causes of poor fuel economy, fuel being poored

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Modern engines have made significant technological advancements with a greater demand for performance compared to their size, tighter tolerances, and higher-pressure fuel system injectors and pumps. Unfortunately, the quality of todayโ€™s diesel is lacking. This can cause significant issues resulting in excessive wear and tear on engine components, premature engine failure, and decreased fuel economy and performance. All in all, costing vehicle owners more.

The following are 3 causes of poor fuel economy, premature engine failure and performance decreases commonly found to affect your vehicles engine.

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Reduced Combustion Efficiency:

When fuel degrades, it can produce sediments, gums, and other contaminants that can clog fuel injectors, carburetors, and other components of the fuel system. This can lead to incomplete combustion and reduced fuel efficiency.

Reduced Energy Content:

Over time, fuel can break down and lose some of its energy content, resulting in lower fuel economy.

Increased Emissions:

When fuel degrades, it can produce more pollutants during combustion, which can increase emissions and reduce fuel economy.

Reduced Storage Life:

Fuel that is not stable may have a shorter storage life, which can lead to increased costs and waste as it becomes unusable.

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Reduced Combustion Efficiency:

Contaminants in fuel can cause incomplete combustion, which means that the fuel does not burn as efficiently as it should. This can result in reduced fuel economy because less energy is being produced from each unit of fuel.

Engine Performance:

Contaminants in fuel can clog fuel injectors, carburettors, and other components of the fuel system, which can lead to poor engine performance. A poorly performing engine requires more fuel to do the same amount of work, which results in poor fuel economy.


Contaminants in fuel can cause corrosion to fuel system components, which can lead to leaks and other problems. Leaks can reduce fuel economy because fuel is lost before it can be burned in the engine.

Increased Friction:

Contaminants in fuel can cause increased friction between engine parts, which can cause the engine to work harder and use more fuel. This is especially true for diesel engines, which rely on fuel lubricity to protect engine components from wear and tear.

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Poor quality fuel contains impurities and contaminants, such as dirt, water, sulphur, and other harmful chemicals, that can reduce fuel efficiency. These impurities can clog fuel injectors, carburettors, and other fuel system components, leading to incomplete combustion and decreased engine performance.

There is a variety of ways you can prevent these causes of poor fuel economy and save money on fuel.

If youโ€™d like to know more, contact us via the methods below to find out how.

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