My recent article that I published The Case for using AMSOIL Diesel Fuel Additives , we examined the need for Diesel owners to increase the lubricity in their fuel to combat the effects of ULSD namely wear caused by the lack of lubricity.
I want to help you exam how cost effective running AMSOIL Diesel Injector Clean in every tank for 100,000 miles would be.
AMSOIL Diesel Injector Clean Lubricates Fuel Pump & Injectors to Reduce Wear
Ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel (ULSD) provides significantly reduced lubricity – a critical property in controlling wear in fuel pumps and injectors. Diesel Injector Clean adds back the lubricity the fuel pump and injectors need, reducing wear, improving service life and saving time and money on maintenance costs.
Besides this AMSOIL Diesel Injector Clean helps maintain top fuel efficiency and performance by cleaning both the tough-to-remove internal diesel injector deposits surfacing in modern high-pressure common-rail diesel engines and traditional carbonaceous deposits.
Fuel injector deposits interrupt spray patterns, causing poor fuel atomization, incomplete combustion, excessive emissions and smoke. Besides that AMSOIL Diesel Injector clean will:
Cleans dirty injectors * Lubricates pumps and injectors to reduce wear * Extends fuel-filter life *Improves fuel economy up to 8% * Restores power and torque * Reduces smoke and emissions * Helps prolong time between EGR and DPF regenerations * Combats fuel-system corrosion * Reduces downtime and maintenance costs * Safe for use in all diesel fuels, including biodiesel
Let’s look at the current cost of running AMSOIL Diesel Injector Clean in every tank. This would be figured for the popular line of Diesel Pick-Up truck owns with an estimated average fuel economy of 13.5 mpg.
AMSOIL Recommends 1 ounce of Diesel Injector Clean for each 5 gallons of diesel fuel.(maintenance dose)
At the current pricing, the AMSOIL Diesel Injector Clean runs $8.95 for as 16 oz bottle retail.
Let’s do some easy math to see how much it would cost to use Diesel Injector Clean for 100,000 miles.
100,000/13.5mpg would equal 7,407 gallons of fuel. Since one ounce treats 5 gallon, we’ll divide the 7407 by 5 to equal which gives us 1,481 ounces of diesel clean needed. There are multiple package size options, but we choose a convenient 16 oz bottle. We would need 92 bottles of product. This would cost $828 over 100,000 miles.
AMSOIL does offer case pricing on those which would save you $20.
On top of that, AMSOIL offers several discount programs, namely the preferred customer program, the dealer program or the commercial account program (for qualified businesses) this could further increase your overall savings. This could make your overall costs to run a quality diesel fuel additive that provides enhanced lubricity as well as general overall fuel system cleaning for your diesel engines.
Asking yourself the question, is $600-800 over 100,000 miles worth it to you?
Personally we think using AMSOIL Fuel additives is “cheap” insurance to prevent injector pump and injector wear.
- 99% of diesel fuel injector failure can be traced to two different issues:
- Faulty mechanical problems in the physical fuel injector housing
- Fuel quality (or rather, lack of quality)
- The average cost for a diesel injection pump replacement is between $1,385 and $1,538. Labor costs are estimated between $580 and $733 while parts are priced at $805. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
- Replacing a set of injectors in a diesel engine can cost thousands of dollars.
Would you consider running AMSOIL Diesel Injector Clean or one of our combination products like Diesel Clean+Cetane Boost or the AMSOIL Diesel All-In-One?
Our personal favorite is the Diesel Clean+Cetane boost for summer use and the All-In-One for winter use!
Give your diesel engine the best fuel system protection as well as efficient operation with AMSOIL Diesel Fuel Additives.
Don’t forget to check out the AMSOIL Factory Direct Discount Programs!