Maintenance Check: How to identify Best Fuel from Filling Stations
If you happen to see large tankers fill the underground tanks of a fuel station, avoid filling or go to another fuel station. When the tanks are filled, sediment and debris are disturbed and can enter the vehicle. This sediment can clog the vehicle’s fuel filters and injectors, causing engine failure.
In usual cases, the fuel passes through a filter when the refinery sends it to the wholesaler. It goes through a filter when the wholesaler puts it in the truck. The truck pumps it through a filter as it fills the underground tanks at the station.
Basically, any time gasoline is pumped it goes through a filter. The filter not only removes sediments but blocks water too. But in the worst case, if any filter didn’t work properly, severe damage to the fuel system can occur, causing the vehicle to stop and the risk of leaving the driver stuck at the roadside. Debris from underground reservoirs in the fuel can clog fuel filters and fuel injectors, causing vehicle’s poor performance and possibly requiring repair. Often, these problems may not occur until a year after the vehicle has been refuelled with contaminated fuel.
To avoid these problems, be sure to refill the tank when your tank has reached a quarter of a tank. Sediment and debris rest on the bottom of the tank. When you drive your vehicle until the fuel gauge reads “E”, sediment from the bottom of the Vehicle tank enters the fuel system.
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