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Well, despite the lack of a question here, I really wanted to address this comment because it is a common thought. After all, if they worked, why wouldn’t the gas companies add them?
This is a pretty interesting conversation that we will write about in our blog at some point. But here is the TL:DR version:
Fuel additives really do work, especially modern ones that utilize the advancements in chemistry that we have made since we started making fuel. Our abilities to create chemical bonds in fuel that increase the efficiency of the fuel itself are what make it work.
And the reason that this technology isn’t used in North American fuels? Simple, government regulations don’t require the engine cleaning detergents, increased octane, and improved lubricity that fuel additives can provide.
RBP Fuel Additives carry a guarantee through FAE Distribution that they will increase your fuel economy by at least enough to cover the cost of the bottle, we will refund the difference*. With current gas prices averaging $1.20/l across Canada, this means that you need to improve just 3.75% – our typical customer sees 10%, and many people report 15-20% on a regular basis.
Yes. Let’s be serious – Canadian winters are hell. Whether you are in the western province’s and deal with -40 temperatures or in the east dealing with extreme winter humidity, RBP Fuel Additives will help your engine run properly and help prevent water freezing in your fuel (because of reduced separation and build up).
No. RBP Fuel Additives are meant as a constant addition to your fuel system. The sooner you start using it the longer you will experience the benefits. But it will not solve serious problems caused by internal engine damage. If your engine has significant carbon buildup from poor quality fuel you can experience a slow return to optimal performance with continued use of RBP though.
Even top tier octane gasoline will leave deposits on your engines vital components which will result in incomplete combustion. Our gas fuel additive will keep these vital parts clean of buildup and help your engine run smoother.
In addition, premium gas often has the lowest turnover rate at a gas station. And in places where there are not a lot of performance vehicles using premium, this can mean that fuel sits in the tanks for a very long time, where it can separate and cause significant ant water to be introduced into your fuel system. Using RBP will help disperse this water, and improve the octane to a higher level! Great for imported vehicles that come from countries with 94+ octane.
Octane is the measure of resistance to auto-ignition – the higher the resistance, the hotter the fuel combustion and the more power that can be harnessed from the fuel. With performance engines this increased explosion from higher temperatures results in higher horsepower and higher burn rates (better efficiency).
Cetane (diesel) is essential a quality rating for diesel. The higher the Cetane, the shorter the ignition delay. A shorter delay means better performance and fuller fuel burning. Because a diesel engine does not use spark plugs, early ignition is essential.
RBP Fuel Additives do more than just help keep your engine internals clean; it provides missing lubricity to your gas or diesel fuel. Lead and sulphur used to be added to fuels to provide lubricity to the internal components of your engine. But with stricter regulations relating to emissions these were removed from our fuels (and for good reason). With RBP Fuel Additives you add lubricity back into your fuel which prevents your components from having excessive wear, pitting, scrapes, etc. This keeps your engine running longer and more efficiently.
No. The products will not harm sensors or (dpf) particl e filters and def systems. In fact, because the product assists in cleaner burning it will assist in maintaining clean passage ways along your sensor passages. We have testimonials of check engine lights due to sensor troubles being cleared from using our featured products.
There is no need to use more than the recommended dosage but if you use more than recommended you will simply clean your fuel system better, disperse more water and offer a better anti-gel and ati-freeze protection.
Sure is! Our gas treatment product works in any gasoline engine. Our customers use it in everything from their two-stroke lawnmowers to speed boats, off-road toys and even race cars!
Water is introduced in your equipment several ways. It all begins well before the fuel is pumped into your equipment when it is stored and transported in bulk containers condenstaion forms inside those containers before it is delivered to fuel delivery stations. Once the fuel is pumped into your fuel tank again water continues forming by condenstation with day and night temperature changes. The fuel then makes its way into your fuel injection system causing reduced fuel burn which immediately starts affecting the long term durability of your equipment. Water is also introduced during the fuel injection process due to heat and pressure mixing the hydrogen and oxygen molecules creating water molecules in the process.
Yes. Both products disperse water in solution very efficiently and will allow the water to pass harmlessly through your fuel system and burn in the combustion process while protecting the fuel pump and injection system from typical damage caused by water and corrosion.
No! All products have different flash points and will not perform as promised if used with wrong fuel type. (follow instructions on bottle for fuel type)
Put a 3-5x dose of fuel additive into your tank and find a way to agitate it so that the chemical bonding can occur. Because fuel that sits begins to have water separation, you need to utilize the hydro-bonding technology in RBP Fuel Additives to bond the water molecules back to the fuel so that you can burn out the water and get back to running clean fuel.
Yes. Since diesels have been using direct injection technology for many years, our products have been tried and tested in the real world and have proven to perform exceptionally well in direct injection engines. Just see the review left by the Caterpillar Engine Technicians from the Peterbuilt dealership in Joplin, MO.
Great question and something that is a bit complex to get into here. We suggest reading up on this subject here.
What really matters is that fuel enters differently with a direct injection method. Because of how fuel enters carbon is more susceptible to build up on the pistons of a direct injection engine. This is why diesel treatments have been around for so long and are regarded as essential for anyone wanting to maintain their engines longevity. With the new gas engines adopting direct injection many mechanics and professionals worry about the long term effects that gasoline will have on the engines. With RBP Fuel Additives, the carbon build up is not an issue as the cleaning agents are able to prevent the carbon from building up on the pistons and therefore keeping the inherent efficiency improvements of the direct injection engine for years to come.
For liability reasons they don’t want you using inferior fuel additives that contain corrosive chemicals that can create serious fuel system problems long term.
RBP Fuel additives have all been passed at the highest level of compliance and EPA Approval meaning they are safe for all modern engines and fuel systems. They are Tier 4 Compliant and meet the Mercedes Benz ASTM #6079 HFRR standards – regarded as the highest standards for diesel engine compliance in the world.
Simple answer – YES. We understand the skepticism that some people may have though as many of us have tried different products with mixed results. This is why we offer a money back guarantee that you will save enough fuel to cover the cost of the bottle or we will give you back what you didn’t save. This doesn’t even take into account the other benefits your engine will receive from running cleaner.