Diesel fuel tanks are very often the most neglected part of routine maintance. Over time diesel fuel will separate dropping the heavy sediments to the bottom of the tank forming a sluge like film along with water from condensation . In this water layer bacteria will start to form along with acids that combine with the tar and wax sediments from the fuel to form a fuel line and filter choking problem, greatly reducing the reliability of diesel power plants.
Diesel power plants are very reliable providing they have a constant source of clean air and fuel. Diesel engines use very high pressure fuel injection systems to run. Most diesel injection systems rely on the fuel flow to cool and lubricate the parts, when clogged fuel lines and filters start to restrict this fuel flow and the acids from the fuel tank pit the close tolerance machined injection surfaces damage will begin. As the injection system starts to fail poor injector spray patterns lead to incomplete combustion forming hard carbon deposits on pistons and rings promoting premature cylinder ware and eventual engine failure. In a recent report the D.O.T states that 80% of diesel engine failures are linked to fuel tank contaminants along with fuel efficiency and air quality problems. These problems are preventable with proper fuel system maintenance.
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