Diesel Fuel Resources

Articles, news, tips, reviews and information about diesel fuel, engines and contamination problems.

Water Detector Capsule For Diesel Fuel

We have examined and reviewed several water detector capsules in the market place for diesel fuel and aviation fuel testing . These "pill" type tests originate from India mostly from what we have noted. Packaged in a capsule form they look exactly like a medication or...

Caterpillar SOS Diesel Fuel Testing Service

Diesel fuel serves three major purposes in fuel systems: providing the energy source for the combustion process, removing heat from fuel high pressure injection components and providing lubrication for the high friction moving parts in the fuel system. When fuel is of...

ERASPEC Fuel Analysis Unit Review

The ERASPEC fuel analysis unit is fully automated, portable and can test any type of fuel known to man and provide exact fuel specifications. With a patented and rugged design the unit is perfect for fast gasoline, diesel and jet fuel analysis. It's not a cheap fuel...

Shell Water Detector JM-3764 Review

Free water in aviation fuel can have serious consequences, such as ice formation, blockages and engine failure which is not so great when you are 35,000 feet in the air. Microbial growth in  tanks can also result in fuel spoiling and filters being clogged. Even more...

Fleetguard FK36000 Portable Fuel Testing Kit Review

The primary cause of fuel filter plugging and shortened filter life is contamination in fuel. Inorganic and organic contaminants can cause a variety of failures, including premature wear, corrosion, sticking parts, and other issues, all of which will reduce...

HumBug Bacterial Diesel Fuel Test Kit Review

Despite the fact that there are over 260 types of bacteria and fungi there is only several bugs that can live and grow in fuels and oils In the interface between fuel and water microorganisms live In the water, they feed and grow on fuel oils and water in the bottoms...

Top 5 Diesel Engine Manufacturers

As the demand for diesel engines continues to grow even though the woke world hates them, it's important to understand the top engine manufacturers in the industry. In this guide, I'll be introducing you to the top 5 largest diesel engine manufacturers in the world....

Understanding Diesel Engine Emissions

As a diesel fitter I have always been fascinated by the complex mechanisms of diesel engines. However, as I delved deeper into this field, I realized the hazardous effects of diesel engine emissions on human health and the environment. The combustion of diesel fuel...

Diesel Generator Fuel Tank Maintenance

As someone who has worked in the generator industry for years, I have seen first hand the importance of proper diesel generator fuel tank maintenance. A poorly maintained diesel fuel tank can lead to a host of problems, including decreased generator performance,...

Why Cummins Marine Engines are a Great Choice

In this article, I will explore the benefits of using Cummins Marine Diesel Engines, the specifications of these engines, the technology behind them, their durability, maintenance and cost-effectiveness, as well as their place in the market. I will also offer tips on...

Kolor Kut Water Finding Paste Review & User Guide

Over the many years I have come across various water finding methods. Kolor Kut Water Finding Paste is a reliable and easy-to-use paste that helps detect the presence of water in fuel tanks.  It's is a simple yet effective solution for detecting water in fuel. The...

Gasoila AP02 All Purpose Water Finding Paste Review

As a professional in the fuel industry, I understand the importance of maintaining the quality of diesel or gasoline fuel. One of the biggest threats to the quality of these materials is the presence of water. To address this issue, I have been using Gasoila AP02 All...

Diesel Fuel Shelf Life in Storage & Tips to Extending Guide

In this guide, we will cover everything you need to know about diesel fuel storage including the factors that affect lifespan, the degradation process, how long diesel fuel lasts in storage, best practices for storage, common mistakes to avoid, testing fuel in storage...

AXI International Fuel Maintenance Products Overview

As a leading provider of innovative fuel conditioning solutions, AXI International has been at the forefront of the fuel industry for over two decades. The company has earned a reputation for excellence in fuel management, with a focus on improving fuel quality and...

Biobor Diesel Fuel Additive Review

Biobor JF: A Comprehensive Review As a diesel fitter I have always been interested in learning more about the fuel additives to improve fuel quality and engine performance. One such additive that has caught my attention is Biobor JF. In this comprehensive review, I...

Diesel Bug Dipslide Test Review

For several reasons we presently do not sell or recommend the dipslide type fuel bug test - please see our high performance test kits here for diesel bugs. As a diesel engine owner, you know that keeping your engine running smoothly is of the utmost importance. One of...

About Marine Diesel Fuel Polishing Systems

‍As a marine enthusiast, I understand the challenges of keeping diesel engines running smoothly. Marine fuel systems can be very delicate and even the smallest contaminants can cause significant issues that can lead to expensive repairs. This is where a marine fuel...

FuelStat® Diesel Fuel Testing Kits Review

One of the critical components of a well-maintained fleet is the quality of the diesel fuel that powers it. Poor-quality fuel can lead to engine damage, decreased efficiency, and increased maintenance costs. That's why will discuss the FuelStat® diesel fuel testing...

How to Choose the Right Diesel Fuel Testing Kit

As a diesel engine owner, you understand the importance of keeping your engine running at its best. One important factor in achieving optimal engine performance is ensuring that the diesel fuel being used is of high quality. The quality of diesel fuel can impact the...

Diesel Fuel Dyes – All you need to know

Dye is added to diesel fuel to indicate its intended use and if specific taxes have been paid or been exempted from. The purpose of diesel fuel dye is to differentiate between diesel fuel that is intended for on-road and off-road use. The dyed or no dyed fuel...

Diesel Fuels: An Overview of Its Properties, Types, and Uses

As an diesel fitter, I have had the opportunity to learn a lot about diesel fuels over my career, and it is my pleasure to share my knowledge with you in this article. Diesel fuel is a petroleum-derived fuel that is widely used in various industries, including...

Black Exhaust Smoke in Diesel Engines Causes & Fixes

You may have seen thick black smoke coming out of an exhaust pipe. Black exhaust smoke is a common issue that can be caused by several factors. In this article, we will delve into the main causes of black exhaust smoke in diesel engines, how to identify and diagnose...

Diesel Fuel Contamination What You Must Know

As someone who has worked closely with diesel fuel systems over the past 25 years, I can tell you that diesel fuel contamination is a very real and serious problem. Diesel fuel contamination occurs when foreign substances enter the fuel system and can cause...

Diesel Fuel Bacteria and How Diesel Biocide Can Help

Diesel Fuel Bacteria and How Diesel Biocide Can Help As someone who has worked in the diesel engine repairs industry for many years, I have seen first hand the importance of maintaining clean diesel fuel. Diesel fuel is the lifeblood of many industries, powering...

Understanding the Impact of Water in Diesel Fuel

Understanding the Impact of Water in Diesel Fuel Diesel engines are the backbone of many industries, from transportation to agriculture. However, they are susceptible to fuel contamination, which can lead to engine failure, costly injector and pump repairs, and...

Diesel Fuel FAQ’s

Common Diesel Fuel Questions and Answers On this page we will answer the most common questions about diesel fuel and system problems. Q. What is diesel fuel? A. Diesel fuel is generally the result of a mixture of derived petroleum compounds known as distillates of...

Types of Diesel Fuel Contamination

Different Types of Diesel Fuel Contamination Particle Contamination Dirt, mud and other particle pollutants typically enter into the tank via the breathing tubes or from poor quality fuel. In dirty regions, the problem of fuel pollution into the tank could be worse....

Common Diesel Fuel & Engine Problems

Diesel Engines, Hard to start and Lack of power These are indicators of inadequate fuel passing through the engine, thus not providing the necessary fuel to complete the combustion process. This may mean that the fuel system is partly blocked. The fuel filter, located...