Using Amplify Diesel HD Injector Cleaner to Boost Fuel Efficiency Benefits

National Road Transport Association

Road transport keeps Australia moving but the conditions are unrelenting – extreme weather, uneven road surfaces and long distances to cover. Freight providers expect their vehicles to perform, from trucks to road trains in all types of conditions. So we put Ampol's new 1 litre Amplify Diesel HD Injector Cleaner to the test under real-life conditions with a remote Western Australia freight provider, to prove its value in reducing fuel consumption by up to 12% and increasing overall performance.

Designed to 'shock' treat the fuel system, our heavy duty Amplify Diesel HD Injector Cleaner is a highly concentrated version of the deposit control technology that is present in our Amplify Diesel fuel and is designed to attack the carbon deposits that prevent the efficient flow of fuel into the combustion chamber. This is particularly useful where trucks have always been filled with regular diesel and the desire is to achieve all of the cleaning and protection benefits of Amplify Diesel quickly.

LR Hotshots is based in Wangara, Western Australia, and provides 24/7 emergency freight to the Pilbara and northern WA. Each Ampol formulation is made to meet the harshest Australian conditions, so the wild north provided the perfect setting to trial Ampol's new 1L Amplify Diesel HD Injector Cleaner concentrate.

Our mission? To prove the superior performance of this technology.

We tested the difference clean injectors made to vehicle performance and fuel efficiency over a six-week period under real road and work conditions. LR Hotshots made available six modern Isuzu trucks that covered their regular routes from Perth to the Pilbara, with the same six drivers who shared the vehicles. The fuel filters were replaced and the tyres inspected before the trial commenced.

Each truck's 200L fuel tank was dosed with the new Amplify Diesel HD Injector Cleaner. The trucks continued to use regular (unadditised) diesel throughout the trial and no oil changes were conducted during the trial.

We gathered baseline data on fuel consumption plus fuel injection compensation and as the trial progressed, we regularly monitored the ongoing fuel consumption and efficiency data. We took readings when the Amplify Diesel HD Injector Cleaner was first used and for around 20,000km.

After using Amplify Diesel HD Injector Cleaner, the injectors showed an improvement of up to 12% fuel efficiency with an average fuel efficiency gain of 8% across the fleet of six trucks.

Clean injectors mean fuel efficiency and improved reliability – and Ampol's Amplify Diesel HD Injector Cleaner is proven to increase fuel efficiency, keeping injectors clean and engines running. The trial delivered reduced running costs for every vehicle, superior engine performance and sustained fleet reliability.

Switching to Amplify Diesel or Amplify Diesel HD together with the Amplify Diesel HD Injector Cleaner provides further cleaning performance and ongoing protection of the fuel system components.

"There's no denying Amplify Diesel Injector Cleaner works. I'll be rolling it out across my fleet for improved efficiency and reliability."

– LR Hotshots

Ampol has proven the fuel efficiency and emissions benefits for road transport providers when switching from regular diesel to Amplify Diesel fuel. We have trialled Amplify Diesel and Amplify Diesel HD fuels in different trucks and road conditions and in all cases, Ampol Amplify Diesel has delivered fuel efficiency gains to our customers switching from regular diesel. To speed up the process of removing carbon deposits on the tips and the internal surfaces of the injectors, we recommend using a bottle of Amplify Diesel HD Injector Cleaner on the first fill with Amplify Diesel.

Ampol Amplify Diesel HD Injector Cleaner is available in a convenient 1 litre bottle that will treat tanks between 140-200 litres in capacity and is recommended for use every 15,000km if using regular diesel. The new Amplify Diesel HD Injector Cleaner will be available in selected Ampol locations from March 2023.

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