You wouldn’t keep your car’s inside or exterior unclean for months at a time, and you shouldn’t do the same with your engine. The deposits that form on your fuel injectors during combustion might impair your fuel economy. This is due to the different fuel grades and additive levels available in the United Kingdom. As a result of the build-up, you’ll pay more for fuel because your injectors won’t be as efficient as they should be.
This deposit build-up is removed with Redex System Cleaner. Regular use will maintain the injectors in top shape and help you save money while driving.
We’ll be installing Redex in our Evoque every time we buy gas for the next three months, and we’ll keep you updated on how it’s going.
Is Redex any good for diesel engines?
Yes, Redex can be used in any internal combustion engine. Our fuel additives work in cars, vans, motorcycles, tractors, and anything else with a gasoline or diesel engine, even hybrids.
What does Redex do to a diesel engine?
In my Mazda MX-5, I just ended a three-month trial of Redex fuel system additives to see whether I could notice any improvement in performance or see a substantial difference in fuel economy.
Since May, I’ve been personally noting down the litres added and kilometers covered rather than relying on the car’s trip computer when filling up the tank, as well as putting a dose of Redex to the tank.
As I’ve mentioned in earlier reports, I’ve been utilizing a fuel system cleanser rather of an octane booster as a gasoline additive. The idea isn’t to change standard petrol into premium unleaded by increasing the car’s octane number, but rather to thoroughly clean all of the tiny pipelines and injectors so they can function without becoming clogged.
There’s a lot of combustion going on under your hood, given that your engine produces dozens of explosions every second. Any time you burn a fuel, you’re going to get deposits and debris. When you burn a log in a fireplace, the ash that develops is a good example. These deposits can be miniscule in some cases, such as in your car’s engine, but the idea remains the same. These deposits accumulate over time and impair your capacity to burn the gasoline properly.
The Redex fuel system cleansers are designed to remove deposits from the fuel injection system and keep it clean. The fuel will burn cleaner as a result, giving you improved performance and fuel economy because the engine will be running more efficiently.
As I previously stated, this is not a controlled laboratory test, but rather a real-world trial that gives a good indicator of what a driver can expect in normal life.
How often should you use Redex in a diesel engine?
Is it necessary to use Redex DPF Cleaner on a regular basis? Redex DPF Cleaner should be used every second or third tank of gas, especially if you drive short distances or do a lot of stop-and-go driving in a city.
Do diesel additives really work?
Have you heard the phrase…. “Increase power and save up to 10% on fuel”? If it was that good, no one would need to sell it since customers would line up outside the supplier’s door. Â Few people have seen any benefits as a result of this fact, leading to the assumption that chemicals are pricey and useless.
Diesel is no longer made from easily sourced sweet crude.
Fuel has changed dramatically, and refiners are under constant pressure to reduce costs. They now get 80 percent more refinement out of a barrel of oil than they did in the 1980s, and these barrels come from fields that were considered uneconomical and of poor quality in the 1990s. As a result, today’s crude contains more sulfur and undesirable components, posing greater problems to refiners as they try to meet ever-increasing environmental requirements as well as engine builders’ expectations. All of this occurs at a time when fuel margins have been slashed to the bone, business is slowing down, and additives are an expense, so only the bare minimum is applied to meet specifications.
The Truth About Additives
For decades, two additives have been freely accessible, one to ostensibly “reduce fuel consumption” and the other to ostensibly “kill Diesel bugs,” with a plethora of providers promising everything from both.
Engine manufacturers are now producing smaller, lighter, cleaner engines thanks to enormous technological advances, yet the humble diesel has been deteriorating.
Finally, there is a demand for well-chosen additives that can make a significant contribution to modern diesel. They can ensure the diesel is maintained, slow degradation, and prevent the inevitable deposits that come with low sulphur diesel by addressing lubricity, deposits, cold flow, and cetane decrease, among other things. Did you know that for diesel, all manufacturers recommend a maximum life of 6 months? After all, diesel is made to be burned, not to be stored for months or even years.
Sludgy Filters and Deposits
If you have sludge in your filters, you should inspect your tank for the presence of âDiesel Bug.â Enzyme and biocides are two forms of diesel bug treatments. Enzymes don’t kill bugs; they just take away their sustenance. They are killed by biocides, which are similar to the antibiotics we use when we have an illness. More on Enzymes vs. Biocides can be found here.
