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In this issue ..

New Product introduction .. CRD Fuel ENHANCER to save expensive injector and fuel pump costs in common rail diesel engines (CRD).

 

Smiley_mini  How to SAVE FUEL usage .. up to 16% on DIESEL ..

Smiley_mini  How to STOP SMOKE from diesel engines for FREE ..

Smiley_mini  How to REDUCE CO2 emissions immediately by up to 16% ..

Smiley_mini  How to SAVE OIL and SAVE $$$ by extending diesel engine oil life by over 14 fold ..

Smiley_mini  How to get a FREE Engine Health Check on-line

Smiley_mini  Caterpillar CAT D11R dozer problems solved ..

Smiley_mini  Common Rail Diesel engine problem solving

Smiley_mini  Neptune notes ..

Smiley_mini  Buy with confidence and get a 200% money back guarantee ..



Smiley_midiCRD Fuel Enhancer .. New Product recently available ..
 

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CRD Fuel Enhancer* has been specifically developed to address the incredibly expensive problems faced by Common Rail Diesel (CRD) engine injectors and systems.  CRD Fuel Enhancer is a lubricity improving fuel additive, which also has anti-rust and deposit removal properties that will likely solve CRD engine rattles and help stop component and engine failures.
 

Beware of CRD engine rattles at any time!


CRD engines have been recently developed to meet the latest stringent diesel exhaust emission standards and diesel fuel sulphur levels are now very low for the same reason.

But and it’s a BIG BUT, low sulphur fuel happens to compound another problem…lubricity.

Lubricity is the measure of the reduction in friction of a lubricant.  At a time when CRD pumps and injectors rely even more on diesel fuel for lubrication, lubricity has actually been reduced!  Diesel fuel, without a small biodiesel component, requires lubricity improving additives to prevent excessive engine wear, especially with CRD.  Most CRD engines have strict factory limits of 5% or 20% biodiesel component, but NZ legislation currently restricts the limit to 5%.  Biodiesels, although likely cheaper than diesel, are not very common in New Zealand.

CRD injection systems are currently internationally associated with widespread problems, including engine rattles, expensive injector and fuel pump failures, injector sticking, engine stalling problems and rapid piston and liner wear. Problems have been documented across a wide range of engine suppliers.  Some reports are on engines with way less than 60,000km on the clock.

CRD injectors and fuel pumps run with incredibly fine tolerances and are highly stressed due to enormous pressures often over 200,000kPa (29,000psi), which causes higher diesel fuel temperatures.  These high temperatures can degrade diesel fuel resulting in fouling deposits within pumps and injectors.  This risk reportedly increases with biodiesel blends, since biodiesel by nature, degrades faster than diesel.

CRD operating pressures also cause higher loadings on equipment, which places a huge demand on the diesel fuel lubricity.  Compared to older technology diesel fuel systems, CRD are totally unforgiving when it comes to fuel contamination.  Very small amounts of water, or other contaminants in the diesel will wreck CRD pumps and injectors, which are pretty much non-repairable, so it often means new components.  $2000 per CRD injector is not uncommon, let alone the labour costs to replace the parts, plus the sometimes forgotten costs of equipment “down time” and "opportunity costs" .. meaning the value of things you can't do because your equipment is not operational and what you could better do with your money.

But the damage doesn’t always stop with injectors and pumps. Sticking injectors can cause gross over-fuelling resulting in melted pistons!  Start thinking $10,000 to $20,000 and so treat any injector rattle as a very serious alarm bell.

Injector rattle can sound like noisy valve tappets, or rapid machine gun fire. The injector could be fouled by contaminant, or is seizing due to inadequate lubrication. Excessive fueling could be causing detonation inside the combustion chamber, instead of smooth combustion.  Sometimes a rattley, or pinging noise occurs under acceleration from cold, but will disappear after a km or two.

CRD engines are designed with much finer tolerances than older technology, not only within pumps and injectors, but also in piston to liner clearances, making CRD engines much more susceptible to deposits, or the presence of any water or other contamination in the fuel or oil. 

Beware of CRD engine rattle at any time .. treat any injector rattle as a very serious alarm bell !

 
CRD Fuel Enhancer 250ml squeeze-measure-pour pack CRD Fuel Enhancer is a lubricity improving fuel additive, which also has  anti-rust and deposit removal properties that will likely solve CRD engine rattles and help stop component failures.

