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OUR INGREDIENTS

Gumout fuel and oil additives are scientifically formulated using the most potent ingredients available, like P.E.A. (polyether-amine), a potent nitrogen-based detergent capable of cleaning engine parts in a way weaker detergents can't match. Gumout uses higher concentrations of active ingredients and rigorously tests every formula to meet tough performance and safety standards.

Cleaning Ingredients

Because of the premium formulations used in our fuel additives, Gumout products help clean deposits after just one use and improve engine performance immediately. Each of Gumout’s products have built-for-purpose formulations and can deliver a variety of cleaning, conditioning and preventative benefits. The use of Gumout fuel additives as part of a regular maintenance program nets the greatest performance results and the highest level of cleaning.

P.E.A. (Polyether-amine)

P.E.A. is a nitrogen-based detergent stable enough to survive the harsh conditions of a combustion chamber. It is the most potent detergent available for cleaning carbon deposits in fuel systems and the only cleaning agent that has been proven to clean the combustion chamber, piston tops and cylinder heads. P.E.A. also cleans ports, valves and GDI and port injectors and keeps them clean for up to 3,000 miles.

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HOW IT WORKS

P.E.A. cleans the entire fuel system. Its molecules have a nitrogen head that attaches to the carbon deposit and lift it away while the fuel-soluble tail of the molecule pulls the deposit off the surface where it is burned and/or flushed out through the exhaust. The molecule will also attach to the surface areas without deposits, leaving a protective barrier that fights future carbon build up.

BENEFITS

A fuel additive that contains P.E.A. starts restoring fuel economy and improving engine performance in a single fill-up. It also scavenges water and helps neutralize the corrosive effects of ethanol blends. A fuel additive that does not contain P.E.A. will not clean the entire fuel system. P.E.A. also leaves lasting protection from carbon deposits in addition to cleaning existing deposits. Regular use yields even better results.

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PIBA (polyisobutylene amine)

PIBA is an efficient detergent, in strong enough concentration, helps clean intake ports, port fuel injectors and intake valves. It controls deposit buildup, preventing carbon and varnish from accumulating on critical engine parts.

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HOW IT WORKS

PIBA acts as a surfactant/dispersant. One part of the molecule is attracted to the deposit on the metal’s surface and the remaining parts are soluble in the fuel. This allows it to pull the deposit into the fuel, where it is carried through the combustion chamber, vaporized and finally eliminated through the exhaust.

BENEFITS

A clean engine performs better. Clean injectors disperse a fine spray pattern that increases combustion efficiency for better fuel economy, smoother idle and better performance. Clean intake valves and ports allow the proper air-fuel mixture into the combustion chamber so the engine responds quickly and efficiently.

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Petroleum Distillate (SOLVENT)

Petroleum distillates are used to carry components into the fuel so the additives mix completely with the fuel. When concentrated – as in a carb spray, parts cleaner, air intake/throttle body cleaner – petroleum distillates soften and dissolve carbon deposits.

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HOW IT WORKS

When diluted in the fuel tank, a petroleum distillate’s deposit-removing abilities are minor to nonexistent. However, in Gumout® Multi-System Tune-Up, the distillate is a carrier fluid that increases the effectiveness of PEA by helping it mix easily into the fuel.

BENEFITS

Petroleum distillate is an effective solvent and removes sludge when added to the fuel system as a concentrate via induction through a vacuum line or fuel rail. In products added to the fuel tank, the petroleum distillate has limited sludge removal but helps control flow, assuring complete mixing into the fuel. It also helps the product deliver the full concentration of actives to where they are needed.

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Diesel Deposit Control Additive (Hyperdispersant)

Diesel deposit control additives act as detergents and dispersants to latch onto sludge and carbon buildup, break them up and pull them into the fuel, where the deposits are burned off and removed through the exhaust.

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HOW IT WORKS

One part of the additive molecule attaches to deposits while the other part of the molecule is fuel-soluble, allowing it to lift the deposit from the metal surfaces. It’s state-of-the-art diesel chemistry that addresses the needs of modern diesel engines and the issues they have had with the ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel, like reduced lubricity and corrosion of fuel tanks, pumps, injectors and other metal parts due to increased water content. It is designed to keep modern diesel fuel injectors clean, both at the nozzle tip and inside the injector.

BENEFITS

Diesel engine performance can suffer when fuel injectors are dirty or sticky, resulting in loss of fuel economy and power. The hyperdispersant cleans injectors to restore power, remove internal GDI/direct injector deposits that cause sticking, reduce emissions, restore fuel economy, provide lubricity and wear protection for fuel pumps and injectors.

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Next: Conditioning Ingredients

Conditioning Ingredients

The ingredients used in Gumout fuel additives proactively condition against future buildup and corrosion, ensuring lasting performance. Each of Gumout’s products have built-for-purpose formulations to deliver a mix of cleaning, conditioning and preventative benefits.

ANTIOXIDANT (Fuel and oil stabilizer)

Fuel degradation is caused by oxygen reacting with fuel molecules, breaking them into smaller parts that attach onto other molecules to form gum and varnish. This is accelerated by the extreme heat of the engine, but it may also be seen in fuels and lubricants after long-term storage.

