Diesel fuels by their very nature are unstable organic hydrocarbons, which degrade over time depending on a multitude of factors. As a fuel breaks down over time, gums and insoluble contaminants are formed within the fuel stock. These factors along with solid particulate and water contamination contribute to the majority of fuel system component wear and failures.
Diesel fuel that is not maintained correctly as close to “as refined” as possible can cause the following common problems:
- Poor starting or failure to start
- Low power from the engine
- Poor or rough idle
- Increased fuel consumption
- Excessive Smoke
- Increased emissions