REDUCING LOW TEMPERATURE WAX PLUGGING IN FUEL SYSTEMS OF THE DIESEL PASSENGER CAR

Two different make diesel passenger cars were tested in a temperature-controlled chassis dynamometer facility. The cars were started and driven using No. 2 diesel fuel (with and without flow improver additive) at a series of temperatures that included satisfactory operation as well as wax plugging and stalling. Simultaneous observations were made of fuel system temperatures and pressures and the vehicle's ability to perform a driving-cycle test. Removal of a screen in the fuel tanks was found to lower the operability temperature substantially.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the SAE Meeting held February 25-29, 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Muzatko, J W
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00322856
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800222
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM