How to solve Blowby, Smoke & Oil Consumption Problems

“It was embarrassing… my boat used to completely smoke out the marina! After only one day on FTC Decarbonizer, the smoke was all but gone!” Bertram Sportsfisher with twin BMW diesels.

There are many causes of smoke, blowby and oil consumption problems. The GREAT news is that most of them are very easy to fix AND it’s low cost too! Here are the main fixes for reducing smoke, blowby and oil consumption.
Just click on the product to see how it works.

 

FTC Decarbonizer

Especially for engines that don’t work hard enough for long enough (eg excess idling, light loads, short runs and cool running). Most engines progressively build carbon deposits, and particularly if they have encountered problems or have been out of tune. FTC (in the fuel) improves blowby control, emissions, oil control and compression by removing cylinder glaze and top ring carbon. It removes carbon from combustion and exhaust spaces, letting the engine breathe better. It removes carbon from turbochargers, allowing full turbo speed and air delivery. FTC is particularly suitable for boats, underground mining equipment, crane trucks, street sweepers, concrete trucks, site tippers, loaders, excavators, etc. FTC also produces a faster and more efficient (cleaner) burn.

Cleanpower Fuel Treatment

This thoroughly cleans the entire fuel system, correcting faulty spray patterns, and providing finer atomization of the fuel mist to provide a cleaner burn, with less smoke.

 

Flushing Oil Concentrate

FOC frees up sticking piston rings, allowing them to move freely and seat cleanly against the ring groove and bore. This maximizes compression and oil control. Better compression also means reduced blowby and less smoke. (Especially recommended for small pre-combustion diesels eg 4×4’s, light commercials, and any diesel that blackens the oil very quickly.) Underground mining equipment often require regular use to maintain full compression and proper emission control.

Testimonials

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.

Boat Owner with twin 8V53 Detroit Diesels

The owner of a 53ft boat was faced with a $40,000 cost to rebuild his twin 8V53 Detroit Diesels. At only 5000hrs, they smoked so badly, you could not see behind the boat. After using 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 $190 for a saving of $40,000…without even touching a spanner!

