Equipment Spotlight: Add a little TLC
Heavy-duty engine coolants and additives perform a tough job in a tough environment, so consistently having quality protection should be a no-brainer. The evolution of diesel engines have led to an abundance of different types of products, with many of them required for specific types and designs of power units.
In addition to protecting the engine from overheating and helping it perform its best, coolants and additives also help prevent the cooling system from degrading in various other ways. Since water and glycol – the basic chemical component of engine coolants – are corrosive, they will erode and destroy vital cooling system components over time. That’s why coolant makers add corrosion inhibitors such as inorganic and/or organic salts and other chemicals.
Amsoil Diesel Recovery is touted as a fuel additive that is formulated to dissolve wax crystals that might form when diesel fuel passes its cloud point. Diesel Recovery is now available in larger container sizes. The recovery product is designed to liquefy gelled fuel and thaw frozen fuel filters by dissolving wax crystals that might form when diesel fuel passes its cloud point.
Bar’s Leaks Cooling System Repair is formulated to stop coolant leaks and antifreeze loss, prevent overheating and correct other cooling system problems. A dual-cavity bottle contains two formulas: One side includes a blend of carbon fiber sealer, leak-sealing liquid and stop leak treatment made to stop and prevent antifreeze loss, while the other side adds system protection in the form of water pump lubricant, corrosion inhibitors and heat transfer agents.