New prod­uct fight­ing fuel con­tam­i­na­tion

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY BUSINESS -

FUEL con­tam­i­na­tion can be a ma­jor prob­lem for com­mon rail diesel en­gines but lo­cal busi­ness air­lie brakes and sus­pen­sion have in­tro­duced a prod­uct that can help avoid this costly is­sue.

The Driv­etech 4x4 Fuel Man­ager is a pre-fil­ter kit that helps pro­tect vi­tal fuel in­jec­tion com­po­nents from wa­ter, hu­mid­ity, dirty fuel and other con­tam­i­nants.

The 30 mi­cron Fuel Man­ager pre-fil­ter wa­ter sep­a­ra­tion kit op­er­ates in ad­di­tion to the fac­tory in­stalled fil­ter, which is usu­ally about 5-10 mi­cron.

It is at­tached to the ve­hi­cle by a stain­less steel mount­ing bracket, made to suit in­di­vid­ual car mod­els, and fits like a glove in the engine bay with­out hav­ing to mod­ify ex­ist­ing ve­hi­cle com­po­nents. It has a glass bowl to see if there is wa­ter and a spin-off car­tridge that is in­ex­pen­sive to re­place.

The Fuel Man­ager pre-fil­ter will help pre­vent the chance of con­tam­i­nated fuel reach­ing your engine, which is par­tic­u­larly use­ful to re­duce stress when fuel is com­ing from an un­known or un-trusted source, which can hap­pen a lot when trav­el­ling long dis­tances.

Steve Knox at air­lie brake and sus­pen­sion said he sees a lot of com­mon rail en­gines com­ing in with prob­lems caused by con­tam­i­nated fuel, and fix­ing them can cost in the thou­sands.

“With our 4WD back­ground and ex­pe­ri­ence, we un­der­stand that preven­tion is bet­ter than cure when it comes to mod­ern com­mon rail fuel sys­tems,” Mr Knox said.

“This pre-fil­ter will ac­tu­ally fil­ter your fuel prior to it go­ing to the fac­tory fil­ter. It fits in beau­ti­fully with the engine, look­ing like it’s meant to be there and it doesn’t af­fect fuel con­sump­tion.”

Mr Knox said from or­der­ing your fil­ter to com­plete in­stal­la­tion should only take a few days, de­pend­ing on the model re­quired. Re­place­ment spin fil­ters are also rea- dily avail­able. “Don’t risk dam­ag­ing your ex­pen­sive fuel sys­tem” Mr Knox ad­vised, adding that the cost of the fil­ter and in­stal­la­tion, about $595 for most com­mon mod­els and pro­vid­ing there are no af­ter mar­ket ac­ces­sories ob­struct­ing the in­stal­la­tion of the stain­less bracket, could save you thou­sands in the long run.

Drop in to see Steve or Dave about in­stalling a Driv­etech 4x4 Fuel Man­ager in your engine.

LAT­EST TECH­NOL­OGY: Steve Knox with the Driv­etech 4x4 Fuel Man­ager he in­stalled on a 2009 com­mon rail turbo diesel Hilux. The pre-fil­ter kit helps pro­tect vi­tal fuel in­jec­tion com­po­nents from con­tam­i­na­tion.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.