Premium Fuel Pump and complete filtration system
By Angela McCorison
Let’s talk about air bubbles. Normally bubbles are fun and kids love them, but the bubbles we’re referring to are more like enemy bubbles, the kryptonite to Superman effect. We are talking about bubbles, (air/vapor) in your fuel and considering most diesel engine failures originate in the fuel tank, this is a thing of importance. Water in your fuel is also important to get rid of as air often brings moisture, this happens more often than you’d think. Diesel fuel can contain two types of water, “water in solution” or “free water.” Water in solution is water that may be dissolved in the fuel because Diesel fuel can contain (very) low levels of water. Water which is not in the diesel fuel as a dissolved component is considered Free Water. Temperature fluctuations can cause droplets to condense on the inside walls of fuel tanks and accumulation of water over time. Water in suspension in burning fuel reduces the amount of energy available and will result in lower horsepower output. Water dissolved in the fuel, (Water in Solution) at low levels is not necessarily a problem. On the other hand, free water, in diesel fuel could result in excessive injector wear, filter plugging, power loss and corrosion of engine fuel system parts.
The AirDog Solution
Who doesn’t want clean fuel? Would you rather have a cookie straight from the jar or let someone sneeze on it first? Unless contamination is your thing, it’s a given right? The AirDog II Fuel Preporator is your new friend from fuel contamination of water and air. The AirDog system removes water, particulates and entrained air from the fuel. The entrained air separated from the fuel is returned to the tank through a small return line. The fuel is then delivered to the engine at the correct pressure flow to meet the demands of the engine under all operating conditions. This, in turn, leads to: Increased Fuel Economy, Increased Power Output, Increased Torque Output, Longer Injector Life, Improved Throttle Response, Reduced Exhaust Emissions and Optimized Engine Performance.
The kit that AirDog sent us is the AirDog II DF-165-4G Fuel/Air Separation System for DuraMax diesel engines. If you are interested but don’t have a DuraMax diesel engine, you’re in luck – AirDog offers a wide variety of systems for just about every diesel pickup truck on the market today. (AirDog: www.pureflowairdog.com, 877-421-3187)
3/16” Allen Wrench
½” Fuel line disconnect tool
Flat head screwdriver