Frequently Asked Questions
1  How do I know if I have a problem with my fuel storage?
You can carry out a water test, this will show you how much water, if any, is in your fuel storage tank.
2  Should I update the filter system on my storage tank?
Yes. If you have any water or bacteria growth, then one of our filter systems will stop this passing into your machine.
3  How long can I store my fuel before it develops problems?
Due to the new fuel's oxidative stability, approximately 6 months, but with our new fuel additive - Fuel-Guard plus, this can be extended to approximately 2 years.
4  What should I do about the fuel in my combine harvester at the end of the season?
Simply add our 3 in 1 Winterizer to the machine's fuel tank for total protection, guaranteed.
5  My tank is really old, do I need to replace it?
Not necessarily. If it is water tight and not leaking, then simply fit one of or new specially designed water blocking filter systems.
6  My tank is plastic, am I safe?
Plastic tanks dont corrode unlike steel, but they still suffer from water intake via condensation, using one of our water removing scavengers will give you extra protection.
7  Can I test my fuel for the Diesel Bug?
Yes you can. We supply an easy to use Diesel Bug testing kit.
8  How do I protect my fuel from the Diesel Bug?
Use preventative methods such as Fuel-Guard's Diesel Bug Killer.
9  My storage tank is gravity fed can I still put one of your filter system on?
Yes we supply filter systems for both gravity and pumped systems.
10  Your filter systems have fitted a special clogging indicator, how do they work?
These special indicators sense pressure when the filter is starting to clog up due to contamination they are zoned in green (ok), yellow (order new filter) and red (replace filter)
11  I have read that biodiesel is more susceptible to freezing in cold weather because it attracts water
If you haven’t taken steps to prevent water uptake in your fuel store, then you may well suffer from your fuel waxing up, using Fuel-Guard ‘Wax Stopper’ will prevent waxing down to -20C.
12  My machine can 'run rough' sometimes how can I improve its performance?
Using Fuel-Guard’s ‘Gas Oil Supreme’ will increase the cetane number from 45 to 51 giving you more pulling power with smoother running less black smoke and better fuel consumption.
13  My storage tank is steel should I replace it?
No however steel will create more water condensation but if is well maintained and not leaking then fit one of our specially designed water blocking filter systems for added protection.
14  Can I test my fuel for water?
Yes you can. We supply an easy to use water detection kit.
15  Can I quickly test my delivered fuel for contamination?
Yes. We can supply a test kit which will give an accurate on site result in 10 minutes.