Why the answer to poor fuel economy, numerous common engine problems and excess traffic pollution has been suppressed for the last 80-years
In 1940s America, 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 fuel that kept engines permanently clean. For the motor manufacturers this wasn’t good news. No carbon deposits meant greatly reduced engine wear. This would put a massive dent in the profits from component failure, replacement parts, repairs and ultimately affect new car sales. But for the fuel additive companies, with dispenser cans on every petrol pump stand, the little pellets spelt complete disaster! So, they started a smear campaign ..
.. and motoring’s’ biggest lie was born.
“If they were that good the manufacturers would fit them” sounded plausible. And along with several other derogatory slurs became pivotal in misleading the motoring public. With some rather well-placed assistance, it wasn't long before the negative phrases were being widely repeated. Motoring’s biggest lie became self-perpetuating as mechanics and motorists began using the misleading slogans which had been intentionally circulated to deceive them! The fact the motor manufacturers don't fit the pellets is still cited as proof they don't do anything. When nothing could be further from the truth.
Motoring's biggest lie is still misleading motorists
The industry's long-term efforts in misleading motorists has resulted in drivers wasting vast amounts of their hard-earned cash on parts, repairs and repeat-use chemical additives. Most of which they’d never have needed if the truth was known. For the last 80-years the very survival of the fuel additive companies has been almost entirely reliant on having the truth about fuel catalysts repeatedly suppressed. They didn’t want motorists to know they could have permanently clean and reliable engines. And they still don’t. Because without carbon deposits and dirty engines - they'd be out of business.
The many inaccurate and daft claims made for the pellets are often cited as evidence they don’t work. Peddlers at car shows claim they boost octane, solve ethanol & bacterial problems and have to be replaced after so many miles or a certain number of years. All complete nonsense. Yet, to say these ridiculous claims mean the pellets don’t work, is to draw the same false equivalence as testing them in a clean engine. Fuel catalysts have repeatedly demonstrated the ability to prevent and remove hidden engine deposits - because that's what they do. And they're permanent.
Removing carbon deposits makes a big difference
A money saver for motorists - a lifesaver for everyone else
No matter how good the fuel, hidden deposits gradually form in engines as a result of combustion. The huge number of relatively young vehicles requiring expensive replacement parts like catalytic converters, EGR valves and DPFs, highlights the problem well. In new engines, tiny deposits quickly disturb the spray pattern of fuel injectors affecting acceleration. Carbon build-ups on intake valves interfere with air flow and in EGR valves cause losses in power and increased emissions. And carbon on O2 sensors interferes with information fed to the ECU so it can’t effectively calibrate the air/fuel ratio resulting in over-fuelling.
Carbon deposits are the reason cars, vans and lorries pump out all those thick clouds of filthy black smoke as they pull away. Worldwide, millions of vehicles are producing dangerous levels of harmful emissions simply as the result of needlessly dirty engines. Raised levels of NOx, CO & HC emissions and highly carcinogenic PM1, PM2.5, PM10 particulates are found in lethal concentrations in the exhaust emissions from dirty engines. However, these dangerous levels of toxic emissions, carcinogens and particulate matter aren’t produced by clean engines. Because clean engines without hidden carbon deposits work efficiently.
In Europe, 400,000 lives are lost annually - with over 35,000 deaths in the UK - as a result of toxic air pollution. Extensive research by the EEA (European Environmental Authority), Friends of the Earth & Greenpeace confirm this alarming statistic. Data from the WHO (World Health Organisation) is also crystal clear. “Air pollution causes the deaths of millions of people around the world each year and accounts for a third of all fatalities from stroke, lung cancer and heart disease.” Globally, more people are now dying each year from toxic air pollution than the three million deaths caused by smoking related diseases.
Needlessly dirty engines earn billions for the motor industry
Over 20,000,000 plastic bottles of repeat-use fuel injector & carb cleaner for everything from cars and lorries to motorbikes and mowers are sold in the UK every year. The British marketplace alone generates annual sales far in excess of one hundred million pounds. Worldwide, repeat-use additives are a multi-billion-dollar industry. Motorists spend a fortune replacing expensive parts like fuel injectors, DPFs, EGRs and catalytic converters. Because, despite premium fuels and millions of bottles of additives - which don't prevent them - engine deposits remain a BIG problem. A problem that was actually solved 80-years ago.
With the encouragement of motor industry special interests "if they were that good the manufacturers would fit them" has been firmly embedded in automotive culture. However, this well-worn phrase remains as dishonest today as when it was first used to intentionally deceive the motoring public. With fuel catalysts, dirty engines and excess traffic pollution would permanently disappear. But, so would the enormous profits from millions of bottles of chemicals. Probably the biggest reason motorists are still being intentionally misled, about what fuel catalysts actually do.
Fuel catalysts keep engines permanently clean - that's why the manufacturers don'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 the creation of free radicals clearly 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) whilst enhancing the performance of hydrocarbon (petrol & diesel) fuels”.
Dr. Victor Cunningham
PhD B.Sc. DLC
The permanent one-time treatment
FTC is a solid ‘heterogenous surface catalyst’ similar to the catalysts used in industry to initiate small molecular changes during the production of bio diesel, fertilizer and plastics. Solid surface catalysts are incredibly hard & non-sacrificial which gives them a virtually unlimited lifespan. In the same way the FTC pellets don’t dissolve or wear away which means you only add them 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 need to be replaced
• FTC is simple and it works. Try it for yourself and see