If you have operated a diesel-powered vehicle for several years, you have probably noticed that fuel for it is becoming more refined. As engine manufacturers strive for fuel efficiency, they also lower tolerances for contaminants in the fuel systems. Here are some tips to help you understand the contaminants in your fuel and what to do about them.
Water is perhaps the most dangerous thing that can get into your fuel system. It contracts and expands under temperature changes, making it dangerous to internal engine components. Expanding water can easily lead to cracked injectors. Unlike diesel fuel, water is corrosive, so it can also cause rust on internal engine parts that are not designed to withstand the moisture. If you suspect water in your fuel system, take steps to remove it as soon as possible.
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