LOL...nah I don''t own stock in Racor.
If you read what I said "They say you *must* pour something in your fuel
to have the effectiveness it should have. The report said just purchase the stuff you pour in your fuel
and you''ll have the same results"
What I meant by this is the study I read said that the "Magnetic Fuel
Conditioners (MFC)" efficacy is questionable at best. They say that you *must* use their AFC-705 Fuel
Catalyst ( http://algae-x.net/products-catalyst.htm )for the results to happens.
From here http://www.diesel-fuels.com/algae-contamination/tank-cleaning.html
"We recommend the use of AFC-705 to completely decontaminate and clean the entire fuel system, with the simultaneous installation of an inline ALGAE-X Fuel Conditioner to insure continuous Optimal Diesel Fuel Quality, enhanced combustion, and reduced emissions."
So they even admit its the fuel additive and the magnet only " optimizes fuel quality, enhanced combustion, and reduced emissions." Notice it doesn''t say it actually polishes the fuel. Very subtle but very telling .
The issue is that you can just purchase their AFC-705 Fuel Catalyst and supposedly get great results. But use their magnet ($$) alone and your results are lousy.
This stuff seems an awful lot like "PRI-D" Diesel Additive (or some others) that you can purchase from WestMarine
Plus it depends on how you use your engine, it is clear that the fuel must be circulated through these units and over the magnetic field to be effective. For work boat or charter vessel engines that are run often, this presents no difficulty. It probably wouldn''t help diesels sitting unused for long periods of time (Like most of us up in the colder climates) You would need to install a recirculating pump
with diverter valves to occasionally pass all the fuel through the magnets . And if your doing that you might as well route them to parallel racor filters.
I always have to chuckle when someone puts one of these units on their boat and says "I haven''t changed my primary filter in 2 years!". Well hell, I haven''t changed *either* of my filters on my boat in almost 4 years (the truth). So that must prove that NOT using one of these things is better....;-) Obviously just showing the flawed logic.
But I did say "most don''t think it''ll hurt your engine or fuel. It would just cost alot of money " And I''m sure its a drop in the bucket for a Hinckley and can make money for Detriot Deisel. Who wouldn''t want to be a dealer of a high profit margin product that won''t hurt and people ask for -- Its like new car dealers adding an "Under-Carriage Sealant"
If I had money to burn, I would most probably put one on.
Here are some links to peruse: