- Eliminates water from the fuel tank.
- Protects against rust and corrosion.
- Prevents carburettor and fuel system icing.
- Suitable for petrol and diesel engines.
WATER IN FUEL TANKS
The amount of ethanol found in fuel has been steadily increasing over time, this is because the ethanol acts as a combustion aid which helps in cold starts and reduces carbon dioxide emissions when the engine is too cool for efficient combustion.
However, a common problem with these high ethanol fuels is that they suffer high sensitivity to water contamination, which can cause fuel to separate out into corrosive acid and hydrocarbons.
This corrosive acid is incredibly harmful to engines and other metal components found in the fuel system, making water contamination a serious issue. To make matters worse the level of water in your tank only needs to be 0.06% for phase splitting to occur.
BEWARE THE DIESEL BUG
Another issue with water in the tank is the dreaded ‘Diesel Bug’
The Diesel bug is a single or group of microorganisms that grow in fuels. They include bacteria, mould and yeasts and grow in water contaminated systems feeding on hydrocarbons and destabilising fuel.
This is where Hydra FD-66 comes in, this fuel dryer and ethanol stabiliser breaks down the surface tension between water and fuel, absorbing all excess moisture that accumulates from tank condensation, and then holds it in suspension until it is burned away by the engine during normal operation.
For effective treatment use 10ml for every 3 litres of fuel in a 10:3000 ratio, and retreat every 6 months at refuel. Best used in conjunction with our Bug test kit, so you can determine if our system has been affected and then effectively treat the problem before damage to your engine can occur.
All of our products are manufactured to the highest specifications at our UK plant, which is accredited to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018.
Diesel Bug Incubator and Test Kits