AMSOIL Diesel Fuel Quick Thaw
Diesel Recovery Emergency Fuel Treatment (DRC)
A Must for Winter Diesel Operation! Keep one in your car or truck for those harsh winter days.
Emergency Fuel Treatment for Gelled Diesel Fuel
AMSOIL Diesel Recovery (DRC) is an emergency diesel fuel treatment that dissolves the wax crystals that form when diesel fuel has surpassed its cloud point. Diesel Recovery liquefies gelled diesel fuel and thaws frozen fuel filters, avoiding costly towing charges and getting diesels back on the road. For preventative maintenance, use Diesel Cold Flow (ADD) or Diesel All-In-One (ADB).
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Package sizes include:
- 30-oz. Bottle
- 30-oz. Bottles (case of 12)
- 1-Gallon Bottle
- 1-Gallon Bottles (case of 4)
- 55-Gallon Drum
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One 30oz. bottle of Diesel Recovery treats 30 gallons of fuel. Diesel fuel of poor quality (quite common) may cloud as high as 40F!! (4.4C) If you are not treating your fuel with a cold flow additive, you may need this to bail you out of trouble. If you live in southern states this product is highly recommended as many diesel owners are not prepared in sudden freezing weather or should they travel to northern states yet have non-winterized fuel in the tank.
AMSOIL Diesel Recovery (DRC) is an emergency diesel fuel treatment that dissolves the wax crystals that form when diesel fuel has surpassed its cloud point. Diesel Recovery liquefies gelled diesel fuel and thaws frozen fuel filters, avoiding costly towing charges and getting diesels back on the road.
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Fast Recovery of Fuel
Diesel applications operating in extremely cold environments face some unique challenges. As the temperature drops, wax naturally found in diesel fuel begins to form crystals. The point at which wax crystals form is known as the cloud point. These wax crystals can eventually clog the fuel filter and starve the engine of fuel, preventing it from starting or even stalling out a running engine.
Diesel Recovery quickly dissolves gelled fuel to allow the operator to continue driving with minimal downtime. Diesel Recovery separates the molecular bonds of wax crystals that have agglomerated in diesel fuel. It thaws frozen fuel filters and reduces the need for a new filter, saving money and preventing an inconvenient trip to an auto parts store.
- Quickly Dissolves Gelled Fuel
- Thaws Frozen Fuel Filters
- Performs Well in ULSD, Off-Road & Biodiesel
Works Well in Many Diesel Blends
The marketplace offers many different diesel fuels, all with varying quality. Diesel Recovery performs well in most diesel fuels, including ULSD, off-road and biodiesel.
Non-Corrosive, Alcohol-Free Formulation
Over extended use, alcohol has a tendency to degrade components of some fuel delivery systems. Diesel Recovery contains no alcohol, making it safe for repeated treatments. In addition, Diesel Recovery is non-corrosive and contains no chemicals that interact with fuel system components. Corrosion can damage fuel system components and lead to prematurely-clogged fuel filters.
Safety in a Bottle
Diesel fuel quality varies from one filling station to the next, and low-quality fuel can have a cloud point as high as 40°F. Keeping a bottle of Diesel Recovery on-board is cheap insurance against being towed to a service station or getting stranded somewhere in subzero temperatures.
One 30 oz. bottle of Diesel Recovery treats up to 30 gallons of fuel. When encountering a gelled fuel system, follow these steps for maximum effectiveness:
- Remove existing fuel filter.
- Fill fuel filter with Diesel Recovery.
- Re Install fuel filter.
- Add remaining Diesel Recovery to fuel tank. If necessary, add more as required by treat rare recommendations.
- Start engine and allow fuel system to circulate until full power has been restored. Note: for even quicker restoration of power, install new fuel filter instead of using existing filter.
Prevent the need of this product by making sure you have a cold flow diesel additive
Cold-Weather Performance Parameters
Our “Cold Weather” diesel fuel pre mix – AMSOIL Cold Flow Improver (ACF) effectively maintains fuel flow in cold weather, reducing the cold filter-plugging point (CFPP) by up to 34°F (19°C) in ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel (ULSD). However, Cold Flow Improver must be added to diesel fuel before it reaches its cloud point, and it will not dissolve wax or liquefy diesel fuel once wax crystals have formed. This product – AMSOIL Diesel Recovery is specifically formulated to address these problems.
