The removal of sulfur from the newer diesel fuels to reduce pollution also removes much of the natural lubricity of the fuel. K-1 (kerosene) additions for winter operations reduce lubricity further. All refiners are adding some type or degree of lubricating agent to meet ASTM standards, but even those standards don’t meet engine manufacturers’ optimal recommendations.
2-cycle engines and diesel high-pressure fuel pumps and injectors rely on the lubricity of the fuel to keep them operating. Adding lubricity to prevent premature equipment failure is essential, especially in older equipment. K100 Treatments contain an organic lubricant that coats the fuel system components to prevent corrosion and oxidation of metallic compounds. It burns cleanly and evenly, leaving no ash deposits to foul rings, valves, or plugs.
Using K100 Fuel Treatments in an engine helps increase octane ratings from 1-1/2 to 2 points to achieve smoother starts and better mileage.
With K100 Fuel treatments result in less black smoke from diesel, and less oil fumes from 2-stroke, premix or auto-inject for up to a 70% reduction in CO, HC and NOx emissions.