Directions:  Add directly to diesel at 1:8000 (eg 10ml / 80L diesel).  A 250ml pack will treat 2000L of diesel.  Do NOT overdose.

Warning:  Not suitable for petrol engines.  Keep out of reach of children.  If swallowed do NOT induce vomiting.  Seek medical attention.



 
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TESTIMONIALS:


Ford 2.4L CRD engine. At around 50,000km the engine would occasionally produce a rattly pinging noise under acceleration from cold, but would disappear after a km or two. The rattle increased slightly, but at around 70,000km a severe and harsh rattle emerged.  It became extreme within 3 days and sounded like the engine was in its death throws. CRD Fuel Enhancer was added to the diesel fuel, the rattle decreased immediately and disappeared within 100kms.  It is believed an injector was sticking open allowing excess fuel to cause severe detonation.  Damage was avoided, and at 120,000km (70,000km after the first rattle) the engine is still going well.  Source of testimonial .. Cost Effective Maintenance, Queensland, Australia.
 

SAVE FUEL usage .. up to 16% on diesel  Smiley_midi

Simply add FTC decarbonising combustion catalyst to your diesel fuel + add SupaSLIP anti-friction additive to your engine and transmission oils.

2 proven products, used concurrently, deliver big savings without you having to fit any expensive devices, or pay mechanical bills.

FTC decarbonizing combustion catalyst fuel additive gives about 6-8% fuel savings .. click here for independent fuel studies on FTC combustion catalyst

SupaSLIP anti-friction oil and hydraulic fluid additive gives about 8% fuel savings .. click here for independent fuel studies on SupaSLIP anti-friction

This means that after deducting the cost of both products, whilst using FTC at the maintenance dose of 1:1600, you get all the benefits of reduced wear, reduced smoke, reduced noise, reduced oil usage and increased power, whilst saving about 12.5 to 17.4 cents per litre of diesel (at the current diesel price of about $1.50/L in NZ) depending on the additive pack size purchased.

Please note that the above example is calculated from Independent Laboratory Tests using "clean" engines.  Many of our customers report much greater fuel savings (up to 40%) which are likely due to the FTC oxidising internal carbon deposits, thus cleaning fuel injector tips, improving compression by deglazing cylinders, freeing piston rings and decoking valves, hence significantly improving engine performance.

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Note:  Using FTC + SupaSLIP also reduces oil usage and saves oil changes

Obviously the more fuel prices increase, the more you save when using FTC and SupaSLIP

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STOP SMOKE from diesel engines for FREE .. repeat FREE !!

Smiley_midiYES, it’s true .. YOU GET LESS SMOKE, MORE POWER, LESS ENGINE WEAR, LESS OIL USAGE and LESS OIL CHANGES ..

FREE when you use FTC catalytic fuel additive decarboniser .. due to fuel savings.

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STOPPING SMOKE for FREE ..

Independent tests by Curtin University West Australia show that using FTC in diesel reduces fuel consumption by 6 - 8% .. with diesel in New Zealand at about $1.50 per litre, that means a saving of about 12 cents per litre.

Using FTC at the maintenance dose of 1:1600 costs about 11 cents ( 1L rrp), which means FTC pays for itself in fuel savings .. plus you get all the other benefits for FREE!

Get these benefits whilst you drive and without touching a spanner .. no expensive inconvenient "downtime" in a workshop .. nor mechanic call-out charges to your boat engine.

That's all good news, but there is a catch .. to save fuel, you must remember to add FTC catalytic fuel additive decarboniser to your diesel tank at each refuel .. missing the occasional dose of FTC will still deliver all the other benefits.

You can enjoy the benefits of  FTC catalytic fuel additive for FREE .. because of fuel consumption savings.

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Note .. the more fuel prices increase, the more you save when using FTC.

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FTC catalytic fuel additive decarboniser delivers a thorough engine decoke (decarbonise) including fuel injector tips, cylinder head, piston crowns, top rings, valves, cylinder walls, turbo and exhaust manifold .. for FREE.

FTC catalytic fuel additive decarboniser not only cuts engine smoke, thereby reducing air pollution, it also delivers more engine power, reduces fuel and oil consumption, reduces engine wear and reduces the frequency of oil changes .. while you drive, without you touching a spanner ..  no expensive inconvenient "downtime" in a workshop.

