55K MAIN PROPERTIES
55K is the latest development in the field of fuel-system cleaners. Developed to meet the most recent environmental standards, 55K rapidly and thoroughly dissolves resin, gum, carbon and similar deposits in the fuel system, the exhaust gas oxy-sensor and the catalytic converter.
LOSS OF COMPRESSION
Loss of compression is often caused by carbon deposit on the piston rings or by agglomeration on the valves. In the latter case, the build-up can be so severe that it prevents the valves from closing properly - in extreme situations, this can even result in burnt valves. 55K dissolves this carbon deposit, so that these problems are not only eliminated but can even be prevented.
Among the components on which carbon deposits agglomerate are piston rings. This causes them to lose their tension and considerably reduces the effectiveness of the seal between the piston and the cylinder. This, in its turn, allows an excessive amount of oil to seep into the combustion chamber, where it ignites. Not only does this increase oil consumption, it also causes further carbon build-ups in the cylinders. The oil/fuel mixture in the combustion chamber combusts incompletely, resulting in the emission both of environmentally-harmful exhaust gases, such as CO2-NOx, and soot: these emissions considerably shorten the life of your valuable catalytic converter.
Foulness of the carburetor or injection system can be caused not only by deposits in the fuel tank, but also by build-up in the crankcase breather that bonds to the air filter. Jets and injectors (in diesel engines: atomizers) become plugged and valves get dirty, resulting in a change in the fuel supply and/or error codes in the engine management system and/or a strongly fluctuating lambda signal. In this situation, it becomes almost impossible to achieve a correct air-fuel ratio. These problems, combined (as before) with an incomplete sealing of the cylinders, cause fuel consumption to rise. Tests on fouled engines have revealed that the addition of 55K can reduce fuel consumption by 5 - 12%, in accordance with ECE standards.
When carbon settles on the valves, it absorbs some of the fuel that is being fed to the cylinders. It is precisely at those moments when you put your foot down (when accelerating, for example, or climbing hills) that this accumulated fuel is sucked up again, which can cause excessive fuel to be fed to the cylinders. The detonation of this fuel, which combusts only with difficulty, can be heard in the form of 'engine knock'. 55K offers you a vigorous and speedy way of removing the offending carbon build-up.
When an engine that has been tuned to manufacturer specifications 'runs on', it is a sign that so much carbon has agglomerated that it will start smoldering as long as the engine is running. This means that, even when the ignition has been switched off, the engine will run on until all the fuel in the combustion chamber has been completely burned up. This is why it is so important to remove any carbon that has agglomerated on the pistons and the cylinder head.
How to use
Add 300 ml of product to be 40-60 litres of fuel.
To be used during maintenance or in case of failures or emission tests.