Frequently Asked Questions
Can the fuel catalyst harm the engine? - No, the fuel catalyst additive is mainly the carrier fluid which is alcohol. For diesel engines the carrier fluid is isopropyl alcohol which is commonly added to fuel in the winter time to absorb water in the fuel. This is also known as "dry gas". About 16 ounces of alcohol are added to 250 gallons of diesel fuel, or about 0.05 percent. The other ingredient consists of an incredibly small amount of catalytic nanoparticles. The concentration of nanoparticles in the fuel is about one part per billion by weight. Expressed as a percentage, one part-per-billion equals 0.0000001 percent, or put another way it is equivalent to one teaspoon in 1.3 million gallons. To grasp just how large a quantity 1.3 million gallons really is, that amount would cover a football field to a depth of 3.7 feet. It is not possible that this miniscule amount of catalytic nanoparticles could cause any harm to the engine.
Can the nanoparticles clog the fuel injectors? - No. The smallest pore size used in secondary fuel filters is 2 microns. Particles smaller than 2 microns can pass through the filter but will never clog the injectors. The catalyst nanoparticles are less than 1% of the filter pore size. A 2 micron filter will permit the passage of particles that are more than 100 times larger than the catalyst nanoparticles. Clearly, the catalyst nanoparticles could not possibly clog the injectors.
Will the fuel catalyst cause the engine to run hotter than normal? - No. The catalyst causes more complete combustion of the fuel in the combustion chamber so that more of the unburned hydrocarbons that are normally in the exhaust gas are consumed in the combustion chamber due to the action of the catalyst. For any given driving condition a certain amount of power is required to maintain vehicle speed. The fuel catalyst provides the required power at a reduced throttle setting because a higher percentage of the fuel is being utilized to provide the power. The engine does not run any hotter than normal for the same driving conditions because the generated power depends on how much fuel is being burned in any given time. With the catalyst, less fuel is required over time to generate the same power.
Will the use of this product void the engine warranty? - No, the major engine manufacturers warranty has a clause pertaining to fuel additives that states that the warranty is not voided by using a fuel additive. If an engine failure can be proven to be caused by the additive, the manufacturer will not cover the claim. When we asked the manufacturers how many warranty claims have been ever been denied because it was proven (or demonstrated) that an additive caused the failure, the answer was not one claim has ever been denied or attributed to the use of a fuel additive.
Will the driver be able to detect a difference in how the vehicle performs? - Yes, for a given driving speed a reduced throttle setting will result in less pressure being applied to the accelerator. The difference is quite noticeable. The engine will run smoother, the vehicle will accelerate faster and produce less hydrocarbon emissions and exhaust smoke.
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