How Treating Your Diesel Fuel with Diesel Kleen Will Save You Money at the Pump
Diesel fuel costs recently have soared to all-time highs. One way to reduce costs is with a quality diesel fuel additive like Diesel Kleen +Cetane Boost. Here’s why.
Clean Dirty Fuel Injectors
Over time, fuel injectors get clogged. When deposits form, the injector will stick and disrupt flow into the combustion chamber. If the injector sticks open, excess fuel can end up in the cylinder — resulting in increased emissions, decreased fuel economy and excessive power loss. If the injector sticks closed, the resulting insufficient amount of fuel leads to power loss and a rough-running engine. External deposits form on the injector tip to impede nozzle spray patterns and reduce combustion efficiency. Diesel Kleen +Cetane Boost cleans dirty injectors and prevents injector sticking in both High-Pressure Common Rail (HPCR) and older systems.
Boost Cetane Levels
Fuel economy suffers when fuel is not completely burned during the combustion process. Cetane is a high energy compound that improves overall combustion. The cetane number is a measure of the ignition quality of diesel fuel – the higher the cetane number, the shorter the ignition delay. Fuels with higher cetane numbers ignite more quickly and burn more completely, resulting in smoother running engines with less power lag, reduced emissions, more power and greater fuel economy. Diesel Kleen +Cetane Boost boosts cetane up to 6 numbers, a significant improvement.
Without proper lubrication, components of diesel engines suffer increased wear, premature failure, and inefficiency. In 2006, the EPA mandated the introduction of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel. To remove sulfur and aromatics from diesel fuel, refiners use a process called hydro-treating. In addition to removing sulfur, this process also removes many of the nitrogen and polar compounds that provide natural lubricating properties in diesel fuel. Diesel Kleen +Cetane Boost protects pumps and injectors from increased wear rates caused by ULSD, providing maximum protection to optimize performance.
Today’s injection systems operate in extreme heat, causing thermally unstable fuel to darken and form deposits that cause fuel-filter plugging and injector sticking. Long-term storage and thermal instability also can cause the formation of asphaltenes. Extreme heat causes them to agglomerate and fall out of suspension, resulting in soot on fuel-filters and deposits on injectors. Diesel Kleen +Cetane Boost prevents filter plugging from asphaltenes. It also protects against deposit formations that plug fuel-filters and injectors.
Since 1956, our third-generation veteran- and family-owned company has been manufacturing the most technologically advanced diesel fuel additives through our ongoing commitment to quality, integrity and product advancement. All of our energy and resources are singularly focused on treating diesel fuel. Our complete line of industry-leading diesel fuel additives provides year-round engine performance improvement, trouble-free winter operability and proper fuel tank hygiene.