All hydrocarbon fuels have a fundamental problem of incomplete combustion.
What happens is that oxygen in the vehicle combustion chamber is unable to completely burn the hydrocarbon chains. The result of this is the production of carbon (in the form of soot or ash) carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, water and small amounts of several nitrogen oxides, commonly referred to as NOx.
The gases and water (in the form of steam) are ejected through the exhaust but the unburnt carbon builds up in the combustion chamber to form a deposit. These deposits are called “Combustion Chamber Deposits” or CCD’s.
These CCD’s are the main cause of wasted fuel, increased noxious emissions and fuel inefficiency. The result is increased fuel costs and greater engine and component part and wear and tear. Engine cylinder rings and engine oil must be replaced more frequently and the engine simply wears out before its time.
Many additives have been developed to attempt to minimise this problem but they function by washing or removing the carbon deposits “after” combustion takes place.
Dipetane is fundamentally different insofar as it interacts with the carbon “before” combustion occurs and enables the carbon to be burnt more completely. The result is more efficient combustion. This leads to reduced fuel usage and cost and a lower level of emission gases.
The result is a saving in fuel costs and less atmospheric pollution for each vehicle using Dipetane.