We’re finally on our way to Romania. But before we left we first addressed our diesel contamination issue: “diesel-pest” – fuel residue.
Diesel pest is a natural micro-organism in conventional diesel, which propagates immensely in the diesel system (tank, filters, …) due to condensation. As a result we experienced torque issues and clogged filters. With the contamination spreading time between changing filters became increasingly shorter.
So a professional cleaning of our truck diesel system was in order. Six months after the first signs of the contamination and exactly 1 month since the last time the filters were replaced, our truck rolled into the repair shop.
The cleaning took approx. 2 hours and entailed:
- Removal of the diesel tank so it could be completely cleaned.
- Replacing the 30 year old fuel lines with new ones.
- Installing new filters.
Once our diesel system was contamination free, we were offered the incredible opportunity to test an innovative diesel fuel: C.A.R.E.®-diesel. This diesel is organic, but not a conventional biodiesel. CARE stand for:
- C: CO2-Reduction
- A: Arctic Grade
- R: Renewable
- E: Emission Reduction
On top of all, the growth of micro-organisms in this fuel is not possible. Curious, how our STEYR reacts to this fuel.