How to improve fuel economy and boost engine power

To get better fuel economy and increase your engine power, you need to ensure the following. It will help you get more kilometres per litre and improved engine performance.

Make sure that.

  • The crankcase (oil-wetted side of the engine) is free of deposits…everywhere!
  • The fuel system is totally clean, especially pumps and injectors.
  • The inlet air & induction system is totally clean & free of obstructions.
  • Combustion and exhaust spaces are free of deposits that prevent the engine breathing at full efficiency.
  • Optimize the lubrication of both the engine and drive line. The aim is to maintain strong lubrication, while minimizing frictional losses.

Improved fuel economy and engine power: The basics

To improve fuel economy and performance, you need to start with the basics… and this means getting things clean!

Why? Because carboned up combustion and exhaust spaces (incl turbochargers) don’t let the engine breathe efficiently, cause poor fuel atomization, and reduced turbo boost. Power loss and poor fuel economy result, but can be rectified with FTC Decarbonizer use. FTC Decarbonizer will burn off any carbon contacted by the fuel flame, and continues downstream in the exhaust. So, it will actually burn off turbo deposits, which prevent it “spooling up” at earlier RPM’s.

cleans DPF filters, cleans turbos, deglazes engines

Sticking piston rings cause substantial compression loss and as you know, compression loss hurts both your engine power and fuel economy. Sludge and deposits reduce lubrication efficiency and cause extra internal drag. Flushing Oil Concentrate, used in the oil for 30 minutes, will restore power and economy, which has been lost due to fouling deposits.

Fuel system sediments and other fouling deposits interfere with accurate fuel metering and correct fuel atomization. Marked power and efficiency losses can occur. Cleanpower Fuel System Treatment is the powerful, safe and efficient corrective measure, providing finer fuel atomization and improved power and economy.

To get even better fuel economy and engine power

Once everything has been cleaned up, the engine performance can be further optimized by using the following products.

FTC Decarbonizer. The faster fuel burn releases more of the fuel’s energy closer to top dead centre, with less tail end burning out the exhaust, producing more power.

AW10 Antiwear. This will fortify any oil (mineral or synthetic) to provide more intimate, and much stronger lubrication. Frictional losses are reduced to release more power.

CRD Fuel Enhancer for Common Rail type diesel engines, provides improved fuel injection precision ongoing.

To purchase these at discounted prices, check out our Diesel Value Pack and Petrol Value Pack


Norm the Postie” does 200,000kms a year on his NSW run. He’s treated his 2012 Prado D4D with our Ultimate Diesel Pack and tells us his fuel economy sits at 5.9L/100km on his computer.

cleans DPF filters, cleans turbos, deglazes engines2004 Mitsubishi Triton 2.8 TD 260,000 kms.

John Orth of Ormeau (QLD) uses the Triton for everyday running and towing the caravan also. After using FTC Decarbonizer, he says, “The engine power improvement is unbelievable! Turbo lag has now disappeared. There is less smoke, and it’s idling much smoother!” John’s also used the Flushing Oil Concentrate and has removed a lot of sludge, and declares… “The valve gear, as viewed from the oil filler point, is now clean!”

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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)

Daihatsu Rocky Turbo Diesel
Flushing Oil Concentrate restores lost compression (& power) by freeing up stuck piston rings. Look at these compression figures from a Diahatsu Rocky Turbo Diesel…

Cylinder No Compression (PSI) before Flush Compression (PSI) after Flush
1 400 460
2 390 440
3 390 440
4 400 450