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Summary
Overview on John Deere Premium Fuel Conditioners


Additional in-depth information on John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioners:

Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner, Summer Formula (TY16233, TY16234)

John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioners are designed for use in any diesel engine.  Diesel fuel conditioner is a fuel additive for year around use to improve diesel fuel quality and maintain peak engine efficiency. Regular use will minimize many of the problems caused by impurities in diesel fuels.

Summer formula
Features

  • Keeps injectors clean - helps prevent injector erosion, lowers emissions, and cleans entire fuel system
  • Maximizes fuel economy and performance - increases available power under heavy load, lowers maintenance cost, and extends fuel filter life
  • Maintains fuel pump warranty
  • Reduces fuel injection and pump wear
  • Disperses gummy deposits, prevents plunger sticking, spray hole plugging, and fuel leakage past critical valve seat surfaces
  • Minimizes smoking
  • Improves water tolerance, combustion, starting, and cold weather fuel flow
  • Protects against rust and corrosion
  • Compatible with all diesel fuels

Specifications

Color

Yellow to amber

Clarity

Slightly hazy

Specific gravity at 60 degrees F (15.6 degrees C)

0.816 to 0.832

Density (lb./gal.)

6.8656

Flash point (T.O.C.)

165 degrees F (51.67) degrees C)

Treat rate

Part Number

Size and pkg. qty.

Treat rate

TY16233

16 oz. (473 ml) per flask

One 16-oz. bottle treats 105 gallons of diesel fuel

TY16234

1 gallon (3.7853 liters) per bottle

One gallon treats 840 gallons of diesel fuel

Order information

Part Number

 

Description

 

Size

Pkg. qty.

TY16233

Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner, Summer Formula

16 oz.

12

TY16234

Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner, Summer Formula

1 gal.

4


Warranty: 90 days

Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner, Winter Formula (TY16230, TY16231)

Features

  • Maximizes fuel economy and performance
  • Helps reduce maintenance costs
  • Improves cold temperature fuel flow; lowers pour point of diesel fuel by up to 30 degrees F (16.7 degrees C) and controls fuel gel
  • Disperses moisture and prevents ice formation
  • Keeps injectors clean and removes existing deposits
  • Improves combustion and cold starting
  • Disperses gummy deposits; prevents plugging
  • Protects against rust and corrosion
  • Extends fuel filter life
  • Works with all diesel fuels
  • Registered with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Ideal for oil heating equipment due to better combustion, lower fuel consumption, and reduced maintenance
  • Does not:
    – 
    Reduce the Cetane number of diesel fuel
    – Increase the ash content of diesel fuel
    – Contain any metallic compound or any other elements other than hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen
  • Will not:
    – 
    Measurably increase the vapor pressure or reduce the flash point of diesel fuel
    – Change the viscosity of the fuel
    – Form sludge suspensions with either water or sediment in the fuel
    – Remain indefinitely blended in the fuel after having been thoroughly mixed in with it
    – Change the cloud point of the fuel

Specifications

Color

Yellow to amber

Clarity

Slightly hazy

Viscosity at 100 degrees C

3.8 cSt to 4.2 cSt

Viscosity at 40 degrees C

18 cSt to 26 cSt

Specific gravity at 60 degrees F (15.6 degrees C)

9.860 to 0.901

Density (lb./gal.)

7.3363

Pour point

-25 degrees F (-31.7 degrees C)

Flash point (T.O.C.)

165 degrees F (51.67) degrees C)

Treat rate

Part number

 

Size and pkg. qty.

 

Treat rate

TY16230

16 oz. (473 ml) per flask

One 16 oz. bottle treats 62.5 gallons of diesel fuel

TY16231

1 gallon (3.7853 liters) per bottle

One gallon treats 500 gallons of diesel fuel

Order information

Part Number

Description

Size

Pkg. qty.

TY16230

Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner, Winter Formula

16 oz.

12

TY16231

Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner, Winter Formula

1 gal.

4


Warranty: 90 days

Why John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioners are your best buy

  1. Factory designed and approved formula
  2. Improves performance in any diesel-powered equipment
  3. Allows you control over when and where to use it
  4. Gives you complete choice on your base diesel fuel supplier
  5. Can add more or less fuel conditioner as needed
  6. Regular use supports your warranty claims
  7. John Deere packaging means you get fresh, uncontaminated additive every time

Directions
Add to fuel before tank has been filled (to allow for mixing).  To be effective in reducing the pour point, the product must be added when the fuel temperature is above its cloud point (approximately 15 degrees F [-9.44 degrees C] or higher).  If spilled on painted finish, flush immediately with water and wipe off.

