Why the permanent solution to engine deposits has been suppressed for the last 80-yearsIn 1940s America, it was discovered the tin-alloy pellets, used in Hurricane fighters on the Russian front, stopped carbon deposits forming in engines. For the motor manufacturers this wasn’t good news. No carbon deposits meant greatly reduced engine wear, putting a massive dent in the profits made from component failure, repairs, replacement parts and ultimately new car sales. But for the fuel additive companies, with dispenser-cans on every petrol pump, the little pellets spelt complete disaster. So, they came up with a plan ..
.. and motoring’s’ biggest lie was born.
“If they were that good the manufacturers would fit them” was one of several slogans circulated to smear the pellets. With some rather well-placed assistance, it wasn’t long before mechanics and motorists were calling the pellets a con, snake oil and quoting the slogan. Motoring’s biggest lie quickly became self-perpetuating with the well-known slurs and phrases still in use today. To the great relief of the fuel additive companies, the fact the manufacturers didn’t fit the pellets, was taken as ‘proof’ they did nothing.
Motoring’s biggest lie was told to keep dirty engines printing vast amounts of dirty moneyAs a result of motoring’s biggest lie, ordinary, decent motorists continued spending their hard-earned cash on parts, repairs and never-ending streams of repeat-use fuel additives which they’d never have needed if the truth was known. Indeed, the very survival of the fuel additive companies was dependent on the truth being turned on its head. The motor manufacturers and the additive companies didn’t want motorists to find out they could have permanently clean engines. And they still don’t. Because the profits generated by dirty engines are absolutely colossal.
Over the years, the many mistaken and inaccurate claims made by sellers of the pellets have been cited as ‘proof’ they don’t work. Sellers at car shows and on-line have long claimed the pellets boost octane, defeat ethanol problems or have to be replaced after a certain number of years. Complete nonsense. Yet, to say these erroneous claims mean the little pellets don’t work, is simply to draw a false equivalence. Fuel catalyst pellets have repeatedly demonstrated the single ability to permanently prevent and remove carbon deposits from engines. Because that’s what they do. It’s all they do. Nothing else.
Having motoring's biggest lie repeated often enough helped it become embedded in automotive culture. However, “if they were that good the manufacturers would fit them” remains as misleading today as it was 80-years ago.
Removing carbon deposits makes a big difference
Permanently clean engines are a money saver for motorists and a lifesaver for everyone elseIt doesn’t matter how good the fuel is. Hidden deposits gradually form in engines as the result of combustion. The high number of relatively young vehicles requiring expensive replacement catalytic converters, EGRs and DPFs, highlights the problem well. In new engines, tiny deposits very quickly disturb the spray pattern of fuel injectors. As deposits build-up on intake valves they interfere with air flow. As they gradually collect in EGR valves they cause losses in power and increasing emissions. And deposits on O2 sensors interfere with the information passed to the ECU so it can’t effectively calibrate the air/fuel ratio and causes over-fuelling. Carbon deposits are something we could all do without.
Carbon deposits are what cause cars, vans and lorries to pump out those clouds of filthy black smoke as they pull away. Worldwide, millions of vehicles produce dangerous levels of excess exhaust emissions as a result of needlessly dirty engines. This is where excess traffic pollution comes from. Raised levels of NOx, CO, HC emissions and carcinogenic PM1, PM2.5, PM10 particulates are found in high concentrations in the exhaust emissions from dirty engines. However, the dangerously high levels of toxic emissions, carcinogens and toxins aren’t produced by clean engines. Because clean engines without hidden carbon deposits operate efficiently.
Public health, air quality and our environment have all been forced to pay a heavy priceExtensive research by the EEA (European Environmental Authority), Friends of the Earth & Greenpeace confirm the alarming statistics. In Europe, 400,000 lives are lost annually, with over 35,000 deaths in the UK, as a result of toxic air pollution. WHO (World Health Organisation) data is also 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”. More people are now dying each year from toxic air pollution than the three million of deaths caused by smoking related diseases.
Dirty engines ruin our environment whilst making billions for the motor industryOver 20,000,000 plastic bottles of repeat-use injector & carb cleaner for everything from cars & lorries to motorbikes & mowers are sold in the UK every year. The British marketplace alone generates annual sales far in excess of one hundred million pounds. Worldwide the market for repeat-use additives is an enormous multi-billion-dollar industry. Motorists spend huge sums replacing parts like catalytic convertors, fuel injectors, DPFs and EGR valves. Because, despite premium super-fuels and the vast array of fuel additives, carbon deposits remain a big problem. A problem that was solved 80-years ago.
Fuel catalysts keep engines permanently clean & efficient. That’s why the manufacturers don’t fit them.
Dr. Victor Cunningham
PhD B.Sc. DLC
PhD B.Sc. DLC
“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”.
The permanent one-time treatmentFTC 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 early fuel catalysts allowed the Hurricanes Merlin engines to operate effectively in low temperatures with the local 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 also details the early use of fuel catalysts and their subsequent post-war development.
Hurricanes over Murmansk by John Golly ISBN 1840372982
Force Benedict (p129-131 & 256-7) by Eric Carter ISBN 1444785141
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