Engine Problems

Here is a table to look-up the best product to treat your engine problems.


Engine Problems Table

This table describes common engine problems, potential causes and products that can solve or minimise the problem. You can type your problem in the search box to display the solutions or just browse the table below.
ProblemExample or ReasonProduct(s) for the Solution
Common Rail Diesel injector problems, blamed on bad fuel.Hilux, Landcruiser, Prado, Navara, VWs, Colorados, Hinos, Isuzus, you name it. ALL CRD diesels.CRD Fuel Enhancer
Carbon fouling of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve and inlet manifold.V8 Landcruiser diesels, Pajero DIDs, Tritons. ALL CRD diesels. Due to excess exhaust soot and crankcase fumes.FTC Decarbonizer, Flushing Oil Concentrate, CRD Fuel Enhancer
Sludge and filthy oil.Series 60 Detroits, old Landcruisers, Hiluxes, Patrols, etc. are real problems, but also most diesels past 100,000 kms will have sludge.Flushing Oil Concentrate
Diesel smoke.Blowby smoke, black, blue or white smoke are causes for concern.FTC Decarbonizer, Flushing Oil Concentrate, CRD Fuel Enhancer
Overheating engine.4.2 Patrol diesels, 2.8L Hiluxes, and many older pre-combustion type diesels. Modern petrol engines now run a lot hotter, and are also prone to bad sludging (Camry V6, VW, Commodores, BMW, Hyundai, etc.).Flushing Oil Concentrate
Power loss.Dirty oil, coked-up combustion chamber, carbon weighted turbo, fouled emission equipment, carbon build-up in catalytic convertors, diesel particulate filters and mufflers are a few reasons.FTC Decarbonizer, Flushing Oil Concentrate, CRD Fuel Enhancer (or Cleanpower)
Blow-by / blow-by smoke.Series 60 Detroits, Cummins Signature and ISX engines, Cats on light work, 4x4s older gummy engines. Plus anything with high kms are usually a bit fouled around the rings, before they get bad wear.FTC Decarbonizer, Flushing Oil Concentrate
Poor fuel economy.Coked-up engines and turbos, coked inlets, EGRs fouled, poor maintenance, sludge, sticking rings, fouled emission controls and more.FTC Decarbonizer, Flushing Oil Concentrate, CRD Fuel Enhancer (or Cleanpower)
Glazed cylinders.Usually due to light duty, excess idling, cold running. Sometimes changing oil type will also glaze.FTC Decarbonizer, or you can use Flushing Oil Concentrate (if oil related, or vehicle cannot be driven at the moment)
Difficulty starting from cold.Compression drop from sticky rings, poor fuel atomization, deposits, mechanical reasons, etc.FTC Decarbonizer, Flushing Oil Concentrate, CRD Fuel Enhancer (or Cleanpower)
Diesel fuel growths.Fungi, algae and bacteria can grow in any diesel to create a slimy growth.FTC Decarbonizer
Notchy gear changes.Manual transmissions in Cars, 4x4s and trucks.AW10 Antiwear
Engine rattles and noises.Inadequate lubrication due to sludge and carbon.Flushing Oil Concentrate, AW10 Antiwear, FTC Decarbonizer to clean up then enhance protection.
Dirty fuel pump and injectors.Common rail diesels (CRDs) and modern petrols particularly susceptible as well as older types.CRD Fuel Enhancer (or Cleanpower)
Coked-up engine and exhaust.Prolonged light work, idling or poorly maintained engines.FTC Decarbonizer, Flushing Oil Concentrate
Sticking piston rings.Older or poorly maintained diesel and petrol engines.Flushing Oil Concentrate
Manual or auto gearbox is running hot.Mitsubishi Pajero automatics. Truck gearboxes and diffs. Dozer final drives.AW10 Antiwear
Noisy hydraulic lifters.We do plenty of Commodores, but really any petrol or diesel engine.Flushing Oil Concentrate, AW10 Antiwear
Hydraulics running hot. Also automatic transmissions running hot.Hard working hydraulics, e.g. bobcats, excavators, mining shovels.
Pajero automatics are one of the more common for heating up excessively.
AW10 Antiwear
Do you just want to give it the best protection possible?In the long run , it’s cheaper. You get much longer life, better power and economy, fewer repairs and enhanced driving pleasure.FTC Decarbonizer, Flushing Oil Concentrate, CRD Fuel Enhancer (or Cleanpower), AW10 Antiwear