Cost Effective Maintenance
5.0
Based on 92 reviews
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Jace Ciccarello
Jace Ciccarello
23:55 08 Jul 21
This product is the real deal I have a 2005 pajero diesel with 500,000kms on the clock the auto was... starting to play up and it has always ran hot when towing since adding the aw10 to all systems the car is running very smoothly and the automatic is totally different….I really can’t explain how much difference this product has made but before adding it I was getting quotes on rebuilding or replacing the automatic!Not now 😀Thanks guys keep up the good workread more
David Fenech
David Fenech
01:13 31 May 21
I normally think of most additives as snake oil, I have to say though, two seperate vehicles... responding to just the FTC decarboniser and the CRD Fuel enhancer, both showing far more available torque and hell of a lot quieter operation. That, and it’s an Aussie run company, definitely recommend at least trying their stuff in your own rig, it’s made a difference in mine and a mates that’s for sure.read more
phillip semmens
phillip semmens
23:40 23 May 21
Carried out the engine oil flush on port side volvo penta 6cylinder was show excess pressure coming... from breather and used fuel additives also.Definite reduction in smoke out the exhaust was happy with result there.Still too much blowby so removed head I diagnosed poss head gasket which turned out to be correct with head bolts not very tight from previous work carried out prior to my ownership.I was happy with the fact that all cylinder showed hone marks and no glazing which I believe the flush coorrected hence the reduction of smoke.Recommended fuel additive to a workmate who was blown away by immediate results and has saved him buying new common rail injectors in his Hiace. Highly recommend your Productsread more
Antonio Silva
Antonio Silva
04:34 11 May 21
Been using all their products for 8 years in all my cars and trucks and couldn't be... happierKeeping the engines clean saves me thousands in maintenance a year and saves a lot on fuelJust started using on a new Isuzu from first tankHave been recommending since I bought the first timePlus they are all very friendly and know all about their productsShould've made this review years ago...read more
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 92 reviews
powered by Google
Jace Ciccarello
Jace Ciccarello
23:55 08 Jul 21
This product is the real deal I have a 2005 pajero diesel with 500,000kms on the clock the auto was... starting to play up and it has always ran hot when towing since adding the aw10 to all systems the car is running very smoothly and the automatic is totally different….I really can’t explain how much difference this product has made but before adding it I was getting quotes on rebuilding or replacing the automatic!Not now 😀Thanks guys keep up the good workread more
David Fenech
David Fenech
01:13 31 May 21
I normally think of most additives as snake oil, I have to say though, two seperate vehicles... responding to just the FTC decarboniser and the CRD Fuel enhancer, both showing far more available torque and hell of a lot quieter operation. That, and it’s an Aussie run company, definitely recommend at least trying their stuff in your own rig, it’s made a difference in mine and a mates that’s for sure.read more
phillip semmens
phillip semmens
23:40 23 May 21
Carried out the engine oil flush on port side volvo penta 6cylinder was show excess pressure coming... from breather and used fuel additives also.Definite reduction in smoke out the exhaust was happy with result there.Still too much blowby so removed head I diagnosed poss head gasket which turned out to be correct with head bolts not very tight from previous work carried out prior to my ownership.I was happy with the fact that all cylinder showed hone marks and no glazing which I believe the flush coorrected hence the reduction of smoke.Recommended fuel additive to a workmate who was blown away by immediate results and has saved him buying new common rail injectors in his Hiace. Highly recommend your Productsread more
Antonio Silva
Antonio Silva
04:34 11 May 21
Been using all their products for 8 years in all my cars and trucks and couldn't be... happierKeeping the engines clean saves me thousands in maintenance a year and saves a lot on fuelJust started using on a new Isuzu from first tankHave been recommending since I bought the first timePlus they are all very friendly and know all about their productsShould've made this review years ago...read more
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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How to solve Blowby, Smoke & Oil Consumption Problems

“It was embarrassing… my boat used to completely smoke out the marina! After only one day on FTC Decarbonizer, the smoke was all but gone!” Bertram Sportsfisher with twin BMW diesels.

There are many causes of smoke, blowby and oil consumption problems. The GREAT news is that most of them are very easy to fix AND it’s low cost too! Here are the main fixes for reducing smoke, blowby and oil consumption.
Just click on the product to see how it works.

 

FTC Decarbonizer

Especially for engines that don’t work hard enough for long enough (eg excess idling, light loads, short runs and cool running). Most engines progressively build carbon deposits, and particularly if they have encountered problems or have been out of tune. FTC (in the fuel) improves blowby control, emissions, oil control and compression by removing cylinder glaze and top ring carbon. It removes carbon from combustion and exhaust spaces, letting the engine breathe better. It removes carbon from turbochargers, allowing full turbo speed and air delivery. FTC is particularly suitable for boats, underground mining equipment, crane trucks, street sweepers, concrete trucks, site tippers, loaders, excavators, etc. FTC also produces a faster and more efficient (cleaner) burn.

Cleanpower Fuel Treatment

This thoroughly cleans the entire fuel system, correcting faulty spray patterns, and providing finer atomization of the fuel mist to provide a cleaner burn, with less smoke.

 

Flushing Oil Concentrate

FOC frees up sticking piston rings, allowing them to move freely and seat cleanly against the ring groove and bore. This maximizes compression and oil control. Better compression also means reduced blowby and less smoke. (Especially recommended for small pre-combustion diesels eg 4×4’s, light commercials, and any diesel that blackens the oil very quickly.) Underground mining equipment often require regular use to maintain full compression and proper emission control.

Testimonials

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.

Boat Owner with twin 8V53 Detroit Diesels

The owner of a 53ft boat was faced with a $40,000 cost to rebuild his twin 8V53 Detroit Diesels. At only 5000hrs, they smoked so badly, you could not see behind the boat. After using 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 $190 for a saving of $40,000…without even touching a spanner!