How fuel and oil additives can help your flooded vehicle
Once a vehicle has been affected by flood waters many people believe they have no other options than to write the vehicle off and start again. However, if your vehicle was parked and not running when it was submerged the damage may not be as bad and the vehicle could well be recovered.
How can additives help a water flooded vehicle?
Firstly, you will need to thoroughly inspect all areas for water—oils, diesel, air and fuel filters.
Once all the fluids have been removed and inspected for water, new fluids can then be replaced and the process of restarting can begin.
How do additives help with water in diesel?
Diesel contaminated with water.
If water has severely contaminated the diesel you will need to drain the fuel tanks:
- Clean the fuel system and drain tanks (remember you can’t make water magically disappear from diesel)
- Should the fuel tanks only have minor water then add CRD Fuel Enhancer to the tank.
CRD Fuel Enhancer
- Lubricates the fuel pump and injectors to protect from water damage.
- Disperses any residual deposits and moisture from diesel tanks.
- The strong lubrication and detergents will protect fuel pumps, common rails and injectors whilst also preventing corrosion from forming.
- Gets the fuel system clean and lubricated to avoid any long-term damage.
When added to petrol or diesel, FTC Decarbonizer is a strong biocide that will dehydrate any biological contamination caused by water. NB. Vehicles with extreme water contamination will need to fully drain tanks first and refill with new diesel.
Water contamination in engine, differential or transmission oil…
The sooner you remove the water affected fluids the better. Get the oil out of the components and replace with new oil and a strong concentrated additive like AW10 Antiwear.
If diffs, transmissions and engines have been submerged, the longer the water contaminated oil remains in the vehicle, the more damage will occur. After the fluids have been flushed or changed, inspect how much water is in the oil. Aw10 can be added to the diffs, transmissions and engine oil. This will reduce engine wear and improve your oil quality, and more importantly prevent any internal corrosion from forming.
NB. If the components have had a lot of water, the engine will benefit from being properly flushed out to remove any oil and water sludge.
- Concentrated additive to enhance oils
- Anti-corrosion to stop rusting
- Reduces friction on worn components
Flushing Oil Concentrate
After a vehicle has been submerged in water and if the oil has been severely contaminated, using Flushing Oil Concentrate will remove the oil sludge and water. The detergents in Flushing Oil Concentrate will successfully dissolve and suspend all contaminants, then the oil can be changed.
When you are unable to replace vehicles or machinery due to flood damage, getting them back on the road is the only option. For more information on how fuel and oil additives can help your flooded vehicle, give our team a call on 07 3376 6188.
Recommended products to help flooded vehicles
CRD Fuel Enhancer – Fuel Cleaner Additive for Diesel EnginesFrom $59.00 incl. GST
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Flushing Oil Concentrate for Diesel and Petrol EnginesFrom $115.00 incl. GST