Until the late 20th century, diesel fuel additives were not so much of a hot topic. Due to the robustness and versatility of the diesel engine, suitable diesel fuel is made from a mixture of straight-run distinctive distillation elements. With the increasing demand for fuel, the demand for diesel fuel additives has also increased. Even though there is no particular definition of what exactly an additive is, the consensus is that an additive is something added at less than 1% w/w (i.e. 10,000 mg/kg or 10,000 ppm).
Owing to this low additive rate, the physical features of the fuel, like its volatility, viscosity, and density, does not change significantly.
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When was the last time you cleaned the EGR valve in your car? The most common answer is probably ‘never’.
Do you have idling problems in your car? Do you encounter engine stalling, surging, and misfiring when the engine is cold? Then you might be looking at a dirty or clogged EGR valve.
I have a friend who spent close to a thousand dollars just to solve the idling problems in his car. The mechanic replaced the air filter, the MAF sensor, the spark plugs, and the fuel filter (in no particular order) to solve the problem. After all was said and done, my friend till had idling problems and poor engine performance.Continue reading
Probably one of the most neglected parts of a modern vehicle is the catalytic converter. It is a critical part of the exhaust system and it keeps the air cleaner by reducing the amount of harmful pollutants emitted by the tailpipe.
Perhaps the only time that you will pay attention to the catalytic converter is when it eventually fails. With this in mind, have you ever wondered how long does a catalytic converter last? The answer will surprise you.Continue reading
How many spark plugs are in a V6 engine? We get this question a lot. And while the answer might seem obvious, it might also surprise you.
You see, the correct answer is: it depends.
The number of spark plugs in a V6 engine will depend on the make and model of your vehicle, because there are cars that use engines with twin-spark or some sort of dual-ignition technology.
But for most cars equipped with a V6 engine, there are only six (6) spark plugs, provided that the car is not equipped with a twin-spark engine.Continue reading