1 - Roadside Resq

Fuel Solutions for
Today’s Modern Fuels
Bio-Fuel History 1979- 2005
1980 Oxygenated Fuel MTBE
(methyl tertiary-butyl ether)
1990 Clean Air Act Amendments
Energy Policy Act of 2005
4 billion gallons by 2006
6.1 billion gallons by 2009
7.5 billion gallons by 2012
EPA Approves E-15
• Energy Independence & Security Act of 2007
bio-fuel requirement
12.95 Billion gallon 2010
36 Billion gallon 2022
• 2010 E-15 gasoline approved for 2001 and
newer cars and light trucks
• 70 to 80% of all vehicles on the road
• E-20 a possibility???
• B-20 a possibility???
EPA E-15 Mock-up Warning Label
EPA Diesel Fuel Legislation
The cleaner diesel fuel program
reduces sulfur content,
Provides immediate health benefits
allows engine manufacturers to begin using advanced emissions
control systems that further reduce harmful emissions.
The diesel program regulations are located in 40 CFR Part 80 subpart I.
Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) is 15 parts per million (ppm)
sulfur specification
Phased in for highway diesel fuel from 2006-2010.
Emissions will be reduced by more than 90%.
Diesel engines equipped with advanced emission control devices
(generally, 2007 and later model years) must use highway ULSD
Low sulfur (500 ppm) and Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel
will be phased in for non-road, locomotive, and marine (NRLM)
engines from 2007-2014. These fuel requirements, coupled with
advanced emission control technologies, will decrease
Ethanol Issues
Why Is Ethanol So Bad?
• Deteriorates rubber, plastic&
• Attracts Water
• Causes gasoline to
prematurely decompose
Ethanol Damage
• Damaged plastic and
rubber fuel system
components, particularly
in older power equipment
not designed to tolerate
• The primer line & return
lines are brittle causing
fuel to leak and the fuel
lines to disintegrate form
Ethanol Phase Separation
• Severe phase
creating the
severe corrosion
This carburetor
must be replaced
Engine Failure from Varnished / Stale Fuel
• Engine ran on
marginal fuel
• Hard to start
• Low power.
• Gummed all of the
internal components
• Sticking the rings
Phase Separation Damage
clear layer
is mostly
Piston seized running on the phase
separated fuel to the left
Diesel Issues
Problems With Modern Diesel Fuels
Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel
97% less sulfur
• Reduced lubrication
• Higher amounts of water
• Cold weather freezing
Clogged fuel injectors
Damaged injector pumps
Symptoms of Contaminated Fuel
If you have experienced the following issues,
chances are they are caused by contaminated fuel.
• Frequent diesel particulate filter (DPF) burns
• Clogged and slimy filters
• Dark, hazy fuel
• Sludge build up in tanks
• Loss of power and rpm
• Excess smoke
• Corroded, pitted injectors
• Turbo trouble
• Injector pump failure
Water Creates Microbe Growth
Poor Fuel Efficiency
Diesel Contamination Types
• Diesel bug
• Bacteria
• Mold
• Yeast
Diesel Contamination Types
• Biofilms
• Asphaltines
• Gums and other organic contaminants
• Wax
• Sludge
• Other particles
USLD = Year Round Maintenance
Fuel Filter on the left clogged in only 10,000 miles
Clogged Diesel Particulate Filter
If not attended to the DPF will need to be removed and
Exhaust Gas Recirculation
• (EGR) valves are part of the emissions system
• The purpose of the EGR is to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.
• “Dirty” exhaust will prevent the EGR from operating properly
• The EGR can be stuck in any position which will affect how efficiently
the fuel will burn
• By using Diesel Mechanic in a Bottle, the fuel will burn cleaner thus
keeping the EGR valve working properly for a longer period of time.
Bio-Diesel Blend Facts
• 5-7% Less BTU
• Biodegradable
• Prone to fuel fouling
• Absorbs 10 X more water
• Corrodes fuel system components
• Harmful to rubber and plastic
• Acts as a solvent
• Gelling in cold weather
Failures Due to Marginal Fuel
Multi Purpose Ethanol Fuel Stabilizer
Remove water to prevent Phase
Protect the rubber & plastic
components from ethanol
Stabilize the gasoline to ensure
quick starting and prevent stale
Burn Test
Most competitor’s
products burn
incompletely and
Ethanol Shield burns
clean and vaporizes the
termolecular hydrogen
bonded water molecule
After burning, a
synthetic lubricant is
left to lubricate the
combustion chamber
Rubber Conditioners
Not Protected
Extreme Protection!
Not Protected
Non Ethanol Shield has carbon build up at
38 hours, theoretically 50 hours should
have more carbon build up
Ethanol Shield unit kept the
exhaust port clear at 50 hours
Fuel System Fix All
Fix the fuel system & deep clean the
carburetor without removal, even on
non-running engines
Revitalize old fuel and delicate
fuel system components safely
Cleanse power robbing carbon
deposits from the engine’s internal
1983 Chipper Gasket Revitalization
Bowl Drain Gasket
Bowl Gasket “O” Ring
These original rubber
components were rejuvenated by
the MIB! Before the test they
were hard and dried out.
Fix the fuel system by cleaning it
thoroughly and rejuvenating the
delicate components
Protect & Prevent the fuel
system from algae growth &
remove water to prevent damage
Stabilize the fuel from decaying
in storage & prevent gelling in cold
• Increases Cetane by 2-3 points
• Reducing emissions
• High Temperature Detergent
• Upper cylinder lubricity
• Replaces lost lubrication from
• Water encapsulation
• Fuel Stabilization
• Corrosion protection
• Does NOT Contain Petroleum
Diesel Burn Test
Tar Like Deposits Synthetic
Where does fuel hygiene start?
It starts by knowing….
• Use fresh fuel
• Purchase from a reputable source
• Use a fuel additive to protect your fuel
system & extend the life of the fuel
• Test your fuel
• Water / fuel clarity
• Bio-Diesel
• Acid

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