Causes of Diesel Bug and How to Treat It
What is Diesel Bug?
Diesel bug is bacterial contamination within diesel fuel, which feeds on the hydrocarbons. This is often caused by water getting into fuel tanks, due to biodiesel attracting water, once water gets into the fuel tank this provides the perfect environment for diesel bug to grow. Diesel bug can cause deterioration in your fuel and damage to your engine.
Signs of Diesel Bug
There are a few key key signs that may suggest to check for diesel bug:
- Filters being blocked regularly
- Sediment in filter looks like coffee
- Loss of power
- Black smoke or bad smell from the exhaust
- Increase in fuel consumption
- Trouble with starting engine
How to Treat
If you find diesel bug in your fuel, it is important to treat both the tank and the fuel so as not to re-contaminate after cleaning.
Firstly remove the contaminated fuel, it will need to go through a fuel polishing system to get rid of the diesel bug.
Cleansing the tank, filters and fuel lines is the next step and diesel bug can live in all of these areas.
Why not use our Anti-Bug treatment which can either be used as a protective measure or a kill treatment. Used as a protective treatment Anti-Bug can stop diesel bug, preventing potentially large scale problems in the future.
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