• CATACLEAN is NOT a fuel additive!,
and it is not added to fuel as a gasoline or diesel "enhancement."
Cataclean is only required every 3 months...not every time you
fill your tank.
• CATACLEAN is an engine and fuel
system detoxification technology, developed to exceed the most
recent environmental standards.
• CATACLEAN rapidly and thoroughly
dissolves resin, gum, carbon and similar deposits in the fuel
system, oxygen sensor/lambda probe and catalytic converter.
• CATACLEAN not only prevents fouling
of your catalytic converter, it removes existing deposits and
increases fuel efficiency.
• CATACLEAN uses only third party,
independent laboratory testing substantiate these claims.
Fouling, especially soot and carbon build-up, not only reduces
engine performance, but it can also have serious (and almost
always expensive) consequences.
The injection system becomes fouled not only by deposits in the
fuel tank, but also by the crankcase breather, air filter
contamination, blocked injectors and carbonated valves.
A fouled engine causes harmful gas emissions (in the case of
gasoline engines) and soot emissions (in diesel engines). These
contaminated exhaust emissions may also explain why your vehicle's
catalytic converter is not functioning optimally....resulting in a
serious loss of fuel efficiency.
This directly impacts the fuel delivery system, which can cause a
fluctuating lambda signal, and/or error codes in the engine
management system. In this situation it becomes almost impossible
to achieve a correct air-fuel ratio. This in turn can cause
expensive damage to the catalytic converter.
CATACLEAN addresses these problems by
cleaning the fuel system, valves, pistons and catalytic converter,
thereby increasing fuel efficiency and reducing emissions,
ensuring optimal engine performance.
Catalytic converters are fitted to both gasoline and diesel
engines and contribute to the reduction of harmful exhaust gases,
such as hydrocarbon (HC) and carbon monoxide (CO).
The exhaust gases pass through a honeycomb brick, which is coated
with noble metals (i.e., platinum, palladium and/or rhodium),
which convert undesirable hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide to
carbon dioxide and water, and nitrogen oxides to nitrogen and
Faulty combustion can cause extensive damage to the catalytic
converter. This is why it is important that the engine run
efficiently and the air-fuel ratio mixture is in the correct
When the catalytic converter is clogged and the surface becomes
coated with carbon deposits, it is not able to efficiently convert
exhaust gases. In extreme cases, the exhaust gases are so
restricted that they try to pass by either side of the honeycomb
brick, causing it to break apart. Then the catalytic converter
must be replaced Ð a very expensive repair.
Automobiles and Carbon Monoxide
What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless,
odorless, poisonous gas. A product of incomplete burning of
hydrocarbon-based fuels, carbon monoxide consists of a carbon atom
and an oxygen atom linked together.
Why is Carbon Monoxide a Public Health Problem?
Carbon monoxide enters the bloodstream through the lungs and forms
carboxyhemoglobin, a compound that inhibits the blood's capacity
to carry oxygen to organs and tissues. Persons with heart disease
are especially sensitive to carbon monoxide poisoning and may
experience chest pain if they breathe the gas while exercising.
Infants, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory diseases
are also particularly sensitive. Carbon monoxide can affect
healthy individuals, impairing exercise capacity, visual
perception, manual dexterity, learning functions, and the ability
to perform complex tasks.
Even as long ago as 1992,carbon monoxide levels exceeded the
Federal air quality standard in 20 U.S. cities, home to more than
14 million people.
How is Carbon Monoxide Formed?
Carbon monoxide results from incomplete combustion of fuel and is
emitted directly from vehicle tailpipes. Incomplete combustion is
most likely to occur at low air-to-fuel ratios in the engine.
These conditions are common during vehicle start-up when air
supply is restricted ("choked"), when cars are not tuned properly,
and at altitude, where "thin" air effectively reduces the amount
of oxygen available for combustion (except in cars that are
designed or adjusted to compensate for altitude).
Nationwide, two-thirds of carbon monoxide emissions come from
transportation sources, with the largest contribution coming from
highway motor vehicles. In urban areas, the motor vehicle
contribution to carbon monoxide pollution can exceed 90 percent.