Many competitive products make great claims regarding pour point, leading consumers to believe their products are superior when they actually have an inferior CFPP. Once fuel surpasses its cloud point, the wax crystals begin to
clog the fuel filter. The CFPP temperature is a more important characteristic than pour point because the engine will not run if fuel cannot pass through the fuel filter.
The Key is thawing the filter – Idling takes too long to thaw the filter in most cars and trucks, while AMSOIL’s Diesel Recovery instantly dissolves gelled fuel for quicker driving after start.
City of Richardson, TX is using Amsoil’s Diesel Recovery in their main diesel tanks for city vehicles and busses. The product in bulk is less cost than other de-gelling agents and works perfect as a cold flow improver. Every year in the past they have had costly and dangerous problems with vehicles not starting on those days when the temperature drops just below 40F.
With Amsoil’s Diesel Recovery – Problem Solved!
In Texas and other southern markets #1 Diesel isn’t going to be in many pumps. Be prepared with Amsoil’s Diesel Recovery – great for larger storage tanks or emergency use. Otherwise try our other product you can keep in your tank throughout the winter and benefit from the injector cleaner & lubricant as well – That’s the AMSOIL DFC Diesel Concentrate Plus Cold Flow. But as a minimum Diesel Recovery by AMSOIL is the easy choice to prevent cold weather starting issues on the road!
#1 Diesel Fuel Considerations.
One traditional solution to cold-weather problems in diesel engines is the use of #1 diesel fuel, which is diesel fuel diluted with kerosene. While #1 diesel fuel has an advantage in low-temperature operability, there are also several disadvantages. The energy content of #1 diesel fuel is about 95 percent of #2 diesel fuel, resulting in reduced fuel economy and less horsepower. In addition, the kerosene used in #1 diesel fuel provides less lubrication for the fuel pump and fuel distributor, increasing the likelihood for wear on these critical components.
Use AMSOIL Diesel Fuel Injector Additive to solve these problems and in the winter time use the Cold Flow formula which is available as a mix or stand alone. A case makes for a low cost solution which treats up to 960 gallons of fuel.
Diesel Recovery Proven Superior
In order to test the performance capabilities of AMSOIL Diesel Recovery, AMSOIL commissioned an independent laboratory to perform an evaluation. Three types of diesel fuel were used in the testing, including ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD), B2 biodiesel and B5 biodiesel. Three samples of each fuel-type were tested: one treated with AMSOIL Diesel Recovery, one treated with Power Service Diesel 911 and one untreated sample. Diesel Recovery was administered at the recommended treat rate of 30 oz. per 30 gallons of fuel. The treat rate for Diesel 911 varies according to package size; Power Service’s maximum recommended dosage of 32 oz. per 30 gallons of fuel was used in this evaluation.
As the results demonstrate, AMSOIL Diesel Recovery delivers superior performance. In ULSD, Diesel Recovery reduced the fuel’s pour point by 27°C and the CFPP by 17°C. Diesel 911, on the other hand, only reduced the pour point of ULSD by 10.5°C and actually increased the fuel’s CFPP by .5°C. In B2 biodiesel, AMSOIL Diesel Recovery reduced the fuel’s pour point 9°C and reduced the CFPP 9.75°C; while Diesel 911 increased the fuel’s pour point 5.25°C and reduced the CFPP only 6°C. Diesel Recovery reduced the pour point of B5
biodiesel 24°C and reduced the CFPP 16°C. Diesel 911 reduced the pour point of B5 18°C and again increased the CFPP 1.75°C.
As state, provincial and federal governments continue to impose new mandates on diesel fuel regarding sulfur and bio-matter content, it is increasingly important to offer products that perform well in all available types of fuel.
While fuel systems and fuel quality vary, AMSOIL Diesel Recovery delivers dependable performance in all diesel fuels, including ULSD, off-road and biodiesel. In addition, Diesel Recovery is alcohol-free, making it safe for repeated treatments.
Amsoil’s Q&A sent to dealers when this product was introduced in Winter 2009
Why did AMSOIL decide to introduce a product that liquefies previously gelled diesel fuel?
AMSOIL recognized the need for a product that liquefies gelled diesel fuel because gelled fuel causes engines to cease operability.
(The main reason though was because customers and dealers asked for it !! – AMSOIL does listen to your comments!)
What are some key advantages for the AMSOIL Diesel Recovery Emergency Treatment?