That's good news, we're sure you will agree.

FTC catalytic fuel additive decarboniser could save you an engine recondition .. for testimonials click here.

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Remember, we guarantee a decoke, or 200% money back .. free delivery to your door within New Zealand, depending on purchase value.

That's good news, we're sure you will agree.

To enjoy the benefits of  FTC catalytic fuel additive for FREE .. due to fuel savings.

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SAVE OIL & SAVE $$$ extend diesel engine OIL LIFE by over 14 fold ..

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FTC + SupaSLIP + DeSLUDGE saved $2246 .. plus delivered all the other benefits listed below .. plus saved expensive “downtime” from 14 engine oil changes in our 1997 Toyota 3L TD 4WD.

 
All you need to do is remember to add the FTC combustion catalyst to the diesel tank at each fill-up .. add DeSLUDGE (engine oil flushing concentrate) just prior to engine oil changes .. change the dirty engine oil and add SupaSLIP anti-wear (anti-friction) to the clean engine oil .. it’s that easy !

72,449km engine oil Independent Lab tests show the spectacular savings .. 
Progression to 72,449km without oil or filter change is shown in the table below.

Engine OIL ANALYSIS ..  ‘97 Toyota 1KZ-TE 3L diesel ..  by Oillab.co.nz et al
 
kms          22K           34K           51K        72,449         xk
 
                                  Actual                                  Levels considered
Subject                      Analysis                                     “High”
 
Al              7               9               13             15             102
Fe             26              45             54             75             364
Cu             7               10             23             22             128
Cr              1.4            2.2            2.6            3                56
Pb             1                2               3              5                128
Si              14             16             21             23               77
Sn             1                1                1             2                179
Zn             1229        1392        1408        1435           1700
 
                                    Actual                                    Recommended
                                    Analysis                                  oil change levels
 
TBN        9.66          9.97          9.85          6.8            5
Soot         0.78          0.94          0.43          1.3            2.5
Oxidatn   15.5          18.2          16.1          21             40
Nitration 12.0          13.8          11.8          14             21
Fuel dilution           <1             <1             <1             3.5
                                                                                      
Vis 100C     14.4      14.8          14.4         14.41     12.4-16.3 normal range
 
Oil usage (top-up) for the 72,449km = 4.02L (1L/18,000km).  The engine oil and filter were changed at 72,449km.
 
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51,194km engine oil Lab tests done by Oil Check Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia on this Auckland vehicle, confirm that even after 51,194km of mostly stop-start city driving, the diesel engine oil is still serviceable.  Without FTC + SupaSLIP + DeSLUDGE the recommended oil change interval is 5,000km.  There was no oil filter change and only 1.5L of oil top-up during the 51,194km test.  DeSLUDGE was used just prior to the previous engine oil change (hot oil), to ensure clean oil galleries and removal of harmful sludge/soot wear contaminants.


These results confirm earlier tests and are applicable to most diesel engines .. vehicle, marine or stationary.**

Our test vehicle is a 1997 Toyota HiAce Regius 1KZ-TE (3L TD, 4WD) running with FTC catalytic fuel additive in the diesel fuel at about 1:1000, plus SupaSLIP anti-friction oil additive in the engine oil at 5ml/L.  SupaSLIP is also in the auto-transmission, 4WD system and power steering hydraulics, which is incidental to these results, but reduces fuel usage by about 8-10% and extends component life.


Brid Walker, diesel engine expert from Cost Effective Maintenance Pty Ltd (CEM), Brisbane, Australia comments “The results are excellent. Not only are the wear metals very respectable for those kms (51,194) but the low soot and oxidation levels are outstanding for that type of diesel (engine).”
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Please click on our test vehicle (Toyota HiAce Regius) to the right for full report details >>>>>
The left column headed 1144758 is the engine oil tested after 51,194km, the column headed 1036188A is the unused engine oil (as a control), the column headed 1036187B is the engine oil tested after 34,168km, the column headed 776039 is the engine oil tested after 22,210km. 
As you can see, the oil test result is "STATUS Satisfactory", therefore we decided to continue the test with the same engine oil for at least another 20,000km, before the next oil analysis.  These 72,449km engine oil analysis are reported at the beginning of this section.


