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Advanced Emission Control Solutions 2695 S. Fourth St., Fresno, CA 93752
Phone: (559) 240-6076
California Environmental Solutions 1338 N. Melrose, #D, Vista, CA 92083
Phone: (858) 414-2166
DPF Filters 2832 N. Golden State Blvd, Madera, CA 93637
Phone: (559) 903-3612
Emissions Services Unlimited 11633 Martens River Circle, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Phone: (714) 742-1270
Rincon Truck Center 114 Rincon Ct, San Clemente, CA 92672
Phone: (949) 492-3520
Newell Truck Plaza 200 Manchester Ave,
Newton, KS 67114
Phone: (316) 283-4450
JKG Fuel Solutions 255 Kellogg Blvd. E, Saint Paul, MN 55101 (near I-94 / I-35 Interchange)
Phone: (612) 209-3079
Pittsburgh Power 3600 South Noah Drive, Saxonburg, PA 16056-9745
Phone: (724) 360-4080
Peterbilt of Wyoming-Cheyenne 4221 S. Industrial Service Road, Cheyenne, WY 82007 (located on 1-80, exit 364, east of I-80 / I-25 Interchange)
Phone: (307) 635-9388
Q: Will Better Diesel FBC work for my pre-emissions heavy duty diesel engines?
A: Yes, Better Diesel FBC works the same way to improve engine performance and the lower fuel consumption and emissions for any diesel engine. The dose is 1 ounce per 25 gallons.
Q: Can I use Better Diesel FBC to treat diesel for my pick-up truck, VW, BMW, or Mercedes diesel engines?
A: Yes, Better Diesel FBC works extremely well to improve engine performance and lower fuel consumption and emissions for diesel pickup trucks and passenger cars. The dose is 1 ounce per 25 gallons.
Q: Can I use Better Diesel FBC for my gasoline engine?
A: Yes, but please change the dose to 1 ounce per 30 gallons. Also, it has anti-knock properties so it also works well for classic cars.
Q: Do you have a distributor network in Canada?
A: Yes, please see our distributor website with Pittsburgh Power, https://pittsburghpower.com/pages/max-mileage for locations and contact information.
Q: How is Better Diesel FBC different from other fuel additives?
A: Our Better Diesel FBC acts as a cure to problems caused by the incomplete combustion of diesel and gasoline by increasing the burn rate of fuel where it matters most, in the power stroke of the piston. The efficiency improvement is around 10% on average and is easy to measure. Most other brands of fuel additives are modifying the physical properties of fuel in a way that may or may not translate into a measurable improvement in engine efficiency. At the same time, Better Diesel FBC dramatically lowers the soot output of any engine by up to 60 or 70%. This is all due to the faster burn rate of fuel in the cylinder while the piston is still moving.
Q: Can I mix with other fuel additives?
A: Yes, it is safe to use Better Diesel FBC along with all other fuel additives. Please do not mix additives directly. Instead add each of them separately into the fuel tank.
Q: Will I see changes to my used engine oil sample?
A: Yes, you may see an increase in elemental iron. This is nothing to worry about as long as other wear metals stay consistent. Keep in mind that the iron-containing catalyst molecule is fully soluble in diesel and gasoline. There are no solid particles of any kind that could possibly cause problems with the high pressure fuel pump or fuel injectors.
Q: Will the appearance of my DPF change while using Better Diesel FBC?
A: Proper use of Better Diesel FBC will burn off the oily black soot coating on the front face of the DPF. Normally, this occurs within use of the first 1-gallon. In many cases of long-term use, a reddish-orange tint to the DPF ceramic subtrate will develop. This is caused by the combustion of the catalyst active ingredient, a very small amount of which thermally degrades to “ash” and is carried by the exhaust gases into the DPF and gets trapped. This additional amount of ash will not shorten the recommend interval between DPF cleanings to remove “ash deposits” from other sources as recommended by the engine manufacturer. Ash (metallic) residues from other sources include engine oil, coolant, dust and dirt, and rust contaminated fuel.
Q: I know that Better Diesel FBC will eliminate soot from my DPF but what about ash?
A: Yes, Better Diesel FBC is designed to reduce and/or eliminate soot deposits throughout the engine and the DPF. Soot is the primary culprit for DPF regeneration problems as well as premature engine wear and emissions system component failures in today’s modern diesel engines. However, unlike soot, ash cannot be burned off. Total ash from all sources (fuel contamination, engine oil additives, dirt and dust) only makes up a very small fraction of the incoming soot. Ash remains in the DPF as an incombustible material left behind following the DPF regeneration. We recommend that you adhere to the OEM recommended interval for routine cleaning of the DPF to remove ash.
Q: How does Better Diesel FBC decrease my DEF usage?
A: Better Diesel FBC increases the thermal efficiency of all diesel engines which results in the lowering of the exhaust gas temperature (EGT) by a significant amount. Since NOx production is thermally driven it is roughly proportional to EGT. The fuel catalyst treatment has been measured to reduce NOx output by about 15% on average. In newer engines, the SCR system will respond by injecting less DEF fluid into the SCR system.
Q: How long will it take for Better Diesel FBC to burn out carbon deposits and soot build-up in my engine and exhaust system?
A: The “clean-out’ effect of Max Mileage FBC for an in-service diesel engine can take approximately 4 to 6 weeks to complete. Keep in mind that the initial “clean out phase” may produce higher levels of smoke as the soot is being burned off at a lower temperature with the help of the fuel catalyst. In some cases, especially for very high mileage engines, DPF sensors may react to to this temporary condition, things may appear to get worse before they get better. This is normal and should pass without resulting in an engine “derate” situation.
Q: What is my cost for Better Diesel FBC?
A: At the suggested treat ratio, one gallon of Better Diesel FBC will treat 3200 gallons of fuel at a cost of around $.07/gallon of fuel. This translates to approximately $0.01/mile of cost assuming a baseline for fuel consumption of 7 MPG. Our product has been verified to produce tangible benefits that translate to lower cost of ownership of heavy duty transport trucks. The ROI (Return on Investment) can range anywhere from 300% to 800%, depending on the type of engine and mode of operation. The maximum investment to a typical OTR truck owner for 4 to 5 gallons of Better Diesel FBC is $1,000 – $1,250 per year. Savings will accrue through reduced fuel costs, reduced DEF consumption (if applicable), less down-time, lower emissions after treatment system repairs (if applicable), and reduced engine wear due to soot and the accumulation of carbon deposits.