Is the muck, however, from Diesel Bug?
It could be asphaltenes that have clumped together and settled to the bottom as an oily tar-like sludge, or diesel that has oxidized and degraded, resulting in globules of dark sludge.
Stabilizers have a place in modern common rail engines and can help avoid oxidation. Dispersants can protect against asphaltenes, while detergents protect the fuel components. Only the chemicals required for the engine’s duty cycle and geographic location should be included in a proper additive package. Our DieselAid LDB, for example, is created for fishing vessels and labor boats operating in the ECA (see below) regions of Northern Europe and comprises Lubricity, Detergent, and a Biocide. It is incredibly cost effective, ranging from 1 litre to 4000 litres of fuel.
Manufacturers are encouraged (but not always required) to add stabilizers, lubricity improvers, and other additives to fuel. Some responsible people do, whereas others who aren’t very responsible don’t. After all, additives are a cost to the manufacturer, so it’s understandable that they’ll use the bare minimum.
A word about water
As previously stated, additives have a place in modern diesel and provide obvious benefits. However, if water is allowed to accumulate, many of these advantages will be quickly lost. Water in the bottom of a fuel tank is by far the most dangerous contaminant, and it will quickly cause a slew of issues.
Water speeds up the decomposition of diesel, provides a home for the Diesel Bug, diminishes fuel lubricity, aids in the agglomeration of asphaltenes, corrodes tanks and fuel systems, and in extreme situations, when absorbed in the fuel, can turn to superheated steam and blast the tops off the fuel injectors!
Water is obviously bad, but it can be readily evacuated simply opening the drain valve on a regular basis. We propose installing a Diesel Dipper in tanks that do not have a drain valve. This simple bypass system will suction water and sludge from the very bottom of the tank, ensuring that all water and sludge is sucked up and emptied.
If you bunker in the Emission Control Areas (ECA) on a frequent basis, you should use a lubricity and deposit control additive. In an ECA, modern diesel requires a lubricity additive, which should be applied by the supplier; however, some do not, thus adding your own assures that the fuel system is protected. Furthermore, newer diesel engines, especially current common rail engines, suffer from larger system deposits known as IDID (Internal Diesel Injector Deposits) and require the use of a detergent. Here are some IDID videos.
Snake Oil is Still Out There Folks
The claims are still being made, but at a recent expo, I was shown a product that claimed to save 10% on gasoline expenditures. To summarize, fuel additives will not reduce your fuel consumption, while a higher cetane rating may provide some benefits. They will help to reduce the rise in fuel consumption caused by clogged fuel components, as well as fuel system wear.
What is the best diesel engine cleaner?
While the XADO Xtreme Cleaner Heavy-Duty Semi Truck Diesel Treatment is near the bottom of our list, it doesn’t mean it’s not effective. The truth is that it only went so far because its application is so constrained.
This diesel fuel additive is only for semi-trucks. It’s a super concentrated compound that processes enormous amounts of fuel efficiently.
So, unless you have a 130-gallon or greater fuel tank, you should avoid it. Don’t try to figure out the appropriate ratio for a much smaller engine by measuring it out because even a little too much can be disastrous.
Will Redex clean my diesel injectors?
The Redex Diesel Advanced Fuel System Cleaner cleans fuel injectors thoroughly to improve fuel economy and performance. DPF cleaning is included to clean and eliminate soot blockages in your vehicle’s particulate filter.
Does Redex improve MPG?
Fuel Consumption as Measured Redex gasoline treatments and system cleaners help to prevent hazardous deposits from forming and lowering fuel economy. Use on a regular basis to keep your fuel system clean and boost efficiency and MPG.
Does Redex clean fuel filter?
If your diesel automobile has a DPF filter and you do a lot of slow stop-start driving in town, mix a shot of Redex DPF Cleaner with Diesel System Cleaner in the fuel tank to prevent filter clogs. Our unique mixture cleans and reactivates the DPF, removing soot without the need for expensive repairs.
Will Redex clear a blocked DPF?
Yes, you may use Redex DPF Cleaner to both prevent and cure problems. If your vehicle has a DPF, it may become clogged, and DPF issues can be costly to repair. Because soot burns away at high temperatures, your automobile can grow hot enough to clear the filter if you drive for a long time at a high speed.