HEET antifreeze for gas lines absorbs water and transports it safely through the system. When water freezes in the fuel lines and injectors as the temperature drops, it can cause serious damage. This results in mechanical damage (cracked lines and injectors) as well as a restriction in fuel flow to the engine, preventing the vehicle from starting. HEET’s antifreeze component lowers the freezing point of water, preventing it from freezing and preventing the fuel from freezing, allowing for simpler cold-weather starts.
HEET can protect up to 20 gallons of fuel using just one bottle. There is one caution to remember: ordinary HEET in the yellow container is intended for gasoline 4-stroke engines; it could harm 2-stroke or diesel engines. Use ISO-HEET (red bottle) or HEET Diesel for diesel engines. ISO-HEET is a year-round protection product that is tailored for all engine and fuel types. It also includes an injector cleaning.
It’s easy to use HEET: just open the container and pour it into your full petrol tank. Any spills should be wiped up as soon as possible, and your hands should be washed. Water removal and antifreeze protection for your vehicle’s fuel system is that simple.
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Will HEET remove water from diesel?
ISO-HEET If you require an additive to remove water from your gas tank, Heet is the industry standard. It’s simple to operate and can be utilized with gas or diesel 2-cycle engines.
Is HEET the same as fuel injector cleaner?
To begin with, ethanol (alcohol) does not attract or absorb any water. It would be physically impossible to do so. Ethanol can only absorb a modest amount of water (4 teaspoons per gallon of pure ethanol), not “all water that is there,” as if it had an infinite capacity for water absorption. When it comes to “attracting” water, Mercury Marine summed it up well in their ethanol webinar presentation:
“Ethanol molecules have no active transfer mechanism to reach out and ‘grab’ water molecules from the air…”
Because boat engines work in an environment surrounded by water, this comment from Mercury Marine, the world’s leading maker of marine engines, is significant. It is assumed that boat engines are the most likely to have ethanol-water problems. Condensation causes water to form in any fuel tank, unless it is by accident. Condensation is a natural phenomenon that occurs even when there is no ethanol or other liquids present. Condensation is not increased by the presence of ethanol. (In my work “Ethanol Does NOT Suck Water Out Of The Air,” I address the entire “hygroscopic” issue.)
If water does collect as a result of condensation in a gasoline tank, GOLD EAGLE recommends removing it with their HEET and ISO-HEET solutions. The water is absorbed by the HEET products in the same way as ethanol does. Methanol and isopropanol are the active components in HEET and ISO-HEET, respectively.
Consider how GOLD EAGLE describes how their HEET products deal with water:
“When HEET is introduced to a gas tank, it sinks to the bottom and combines with any water that may be there. Because HEET and water are both heavier than gasoline, they settle at the bottom of the tank. In the winter, HEET absorbs water, preventing it from freezing and obstructing the flow of gasoline through the gas line and fuel pump… (HEET) also eliminates water and condensation in hot, humid weather. The additives (methanol and isopropanol), water, and gasoline are burned during combustion inside the engine when the vehicle is started.” (This is a quote from the HEET and ISO-HEET product descriptions combined.)
Ethanol, surprisingly, acts in the same way: water is absorbed by the ethanol, which is subsequently evaporated during the combustion process. If the water absorbed by the HEET products does not cause the tank to rust and corrode, then ethanol will not cause the tank to rust and corrode either. Or, to put it another way, if the tank is built of an untreated metal that may rust, it will rust regardless of whether there is alcohol in the tank – and ethanol-free gasoline would likewise cause the rust.
Is it true that alcohol damages fuel injectors? So, here’s what GOLD EAGLE has to say about HEET and ISO-HEET:
“On catalytic converters and fuel injectors, HEET and ISO-HEET are entirely safe. The fuel injectors will also be carefully cleaned with ISO-HEET.”
Because ethanol is just another alcohol, if the alcohols in HEET products are fully safe on gasoline injectors, then ethanol must be completely safe as well. GOLD EAGLE claims that ISO-HEET cleans gasoline injectors, but they don’t say the same thing about conventional HEET. Is there anything that distinguishes isopropanol from methanol? Hmmm. For the time being, I’ll leave the answer to this question unanswered. In any case, because GOLD EAGLE says so, we know that alcohols are safe for fuel injectors and catalytic converters.
“HEET should only be used in 4-cycle gasoline engines. ISO-HEET, on the other hand, can be used in any type of internal combustion engine (two-stroke, four-stroke, and diesel).”
How cool is it that ISO-HEET may be used in any type of ICE (and apparently any year of manufacture) without causing any damage to the engine? What does this signify in terms of ethanol? It just so happens that you can make eDiesel by mixing ethanol with diesel fuel.
So, if ISO-HEET is totally safe to use in any year or size ICE, independent of engine use, ethanol must be completely safe in any year or size ICE as well. It doesn’t matter if it’s cars, trucks, boats, motorbikes, lawn mowers, or snowmobiles, new, used, or historic. It’s safe to utilize ethanol-gasoline blends if HEET and ISO-HEET are safe to use. The only stumbling block is that there may be a subtle difference between ethanol, methanol, and isopropanol – a distinction that leads GOLD SEAL to accept ISO-HEET for two-cycle engines but not ordinary HEET. This is something I’ll be getting to soon.
