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Tag: Diesel Maintenance

Diesel Fuel Additives: Which is Best?

Diesel fuel additives are everywhere, and there are so many kinds. It seems like everyone has an opinion of which one is the best. Diesel engine fuel standards are very broad, and the fuel that you get at the pump might not always be what your truck needs. Since ultra-low sulfur fuels were introduced, many diesel fuels have lacked the lubing and hot-burning properties that your engine needs. As newer(…)

Can I Use Kerosene in my Diesel?

It depends on your engine. Kerosene will burns fine in most diesel engines without harming them. In fact, many newer diesel engines list kerosene as an approved fuel. Kerosene is made from a distilling process that makes it a pure fuel. This means that it has no additives like diesel does. Because of this, kerosene burns cooler than diesel and has no lubricant additives like diesel fuel does. This means that if you do(…)

What is DEF?

DEF stands for Diesel Exhaust Fluid. It goes into a special tank (separate from the fuel tank) on diesel vehicles made after 2009 to reduce pollution in the exhaust from the engine. Newer diesel cars and trucks use a system that sprays diesel exhaust fluid into the exhaust fumes to break down the nitrogen oxides in them. After the exhaust passes through a special converter, what’s left of the exhaust(…)

Fuel Transfer Pump Buyer’s Guide

A fuel transfer pump can come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. A motorized fuel transfer pump can be a very useful tool to farmers and construction contractors. Anyone who has a fleet of trucks or heavy equipment to maintain knows how useful it is to have a fuel tank and a fuel transfer pump in the back of their pickup to serve as a mobile fuel station. Different(…)

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