Why Diesel Fuel Quality Matters
A lot of people aren’t aware of just how diesel engines work – or how precise the parts under the hood really are. While they operate, for all intents and purposes, on the same principle as gasoline engines, the demands of the components in a diesel system are much, much higher.
You may know that bad fuel filters and low fuel quality can be costly, but you probably didn’t think they could set you back $10,000 or more. It’s true – poor fuel can really wreak havoc on your entire engine! This is so important in diesel vehicles because of the extremely high tolerance points of each piece. For example, it's not uncommon for modern diesel engine fuel systems to produce upwards of 30,000 PSI; obviously, a pump, its fuel lines, and junction points that can handle this massive pressure have to be in optimal condition in order to operate.