Optimizing fuel economy with proper maintenance

Manufacturers of heavy-duty vehicles are required to make and market vehicles that meet certain fuel economy standards. So it only makes good business sense to maintain that fuel economy throughout the life of the vehicle, according to Penray.

Over time, deposits develop in the combustion chamber, debris accumulates in the fuel system, injectors clog, and fuel system delivery systems degrade. All of these conditions negatively affect fuel economy and performance, and proper maintenance can prevent or correct such issues, Penray explained.

Penray POW-R 365
Penray POW-R 365 products

Penray noted that central to achieving and maintaining high levels of fuel efficiency are fuel additives that clean diesel fuel systems and fortify diesel fuels, including bio-fuels. One such product is Penray's POW-R 365 5 in 1 diesel fuel cleaner and treatment.

“This product is a specially-formulated all season diesel fuel additive,” the company said. “Regular use of this innovative fuel system supplement can prevent the accumulation of dirt, grime, and sludge that can negatively affect fuel economy and engine performance and even shorten engine life.”

“POW-R 365 prevents the buildup of harmful deposits in fuel tanks, lines, injectors and elsewhere within the fuel system,” the company added. “This assures complete and precise fuel injector spray patterns within the combustion chamber, which in turn helps to assure complete burning of the fuel/air charge.”

The company said POW-R 365 also provides lubricity for reduced wear within the fuel system and engine. And it includes corrosion inhibitors to protect all of the fuel system components. “This product increases the cetane rating of diesel fuel by a full point and also reducess the the CFPP by as much as 20 degrees F, all of which contributes to minimizing gelling and therefore allowing easier starting in cold weather,” according to Penray.

"Penray has been a leader in the development of fuel system additives for heavy-duty vehicles for more than a half-century," says Mark Kardon, director of marketing. "Optimizing fuel economy in these vehicles has never been more important than it is today."

"Our POW-R 365 can prevent problems from developing, and our Total Diesel Fuel System Cleaner can restore vehicles in which problems have already occurred," Kardon continued. "Our innovative chemistry can benefit every type of light or heavy-duty truck."

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