Diesel engines have historically run on fuels which were rich in sulfur content, because of its excellent lubricating properties. However, due to its adverse ecological impact, sulfur content has been drastically reduced in currently available diesel fuel : ULSD (Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel). As a result, additives have been introduced that are designed to augment the lubricity of this fuel. Some of the benefits of using such a diesel fuel conditioner are:
Cleans The Fuel System – Fuel system components, such as the injectors, fuel lines, intake, pump and fuel tank are not only lubricated, but cleansed of carbon buildup.
Improved Fuel Economy – Diesel fuel conditioner has been shown to increase fuel economy by as much as 10%.
Greater Horsepower – More lubricity means less friction, or resistance and wear. This translates to more output from your diesel.
Environmentally Friendly – Some fuel conditioners, such as BioArmor, which is made from agricultural oils, are 100% biodegradable.
Improved Engine Performance – Fuel conditioners can also increase your diesel engines pulling power.
Reduced Emissions – Another benefit to the environment of diesel fuel conditioner is that is results in cleaner exhaust emissions.
As you can see, diesel fuel conditioners are beneficial all around – for your engine, for you, and for the environment.