Fuel additives are enhancing engine performance. Properly blended diesel fuel, with the correct additives, keeps the fuel clean and the engine running properly. The blending of the additives is a very exact science. It is continuing to be perfected to this day. Diesel engines are very complex things that require a lot of care.
- Diesel fuel additives are designed to protect the entire fuel system from deposit formation, maintaining injector cleanliness while also preventing fuel filter plugging.
- In other cases, the additive provides extra benefits above and beyond that of normal unadditized diesel fuel.
- Deposits can not only clog up fuel injectors but also cause them to stick, which negatively impacts fuel combustion.
“You don’t need to tell maintenance managers that contamination of even very small amounts of precipitated wax in diesel fuel can cause serious problems.”