I’ve got a couple of questions about air filtration. Let’s say we’re going on a similar trip that you did last week, where you’re going convoy in dusty conditions; How important is air filtration?
Allan: The air filtration is probably one of the most important things to watch for. I’ve seen engines wear out in 3 months when there is bad filtration or leaks in the filtration system. I think clean air is probably the most important thing, with mining industries indicating that without proper filtration, engine life could be shortened by 50%! Read more
What role does the engine operating temperature play in excessive fuel use?
If you’re running cold, you’re getting incomplete combustion, black smoke, carbon build up. If you’re running at the right temperature, but not too hot of course, everything should be firing nicely, burning the fuel properly and running efficiently.
High speeds can also lead to excessive fuel use, why is this the case?
If you’re going at high speeds, you’ve got wide open throttle, injectors are pushing as much fuel as they can get through, and you’ve got a high wind pressure. Generally speaking, speeds over 100km will definitely soak up more fuel just from the resistance through the air alone.