FTC Decarbonizer extends engine life
This photo is of a cylinder from a Caterpillar 3508 diesel engine at 15,000 hours. It is from the same type of machine as the previous photo. This machine had used FTC Decarbonizer from very early in its life. It did not show any outward signs of problems at the Caterpillar recommended rebuild of 11,000hours, i.e. blow-by, exhaust smoke, power loss etc., so it was determined to not rebuild at that time. At 15,000 hours, Caterpillar very strongly encouraged that the engine be torn down and rebuilt. As seen, the cylinder cross hatch remains intact – no evidence of hard carbon build up or cylinder wear. The only difference between these two engines is that one used FTC Decarbonizer and the other did not.
Hard carbon build up can destroy engines
This photo is from a Cummins engine used in a heavy vehicle, also from a mining operation in Australia. It shows how hard carbon builds up on pistons in diesel engines, and the destruction that it can cause. The hard carbon has caused the top piston ring to break as a result of build up in the ring groove. This particular engine had to be rebuilt because of the breakdown. No FTC Decarbonizer had been used with this engine.