When I hear or read that ethanol has a short shelf life and can “get stale,” it makes me giggle. I’m guessing these people don’t have any elderly grandparents, aunts, or uncles. If you have elderly relatives, you can be sure they have some old bottles of ethanol (whisky, gin, rye, scotch, tequila, vodka, or bourbon) sitting around the house. And you’re surely aware that if you open a bottle and take a gulp, it will taste precisely as it did when it was first opened. Ethanol is a non-perishable liquid. There is no such thing as terrible alcohol. Something blended with ethanol/alcohol can go bad, but the ethanol/alcohol itself cannot. If you don’t have any elderly relatives with ancient bottles of ethanol, you or they are almost guaranteed to have an old bottle of rubbing alcohol (either ethyl or isopropyl alcohol) in your bathroom cabinet. Even though it has water in it and is years old, if you needed to use it as an antiseptic, it would be exactly as “fresh” as the day it was purchased – it would not be stale or contaminated.
“HEET goods do not have an expiration date. If the foil safety seal on HEET and ISO-HEET bottles is not broken, they have an infinite shelf life.”
This means that the alcohols in the HEET bottles do not spoil; nevertheless, something added to the HEET products may spoil. Methanol is a non-perishable substance. Isopropanol is a non-perishable liquid. Ethanol does not just degrade.
Is ethanol responsible for the accumulation of carbon waste known as gum/gunk/goo/crude and the formation of a varnish-like substance on engine parts? Of course not, because ethanol is a very powerful solvent and burns cleanly; in fact, any alcohol can be used to remove varnish. Is it possible for a solvent to destroy and stop the accumulation of carbon debris? Yes. GOLD EAGLE, in reality, has a product called “COMPLETE FUEL SYSTEM CLEANER.” Here are some of its characteristics:
How do you keep diesel fuel warm?
In the winter, how do you keep a diesel engine warm?
- Maintain a full tank. Keep the gasoline tank as full as possible to avoid the fuel freezing and gelling.
What happens if you get water in your diesel tank?
Anyone who works with diesel fuel, from builders and landscapers to delivery companies and auto dealerships, is aware that water issues are a constant concern. Whether you preserve it for a long time or not, this is the situation. You’re in big trouble if water gets into your diesel fuel system. Contamination of water wreaks havoc on this powerplant. Let’s have a look at the primary reasons why water and diesel don’t mix.
We all know that water freezes. However, did you know that it freezes faster than gasoline? Here’s an example of a comparison:
When water gets into your gasoline, it freezes, resulting in issues such as power loss, clogged filters, corrosion of fuel parts, and injector damage. That’s why, if there’s water, you’ll notice greater problems in the winter.
Gas is more refined than diesel, so while having water in your gas tank is bad, it’s even worse with diesel because it holds on to more water. In addition to the issues listed above, your engine’s lifespan may be shortened, and repairs may be costly. If you need to repair a fuel injector because it exploded, for example, it will be expensive.
Diesel and water, like oil and water, do not mix; instead, they separate. As a result, if you have water in your tank, it will settle to the bottom. Your tank will corrode and algae will bloom as a result of that water. Rust floats about in your gasoline filters, obstructing and ruining them. Bacteria create waste and continue to eat away at the engine and its components.
It’s not uncommon for condensation to form and then dissipate as the temperature outside changes. That isn’t the issue. It occurs when there is an excessive concentration of water. When this happens, problems like engine power loss arise. Examine the fuel; if it’s clear, that’s a good sign. There’s a problem if it isn’t, for example, if it’s cloudy. That is why routine maintenance is critical.
There’s a good likelihood you have water difficulties if you notice your vehicle or equipment isn’t performing well, especially if the idling is inconsistent. If the engine cuts off during acceleration, there are two alternative ways to tell.
Microbes multiply quickly in your tank, produce waste, and are difficult to eradicate. This is especially true if the underlying water problem isn’t addressed, as bacteria and fungus require water to survive.
A gasoline additive might work if there isn’t much water in the tank. Otherwise, the tank will have to be drained. If you have an above-ground tank, this is the best and most complete option. After that, clean the inside and remove any rust or corrosion. If you haven’t done this in a long time, your tank may need to be fixed or replaced. Ricochet Fuel can assist you.
Call Ricochet Fuel at 833-724-2789 to learn more about our tank testing and maintenance services.
We offer portable gasoline tanks in addition to permanent tank installations. We’re here to help you save time and money while also answering any questions you may have.
Can I use isopropyl alcohol in my gas tank?
Ray: What is the remaining 0.1 percent? For all I know, it may be yak sweat. However, 99.9% purity is more than sufficient. It’s not sold everywhere, but if you ask around, you might find it.
Tom: Of course, I don’t believe you require this information. Antifreeze for gas lines is already present in most gasolines. However, if you find it useful, you can add rubbing alcohol to your tank in the same proportions as a commercial dry gas product – around 12 ounces of isopropyl alcohol every 10 gallons of gas.
Which is better HEET or ISO-HEET?
ISO-HEET is slightly more expensive than HEET and has five times the drying power of conventional gas-line antifreeze. You might wish to try ISO-HEET if you’re in a particularly frigid climate. ISO-HEET treatment levels: ISO-HEET may cure up to 20 gallons of gasoline with a single bottle.
Can I use HEET in the summer?
One bottle of HEET brand or ISO-HEET brand gasoline will cure up to 20 gallons (75.7 L). HEET brand and ISO-HEET brand are completely safe to use in every tankful, at any time of year.