Water in the fuel tank can become quite a costly problem, particularly when extreme temperatures are involved. In cold weather the fuel tank’s filters can become clogged with ice crystals, blocking the flow of fuel to the engine.
Hot weather also causes problems when water is present in the tank as this provides the perfect environment for diesel bug to thrive. This is a type of bacteria that grows in the fuel tank, feeding off the energy in the fuel and thus reducing its overall performance.
So what signs should you look out for?
If you notice a drop in power, slimy filters, sludge in the tank, excessive smoke or hazy/cloudy fuel, then chances are you have a problem with water contamination in your diesel fuel.
How to get rid of water in diesel fuel
Aquasolve is a specially designed diesel fuel treatment that works at the molecular level, breaking down the water in the tank and facilitating hydroxyl migration. What this means is that the hydrogen and oxygen atoms in the water are bonded to the fuel itself, creating a new premium fuel that runs smoother and longer, with less emissions given off. This process also leaves free radicals of hydrogen which also aid the combustive properties of the fuel.
This results in fuel that works at optimum performance, with greater efficiency and less wear and tear on moving parts – prolonging engine life and reducing the need for costly repairs and maintenance.
For more information contact our expert advisors at Aquasolve who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.