Frequently Asked Questions
How will the use of formula XP – 12 increase my fuel economy?
Formula XP – 12 greatly reduces the friction of the moving metal parts, all while cleaning and reconditioning them, thereby reducing the operating temperature and making the engine operate more efficiently.
Is the increase in fuel economy that I can expect from the use of Formula XP – 12 alone?
Average increase in fuel economy game by using formula XP – 12 separately ranges from 3 to 8%.
Does the formula EXPE – 12 lower operating temperatures? Why would I want to keep them lower?
Formula XP – 12 affects the operating temperature of the metal surfaces where there are higher pressures by reducing friction between those metal surfaces and preventing their wear. Formula XP – 12 is a middle conditioner which penetrates and fills in the microscopic pores, smooths, polishes, cleans, and reconditions the metal thereby drastically reducing the amount of friction and resulting heat caused by that friction. This extends the life of the engine or equipment and it's oil or lubricating fluid. The same effects are also seen in a transmission, differential, power steering, hydraulic component, gear box, compressor, turbine, and oil hub. By reducing the wear, maintenance is reduced and the life of the equipment is extended.
Should I change my oil or other fluids prior to adding the formula XP – 12? Will it provide the same protection?
It is perfectly acceptable to add formula XP —12 or any of the other formula blends in the middle of a scheduled oil drain servicing. The penetrating action of the XP formulas is not impeded by use lubrication fluids. There is no need to alter your servicing schedule when incorporating the XP formulas into your maintenance program provided servicing is not immediate. Step one of our three-step cleanse process recommends adding formula XP – 12 within one week PRIOR to an oil change to help clean any sludge and buildup in the engine before it is drained. Step two would be to add an additional Formula XP-12 treatment directly after the oil is changed for optimum cleans and performance enhancement.
Can you over treat with formula XP – 12?
No! It seems like a large amount of excess fluid for the vehicle to hold. As stated above, the Formula XP – 12 will be completely absorbed into the metal and will not displace any lubricating fluids. In some cases you may have to raise one side of the vehicle to provide enough room for the application of the Formula XP – 12.
Do I need to reduce the amount lubricating fluids when I incorporate formula XP—12 into my servicing?
NO!! Formula XP – 12 will be completely absorbed into the metal and therefore undetectable after three days of use. NEVER REDUCE LUBRICATION FLUID AMOUNTS REQUIRED BY YOUR VEHICLE OR EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER!!!
Why do the application rates and XP Formulas vary between on-road vehicles and off-road extreme use equipment?
These vehicles perform under completely different operating conditions. Off-road equipment experience far greater stress loads and extreme pressure work loads than on-road vehicles.
Why is the recommended application amount 1 ounce per quart of Formula XP – 12 for hydraulic fluid?
Formula XP – 12 is treating the metal, not the lubricant. As hydraulic systems have a large reservoir of fluid for cooling purposes the application amount of Formula XP – 12 is lowered. The amount of metal treated is not equal to the amount of excess fluid used to lubricate and cool the system.
Where will I see the reduction in maintenance issues?
You will see the reduction in maintenance issues at any an all metal wear points. Any moving part that is lubricated will see a reduction in friction and wear, thus reducing maintenance.
Why do I only have to add formula XP – 12 to the automatic transmission every 24,000 miles and to the differentials, power steering, and hydraulics at yearly servicing?
The automatic transmission, differentials, power steering, and hydraulics are not serviced as often as the engine. As a result, the fluids are not drained and refilled, reapplication is only necessary at servicing. If the fluids are not being drained at servicing simply add the Formula XP – 12 to the lubricating fluids. The reapplication of the Formula XP – 12 at servicing is to ensure that constant protection is provided to all lubricated metal parts.
Why should I use Diesel XP in my fuel?
The mandated Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel has caused a multitude of problems for owners and operators of diesel powered vehicles. Since the introduction of ULSD fleet owners and managers have seen significant reductions in fuel economy as well as an increase in maintenance problems due to lower cetane levels and loss of lubricity. Diesel XP solves both of these problems. Diesel XP also emulsifies any water, prevents algae, and lowers the gel point in fuel.
People keep talking about the effects of ULSD, what are they?
Briefly, the mandate of the use of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel has created a whole new set of a fuel issues caused by the reduction of sulfur in the diesel fuels. There is an increase in the amount of water in the fuel caused by the process of Hydro-sulfurization, which is necessary to remove the sulfur from the fuel. Diesel fuel now has increased levels of hydro-peroxides that have devastating effects on the fuel systems. The reduction of 99.9% of sulfur equates to an incredible loss of the lubrication previously provided by the higher sulfur content. The loss of BTUs from the reduction of sulfur and a reduction in the cetane ratings results in an incomplete fuel combustion and reduced vehicle power.
What increase in fuel economy can I expect from the use of Diesel XP alone?
The average increase in fuel economy experienced is 10% using the Diesel XP alone. However, when used together with Formula XP – 12, results of 12–15% are the average. Results can vary due to the condition of your injection system and operating conditions. As Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel has impacted many fuel systems, the condition of the injection system should be inspected if results from the Diesel XP are not experienced. Worn or damaged injectors are a major cause of a loss in fuel economy.
Why do I need a cetane booster?
A cetane rating of 48–50 is optimal for the operation of diesel engines. However, most fuel has a rating of 35–45. Not only will they higher cetane rating give you more power and a more complete burning of the fuel at the point of ignition, this will also improve ignition and acceleration while reducing white and black smoke from your exhaust.
Why is replacing the lost lubricity so important?
