FTC DIRECT: FTC fuel catalyst for petrol and diesel engines

Why the truth about the permanent solution to poor fuel economy, sluggish performance, excess exhaust emissions and numerous common engine problems has been intentionally suppressed for the last 80-years

When an engine is brand new, it's completely clean. But over time, as fuel is combusted, deposits form inside. Gradually, hidden away from sight, tiny deposits of waxes, carbons, gums and tars slowly build-up and are what make new engines become less and less efficient. However, these efficiency sapping deposits, which are the hidden cause of poor fuel economy and sluggish performance and the reason millions of vans, buses and lorries pump out all that filthy black exhaust smoke - needn't even happen in the first place. 

In 1942, American motor industry engineers discovered the tin-alloy pellets, used in the fuel tanks of Hurricane fighter planes on the Russian front, caused a reaction in fuels that removed carbon deposits and kept engines permanently clean. They were worried. Permanently clean, virtually maintenance-free engines would devastate the lucrative profits they made from replacement parts, costly repairs and de-cokes. And could even slow new car sales. But, for the fuel additive companies, with dispenser cans on every petrol pump, the little pellets spelt complete disaster. So, they started a devious smear campaign ...

... and motoring’s biggest lie was born.

With help from well-connected friends a series of mocking slogans, negative rumours and misleading press bombarded the little pellets. And it wasn't long before ordinary, decent motorists were repeating the lies used to fool them! The well-known phrase 'if they were that good the manufacturers would fit them' was widely circulated through the motor trade. As Joseph Goebbels said, 'have a lie repeated often enough and it becomes the truth.' 80-years on, the fact the manufacturers don't fit the pellets is still used to imply they don't do anything. When nothing could be further from the truth.

Avoidable carbon deposits are still making billions for the motor industry although it's simple, safe and easy to keep any engine permanently clean and running efficiently

Along with the motor industry's long-term disinformation, erroneous claims have continually plagued the little pellets. Clueless sellers claimed they could boost octane, keep fuel fresh, act as a lead substitute and now claim they can neutralise ethanol! All complete nonsense. However, to say these fallacious claims mean the pellets don’t work, is the same false equivalence as thrash-testing them in a clean engine. The truth remains, fuel catalysts have only ever repeatedly demonstrated the single ability to permanently eliminate carbon deposits from engines. Because that's all they do. Nothing else.

The effectiveness of fuel catalysts in removing hidden engine deposits has always been easily measured using before & after emissions test results. In exactly the same way the effectiveness of a liquid fuel additive or injector cleaner is measured. When hidden carbon deposits are removed there's a measurable reduction in exhaust emissions as the engine becomes cleaner and performance efficiency is restored. FTC has also been independently tested using PEMS (portable emissions measurement system) the advanced technology used by many motor manufacturers.

FTC is used and recommended by motorists worldwide for one reason and one reason alone - because removing hidden carbon deposits from any engine makes a massive difference

Permanently clean engines are more efficient, more economical, far more reliable and have significantly lower emissions than engines with hidden carbon deposits

The reaction fuel catalysts cause in petrol & diesel fuels safely removes hidden deposits and stops them forming in new or clean engines. Removing hidden engine deposits restores lost power, fuel economy and reduces excess emissions as industry-standard before & after emissions test results and MOT emissions test certificates repeatedly confirm. Permanently preventing carbon deposits keeps engines running like new and helps prevent numerous common problems with expensive parts like fuel injectors, turbos, intake valves, throttle bodies, O2 sensors, CATs, DPFs and EGRs.

Hidden engine deposits cause increasingly poor fuel economy, sluggish performance and excess exhaust emissions - the biggest reason record numbers of relatively young vehicles fail their MOT test every year. Data from the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) confirms 1,273,771 vehicles were taken off the road in 2019/20 for MOT emissions failure. With 849,537 petrol engined vehicles and 420,537 diesel engined vehicles failing the MOT emissions test. 

Fuel catalysts keep engines permanently clean & efficient ...

The discovery in 1942, that some simple tin-alloy pellets could keep petrol & diesel combustion engines permanently clean & efficient, should have revolutionised motoring. Sadly it didn't. Due to the vast profits made from dirty engines the truth was ruthlessly suppressed. And nothing much has changed. Motorists are still being misled about the pellets in order to protect the vast profits from replacement parts, expensive repairs and the endless sales of repeat-use chemical fuel additives for everything from cars, vans and lorries to tractors, mowers and motorbikes.

But as industry-standard before & after emissions test results have repeatedly demonstrated for many years and as thousands of ordinary motorists with all types of vehicles see for themselves every day - by removing hidden carbon deposits and keeping engines permanently clean, fuel catalysts not only restore lost fuel economy and lost performance efficiency - they also reduce raised exhaust emissions and keep them permanently low. And that's great news for everyone.

 ... that's why the manufacturers didn't fit them



“The science behind metallic catalysts is very well founded on the established science of surface chemistry. The combination of metals in the catalyst (FTC) is, therefore soundly based and allows these metal compositions to initiate and progress the chemical reactions involved. True catalysts take part in these reactions to form intermediary products but are found to be 100% retained at the end. This accounts for the unlimited life of the catalyst (FTC)”.

Dr. Victor Cunningham


The permanent one-time treatment for petrol & diesel engines

FTC is a solid phase heterogenous catalyst. Similar to the commercial catalysts used to initiate molecular changes during the production of bio diesel, fertiliser and plastics. Solid phase surface catalysts are incredibly hard and non-sacrificial which is what gives them a virtually unlimited lifespan. FTC pellets initiate a reaction in fuel but are not used up as part of this reaction. And because they don’t dissolve, break-down or wear away you only need to add them to your vehicle once.

Virtually identical catalyst pellets were first used in the fuel tanks of British Hurricane fighters, operating out of Murmansk on the Russian front during WW2. Low temperature waxing issues with the local aviation fuel prompted Russian scientists, supported by RAF ground crew, to develop the first fuel catalysts.

The forerunners of todays catalysts allowed the Hurricanes Merlin engines to operate effectively in extremely low temperatures with the locally available fuel. The WW2 campaign, code named ‘Operation Benedict’, is recorded in ‘Hurricanes over Murmansk’ by John Golly and in ‘Force Benedict’ by Eric Carter. Which details the early use of fuel catalysts and subsequent post-war development.

Hurricanes over Murmansk by John Golly ISBN 1840372982
Force Benedict (p129/131/256/7) by Eric Carter ISBN 1444785141


• FTC is safe to use with any engine whether old or new
• FTC doesn’t break down, wear out or ever need to be replaced
• FTC is simple and it works. Try it for yourself and see