Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can you use more than recommended amount?
A: You can add more for initial cleanup or long term storage but this is done only in extreme situations. Regular over use is not needed. Products that claim you need more for certain times of the year or for other benefits such as cleaning are simply doing it to make their product appear less expensive. ** Continued over treatment of Lead Plus can cause excess carbon build up.
Q: Will PFS keep water from freezing in my fuel lines?
A: Yes, all our products contain a deicer that stops existing water in the system from freezing and using PFS every time you fuel takes the water out before it freezes. Because it has no alcohol it cannot unfreeze or thaw a frozen fuel line. It is designed to be used regularly before the cold to keep the water deiced and out of your system.
No Water = No Freeze Up
Q: Will PFS additives void my warranty?
A: NO, All products meet or exceed all fuel requirements
Q: Should I use PFS every time?
A: We highly recommend it for several reasons. Continuous use means continuous cleaning, protection, and water removal. Get the most out of your engines all of the time.
Q: Do I need to buy an additional stabilizer for storage?
A: No. All PFS products contain a stabilizer that work very well for storage up to one year with a quality fuel.
Q: Can I use PFS if I already have another brand in my tank?
Q: Why is the color darker in some bottles when the product is the same?
A: The product color does vary some from batch to batch due to the changing color of the raw materials. The product may also darken from exposure to sunlight. It does not change the product in any way.
Q: How do PFS products take out water?
A: All of our fuel treatments use a water dispersant that is designed to break the water drops into thousands of tiny droplets and dispersed them safely though all areas of your fuel system including pumps and injectors. This is a far superior method for water removal.
Q: Because PFS products are oil based will they leave any deposits on the fuel system?
A: No; PFS products are designed to provide lubricity but they also thoroughly clean the entire fuel system leaving no deposits or residue.
Gas Treatment Q&A:
Q: Can I use the Gas Plus Injector Cleaner in carbureted vehicles?
A: YES, It performs the same functions in both and cleans carburetors thoroughly.
Q: Will the Gas Plus clean dirty injectors?
A: The Gas Plus will not only clean the injectors bust also keep them clean when used on a continuous basis saving costly injector cleaning and replacement.
Q: Can I use it in Ethanol base fuels?
A: Because of the many problems associated with ethanol based fuels you most definitely should you our Gas Treatments every time. With Our Ethanol GuardianTM additive you have continuous protection against the corrosion and resin deposits associated with ethanol based fuel. See more information at Ethanol fuels and your Car in the article section of this website.
Q: Can I use the Gas Plus In E85 Fuels?
A: Yes. It is compatible with all ethanol fuels. Because of the many problems associated with ethanol based fuels you most definitely should you our Gas Treatments every time. With Our Ethanol GuardianTM additive you have continuous protection against the corrosion and resin deposits associated with ethanol based fuel. See more information at Ethanol fuels and your Car in the article section of this website.
Q: Can I use the Lead Plus lead substitute in a car that uses unleaded?
A: No. Use of the Lead Plus is not needed for the newer engines. Because it is acts so much like the real lead it can clog catalytic converters and foul critical sensors.
Q: Should I use Lead Plus in my older vehicles?
A: If your car is designed for leaded gas, Yes. The effects of unleaded gas will show sooner or later, see the article, “Who Needs a Lead Substitute” in the article section of this website.
Q: Do I need to use the Gas Plus along with the Lead Plus in my older car?
A: No. Lead Plus contains the same benefits of Gas Plus giving you the same protection.
Diesel Treatment Q&A:
Q: When do I need to use a lubricant?
A: With today’s diesel, always. The ultra low sulfur fuel has proven to be hard on pumps and injectors. Contrary to what it was #1 Fuel now has the same lubricity as #2. Little to none. You need to us a lubricity agent all year, even with straight #2 fuel Diesel Lubrication: Facts & Friction”
Q: How much lubricant do I need?
A: There is actually no set standard for lubrication but the manufactures of injection components do know about what they want. It is a case of a little is good a lot is definitely not better. Lubricity agents can, if overused be corrosive and can cause damage. All ultra low sulfur fuels produced today have little to no lubricity. Our PFS diesel treatments are designed to raise the amount of lubricity up to 25% restoring our lubrication in many fuels to pre-low sulfur levels without causing the harmful effects of over treating.
Q: Do I need to use the Power Plus along with the Arctic Plus or Arctic Xtreme during the winter?
A: No, Arctic Plus and Arctic Xtreme contain the same benefits of Power Plus with the addition of our anti-gels to it, giving you the same protection.
Q: Why does the Arctic Plus additive gel up in the cold if it is an anti-gel?
A: Anti-gels create a chemical reaction with the fuel in order to keep it from gelling and in a concentrated form will gel just like pure antifreeze freezes before water is added. Arctic Xtreme will also gel in the extreme cold.
Q: Will the Arctic Plus or Arctic Xtreme anti-gels work better if I double the dose?
A: No, at the recommended treat rate our anti-gels are at their maximum effectiveness. Adding more does not produce any more effectiveness as an anti-gel. If however you are trying to achieve a fast fuel system clean up you may consider adding more to decrease the time of clean up.
Q: What if my vehicle is already gelled up? Is there a safe and easy way to un-gel it?
A: When encountering a vehicle that is gelled but will still idle we have a safe and effective way to help. 1. Change the primary and secondary filters filling them with #1 fuel before installation. 2. Take 5 gallons of warm #1 diesel fuel and add to it enough Arctic Plus or Arctic Xtreme anti-gel to treat the fuel that is in the gelled tank plus the five gallons of warm fuel. Then pour the warm treated #1 diesel into the vehicle tank and start the vehicle and run it at a high idle. Nine out of ten times this will work, but it is most effective if the vehicle was still capable of idling before attempting to un-gel it.