The mandated Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel has caused a multitude of problems for fleet owners and managers. The greatest problem many are facing is that most ULSD fuel is not at the mandated 15 ppm sulfur. Much of the fuel tested is 7–10 ppm sulfur with increased water content. Most importantly is the loss of lubricity. This loss of lubricity can be compared to running an engine with out oil. Without providing lubricity, the metal within the fuel injector becomes very hot. This heat can cause the fuel injector plunger to weld itself to the barrel, seizing the injector. Excess heat can also cause premature wear causing leaking and malfunctioning injectors which greatly impede fuel economy.
What effect will Diesel XP have older vehicles and equipment?
Diesel XP will actually clean and maintain the injection system on older vehicles. The ULSD fuel is extremely hard on older engines that were made for a higher ppm sulfur fuel. The diesel XP replaces lubricity lost by the ULSD and maintains the seals preventing leaking.
My vehicle seems like it has more power but my fuel economy has dropped?
Because of the increase in power immediately felt with the addition of the Diesel XP Enhancer, drivers and operators habits should be observed. When more power is available, often an abuse of that power is seen. It can take some time for the drivers operators to become accustomed to be increase in available power. Has drivers and operators become accustomed to the increase in power, fuel economy will drastically increase.
As stated above, if you increase in fuel economy is seen in some vehicles and equipment but not in others, the condition of the fuel system and fuel filters should be inspected. Because of the cleaning action of the Diesel XP, smudge and gunk that has accumulated will eventually restrict the fuel filters. Ever, continued use the diesel XP will extend the life of the fuel filters.
What will the Diesel XP do to the water in my bulk tank?
Diesel XP cannot rid your tank of excess water contamination already present in your bulk tank. However, Diesel XP will, by volume, emulsify 10% of the water present in the Diesel Fuel in subsequent fills providing previous water has been drained from the tank. Diesel XP encapsulates the hydrogen and oxygen atoms, and they are thereby burned off as steam during combustion. This reduction in water content can reduce the chances of injector seizures. We recommend treating the tank prior to refilling it and then treating each individual vehicle fueled by fuel from the tank.
What can I do if I do not fuel my fleet with bulk tanks?
Mandate the application of Diesel XP for every driver of operator. Application amount of Diesel XP is 1 oz for every 10 gallons. A heavier dosage might be necessary depending on the age of the vehicle. Any graduated container will work for dispensing the Diesel XP.
Why is bulk tank maintenance so important when beginning to use Diesel XP?
Bulk tank maintenance is a critical maintenance issue with or without the addition of Diesel XP. However, with the addition of Diesel XP the environment in which bacteria, algae, and microbes thrive will be reduced. Bacteria, algae and microorganisms thrive in bulk tanks because they can live in the accumulated water and they feed off of the fuel. As they reproduce, masses of these organisms and their excrement clog filters, causing severe corrosion issues and imposing costly repairs on diesel engine fuel systems if not stopped by the fuel filters. The addition of Diesel XP emulsifies the water thus making your bulk tank and fuel tank a less hospitable environment. With this in mind, as they decompose, they will contaminate and corrode your tank and clog your furl filters. Removal of the bottom sludge is critical to the tank, vehicle and filter maintenance. The biocide and algaecide in the Diesel XP will greatly reduce the proliferation of these organisms. Diesel XP contains a powerful algaecide and biocide to eliminate the organisms from your fuel tanks and bulk tank. As Diesel XP can, by volume, emulsify 10% of the water introduced in the new fuel it cannot eliminate previous water buildup.
How can 1 product replace 2-5 products from other companies?
Diesel XP contains all of the additive packages combined in to one technology. Many companies have 2-4 products for profit sake. This makes Diesel more cost effective than other companies multiple products. Diesel XP contains 15% of the Formula XP-12 to provide the lubricity lost in the reduction of sulfur from ULSD fuel, which protects the fuel system by conditioning and sealing the gaskets, keeping them pliable and protecting them from deterioration. The addition of Formula XP-12 to Diesel XP makes our product unique in its ability to protect your fuel system.
How does the Diesel XP reduce particulate matter in the emissions?
Diesel XP reduces particulate matter in the emissions by providing a more complete burning of the fuel. The Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel cetane rating is too low for a complete burn thus resulting in a higher particulate matter count in the emissions. With a more complete burning of the fuel, Diesel Particulate Trap maintenance is also reduced. This type of maintenance is costly, usually to the tune of $10,000 and upwards per repair. Diesel XP raises the cetane rating and provides a more complete combustion of the fuel.
My trucks are all 2007 or newer, why do I need Diesel XP?
The injectors and injection systems on the newer models have not changed. All engines need additional lubricity in the fuel to maintain efficient injector system operation. Diesel XP increases the cetane rating giving a more complete combustion which lowers the particulate matter in the particulate trap. This reduces obstructions in the trap and cuts maintenance and down time.
Why should I use both the Formula XP-12 and the Diesel XP together?
The combination of Power Curve Products creates a synergist system that provides protection to the entire vehicle or piece of equipment. When used together the beneficial effects of both products work together to protect, increase fuel economy and reduce maintenance issues thereby extending the life of the vehicles and equipment. The average reduction maintenance costs associated with using Power Curve products in a systemic manner equates to an approximate 35%-45% cost reduction.
Why am I running through my supply of Diesel XP so fast?
Inventory measures should be observed as pilfering of Diesel XP by employees has been seen. Inventory of Diesel XP is easy as the application rate is consistent with the amount of fuel being used.
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