Category: Diesel Engine

My diesel fuel is black. What do I do?

The color of fuel indicates the fuels age. The dark color is coming from Asphaltenes…this takes years to develop. To fix it remove the water first. Once the water is gone he can then filter out the solids. BUT filtering may take LOTS of filters so we are back to how many gallons do we… Read more »

The EPA has Tough Regulations about Oil Filter Disposal

We can reduce the risk of being fined for improper or illegal hazardous waste management if disposing oil filters improperly. If you work in a situation where you maintain diesel engines, you likely find yourself burdened with a pile of oil filters every year, all of them filled with sludge and used engine oil. Used… Read more »

Why Fuel Polishing

Fuel polishing is the technical cleaning process used to remove or filter microbial contamination from diesel fuel in storage. It is essentially the removal of water, sediment and microbial contamination. This fuel contamination, also known as ‘fuel bugs’ or ‘diesel bugs’ build up over time in stored fuels if they aren’t tested and treated on… Read more »

Test for DEF fluid in your fuel tank

If things are not running…could it be someone pumped DEF into the fuel tank? Here is how to find out. Diesel Fuel Water or DEF Test #DEF-1 Tests for Water and DEF in All Diesel Fuel Results are immediate. Less than 1 minute Non-toxic and completely safe This test will indicate free amounts of DEF… Read more »

Ford 6.4 Diesel and Dieselcraft OC-25 Reusable Oil Filter

I did a lot of research on bypass filtration, and I never knew anything about centrifuges until recently.  They are way better than “filter element” kits, and Dieselcraft has the most competitively priced system (You could try to piece one together from another source but you will end up paying way more).  This kit is… Read more »

Plugged Fuel Filters and Cannot Solve the Problem?

It is not algae sludge. What is it? Here is one that had a lot of people fooled for a long time. Relatively clear fuel but plugged filters after 2,000 mile in a Class 8 Truck In this case the problem was constant filter plugging with a black colored material. Generally if it is a… Read more »

Diesel Fuel Quality is a Question not a Guarantee

Diesel Fuel Quality is a Question not a Guarantee Diesel engine designs striving to increase engine performance have made great advancements in engine fuel delivery to the combustion chamber. Today’s diesel engine is quieter, smoother, and more powerful. But today’s diesel engine owners are overlooking one important factor. The quality of today’s diesel fuel has… Read more »

Common Causes of Diesel Engine Failures

Diesel Engine Failure

Do you drive a vehicle, operate a boat or maintain a standby generator with a diesel engine in it? If so, it’s extremely important for you to do everything you can to avoid diesel engine failure. There are a few common causes of diesel engine failure that you should try to steer clear of at… Read more »

The Best Oil Filters Ever Made.

Changing engine oil regularly is one of the basic maintenance and servicing rules that every owner knows. However, the oil filters don’t get the same attention. Generally you buy the brand name at the lowest cost. The best oil filters trap dirt, debris, and other contaminants in the oil and ensure only clean oil circulates… Read more »