Last post on May 15, 2013 at 7:03 AM
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Fuel System, Engine, Fuel System, Oil, Diesel, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
#1325 of 1330 Re: Methyl Hydrate and diesel? [pipfindr]
Apr 18, 2010 (5:29 pm)
"methyl hydrate" is methanol. I don't know about mixing it with diesel, I imagine there are diesel-specific fuel system treatments available that don't require experimenting with chemicals that might damage your fuel system plastics.
May 04, 2010 (8:31 pm)
Well it's been a while but the folks at ASL Camguard are finally releasing their automotive version. The differences from the aircraft-biased product are addition of friction modifiers that are claimed to reduce engine wear by 80%.
As of yet there is no info on the Camguard web site about Auto Camguard (the site has been slow to be updated), but those who contact the primary distributor (who is the primary sponsoring developer) can order it. The chemist who developed it is Ed Kollin (former head chemist of Exxon) and there is a video there explaining the product.
I'm just posting the info folks.
#1328 of 1330 85 octane
by steve_ HOST
Jun 19, 2012 (4:26 pm)
A journalist would like to speak to someone who fuels up with 85 octane and has experienced engine issues or a weaker performance at lower elevations because of it. If you use or have used 85 octane, and would like to share your story with a reporter, please send your daytime contact info to predmunds.com no later than Wednesday, June 20 at 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. Eastern.
#1329 of 1330 Additives & Fuel problems
May 15, 2013 (4:59 am)
I have a 2002 Honda Accord 6 cyl and its in Florida. I've heard that in hot areas you should try to keep a full tank of gas to prevent condensation in the fuel tank. It this a myth or truth? I just filled it up and noticed an engine knocking at acceleration. Will a fuel additive help with this by chance? I love this forum. It's always been a great help. Thanks!
#1330 of 1330 Re: Additives & Fuel problems [mom0423]
May 15, 2013 (7:03 am)
With all the vapor controls on cars, you don't need to worry about condensation. And worry even less in hot areas, not much condensing going on, anyway.
As for the knocking, if it's loud get to a mechanic soon. If it's barely noticeable I'd try filling up with premium after it gets to a half tank and see if it goes away.
Is the 'check engine light' (or any warning light) on?