1989-02-01

A Broad-Spectrum, Non-Metallic Additive for Gasoline and Diesel Fuels: Performance in Gasoline Engines 890214

This paper describes the performance of a single, multifunctional additive that alleviates many of the common gasoline and Diesel fuel problems. The additive has been deemed “substantially similar” by the EPA and thus may be used for bulk treatment of unleaded gasoline.
Test data obtained from several independent laboratories are presented. The results show that the additive limits octane requirement increase (ORI) to an average of about 30% of that experienced when using untreated gasolines; reduces hydrocarbon emissions by the order of 10% or more; improves fuel economy approximately 1.5% - and often much more - in a variety of engines; and also reduces exhaust valve recession and combustion chamber deposits.
The additive effects on Diesel engine performance and on combustion modification in both gasoline and Diesel engines will be reported later.

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