As biofuels are becoming more and more prevalent and in higher blend percentages, it is important to understand the benefits and drawbacks of these renewable fuels.
We are all familiar with E-10 (gasoline that contains 10% ethanol and 90% gasoline) but now the EPA has mandated E-15 – gas that contains 15% ethanol – and it is now being marketed and sold at local gas stations. The reason that this is important is because ethanol is corrosive to certain metals and […]
There’s a lot of upsides to diesel fuel. More vehicular power, greater fuel economy, but one of the main downsides of diesel fuel is that it does not fair well in cold weather. When temperatures drop, diesel forms crystals that clog fuel fuel filters and fuel lines. Not only does this cause engines not to […]
The Problems with EGRs, DPFs, & SCRs Keeping the air clear of pollutants and poisonous gases that are expelled from diesel vehicles has always been a concern and one the EPA decided to tackle in earnest in 2007. When it comes to limiting both the amount of noxious fumes (NOX etc.) and diesel particulate matter […]
Marine Additives : What Works And What Doesn’t The marine additive world is filled with additives ranging from “ethanol treatments” and “water removers” to “stabilizers” and “carbon ring detergents.” Once you have a fuel related issue with your engine, it’s easy to jump on bandwagon of brand names, claims of microscopic enzymes, or products that […]
Over 500 refineries worldwide turn oil into fuels that we use to power our cars, trucks, and construction equipment every day. Unfortunately these fuels run the risk of contamination. One of the overlooked contaminants that heavy machinery and trucking operators are starting to see are asphaltenes. Asphaltenes are formed when diesel fuel is heated under […]
At Fuel Ox, we are often asked “Is a fuel stabilizer really necessary?” The answer: Yes, it really is. The biggest issue with gasoline today is that it contains ethanol (10-15% in most cases) in the form of E10 or E15 blends. Ethanol is made from common farm crops and is used to cut the […]
The addition of ethanol in fuel has become commonplace throughout the United States. It is blended into gas anywhere between 10% and 83%, keeping the cost of fuel and emissions down. Traces of ethanol have even been found in diesel. Although supplementing fuel with ethanol has its environmental and economical benefits, it comes at a […]