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Amsoil Diesel Recovery Emergency Fuel Treatment (DRC)

Amsoil Diesel Recovery Emergency Fuel Treatment (DRC)
Diesel Recovery
Fuel Treatment (DRC)
Data Bulletin 

Product Highlights

Amsoil Diesel Recovery quickly dissolves gelled fuel, thaws frozen fuel filters and reduces the need for a new filter, saving both money and an inconvenient trip to a parts store. Performs well in all diesel fuels, including ULSD, off-road and biodiesel. Cheap insurance against frozen fuel.

Product Description

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.

Amsoil, the leader in automotive synthetic lubrication, produced the world’s first API-qualified synthetic motor oil in 1972. Trust the extensive experience of Amsoil, The First in Synthetics®, to do the best job protecting your engine.

Fast Fuel Recovery

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.

Amsoil 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.

Package Sizes (DRC)

Code Sizes Units
DRCCN (DRCCN-EA) 30-ounce Bottle Each
DRCCN (DRCCN-CA) 30-ounce Bottle Case of 12
DRC1G (DRCHG-EA) 1-Gallon Bottle Each
DRC1G (DRCHG-CA) 1-Gallon Bottle Case of 4
DRC55 (DRC55-EA) 55-Gallon Drum Each

Product Description

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.

Amsoil, the leader in automotive synthetic lubrication, produced the world’s first API-qualified synthetic motor oil in 1972. Trust the extensive experience of Amsoil, The First in Synthetics®, to do the best job protecting your engine.

Fast Fuel Recovery

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.

Amsoil 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
  • Alcohol-Free
  • Non-Corrosive

Works Well in Many Diesel Blends

The marketplace offers many different diesel fuels, all with varying quality. Amsoil 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. Amsoil 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. A bottle of Diesel Recovery in the glove box is cheap insurance against being towed to a service station or getting stranded somewhere in subzero temperatures.

Recommendations

One 30oz. bottle of Diesel Recovery treats 30 gallons of fuel. When encountering a gelled fuel system, Amsoil recommends taking the following steps for maximum effectiveness:

  1. Remove the existing fuel filter.
  2. The filter can be reused, or a new filter can be installed.
  3. Fill the replacement fuel filter with Amsoil Diesel Recovery.
  4. Install the replacement filter.
  5. Add the remaining Diesel Recovery to the fuel tank.
  6. Start the engine and allow the fuel system to circulate until full power has been restored.

Amsoil Product Warranty

Amsoil products are backed by a Limited Liability Warranty. For complete information visit www.amsoil.com/warranty.aspx.

TYPICAL TECHNICAL PROPERTIES
Amsoil Diesel Recovery Emergency Fuel Treatment (DRC)
Applications Diesel Engines
Unit Package Description 1-Quart Bottle
Net Fill 30 Fluid Ounces
Generic Description Emergency Gel Relief
Appearance Light Amber Liquid
Odor Gas/Petroleum
Flashpoint – TCC Method 107°F
Specific Gravity 0.786
Flammability Combustible
Plastic Safe Yes
DOT Proper Shipping Name Classified Combustible for Ground Transportation
Treatment Ratio 30-Ounces Treats 30-Gallons
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Amsoil Gasoline Fuel Additives

Quickshot® (AQS)

Amsoil Quickshot® (AQS)

Amsoil Quickshot® premium fuel additive formulated to thoroughly clean and restore peak performance in small engine and powersports equipment fuel systems.

Amsoil Quickshot® (AQS)

Product Highlights

Premium fuel additive formulated to thoroughly clean and restore peak performance in small engine and powersports equipment fuel systems.

Package Sizes (AQS)

Code Sizes Units
AQSCN (AQSCN-EA) 8-ounces Each
AQSCN (AQSCN-CA) 8-ounces Case of 6
AQSQT (AQSQT-EA) Quart Each
AQSQT (AQSQT-CA) Quart Case of 12

Degraded fuel presents a major maintenance issue in small engines and powersports equipment. It can form varnish, gum and insoluble debris that clog carburetors, fuel injectors and fuel filters. Carbon buildup can form on the tops of pistons, causing pre-ignition, rough idling and poor throttle response. Fuel-related problems are only expected to intensify in the coming years as the ethanol content in pump gasoline continues to increase.

