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Proving the Cleaning Power of Techron: Caltex Reveals Results of Borescope Test

The cleanliness of the engine is important, no matter what kind of car it powers. When there is dirt buildup, the mixture of air and fuel is disrupted, thus impacting performance, power, acceleration, fuel economy and emissions.

Conducted in October of this year, Caltex finally announced the results of a borescope test, achieving an average of 9.7 out of 10 score rating in Asia and 9.8 out of 10 in the Philippines on the cleanliness of engine intake valves when Caltex with Techron, now with Clean & Glide Technology, is used regularly.

The results were announced by Mr. Greg Engeler, Chevron’s Product Engineering Manager for Asia Pacific, in the showcase event last December 13, which was attended by car club members and enthusiasts.

“The recent borescope test once again helps demonstrate to local motorists that not all fuels are created equal.” shares Engeler, “Since our last test in 2013, Caltex fuels continue to work at keeping parts clean, thereby contributing to five performance benefits – maximized power, better fuel economy, lower emissions, a smoother drive, and reliable performance,”

Caltex’s borescope test was conducted in four Asian markets, wherein they inspected 694 valves from 94 cars representing a cross-section of the market fleet. The test, which utilized a Karl Storz borescope to examine the interior of a vehicle’s fuel system, compared against the industry standard Co-operative Research Council Intake Valve Deposit rating system, where 10 denotes perfectly clean.




“We are extremely proud of the borescope test results, as these provide concrete evidence of the consistent performance of Caltex with Techron. Achieving such a high score in valve cleanliness reflects our commitment to providing only the best-quality fuel products. We are thrilled to be sharing this news with our media and car club friends,” said CPI country chairman Louie Zhang.



The test demonstrates Caltex’s commitment to cleaner engines, while staying true to the evolving nature of Techron in anticipation of future engine technology and local market needs. All grades of Caltex gasoline contain Techron, a fuel additive package backed by over 30 years of research and development designed to clean up fuel system deposits and prevent them from reforming.

Having shared these findings, Caltex is proud to tell the Philippines that all Filipinos can head down to any Caltex service station to experience the benefits Caltex fuels with Techron.