Technology has had an incredible effect on increasing the efficiency of both gas and diesel internal combustion engines. The introduction of Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) is partly responsible for small motors attaining some impressive horsepower, and big motors reaching horsepower numbers only dreamed of in stock production vehicles not too long ago. On the Diesel side, there are a number of alternative fuels, among them Biodiesel, that increase the efficiency of these motors and make them more environmentally friendly.
It’s magic. But to quote the oft-used line from the TV show “Once Upon A Time”, “All magic comes with a price.” In this case the price is fuel dilution, which simply stated, is fuel making its way into the motor oil. John Martin, Contributing Editor for “Fleet Equipment” magazine, has written an excellent article on this topic. You can access it here: Lubricating oils for alternative fuels.
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