AMSOIL Quickshot (AQS) is a premium fuel additive formulated to thoroughly clean and restore peak performance in small engine and powersports equipment fuel systems. It also stabilizes fuel between uses and during short-term storage. Its revolutionary technology focuses on three major fuel-related issues plaguing these applications: ethanol, water and dirty pump gas.

Phase Separation

Ethanol

Ethanol in fuel has a tendency to absorb water and separate from the gasoline (a process known as phase separation), sinking to the bottom of the gas tank where it quickly degrades and creates gum, varnish and other insoluble debris that can plug fuel-flow passages and negatively affect engine performance. When this ethanol/water mixture is pulled into the engine, it creates a lean-burn situation that increases combustion chamber temperatures and can lead to engine damage. AMSOIL Quickshot is designed to keep water dispersed throughout the fuel tank, moving it out as a normal part of operation and decreasing the chance of ethanol separating from the gasoline.

Quickshot was tested in fuel containing 10 percent ethanol. Controlled plugging of injectors showed a 70 percent flow improvement, while oxidation stability improved 44 percent over untreated fuel.

Water

Water finds its way into gas tanks through condensation in tanks open to the atmosphere, gas pumps and other environmental conditions, and if left untreated, will cause starting, performance and corrosion problems. By keeping water dispersed in tiny molecules and safely moving it out of the tank through the combustion chamber, Quickshot helps maintain engine performance and protects against damaging corrosion.

Dirty Gasoline

Dirty gasoline causes fuel-system gumming and varnish, as well as piston and combustion chamber deposits. Although all gasoline sold in the U.S. is formulated with a lowest additive concentration (LAC) level of detergent additives, these detergent levels are not enough to prevent deposits from building up on critical fuel system components. Quickshot contains unique chemistry that quickly detaches and carries away deposits and buildups in fuel systems, injectors and carburetors, while also cleaning hard-to-remove deposits on piston tops, spark plugs and other combustion chamber parts.

Applications

Quickshot (AQS) is recommended for use in all two- and four-stroke gasoline-powered engines, including motorcycles, snowmobiles, boats, personal watercraft, ATVs, edgers, tillers, mowers, snowblowers, chainsaws, generators and farm and construction equipment. However, AMSOIL P.i.® Performance Improver is the superior choice for passenger vehicle applications.

Recommendations

Quickshot is designed for an initial clean-up dose of 8 oz. per 6 gallons of gasoline, followed by 8 oz. per 12 gallons thereafter. Slight overtreatment has no negative consequences.

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Amsoil Gasoline Fuel Additives

P.i. Performance Improver Gasoline Additive

Amsoil P.i. Performance Improver Gasoline Additive (API)

AMSOIL P.i. Performance Improver Gasoline Additive improves fuel mileage an average of 2.3% and up to 5.7%. Reduces emissions such as hydrocarbons (HC) up to 15%, carbon monoxide (CO) up to 26% and nitrous oxides (NOx) up to 17%. Restores power and performance. Reduces the need for costly higher octane fuel. (API)

Amsoil P.i. Performance Improver Gasoline Additive (API)

Product Highlights

P.i. improves fuel mileage an average of 2.3% and up to 5.7%. Reduces emissions such as hydrocarbons (HC) up to 15%, carbon monoxide (CO) up to 26% and nitrous oxides (NOx) up to 17%. Restores power and performance. Reduces the need for costly higher octane fuel. (API)

Package Sizes (API)

Code Sizes Units
APICN (APICN-EA) 12-ounces Each
APICN (APICN-CA) 12-ounces Case of 12

Untreated Fuel Leads to Poor Engine Performance

A vehicle demonstrates its best efficiency and engine performance when it is new. As the engine ages, its performance suffers from gasoline fuel-generated deposits that form on the fuel injectors, intake valves and combustion chamber. Additives are required to control deposit formation.

