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High Performance Diesel Engines

By Bruce Mallinson and Andrew Wilson

August, 2019

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We have some exciting news for our Max Mileage Fuel Catalyst. We’re now bottling the Catalyst in our shop in Pittsburgh. From now on we should have no trouble keeping up with demand. We can fill 5 bottles at a time and can produce hundreds of bottles every day. For our Canadian customers in the north, we are working on a distributor in Canada to reduce shipping costs for Canadian orders. For our customers who run through the midwest, we have a new distributor in McPherson, KS. His name is C.D. Martin and you can call him at 417-850-2830 if you’d like to pick up a gallon from him. We also have a smaller 16 oz bottle size convenient for pickup trucks available soon.

The demand for the Catalyst is so high, many of our customers are ordering 2, 3, or 4 gallons for their second order. We’re considering a subscription option so you can have it automatically shipped to your house every month or two, however you’d like to set it up.

We’ve also been hearing back from many customers on their experiences using Max Mileage Fuel Catalyst. One customer named Bill Stone from Savanna, Georgia called and told us he has a 2015 ISX with 560K miles and was experiencing a hiccup between shifts. Neither the dealers nor other shops could figure out the problem. After the first tank treated with the catalyst, the problem was gone. Most likely, it was carbon buildup in the VGT turbo that has now burned off. He also went from 6.5 to 7.5 MPG and with a quieter engine and APU. He also reports DPF usage went down by 25%.

Tom D. from Saint Peter, MN said, “I have a 2014 Pete 579 with a Paccar 455 MX13. Mileage was 6.4 now 7.2+ after a few fill-ups. I used to get CHECK ENGINE light daily, have not seen it in two weeks. DEF went from 130 mpg to well over 300 mpg (last fill was 399 mpg after high miles). No BS, why would I want to.”

Phill P. from Carlisle, PA said, “I got the catalyst and with two trips from Harrisburg to Hazleton and a Harrisburg to Carlisle trip, I have only used a third of a tank of fuel.

Usually that run is just shy of half (lots of climbing up 81). I was not expecting near instant results like that. I am expecting it to beat the QC as well once I hand calculated it. But as it looks now my every two days refills might make it to two and a half as it’s currently estimating I gained 1 mpg.”

Jesse N. from Cascade, MT, “A friend gave me a quart of additive to try. I put it in my 1993 Chevy K2500 pickup with a 6.5 diesel. I picked up 4 mpg and smoother idle and exhaust emissions are not as harsh. I went from 20 to 24 mpg.”

CAT owners, we had a gentleman in the shop this week with a stock 3406E. He had us tune his ECM and it made 650 HP and 31 psi of boost with the stock manifold and turbo. He then had our CAT HP turbo and performance manifold installed. The boost increased to 46 psi and the horsepower increased by roughly 270. To have an efficient engine, you have to let it breath. Specifically, you need fuel and air in, and exhaust out. If any of these three are restricted, it’s not going to be performing like it should. The stock CAT turbo and manifold are too restrictive to let the engine breath.

Moving on to unrelated news, I’m sure you’ve heard about Ford and GM ending production of their popular sedan models and instead focusing on producing high riding crossovers and SUVs. It’s a real shame because cars like the Chevy Impala and Ford Taurus are actually great cars. They are stylish, have a good ride, good handling, and cheap to own and run. I can’t think of a single good reason to buy a small crossover over a sedan other than that they may have slightly more interior room. Crossovers are heavier, worse handling, less aerodynamic, more expensive, and use more fuel. Ford and GM are also closing American factories that made these sedans. The GM Lordstown plant in Ohio has been assembling cars since 1966, starting with the full size ‘66 Impala. But today nobody wants an Impala, they’d rather buy an Equinox assembled in Canada, Mexico, or China. GM and Ford value their shareholder’s profits over American jobs. But fortunately, we all have the choice to vote with our dollars and you can help by choosing to buy vehicles assembled in the U.S.

Written by Bruce Mallinson and Andrew Wilson Pittsburgh Power Inc., 3600 South Noah Dr. Saxonburg, Pa. 16056 724-360-4080 PittsburghPower.com.