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Diesel Bug Treatment

Diesel Bug Treatment

diesel bug treatment

Diesel Bug Treatment

Although there are many products on the uk market that offer chemical treatment for diesel bug, there are few, if any, that will remove water from the bottom of the tank which is the food source of the microbial bacteria (commonly known as “Diesel Bug”).

Diesel Bug Treatment and Additives

After administering the diesel bug treatment chemical the bugs will be killed and sink to the bottom of the tank and keep company with water, rust and any other assorted debris that has found its way into your fuel tank over time.

So a better way of dealing with the problem is to first have your fuel polished, then introduce the diesel bug treatment for long term care. IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT EACH TIME YOU FILL UP YOUR TANK YOU WILL BE IMPORTING WATER, AS WATER IS PRESENT IN DIESEL FUEL. For that reason a regular fuel polish is recommended to remove the accumulated water. Chemical diesel bug treatment on its own is not sufficient. It will only kill the bugs. It will not remove them or the water that is the prime and initial source of the problem.

Note: water content in diesel fuel has increased since the introduction of EEC ruling that reduced the sulphur content in diesel, and it is only now that the old stocks of higher sulphur fuel are exhausted that the problem is suddenly being reported by engineers called out to solve engine failures and blocked fuel filters.

Diesel bug treatment products include Marine 16, Coval Aquasolve, One Shot Anti Bug Biocide and Fuel Guard, however we recommend combining theses with initial and regualr fuel polishing to be fully effective and minimise potential engine failures.