What are the benefits of diesel fuel conditioners?
If you own or use a heavy-duty diesel vehicle and your days are spent driving it around, chances are good that you want to maximize the efficiency and output of its engine. While there are many small things you can do to help out with that – even making sure your tires are properly inflated can have a positive effect – one of the biggest contributors is simply putting the right stuff into the engine in the first place. Low-sulphur diesel is just the start. Do you know about the benefits of adding a conditioner to your fuel system?
The benefits of adding a high-quality fuel conditioner are numerous, but as with most things, making sure it is of high quality is important (in our tests, we’ve found the greatest results from a conditioner made by Stanadyne, so that’s our recommendation for vehicles in our shop). You may think that you don’t need a conditioner, but the truth is that these additives substantially improve engine performance across the board.
Due to modern pollution standards, today’s diesel fuels are very “dry” – they lack lubricity to properly lubricate your fuel injection system, they carry particulates that build up inside the system, and the water content inside the diesel is susceptible to Alberta’s wild temperature swings, condensing into drops that can greatly reduce your fuel efficiency.
Fuel conditioners help combat all of these. They contain cetane enhancers – compounds that help diesel engines start colder, use less fuel, prevent deposits, and more; they improve lubricity, keeping the moving parts of your fuel injection system moving properly; and they have detergents, helping to clean your injection system and help water go through the system without damaging it.
So what does this all mean? Well, the biggest one is your fuel economy will go up! In nine separate tests that we did, fuel economy went up every single time (some independent tests got up to a 9% increase, with the average being about 4%). This will be especially noticeable on older, more worn engines with fuel injection systems, because it cleans the engines as it works. Your unit will also run smoother and quieter (cetane enhancers also reduce knocking and noise), start better in cold weather, and you will get more power and torque from your engine as you continue to use a high quality fuel conditioner.
In order to get the best results, a concentrated and high quality fuel conditioner is necessary. At West Tech Mobile, we have many different sizes of Stanadyne fuel conditioner – including bulk 19 L pails that we purchase directly from our distributor, leading to big savings that we can pass on to you. You’ll be thrilled with the improvements you get with this top-quality Stanadyne product!
To learn more, or to pick up some diesel fuel conditioner to try for yourself, drop by our shop in Calgary’s industrial area. We’re located at #22, 5555 51 Ave SE, and we’re open from 8-4:30, Mon-Sat, for all your heavy-duty truck needs. Give us a call at 403-265-5699 or drop a line in our easy-to-use contact form. We look forward to helping you get the most out of your equipment!