Toxicity
Harmful if swallowed.  Vapor harmful.  Irritant.  Avoid contact with eyes.  Use in a well-ventilated area.  In case of contact with eyes, flush thoroughly with water.  If swallowed, give one or two glasses of water or milk and contact your physician, Poison Control Center, or hospital emergency room for prompt medical attention. Combustible.  Keep away from heat or flame.


Questions and answers

  1. Is a diesel fuel conditioner really necessary and why?
    Yes. The need to use a diesel fuel conditioner is now more important than ever. Diesel fuel quality can vary dramatically from source to source and even day to day. Inconsistent fuel quality can result in customer dissatisfaction over equipment life and performance. In addition, most diesel fuels (regular or premium) are not designed for use in off-road equipment. John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner is strong enough to bring most any diesel fuel up to acceptable standards and will allow for optimum performance in any diesel engine. Therefore, it is recommended that John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner be used throughout the year.
  2. There are many brands of fuel conditioners available over-the-counter as well as through
    co-ops and fuel distributors. Why is it strongly recommended that I use John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner?

    John Deere has a lot more at stake than just selling fuel additive. John Deere is in the business of providing customers with quality equipment that performs as promised. It is a fact that diesel equipment runs better and lasts longer when quality diesel fuel is used.
    John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner is a proprietary blend of fuel additives that are capable of improving most any diesel fuel. This is not true for other fuel conditioners available over-the-counter or through a local fuel supplier such as a co-op. Test data shows that many commercially available additives are either non-functional or incomplete in their respective formulation. In addition, fuel additives offered by local fuel suppliers and even major oil companies are usually purchased on bid by buyers who understand additive price more that they understand additive performance and quality. Therefore, performance is often secondary for such products. This can often lead to customer dissatisfaction. It is recommended that John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner be used in all diesel fuel working in any application.
  3. What benefits will I get with John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner?
    Both the summer and winter versions have the following benefits: 
    – Exclusive formula only available through John Deere
    – Detergency - Cummins L-10 superior rating insures clean injectors and better fuel economy
    – Modern lubricity technology - superior performance over a wide range of fuels
    – Increased Cetane number for better start-ups, increased power and improved fuel economy
    – Erosion/corrosion protection - for vehicle fuel systems as well as bulk storage tanks
    – Stability protection for reduced sediment and filter plugging and maximum filter life
    – Regular use inhibits the growth of fuel bacteria
    In addition, the winter version also offers:
    – Superior cold flow properties to prevent fuel gelling and filter plugging
    – Non-alcohol based deicer to inhibit fuel and filter icing
  4. Why is John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner recommended for use in old and new diesel equipment?
    John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner improves the diesel fuel itself, which makes any engine run better and last longer. New engines will enjoy these benefits right from the start. Older engines will run better after just a few fill ups. John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner can be used in any diesel-powered equipment - John Deere or other makes - on or off the farm.  In fact, other diesel engine manufacturers recommend John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner to their customers for optimum operation and preventative maintenance.
  5. Why did John Deere switch from Stanadyne to the new program?
    All-Season Stanadyne was a good product for the time. However, it only provided moderate lubricity protection, limited detergency, Cetane, and some cold weather operability.
    Since the introduction of All-Season Stanadyne, more information on low sulfur-fuel has been obtained and improvements in the product were found to be necessary. John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner offers the latest technology that provides the best performance in a wide variety of fuel sources.
  6. Why was a summer and winter formula introduced?
    The summer formula offers the same important features as the winter formula without the costly winterization components. This results in a more cost-effective product. In addition, many John Deere customers are not concerned about winter weather, but their equipment will still benefit greatly from regular use of John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner.
  7. Can John Deere Premium Fuel Conditioner be added to my bulk fuel storage tank?
    Yes, and it should be. Treating fuel as it is added to the bulk fuel storage tank will ensure that the product is well mixed. As an added benefit, the conditioner contains a fuel stabilizer and corrosion inhibitor that should be added to any new fuel deliveries to maximize fuel storage, filter life, and to protect your bulk fuel storage tank from corrosion.
  8. Why does the winter formula have to be added when the fuel is warm?