What's in it for you .. when using FTC + SupaSLIP + DeSLUDGE?

Short term benefits are these ..

You will get immediate $$$ savings from reduced need to change diesel engine oil, likely as follows ..


7.2L oil per change @ $7.80/L = $56.16 .. plus replacement oil filter $33.80 .. plus garage service charge around $85 giving a total cost of around $175 (Toyota, Takapuna, Auckland estimate $180). If the oil had been changed every 5,000km as is commonly necessary, due to soot and wear contaminants (commonly seen as thick black oil in many stop-start city driving diesel engines), then 10 oil changes would have cost about $1750 (10 x $175), less the cost of say 2 oil analysis $136 = a saving of $1614 plus "downtime".  14 oil changes would have cost about $2450 (14 x $175), less the cost of say 3 oil analysis $204 = a saving of $2246 plus a lot of "downtime".

FTC + SupaSLIP + DeSLUDGE saves $$$ .. plus delivers all the other benefits listed below .. plus saves expensive “downtime” from oil change services.

  • Time saved organizing an engine service .. downtime.

  • Time and hassel saved arranging an alternative vehicle, boat or back-up engine .. downtime.

  • FTC + SupaSLIP additives more than pay for themselves with about 16% gain in fuel economy.

  • Reduction in CO2 (greenhouse gas) of about 16%

  • Easier starting with less wear on engine bearings, starter motor and associated gear.

  • A smooth running, quieter engine.

 

Longer term benefits are these ..


You will get the following benefits.
  • Extremely clean engine oil, reducing wear and extending engine life .. saving expensive engine rebuilds in the future.

  • Cleaner exhaust gases with next to zero smoke, thus reducing air pollution

  • Clean fuel injectors ensuring high efficiency and engine performance

  • Environmentally positive effects from less oil usage, less smoke, less fuel usage, less engine rebuilds .. less waste oil and less oil refining.

  • Diesel bug control


If you want the very best treatment for your diesel engine, remember to remove contaminants and sludge from the engine oil galleries and lower piston ring grooves by using DeSLUDGE (flushing oil concentrate) just prior to an engine oil change.
 

FTC, SupaSLIP and DeSLUDGE are delivered door-to-door with a 200% money back guarantee on product performance.

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FTC and SupaSLIP more than pay for themselves .. see FUEL SAVINGS article above.
Note .. the more fuel prices increase, the more you save when using FTC and SupaSLIP

Click here to view engine oil life and usage reductions
Click here to view earlier 16,159km engine oil test on the same vehicle

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** Note: When extending normal oil change intervals, it is strongly recommended that occasional oil analysis tests are conducted to ensure that the oil remains serviceable.

Oil Analysis sampling kits are available from Waitemata Hydraulics, Henderson, Auckland .. tel (09) 8392040

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Caterpillar D11R Dozer problems .. solved

Smiley_midi Caterpillar 3500 Series engines were modified in approximately 2004 to meet new, low emission requirements. CEMcat02_1.jpg

Since then, there have been some concerning problems for operators. These include High Oil Soot, Bore Polish (glaze), Sludge and Overheating.  Factors reportedly at blame include the introduction of Monotherm Pistons, Exhaust Gas Recirculation Systems and high load factors.

While the full range of Caterpillar 3500 Series engines could potentially show problems, D11R dozers appear to be the more widely susceptible.

Australia's leading expert on resolving carbon deposit related engine problems, Cost Effective Maintenance (CEM) recommend FTC catalytic decarboniser and DeSLUDGE FOC flushing oil concentrate to rectify engine deposit problems .. ranging from heavy combustion and exhaust space carbon, to injector fouling and severe crankcase sludging. 

Bore polish (glaze), valve failures, broken rings and exhaust smoke are common end results of such deposits, but if addressed early enough, our corrective action will avert such damage by eliminating hard engine carbon and sludge.

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The problems and necessary corrective and preventative maintenance are described below.
 

1. HIGH OIL SOOT.

Oil soot is a product of combustion inefficiencies.
Increasing oil soot levels usually result from the amount of soot progressively overloading the oil's detergency/dispersency package. 

Soot drops out of the oil as sediment, which is then re-suspended into the clean oil.  This reduces the oil's potential service life and allows further soot to settle out as sludge, as the oil service life progresses.

