Diesel Fuel Treatments
Diesel fuel conditioners or additives are specifically formulated to address the know issues with today's Ultra Low Sulfur fuel.
The addition of a multi-functional all season diesel fuel additive will:
- Boost fuel economy
- Improve cetane numbers
- Reduce emissions
- Control the deposits within the entire fuel injection system.
- Increase lubricity protection.
- Improve the Horsepower and Torque output.
- Clean the injectors.
- Remove harmful deposits.
- Improve Cold Starts
- Prevent the gelling of fuel in low temperatures.
Without the addition of a diesel fuel additive you fuel system will varnish and carbon deposits can clog injectors robbing you of as much as 25% of your power and performance. These Bell Performance diesel fuel conditioners will treat your diesel fuel to quality levels exceeding Original Equipment Manufacturers' Specifications. These fuel additives burns completely ashless and contains no metallics or agents found harmful in engines. Consequently, its use cannot, in any way, void any manufacturer's warranty.
Why do I need to use a diesel fuel additive?
The quality of diesel fuel has been on a steady decline since 1973. With today’s poor quality diesel fuels expect: breakdown hesitation, filter clogging, injector malfunctions, erratic combustion efficiency, intolerable emissions, moisture, sludge, algae, fungus and poor fuel economy.
All diesel stocks contain high concentrations of paraffin, with the low sulfur fuels containing the most. As the ambient temperature drops, solid wax crystals form in the fuel. The temperature at which these crystals form is the "cloud point". The crystalline formation continues as the temperature drops and the wax begins to collect on the fuel filter. Eventually, the wax build-up will choke the fuel supply, completely clogging the fuel filter. The "Cold Filter Plug Point" (CFPP) is the temperature at which the fuel becomes so viscous that it will barely allow the fuel to flow. At this point, filters are normally completely clogged and the equipment will no longer function.
Kerosene or gasoline is sometimes added to diesel to dilute its paraffin content and the (CFPP). However, this also reduces the BTU value and the lubrication properties of the fuel. The result is less power and reduced lubrication for the fuel injectors and the valves, which can eventually ruin the engine.
Cold Weather Operation Additive
Diesel fuel has several components which can be significantly affected by cold weather. Two of the most impacted componentsare water and paraffin. Water contributes to fuel line freezing. Additionally, there are two specific points that are very important tofilter life and cold weather performance. These points are Cloud Point and Cold Filter Plug Point (CFPP). Cloud Point is the pointat which paraffin crystals precipitate. CFPP is the highest temperature at which a certain fuel will cause filter plugging.Depending upon the quality of the fuel, the point at which most diesel fuels form paraffin (wax) crystals may be from 0 °F to45 °F (-17 °C to 7.2 °C). The CFPP for fuels can vary from -10 °F to 15 °F (-23 °C to -9 °C), depending upon fuel quality. Theseparaffin crystals quickly coat filters and prevent fuel flow, as well as plug fuel lines. In addition, water contamination in the form oficy slush compounds the problem, slowing fuel flow even more quickly. It is therefore desirable to heat diesel fuel as close to thefilter element as possible, to re-liquefy wax and ice crystals. The use of a Cold Flow Improver will solve these problems and ensure proper engine operation.
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