Today’s fuels, however, lack sufficient treatments of either enough additives or high quality additives. Fuel system deposits result in the following:

  • Lost fuel economy
  • Lost power and poor throttle response
  • Failed emission tests
  • Poor drivability – surging, hesitation, stalling, rough idle
  • Engine knocking (pinging) and rap
  • Difficult starts

Treated Fuel Delivers Maximum Performance

AMSOIL P.i. is the most potent gasoline additive available today. As a concentrated detergent, it is unsurpassed in cleaning combustion chamber deposits, intake valve deposits and port fuel injector deposits. AMSOIL P.i. helps maintain peak engine efficiency, fuel economy, power and drivability in newer low mileage engines. In engines with accumulated deposits, testing showed AMSOIL P.i. provided the following clean-up benefits after only one tank of gasoline:

  • Improves fuel mileage an average of 2.3% and up to 5.7%
  • Reduced emissions

    • hydrocarbons (HC) up to 15%
    • carbon monoxide (CO) up to 26%
    • nitrous oxides (NOx) up to 17%
  • Restored power and performance
  • Reduced need for costly higher octane fuel
  • Reduced noise from carbon rap and pre-ignition
  • Better drivability
  • Smoother operation

AMSOIL P.i. works as an emissions passer. It is ideal for use prior to emissions inspections.

Unsurpassed Deposit Clean-up

Port Fuel Injector Deposits form after the engine has been shut down and there is no gasoline flowing through the injectors. During this “hot soak” period the injectors heat up and the gasoline remaining in the injectors degrades and forms deposits. This can happen very quickly with the use of poor quality gasoline and short trip driving. Because the clearances within the injectors are extremely tight and injectors must deliver precise amounts of “atomized” fuel, even small amounts of deposits can cause injectors to malfunction. Fuel flow is reduced and spray patterns are disrupted, decreasing engine efficiency, power and fuel economy, while increasing exhaust emissions.

Injector Cleanup Total Test Miles %Flow

Intake Valve Deposits form on the intake side or back side of the valves. As deposits increase, they restrict airflow and alter airflow patterns in the cylinder. The deposits disrupt the balanced air/fuel ratio by momentarily absorbing and releasing fuel, and they can cause valve sticking by getting in the way of the valve stem and guide. Deposits also restrict proper seating, and the valves may be burned. Intake valve deposits cause lost engine power, increased emissions, poor engine efficiency and potential valve failure.

Combustion Chamber Deposits form on the top of the pistons and on the cylinder heads. They increase compression and absorb heat during combustion to later release it during the intake cycle. In some engines with tight squish domes, combustion chamber deposits cause the piston to actually hit the cylinder head. This is referred to as combustion chamber deposit interference or carbon rap. Combustion chamber deposits also flake off as they get large, and these flakes can get trapped between the valves and valve seat, resulting in compression loss, difficult starting and rough idle.

Higher compression and stored heat cause increased intake fresh charge temperatures and the increased likelihood of pre-ignition knock or pinging when the fuel spontaneously combusts prior to spark ignition. This increases emissions and may cause engine damage. Many of today’s cars have knock sensors that adjust spark timing to prevent knock.

Although audible knock is controlled, power is lost from retarded timing. Higher octane fuels of 4-5 octane numbers can be used to help prevent knock, an effect called octane requirement increase. As a vehicle ages, more-expensive, higher-octane fuel is needed to keep it operating at peak performance. By cleaning combustion chamber deposits, knock is controlled, power is restored, fuel economy increases and higher-octane fuels are less necessary for peak performance.

Deposit Comparison Combustion Chamber

Maximum Fuel Economy

AMSOIL P.i. maximizes fuel efficiency by dissolving and removing fuel system deposits and other contaminants for improved power and overall performance.

Test Method: Motored Dyno D5500 Typre Road Simulation Cycle

Recommendations

Treat one full tank of gas up to 20 gallons with one bottle of P.i. For very large gas tanks, partially fill to 40 gallons and treat with two bottles of P.i. Using more than two bottles per treatment is not recommended. Treat gas every 4,000 miles of service (or 100 hours for marine, stationary and off-road gasoline-powered engines). P.i. helps pass emission tests by running one tank of treated fuel through the engine prior to testing. Safe for use with catalytic converters, oxygen sensors, oxygenated gas and 10 percent ethanol blended gas. Not recommended for two-cycle engines.

DANGER: Combustible. Harmful or fatal if swallowed. Harmful if inhaled. Skin and eye irritant. Read precautions on container before use.