Caltex® Launches its Proven Techron® Technology in a Concentrate Form


Published on July 15th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Caltex® Launches its Proven Techron® Technology in a Concentrate Form

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Chevron Malaysia Limited, which markets the Caltex brand, is announcing the launch of its patented Techron Concentrate Plus (TCP) fuel system cleaner in Malaysia. Malaysia is among the first few markets in Southeast Asia to offer motorists an additional avenue to enjoy the benefits of Caltex’s patented Techron technology, a scientifically proven formula to clean vital vehicle engine parts running on petrol, ensuring optimal performance for motorists in a concentrated bottle form

TCP is an effective and easy-to-use solution. Through its uniquely designed packaging, motorists are able to conveniently add a bottle of TCP into their vehicle’s nearly empty or partially filled tank before their next fill up. In just one tankful, it cleans engine deposits and protects the entire fuel system, restores lost power and performance, and helps reduce emissions while maximising fuel economy. With repeated use, TCP is also able to clean and protect fuel system components from sulfur contamination, which can cause faulty fuel level sensor over time.

“Your vehicle engine is prone to accumulating dirt and carbon deposits over time without care. Caltex’s Techron technology is the perfect detox for your car engine. You can now deep-clean your engine in just one tankful.  The launch of TCP in Malaysia offers our customers more options to enjoy their journey better,” commented Lennard Kwek, Asia Pacific Marketing Manager, Chevron Lubricants.

Two recent tests reinforced the effectiveness of Techron technology, which is available in Caltex with Techron petrol as well as in the concentrate form, in keeping vehicle engines clean.

In the Caltex boroscope test, conducted in Southeast Asia throughout 2013, it  revealed the harmful effects that lower quality petrol have on motor engines, while highlighting the cleaning proposition of  Techron technology as the ideal solution for motorists. The boroscope test utilised a specially designed camera to examine the interior of a vehicle’s fuel system to inspect the cleanliness of critical engine parts.

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Using a Karl Storz Endoscope (boroscope), Chevron engineers took photos of intake valves and ports (via fuel injector holes) and rated them using a Co-operative Research Council (CRC) Intake Valve Deposit (IVD) rating system, where a score out of 10 was assigned, with 10 denoting a perfectly clean valve. Photos were also taken of piston tops (via the spark plug hole) to visually assess combustion chamber deposits (CCDs).

The boroscope tests were conducted on a total of 606 valves across three of Caltex with Techron’s major markets in Southeast Asia. Results from about 80 vehicles tested showed that those using Caltex with Techron petrol performed very well, proving that it kept intake valves almost perfectly clean as compared to vehicles using lower quality petrol.

These vehicles achieved an average score of 9.7 out of 10 across all three test markets, surpassing the average score of vehicles using lower quality petrol, despite achieving a higher odometer reading, emphasizing Techron’s cleaning power. Vehicles using lower quality fuels had recorded the worst valve readings during the tests, with readings of 6, 7 and 8 out of 10.

Apart from evaluating the cleaning power of Techron petrol, Caltex also examined the effectiveness of TCP. In Thailand, boroscope test conducted on four 2008 Japanese sedans had revealed an average score of 8.1 out of 10 prior to using TCP. After using TCP, these four cars achieved an average score of 9.9 out of 10.  Similar results on other models also revealed that vehicles using TCP had performed very well in keeping fuel systems clean, proving the product’s effectiveness in offering a deep-clean solution in just one tankful.

Backed by over 30 years of research and development, Caltex has a strong heritage in pioneering the clean proposition for vehicles. Techron contains a unique ingredient, polyetheramine which has been designed to clean fuel system deposits and prevent them from re-forming.

Lower quality fuels can leave harmful deposits in the motor engine that accumulate over time, causing the vehicle to stumble during acceleration, knock or lose power, especially for older vehicles.

These older vehicles may be more susceptible to deposit buildup. However, with TCP, motorists are now able to counter-act these deficits and may immediately feel an improvement in their vehicle power and drivability, with just one bottle.

Techron is available in all Caltex petrol grades and in TCP. TCP will be sold at selected Caltex petrol stations nationwide and in conjunction with the launch, it will be available at a promotional price of RM35.00, from 15 July until 31 August 2014. For more information on Caltex and its products, visit

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