From all the improvements we have seen in our fleet, from what I have read in literature about FPC, particularly UHI’s tugboat report, and from what I have learned by talking to others using FPC, I have no doubt that FPC will not cause damage of any kind, but rather will prolong engine life.
It has been one year since I started using your product. I will have to admit, I was very skeptical about any fuel additive with my engine and fuel injection background. However, FPC-1 has proven to be a step above the rest.
The first thing I noticed was engine smoke during start up was cut nearly in half, even in the colder months. I have also seen through our tests, significant fuel economy gains.
Recently, we did a tune-up on a DT466, and after removing the injectors, we noticed very little carbon build-up on the tips. This probably would not be surprising for an engine that has been driven long distances, however, to see the injectors come from an engine that is drive in stop and go traffic, idling more than it should, plus having more than 95,000 miles on it is very impressive to me. FPC-1 has proven to be a real asset in our maintenance program.
Craig Croner – Stein Distributing Company, Inc. Boise, ID
Below I have documented some of the benefits we have recognized in our fleet since we began using FPC-1 fuel catalyst a year ago. First, and of most obvious dollar value, is our 9% increase in fuel economy. I am impressed that the carbon balance testing you performed was so accurate and indicated a savings very close to what our records later verified. We feel our return from fuel savings alone is over three times the cost of the FPC-1.
Besides better fuel economy, we have noticed improvements in several other areas. Shortly after we began using FPC-1, and before our drivers knew anything about it, two of them approached me about changes they had noticed in their trucks. They questioned me about the increase in power they had noticed, and asked if the trucks had been tuned up.
There has also been an improvement in the way the trucks start up and run, and they all seem to idle more smoothly. In winter cold starts, the trucks used to chug, cough and idle very roughly for several minutes, but now they smooth right out after about 30 seconds.
Since we began using FPC-1, we have noticed that our trailers and tarps are staying much cleaner. There are no soot trails down the sides of our white trailers and tarps are now staying almost like new, where before they were filthy within a month. Exhaust stacks now also have a noticeable lack of soot.
From all the improvements we have seen in our fleet. from what I have read in literature about FPC-1, particularly UHI's tugboat report, and from what I have learned by talking to others using FPC-1, I have no doubt that FPC-1 will not cause damage of any kind, but rather will prolong engine life.
If you have any questions or need additional information, give me a call.
John Hoellerman – Three Rivers Evans City, PA
Dear Mr. Borden,
I am pleased to present you with the results, of the recently completed internal Fraley and Schilling, Inc. test, utilizing FPC-1. We conducted an approximate 30 day test of FPC-1, during March 2007, in two of our Mercedes engine Freightliner tractors. Per your direction, this test was conducted by establishing a baseline fuel economy in each vehicle and defining multiple variables including drivers, routes and loads. The results demonstrate that FPC-1 performs as indicated in the product literature.
Actual test results below:
Richard Ferguson – Fraley and Schilling, Inc. Brilliant, Ohio