Techron Concentrate Plus FAQs | Caltex Australia

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What is Techron® Concentrate Plus?

Techron® Concentrate Plus is an advanced fuel additive that helps clean fuel injectors, intake valves and combustion chambers with just one treatment.  The result is a cleaner engine, which leads to better performance, lower emissions and restored fuel economy. The exclusive formulation of Techron Concentrate Plus is based on polyetheramine (PEA) chemistry and delivers incredible fuel system cleaning.

Why should I use Techron® Concentrate Plus?

Techron® Concentrate Plus is for you if:

  • you drive an older vehicle, which has a spark ignition or hybrid engine 
  • are uncertain about your vehicle’s fuel history 
  • use inferior-quality fuel occasionally 
  • often drive in severe conditions, for example, with frequent start-stop driving

How do I use Techron® Concentrate Plus?

Simply pour a bottle into your nearly empty fuel tank. Then fill up as you normally would. Techron® Concentrate Plus works in one tankful. 

How often should Techron® Concentrate Plus be used?

As everyone drives differently, this impacts distance covered. On average, Techron® Concentrate Plus should be used every 5,000 kilometres travelled or at every oil change (whichever is first). 

If I already use Caltex with Techron® fuel, do I need to use Techron® Concentrate Plus as well?

If you are using a high-quality gasoline such as Caltex with Techron® exclusively, you do not need Techron® Concentrate Plus. However, if you occasionally fill up with lower quality gasoline, Techron® Concentrate Plus can help clean up deposits that can form over time.  In addition, if you have an engine that is sensitive to deposit formation, or if your vehicle is regularly used under severe conditions, you may benefit from using Techron® Concentrate Plus.

What is the difference between Caltex with Techron® at the pump and Techron® Concentrate Plus in the bottle?

The principal difference is additive concentration and rate of deposit clean up. Caltex petrols with Techron® over multiple fill-ups will clean deposits on intake valves and minimise harmful combustion chambers deposits. When added to a full tank of petrol, a bottle of Techron® Concentrate Plus is like a mega-dose of Techron® which results in much quicker clean-up of intake valve deposits. In addition, the high concentration of Techron® reduces combustion chamber deposits, which can help eliminate deposit-related engine knock or power loss.

Can a full bottle of Techron® Concentrate Plus be used in smaller fuel tanks?

If Techron® Concentrate Plus is used in smaller displacement engines, such as a motorcycle, you should not use the whole bottle. We recommend 80 ml of Techron® Concentrate Plus for every 10 litres of fuel.

Why should I trust Techron® Concentrate Plus?

Techron® Concentrate Plus is a Complete Fuel System Cleaner designed to clean the entire fuel system in one tankful.  Techron® Concentrate Plus has been used by OEMs worldwide to solve deposit-related problems. You can rest assured that, given its highly concentrated formula, Techron® Concentrate Plus can do everything it claims.

Can I use both Caltex with Techron® Fuel and Techron® Concentrate Plus?

If you regularly use a high-quality fuel like Caltex with Techron®, you probably don’t need Techron® Concentrate Plus. But if you occasionally fill up with lower quality petrol, you may need Techron® Concentrate Plus to help clean up deposits that can build up over time.

Would I feel the difference after using Techron® Concentrate Plus?

Techron® Concentrate Plus has been sold and trusted worldwide and the technology has been in use in cars all over the world since 1980s. The Techron® technology helps clean deposits built up in your engine’s fuel system and therefore restores your engine’s performance and power.

Can I use both Caltex Diesel with Techron® and Techron® D Concentrate?

If you regularly use a high-quality diesel like Caltex Diesel with Techron®, you probably don’t need Techron® Concentrate. But if you occasionally fill up with lower quality or biodiesel, you may need Techron® Concentrate to help clean up deposits that can build up over time.

Would I feel the difference after using Techron® Concentrate?

Techron® Concentrate has been tested using various industry and OEM standard test (example:XUD-9, DW10 & IDID injection test). It has been proven to restore lost power due to removal of deposits and restore injector flow in critical injection parts in diesel fuel system.

Can Techron® Concentrate be a substitute of the Techron® Concentrate Plus and vice versa?

No , they are different products.
Techron® Concentrate is for diesel engines while Techron® Concentrate Plus is for petrol engines.

Why should I trust Techron® Concentrate?

Techron ® Concentrate contains special ingredients that target and remove stubborn carbon deposits even from your diesel engines. Techron® Concentrate cleans your engine, improving engine responsiveness, drivability and noise reduction. It also provides cetane boost to improve combustion for reduced emissions and enhanced cold starting.

Is Techron® Concentrate compatible with bio-diesel?

Techron® Concentrate can be used with all types of diesel, including ultra-low sulphur, bio or bio diesel blends.

Is there a maximum number of bottles that we can mix in with the fuel or will it be harmful to put too much?

The recommended dosage is one 500mL bottle for 80L of diesel fuel after every 5,000 km.
Generally there's no harm from over-dosage, but we wouldn't want you to waste money.

It is stated to be used every 5,000 km. Is there a specific time when we should pour in?

As everyone drives differently, this impacts distance covered. On average, we recommend the use of Techron® Concentrate every 3 months or 5,000 km travelled, whichever is first, for optimum performance.

What’s the recommend dosage of Techron® Concentrate for large fuel tanks such as in trucks and buses?

Recommended dosage of Techron® Concentrate is 1 500mL bottle for every 80-litre tank. The number of bottles can be adjusted depending on the size of the tank of the vehicle. The bigger the tank, the more bottles may be needed.

Will Techron® Concentrate affect the additives already present in other fuels?

No, it would not affect additives that are already present in fuels.Techron® Concentrate is compatible with all diesel.