Loss of detergency allows further piston ring deposits to form, which in turn, will reduce oil control.  Oil burning can add to deposit problems.  Increased oil "make up" (additives) may also mask the actual magnitude of the soot problem, by diluting the soot readings. 

Exhaust gas recirculation (in low emission engines) puts further soot loadings into the oil.

Corrective action.  A twofold action is required to correct and control this problem.

A. Any soot/sludge residing in the crankcase needs to be removed, so as to provide full available service life to the oil (instead of depleting its additive package from the start). This is achieved with our DeSLUDGE FOC (flushing oil concentrate), which is formulated with specific detergents that target hard, baked on carbon and persistent sludge.  DeSLUDGE FOC is added into clean, hot crankcase oil .. then the engine is operated at a fast idle for about 30 minutes. 

DeSLUDGE FOC action re-suspends sludge and hard carbon (eg piston ring deposits), so that full cleanliness is restored to the crankcase.   In addition, full available compression control and oil control are restored.  Once the re-suspended contaminants are drained and the oil filter changed, the new charge of oil has full available service life.

In severe cases, FOC may have to be incorporated into the maintenance schedule at certain intervals.  FOC has a 15 year history of restoring crankcase cleanliness in chronic high soot, grossly sludged engines and in freeing up badly stuck piston rings (even in engines out of service for 3-5 years). 

B. Both soot production rate and its rate of migration past the rings into the crankcase need to be reduced.  This is achieved using the FTC Combustion Catalyst (Decarbonizer). 

The action of FTC is twofold.  Firstly, it catalytically oxidizes (burns) all engine carbon contacted by the fuel flame. This includes carbon in top rings and piston top land areas, as well as carbon on injector tips, piston crowns, cylinder heads, exhaust valves and spaces, turbochargers and further downstream in the exhaust system.  Piston top land cleanliness is a strong feature of FTC use and is the direct cure for bore polish (glaze) problems. 

Secondly, the combustion reactions with FTC proceed more efficiently, resulting in a marked lowering of the soot production rate.  Lower soot production, combined with an improved top ring seal result in less oil soot loading.  Continuous fuel treatment is required and leads to restoration of full available service life for severe bore polish (glaze) situations.

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2. BORE POLISH (glaze), PISTON TOP LAND CARBON.

Accumulation of hard carbon on piston top ring lands causes premature and costly liner wear.  The source of the carbon is primarily from fuel combustion inefficiencies, but oil burning can also add to the build up.  Customers are reporting bore polish related engine rebuilds from as low as 6000 hrs from brand new, and possibly lower.  This is an extremely expensive problem, in terms of production downtime and component rebuild costs.  Many engines are making less than half their expected service life, while in similar applications, engines using FTC Decarbonizer are trending out to 16,000hrs target life.

Corrective Action.  It is important to treat this problem as early as possible…before liner wear becomes excessive.

As above, use of FOC and FTC Decarbonizer will restore full cleanliness and correct the root cause of the bore polish problem.

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3. ENGINE OVERHEATING CAT D11R'S.

This is quite likely due to an escalation of the oil soot problem, where loss of detergency allows deposit build up around piston rings (reducing thermal conductivity) and under piston skirts (which insulates against heat transfer from this area) and constriction of oil supply to the piston undersides, due to sludging.

A strong flow of oil under the pistons is a vital part of the engine cooling system and one that is more often than not, neglected when investigating overheating problems.

The corrective action is the same as recommended above. CEMcat01_1.jpg

Should further cooling assistance be required, please consult your Caterpillar specialist.

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Smiley_midiNEPTUNE notes ..

Worldwide distributors wanted .. details


Why is a ship or boat most times called "She" ?PHOkite1.jpg


Here are some of the reasons .. well, so we have heard.
  • There is always a great deal of bustle around her
  • There is usually a gang of men about
  • She has a waist and stays
  • It takes a lot of paint to keep her good looking
  • It is not the initial expense that breaks you, it is the upkeep
  • She can be all decked out
  • It takes an experience man to handle her correctly and without a man at the helm, she is absolutely uncontrollable
  • She shows her topsides, hides her bottom and when coming into port, always heads through the buoys
 

Something else we've heard ..

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And only one fourth is land
The good Lord's intentions are very clear
A man's time should be divided
Three fourths for boating  .. 
And one fourth for work

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