Blocked filters, a sure sign of diesel bug contamination. As sulphur levels in fuel fall, diesel bug increases. It’s such an issue that many engine manufacturers are now refusing warranty claims on fuel related components. Removing diesel bug is easy. Diesel bugs live in the water in your fuel and feed on the diesel above, remove the water and you remove the diesel bug.. The Marine Fuel Purifier (MFP) removes water meaning the diesel bug has no where to live, so dies - for good. No more diesel bug!
The average cost of a fuel related breakdown is estimated at £1500
through condensation or from the supplier. Bio-diesel, which makes up to 12% of the the most common EN590 fuel, is hygroscopic, which means it absorbs 30 times more water from the air than normal diesel. Previously the high levels of sulphur acted as a natural biocide, but new regulations which came into force on 1st January 2015, sulphur has dropped to less than 0.1% resulting in ever-increasing diesel bug attacks.