There are hundreds of fuel additives that are registered with the EPA for use in America however there may be some companies which may advertise their products stating that the EPA endorses them in some way or another. The EPA is very strict on this rule and states that they do not endorse any fuel or fuel additives but also because the fuel or fuel additives are registered with the EPA it does not imply that the EPA allows any company to advertise any kind of endorsement. You can read more on this here EPA Fuel and Fuel Additive Registration Code.
All fuels and fuel additives are registered with the EPA and must provide information about the chemicals used, any compounds and their method of use. They must also provide any health risk and documents that provide claim to either reduce emissions plus details to show that they do not harm existing emission equipment. They do not monitor every exhaust fume which will exit a car’s exhaust system; however they do keep an eye on NoX, Co2, Sulpur and CO.
Fuel Additives Explained
Over the years many companies have tried to capitalize on the big oil industries consumers by offering fuel additives, fuel pills or fuel reducing equipment that will reduce emissions while also offering fuel savings. This industry’s profit is well over $1 Trillion in sales each year and that profit has always been climbing in an upward direction. The problems with fuel additives are that they may use Aromatics or Alcohol plus other chemicals like Petroleum distillates and Naphtha to solidify their claim. However the use of some of these chemicals may cause wear and tear on internal engine and fuel parts plus release immeasurable amounts of other toxic emissions into our breathable air.
Ethanol Is An Additive (Alcohol)
As the title states “Ethanol is an additive (alcohol) which is mixed with gasoline automatically at the pump as per Government requirement. Ethanol use over other chemicals was promising because it is renewable and can be made in abundance from a bio-source like corn. Like all alcohols it’s a drying and solvent agent which will reduce your toxic emissions while reducing your fuel efficiency. The more alcohol base the fuel has, the less fuel efficient the vehicle and the harder it is on an internal engine and fuel parts. An example to this are Flex Fuel vehicles which are 20-35% less fuel efficient than their gasoline counterparts. Ethanol and other alcohol additives use their high temperature burning property to help burn excess carbon from cylinder heads but like most bio fuels, they tend to be water soluble.
Why Buy An Additive
Before the increase in fuel prices were ever an issue many consumers bought fuel additives to help clean the internal parts of their engine (mostly a 1 shot kind of deal as per product advertisement). However it’s much easier to clean the outside than it is to clean the interior of your vehicle since you can put your hands on it, but the internal parts of the engine and fuel system are not as easy to clean. Many auto dealers offer injector cleaner services whereas they would remove the injectors one by one and clean them in a solution. This is costly both in service charges and the loss of time with your vehicle or truck. Decarbonising an engine is not an easy task so many consumers turn to fuel additives, however many consumers are not aware of what most additives contain as they rely heavily on the advertisements on the product label. While the average person is aware of carbon build up many are not aware of soot, varnish and algae. Many consumers are not aware that poor fuel quality, water in fuel, soot, varnish and algae cause major engine wear and tear which could be avoided. Some consumers will even believe that all fuels are the same so they don’t need added protection or improvement.
The average consumer will buy a fuel additive in hopes that it will clean their injectors. That’s it, nothing more. Why clean the injectors alone without solving other related issues that caused the injectors to clog? Many consumers are misled by their mechanics into believing that the best way to clean the injectors of their car is by using higher price premium gas.
Unfortunately this is just a waste of money since most cars are manufactured to work with regular octane gas (87 octane -Canada and USA).
On average a fuel additive will claim to clean injectors but if you want them to clean other parts of the engine, you will have to buy more product.
What Can Be Found In A Fuel Additive?
Aromatics – Many products on the markets contain aromatics which may improve mileage, but they produce additional friction, causing engines to wear out faster.
Alcohols – While they have a volatile burn they actually produce less BTU than gasoline online they are highly water soluble and corrosive. They are drying agents on internal engine parts. They cause vehicles to be less fuel efficient and to wear out faster.
Naphtha – It’s a solvent-based agent which can damage delicate engine parts like O-rings.
Why Do People Bash Fuel Additives
Simply put – Consumers simply do not see the results they are looking for.
Why Would You Use A Fuel Additive?
After reading this you may feel that fuel additives are dangerous and you would be right, however I will go over why Xp3 is not a fuel additive but a fuel enhancer.
How Is Xp3 Fuel Enhancers Any Different And Why You Require It
First thing to know is that using fuel (gasoline) alone is not enough. Once you have bought fuel to power your car, it’s up to the consumer to keep it in peak condition or to enhance the fuel further. Since consumers are no chemist, it’s easier to leave fuel as it is and to allow it to deteriorate and muck up our engines.
If you have a older vehicle it most definitely does not handle fuel in an optimized way. If you have a newer vehicle your engine works under closer condition and inline with your emissions system. While it uses fuel more efficiently, the combustion process that takes place in the ignition is still far from ideal.
In order to obtain the maximum thermal efficiency for burning hydrocarbon fuel, it’s necessary to release the fuel’s heat energy under constant-volume conditions. This requires that the combustion take place instantaneously and homogeneously, with no variation from one engine cycle to the next cycle or from one year to the next year.
The ideal combustion behaviour with the fuel and air mixture requires that the ignition process to be perfectly repeatable. The flame process would be both infinitely fast so no heat energy would be lost to the wall of the combustion chamber and cylinder. Since Xp3 will create a complete burn of the fuel in the combustion chamber, no emissions of partially burnt or other undesirable combustion products would remain in the engine to cause excessive wear on the engine.
Even if you believe that fuel producers add sufficient corrective additives to the fuel you purchase (which they do not do) fuels require constant improvement since all fuels start to degrade immediately after manufacturing. Xp3 has been formulated to stabilize fuels for these exact reasons.
Fuel is constantly changing and with these changes there are new challenges. The changes in fuel specs, water levels in fuel, varying injection systems, engine changes and wear, require fuel improvements.
Xp3 fuel enhancers have been used in some of the world’s dirtiest fuel industries.
Xp3 fuel enhancers contain no aromatics, alcohol or naphtha. In fact many it would take 3-5 different products from our competitors to replace the benefits of our single product, Xp3. Many of our clients have found that is a big savings on its own.
Xp3 is the only product on the market which disperses water in fuel so it will not dry out any internal engine components. Xp3 will actually increase the life of your engine by as much as 25% as demonstrated in our Pepsi test.
Fuel additives in fact add unfavorable chemicals to fuels in order to try to resolve existing problems with fuels.
Xp3 fuel enhancer has been created to change the dynamic of fuels by atomizing it so that it burns completely while in a homogeneously state.
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