Diesel Bug is the colloquial term for the microbial contamination of engine fuel, caused by the growth of bacterial colonies within fuel deposits of unclean engines and fuel filters. Mild cases can result in corrosion and wearing of components. Severe cases can cause the ‘decomposition’ of an engine.
According to Conidia ‘regular fuel testing is the only way we can identify a microbial problem.’ The company promises that its fuel testing kit will deliver accurate results within 10 minutes and requires no specialist skills to undertake.
‘Fuelstat is the most simple to use test available, using the same technology as a pregnancy test. No special skills are required to use the test, and there is no investment needed for a reader to translate the results.’
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