    Diesel fuel contains wax that begins to form crystals at the cloud point of fuel. These crystals are very large in size and will continue to grow until the equipment ceases to operate (gelled filter). The winter formula contains a "wax crystal modifier," or anti-gel, which allows the wax crystals to form, but changes the shape and size of the wax crystals as they form. Smaller crystals allow the filter to function at lower temperatures without shut-down. The only way to change the crystal shape is to add the winter formula at a temperature when the crystals first start to form. This is why the conditioner must be added when the fuel temperature is above the cloud point of the fuel. Typically, winter diesel fuel cloud points run about 10 degrees F. John Deere recommends adding our Winter Formula Diesel Fuel Conditioner before fuel temperature reach about 25 degrees F.
  9. Why does the winter formula gel in the bottle when it gets cold?
    All fuel additives that contain large amounts of "anti-gel" will freeze in their concentrated form (prior to mixing with diesel fuel). Fuel additives that don't freeze contain little or no anti-gel components.
    This is similar to antifreeze/coolant that is put into radiators. Undiluted antifreeze actually freezes at about 30 degrees F. It needs water to lower the freezing point and work at low temperatures. John Deere winter formula contains a large amount of anti-gel. Once added to the diesel fuel, it will outperform most competitive products. To prevent gelling of John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner Winter Formula, store the bottle at or above 50 degrees F. If the product has gelled in the bottle, thaw it out and then add it to the diesel fuel. The product is still effective after thawing - just be sure that it is added at a high enough fuel temperature to work properly. See question 8 above for additional information.
  10. If John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner Winter Formula is used, what temperature is the fuel protected to against gelling?
    John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner Winter Formula has been sold for many years now throughout the U.S. and Canada.
    In this wide range of fuels, the winter formula typically protects down to -15 to -20 degrees F. This range will vary with some fuels, even when purchased from the same supplier. We recommend the addition of 20% No. 1 Diesel or Kerosene as your ambient temperature approaches -15 to -20 degrees F. Larger amounts of No. 1 fuel may be necessary if you are forced to operate in even lower temperatures. John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner performs consistently better over a wide range of fuels when compared to other fuel additives.
  11. What is the Scuffing BOCLE and why is it important?
    The Scuffing BOCLE is a proposed industry test used to evaluate the lubricity of distillate fuels. Lubricity is an indication of a fuel's ability to protect fuel pumps and injectors from wear. Diesel fuels treated with John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner have been, and continue to be, regularly evaluated on with this demanding test. John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner has consistently performed at or above the levels set by engine and pump manufacturers. This means longer life from your fuel injectors and fuel pumps. In addition, you will have more precise "fuel control" throughout the life of your equipment, which results in better fuel economy and lower emissions.
  12. Does low-sulfur diesel fuel affect filter life?
    Yes. Low-sulfur diesel fuels have less tolerance for fuel sediment. However, John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner contains special components to control sludge and sediment formation, thereby extending filter life.
  13. Does low-sulfur diesel provide less power than high-sulfur diesel?
    This has been reported, but has not been shown to be true. John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner contains a highly effective detergent and Cetane improver to keep fuel injectors clean, providing maximum power and fuel efficiency in every gallon. In general, low-sulfur diesel is more stable. However, it still degrades in quality over time.  In addition, low-sulfur diesel is a poorer solvent and therefore tends to drop out more sediment and sludge than high-sulfur diesel. Quality additives like John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner are specially formulated to allow long-term storage on and off the farm.
  14. How do John Deere Premium Diesel additives compare with other additives?
    The John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner product line up will provide comparable or higher performance than other quality fuel additives. John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner is extensively tested in a wide range of fuels and is specifically designed to meet the requirements of even the most demanding diesel user.
  15. What is the most important performance property of a premium diesel?
    Every aspect of the fuel is the most important part if it is important to the user. That's why John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner is designed to offer the best combinations of all performance properties while remaining a good value for your fuel dollar.
  16. Are John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioners as good for on-road equipment as they are for off-road equipment?
    Yes. John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioners offer performance benefits to both on-road and off-road users.

Talk to your local John Deere dealer to find out advantages of using summer and winter formulas of Fuel Conditioners, which can be purchased from your local John Deere dealer.

Affected Equipment
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