Automobile Emissions: An Overview
Cars and Pollution
Emissions from an individual car are generally low, relative to
the smokestack image many people associate with air pollution. But
in many cities across the country, the personal automobile is the
single greatest polluter, as emissions from millions of vehicles
on the road add up. Driving a private car is probably a typical
citizen's most "polluting" daily activity.
Sources of Auto Emissions
The power to move a car comes from burning fuel in an engine.
Pollution from cars comes from by-products of this combustion
process (exhaust) and from evaporation of the fuel itself.
The Combustion Process
Gasoline and diesel fuels are mixtures of hydrocarbons, compounds
which contain hydrogen and carbon atoms. In a "perfect" engine,
oxygen in the air would convert all the hydrogen in the fuel to
water and all the carbon in the fuel to carbon dioxide. Nitrogen
in the air would remain unaffected. In reality, the combustion
process cannot be "perfect," and automotive engines emit several
types of pollutants.
FUEL (hydrocarbons) + AIR (oxygen and nitrogen) CARBON DIOXIDE +
water + unaffected nitrogen
Typical Engine Combustion
FUEL + AIR UNBURNED HYDROCARBONS + NITROGEN OXIDES + CARBON
MONOXIDE + CARBON DIOXIDE + water
Hydrocarbon emissions result when fuel molecules in the engine do
not burn or burn only partially. Hydrocarbons react in the
presence of nitrogen oxides and sunlight to form ground-level
ozone, a major component of smog. Ozone irritates the eyes,
damages the lungs, and aggravates respiratory problems. It is our
most widespread and intractable urban air pollution problem. A
number of exhaust hydrocarbons are also toxic, with the potential
to cause cancer.
• NITROGEN OXIDES (NOx)
Under the high pressure and temperature conditions in an engine,
nitrogen and oxygen atoms in the air react to form various
nitrogen oxides, collectively known as NOx. Nitrogen oxides, like
hydrocarbons, are precursors to the formation of ozone. They also
contribute to the formation of acid rain.
• CARBON MONOXIDE
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a product of incomplete combustion and
occurs when carbon in the fuel is partially oxidized rather than
fully oxidized to carbon dioxide (CO). Carbon monoxide reduces the
flow of oxygen in the bloodstream and is particularly dangerous to
persons with heart disease.
• CARBON DIOXIDE
In recent years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
has started to view carbon dioxide, a product of "perfect"
combustion, as a pollution concern. Carbon dioxide does not
directly impair human health, but it is a "greenhouse gas" that
traps the earth's heat and contributes to the potential for global
Asked Questions About CATACLEAN
Is Cataclean safe for my car?
Yes. Cataclean has been extensively tested
over the last 10 years by Industry Experts and is safe for use in
both diesel and gasoline engines.
How is Cataclean different from other
products on the market?
Cataclean is a superior cleansing agent
and does not alter the fuel, whether gasoline, flex, or diesel in
any way. It is specifically designed and formulated to "detoxify"
the internal components of the engine and clean the oxygen sensors
and the catalytic converter thus reducing the carbon footprint of
your vehicle and improving overall performance.
Why are there no testimonials from users
of the Cataclean product?
Cataclean relies heavily on audited
independent laboratories to substantiate our claims. Any product
can produce a personal testimonial but only Cataclean stakes our
name and reputation on factual evidence that our product works!
How often do I use Cataclean?
It is recommended that one bottle of
Cataclean (16.5 fluid ounces) is applied once every three months.
A good rule of thumb is that if the performance of your vehicle
begins to subside and fuel efficiency declines, then add a bottle
What are some of the things that I should
look for that would indicate that my vehicle is not operating at
Your "check engine" or "service engine"
light has come on.
Your MPG (miles per gallon) has declined
below the EPA recommended range (i.e. 17 city/21 highway).
Your engine is sluggish.
You may fail your "emissions test".
Cataclean sounds wonderful. Are there other things that I can
do to improve the performance of my vehicle?
Yes. Be sure that your tires are properly
inflated to the right pressure level (found on the inside column
of your door).
Change your oil regularly as advised by
Drive as consistently as possible and
avoid "jack rabbit starts".
Use Cruise Control when on the highway
(not in the rain though as this can cause hydroplaning).
Don't let your engine idle for long
periods of time as this increases emissions and wastes fuel (as
much as _ mile per gallon).
Reduce the extra weight in your car.