Last summer we had the amazing opportunity to test out C.A.R.E. Diesel®. Curious how this went? Then keep on reading!
Do you still remember our truck was suffering from a major diesel contamination problem, also known as Diesel Pest? Due to the spreading of the contamination time between changing filters became increasingly shorter and the torque issues more apparent: acceleration time tripled and they barely could reach 90km/hr (instead of their previous maximum speed of 120km/hr).
Diesel pest is such a persistent and difficult to deal with problem, we had to have our tank professionally cleaned. We also replaced all the filters and the 30-year-old fuel lines.
This innovative diesel is organic, but nothing like conventional biodiesel. C.A.R.E. stands for:
- C: CO2-Reduction
- A: Arctic Grade
- R: Renewable
- E: Emission Reduction
Find out more about the climate-relevant impacts of C.A.R.E. Diesel® on toolfuel.eu
Our experience with C.A.R.E. Diesel®
While filling up the tank we (as well as the man in the repair shop) were surprised how crystal clear – “like water” – C.A.R.E. Diesel® really is. Not to mention the lack of the conventional diesel odor.
It really is strange to fill your tank with something that completely doesn’t resemble regular diesel at all. Where we really using diesel? Or did we make a mistake and added water instead? 😉
We were now ready to start our journey to the Black Sea in Romania. Approx. 1100km into our trip – the distance that was driven with the previous filters – we rechecked our diesel system. The difference was immense: no sign of contamination. The filters were still in a pristine state.
(Update: After switching back to regular diesel [and even installing a new diesel tank], we noticed signs of the diesel pest returning. We concluded that with regular diesel we need to add an additive to combat any contamination.)
But that was not the only observation we made. The motor of our expedition truck ran notably quitter, due to the higher cetane level in C.A.R.E. Diesel®. Plus we no longer covered the road in black exhaust smoke.
CONCLUSION: C.A.R.E. Diesel® improved the performance and driving enjoyment of this expedition truck.
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