Symptoms of Using Dirty Diesel
The quality of the fuel you use in your vehicle will effect both its performance and its condition. Here’s how to tell the diesel you’re using is dirty.
Sludge in Your Fuel System
Dirty fuel will often leave a kind of sludge, residue or varnish in your fuel systems and may even clog the engine.
Clogged Filters and Injectors
Dirty diesel is no good for filters and injectors. If you notice that yours have become clogged, you are likely using contaminated fuel.
Reduced Motor Performance
Dirty fuel will result in a loss in motor performance. If no other components give any clue as to why your vehicle is performing poorly, it could be the quality of your fuel.
Contact M&H Pumps to Find Out More
If you would like to know more about our diesel filtration solutions, feel free to get into contact with a representative from M&H Pumps today.
The main purpose of a diesel fuel filtration system is to maintain and protect the fuel system components of the engine. A diesel fuel filter is designed to remove minute particles and water as well as prevent the failure of these components. Most diesel fuel filters have both a primary and secondary filter to prevent these particles from moving throughout the rest of the engine. Diesel, like any fuel works best when it is clean and provides the best performance for your car.
Diesel engines have made immense progress in recent years. They have become more compact while offering a better performance, higher fuel efficiency and lower overall emissions. Unfortunately these benefits are overlooked due to dirty diesel fuel damaging the cars engine. Many problems arise when dirty diesel fuel is working its way through an engine like the cost ion malfunctioning machinery. As an engine becomes more damaged by dirty diesel fuel, it becomes less and less efficient. The loss of efficiency and increase in emissions released cause more pollution and a bigger carbon footprint.
Symptoms of dirty diesel
When the fuel Is fresh, there is really no such thing as “dirty diesel”, dirty diesel only comes about when the fuel has been stored and is not fresh. Dirty diesel refers to diesel fuel that is unstable, darkened and full of sludge. While being stored, the diesel is attacked by air, water and microbes which cause an oxidation reaction and the formation of varnishes and sludge. Whilst nobody looks into their tank to check on the condition and freshness of their fuel, it is not out of sight and out of mind, it still poses a big threat to engines.
Rather be safe then sorry
To get the best out of your diesel and to properly protect your engines, contact M & H Pumps to get a quote or to find out any more information on diesel filtration today!