The advice comes from Nigel Duffield, Sales Manager UK and Ireland at Sogefi Aftermarket, who warns that today’s highly sophisticated diesel engines are extremely sensitive to both contamination and cold temperatures.
A single particle of dirt can damage the entire fuel system beyond repair and inadequate maintenance can lead to droplets of water freezing in the fuel system, blocking the flow of fuel to the engine and causing serious damage.
Sogefi’s pioneering high quality replacement diesel cartridges employ the company’s proprietary ‘Diesel3Tech’ to deliver filtration performance equivalent to OE equipment – and potentially even better.
‘Diesel3Tech’ combines three high performance filtration materials in a single element.
The first two layers, which prevent particles from entering the fuel, achieve up to 95 per cent filtration for particles down to 4μm.
The third layer, made from hydrophobic (water repelling) plastic mesh, guarantees removal of up to 99 per cent of contaminated water, irrespective of water droplet size.
Ultra-low sulphur diesel
This unique filtration technology meets the challenges posed by new diesel fuels based on ultra-low sulphur diesel (ULSD) and first generation bio-diesel fuels made from vegetable and animal oils – the so-called fatty acid methyl esters (FAME).
These new fuels contain increased amounts of emulsified water.
Smaller water droplet sizes and increased emulsion stability defeat conventional fuel/water separators, increasing the risk of damage to modern, high-pressure injection systems.
Diesel3Tech™ filter media not only suit all European diesel blends containing up to 30% biodiesel, they also meet the demands of leading car manufacturers worldwide – delivering best-in-market filtration performance.
All Sogefi Aftermarket brands – Purflux, CoopersFiaam and Fram® – offer this technology. They cover 80 essential automotive applications representing over 2 million vehicles in Europe for world-leading car manufacturers.
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