had spent thousands of $$$ replacing radiators, clutch fan hubs, thermostats, chemical cleaning, etc, etc…all to no benefit, as nothing solved his overheating. In fact over the last 3 years, it just got worse & worse. The temp gauge would sit 3-4mm above the ½ way mark. Every time it ran hot, the air conditioner would cut out. After doing a web search, and finding reports of solving this problem, Peter finally tried the Flushing Oil Concentrate & Cleanpower pack. The overheating problem was immediately solved. Now at 110kph uphill, towing the quad bike trailer, and the temp stays cool. Peter also reports that after his first flush, the new oil was amber clean on the dipstick. Normally it went black straight away.

Nissan Patrol 2.8L TD
I used your Flushing Oil Concentrate, and couldn’t believe the sludge that came out!! The motor is now running a lot smoother and staying much cooler under heavy loads, even towing my 2 tonne horse float. (Les White, Heartland Real Estate GIN GIN)

For further information on how to fix your overheating problem call us on  +61 (7) 3376 6188