- Quickly dissolves gelled fuel
- Thaws frozen fuel filters
- Adequately treats federally regulated ultra low sulfur diesel fuel
- Performs well in off-road conditions and particularly well with bio-diesel fuels
- Contains no alcohol so it is safe for seals in extended use
- Reduces the tendency for corrosion
What is the treat rate for the AMSOIL Diesel Recovery Emergency Treatment?
Answer: The treat rate is 30 ounces (one bottle) of additive per 30 gallons of fuel.
What should be done to adjust for the cold temperatures during the winter months?
Answer: AMSOIL recommends purchasing diesel fuel that has been blended for winter use, and adding AMSOIL Diesel Concentrate plus Cold Flow (DFC) or Cold Flow Improver (ACF), which will ensure the engine or heating system will function on very cold days.
Diesel Recovery Emergency Treatment can be utilized as a preventive treatment on extremely cold days or nights as extra insurance against gelled fuel issues. It should also be carried in the vehicle to liquefy gelled diesel fuel problems that develop on the road.
Question: What type of performance can I expect from the new AMSOIL Diesel Recovery Emergency Treatment?
AMSOIL Diesel Recovery Emergency Treatment reduces pour point and dissolves wax crystals upon contact. Performance depends on fuel type and quality. In field tests, the product proved to
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clear fuel filters clogged with gelled diesel fuel and clear partially clogged fuel lines that cause low power or intermittent engine operation.
Are there any special procedures for adding AMSOIL Diesel Recovery Emergency Treatment to a gelled fuel system?
Answer: Yes. AMSOIL recommends the following when encountering a gelled fuel system:
•Remove the existing fuel filter or obtain a new fuel filter.
•Fill the removed fuel filter or new filter with AMSOIL Diesel Recovery Emergency Treatment.
•Reinstall the fuel filter.
•If the fuel in the tank is gelled, add the remaining AMSOIL Diesel Recovery Emergency Treatment to the fuel tank. Additional AMSOIL Diesel Recovery Emergency Treatment may be required if equipped with larger fuel tanks.
•Start the engine and allow the fuel system to circulate until full power has been restored to the engine.
Should #1 diesel fuel be used to avoid gelling?
Answer: Yes, #1 diesel fuel has an advantage in low temperature operability which aides in the avoidance of gelled fuel.
Can AMSOIL Diesel Recovery Emergency Treatment be used in home heating fuel?
Answer: Yes. AMSOIL Diesel Recovery Emergency Treatment does an excellent job liquefying gelled home heating fuel.
Will using AMSOIL Diesel Recovery Emergency Treatment void my engine warranty?
Answer: No, any issue related to engine warranties has to be proven to come from the use of the product in question. The AMSOIL warranty covers any issues caused by use of AMSOIL products.
What is the package size?
Answer: AMSOIL Diesel Recovery Emergency Treatment comes in 32 ounce bottles and can be purchased in case quantities (12 bottles per case). DRC is not available in 5-gallon pails and 55gallon drums at this time.
Is AMSOIL Diesel Recovery Emergency Treatment available in Canada?
Answer: The product is available in Canada with Canadian bilingual product labels in the same package sizes offered in the United States.
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If the treat rate of the AMSOIL Diesel Recovery Emergency Treatment is increased, will the gelled fuel liquefy at a faster rate?
Answer: The optimum treat rate of the DRC is 30 ounces per 30 gallons of fuel. Slight overtreatment will not damage fuel systems or engine components, but performance will not be accelerated.
Why is it considered an advantage that the AMSOIL Diesel Recovery Emergency Treatment does not contain alcohol?
Answer: Over extended use, alcohols have a tendency to degrade components of some fuel delivery systems. This means extended use of AMSOIL Diesel Recovery Emergency Treatment will not damage fuel delivery components.
Should AMSOIL Diesel Recovery Emergency Treatment be used in place of AMSOIL Diesel Concentrate plus Cold Flow or Cold Flow Improver?
Answer: No. AMSOIL Diesel Recovery Emergency Treatment is designed to treat fuels that are already gelled. The cold flow products prevent problems from occurring, while AMSOIL Diesel Recovery Emergency Treatment allows operators to liquefy gelled diesel fuel once this has occurred. Diesel Recovery is the only AMSOIL fuel treatment product that breaks down the wax crystal structure and gets diesel fuel flowing again