Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Diesel fuel problems and additives
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There are two kinds of additives to deal with water that finds its way into your fuel. One kind emulsifies the water with the idea that it passes through into the engine in small quantities at a time and is safely burned off. If the amount of water is small enough that works, but at some point you get corrosion to the injection pump, and erosion of the injector tips.
The second type of water handling additive actually does the opposite. By increasing the tendency of the water to separate, it helps your filters remove it. If you have an efficient fuel polishing system, I would avoid the emulsifying additives. They make it difficult or impossible for the filters to do their job.
Otherwise, additives tend to be used in small enough proportions, I have never heard of damage except to the engine owner's wallet. Diesel engines burn lots of things without complaint
On Jun 28, 2016, at 18:07, mshirloo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: