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Biodiesel Will Shorten Your Filter Life. What’s the Best Filter Option?

Did you know Manitoba has mandated a minimum average 2% biodiesel for all diesel fuel sales by volume?  Due to potential gelling issues in our cold winters, winter fuel has very little biodiesel added, so to meet regulations summer fuel typically has up to 5% or more by volume. This can have an effect on your diesel vehicles performance, and it’s fuel filter life expectancy.

Razor Fuel Filters from Western Turbo

Biodiesel reduces filter life

Racor has participated in several biodiesel filtration field tests with major OEMs. Racor is actively participating in industry-wide research and development on biodiesel fuel filtration and water separation challenges. Development of technology to support the use of all biofuels is ongoing at Racor Division.

Biodiesel tends to shorten filter life and most biodiesels have a low “interfacial tension” – meaning water easily disperses and dissolves in the fuel, greatly reducing efficiency for all types of water separators and coalescers. Racor makes fuel filters capable of handling biodiesel for almost all domectic diesel applications.

Racor’s ultra high quality synthetic rubber compounds perform equally well in biodiesel and standard diesel. Seals subject to biodiesel exposure are generally replaced at the same time as the replacement filter. Racor uses all materials compatible with up to 20% biodiesel blend. Above 20% may require material changes to dynamic seals that are not normally replaced at element change-outs.

For expert information on fuel filters, diesel parts, service and diagnostics, give us a call at 1 800 665 7556 or send us an email to info@westernturbo.com

Parker Racor’s Top Picks – Now Available at Western Turbo

At Western Turbo, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide a wide selection of the best names in OEM and aftermarket parts for your diesel vehicle. We’re happy to announce some new offerings from Parker Racor, one of the top names in fuel filtration technology. Among the whole host of products they offer, we’re especially pleased to offer the following three items, Parker Racor’s top picks.

Pick #1
PFF54529 Fuel Filter Water Separator for HD Ram Truck
The Ram HD trucks with the Cummins 6.7 Diesel are very popular, and the availability of a replacement filter from the OEM supplier sure makes a lot of our customers happy. This is an element for the frame-mounted filter under the cab on the 2014 Ram HD.

Pick #2
PFF33286 Fuel Filter Element Kit for the Navistar 6.4L MaxxForce Engine
This kit is a top seller, and includes both primary and secondary fuel filter elements for a variety of applications that use the MaxxForce 7 engine.

Pick #3
PFL33264 Engine Lube Oil Element for Navistar Engines
Another popular kit, this part is the OEM engine lube oil replacement element for Navistar engines. It fits Navistar MaxxForce 7 6.4L engines in four-wheel drive applications.

Parker Racor is pleased to make these parts available via Western Turbo, because we service more diesels than anyone else locally, and everyone deserves the quality of an OEM part. When it comes to filtration equipment for your diesel vehicle, there’s great wisdom to be had in keeping it real.

For repairs to all of your diesel equipment, come to Western Turbo. Our facility is located at 325 Eagle Drive. Contact us online or by telephone (204) 632-1366 or toll-free at (800) 665-7556.

The Most Important Thing in Diesel – Diesel!

No matter how well maintained your diesel vehicle’s power train is, if you don’t have good, clean fuel for it, it won’t run well. For modern diesel power plants, it’s never been more important to have fuel that’s clean and dry, free of moisture or other harmful contaminants that reduce power output, compromise injector operation (and shorten their life expectancy) and prematurely wear out engine components.

The CLEANDiesel Fuel Cart is the solution you’ve been waiting for. If you ever transfer diesel fuel between vehicles, or from one container to another, you need a filtration system that is effective, convenient and portable. Here are some of the features that make the CLEANDiesel cart such a good investment:

The Importance of Quality Fuel – your diesel vehicles power your business. You need them to be reliable, because your ability to deliver goods or services is a critical mission for you and your customers. Contaminated fuel can bring an otherwise optimally performing vehicle to a stop in seconds.

Speed – with a fuel-processing rate up to 16 Gallons Per Minute, you will get clean, reliable fuel in a hurry.

Ease of Use – by placing the unit on a rugged cart with large wheels that help you lift it over obstacles, caring for your fuel supply is made easy. The unit itself offers a differential pressure indicator, so you’ll know when the filter element needs to be changed, and you can accomplish it without tools, so maintenance in the field is a snap.

That’s why Western Turbo is offering our clients the new CLEANDiesel Portable Fuel conditioning cart. In addition to regular, quality service, your fleet (whether it’s two vehicles or two hundred) needs a supply of quality, contaminant-free fuel.

For expert diagnosis of your diesel engine in Winnipeg, visit Western Turbo. Our state of the art facility is located at 325 Eagle Drive in Winnipeg.