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HOW IT WORKS

Antioxidants tie up oxygen molecules before they can react with the fuel, stabilizing it and protecting it from degradation. This stops the development of varnish and gummy buildup on metal parts, which occurs naturally when fuel and oil are allowed to sit for long periods of time.

BENEFITS

When fuel and oil sit unused for long periods of time, they deteriorate. Carbon residue settles, attaching itself to key engine parts and causing varnish and gummy buildup to develop. Antioxidants stabilize fuel and oil for best fuel performance, longer life and better performance from engines that are not operated regularly. Stabilizers are important for engines of all sizes that are used seasonally.

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ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL (Water remover)

Isopropyl alcohol is a solvent that helps incompatible components of a formula stay together as one clear solution.

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HOW IT WORKS

Isopropyl alcohol penetrates, softens and dissolves a wide variety of deposits, ranging from water-soluble soils to oil-based deposits. It also pulls condensed moisture from the fuel system and crankcase to prevent rust and corrosion on metal parts, expelling it through the exhaust.

BENEFITS

Acid and water are normal byproducts of combustion. Acid naturally attacks metal parts, and water will cause these corroded surfaces to rust. Removing water from the system helps prevent rust on critical engine parts, helping ensure a longer, healthier engine life.

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ETHANOL CORROSION INHIBITOR (Corrosion inhibitor)

Ethanol, a fuel additive used to reduce emissions, is very water-friendly. So friendly, in fact, that it’s able to draw water into fuel just from humid air. That water settles onto metal surfaces since it is more dense than ethanol and gasoline and can cause corrosion. This can damage an engine, particularly one that isn’t being used regularly.

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HOW IT WORKS

Ethanol corrosion inhibitors condition metal engine surfaces from the corrosive effects of water, preventing rust and helping extend engine life.

BENEFITS

Corrosion inhibitors prevent ethanol and water’s corrosive side effects. As a solvent, ethanol eats away at seals, breaking them down and reducing their expected lifespan. Fuel containing ethanol can also undergo phase separation, where ethanol and water separate from fuel and settle at the bottom of the tank, where fuel pumps are typically located. When fuel sits unused for as little as a week in hot, humid climates, potentially corrosive water can be introduced to the fuel system. Corrosion inhibitors also protect engines running on ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel and biodiesel.

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LIGHT MINERAL OIL (Lubricant)

Light mineral oil is a type of base oil, used as a basic lubricant to reduce heat, friction and wear on critical engine parts.

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HOW IT WORKS

Light mineral oil lubricates the upper cylinder and other critical engine parts at start up. However, it loses its lubricating benefit when it burns up as engines reach normal operating temperatures. Also, when added to the fuel rail or vacuum line via induction, it generates tremendous amounts of exhaust smoke as it burns up in the combustion chamber.

BENEFITS

The lubrication properties of light mineral oil can lessen wear over time. A lubricated upper cylinder helps with cold starts and provides protection from wear. It has no cleaning ability, and there is no cleaning benefit to the white smoke created by light mineral oil being combusted.

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FRICTION MODIFIER (Lubricant)

A friction modifier extends beyond ordinary lubrication to interact with metal surfaces even in the harsh environment found in the combustion chamber. This protective barrier is especially important between the piston rings and cylinder walls.

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HOW IT WORKS

A friction modifier added to fuel will survive the heat of the combustion chamber even beyond start up. Pressure allows it to migrate between the piston rings and the cylinder wall, where it reduces friction immediately. The friction modifier also moves into the crankcase oil where it remains until the next oil change, continuing to reduce friction.

BENEFITS

Friction modifiers reduce wasted energy from internal engine friction. The energy is then available to power the vehicle, resulting in improved fuel economy and/or more power, depending on driving style. Even in an engine free of deposits, benefits are immediately evident and last until the oil is replaced (3000 – 5000 miles).

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OCTANE BOOSTER (Conditioning ingredients)

Octane booster enhances the gasoline itself to increase the octane rating. Octane booster fights knock and ping in the combustion chamber, which usually results from deposit buildup or operating under severe loads.

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HOW IT WORKS

When deposits build up in the combustion chamber, they can form hot spots, similar to an ember in a campfire. The hot spot ignites the fuel early, preempting the sparkplug’s ignition. This preignition can create high heat and stress within the engine, potentially causing severe damage. However, most modern engines have knock sensors that “hear” the knock even before the driver can even notice. The sensors automatically adjust the engine timing to protect the engine. This, however, has the side effect of reducing the engine’s performance.

BENEFITS

Adding an octane booster prevents premature ignition of the gasoline by making it more difficult for the hot spots to ignite the fuel. This allows the engine to run without damage and allows the computer to time the engine for optimal performance and maximum efficiency. Also, owners of vehicles that call for a higher octane gasoline, often opt for lower octane to save money. By using an octane booster the knock sensor will adjust the timing closer to factory settings. The result is improved fuel economy and/or power.

OCTANE NUMBER

Adding a booster typically increases octane number by about one to two octane numbers. Adding more will result in only a slight gain, and adding extra (over-treating) is not recommended for street-legal vehicles. Some octane boosters advertise an octane raise of a certain number of “points.” A point, however, is only 1/10 of an octane number, so the advertised octane increase may be misleading.

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DIESEL DETERGENT (Cleaning Ingredients)

Diesel detergents are primarily designed to keep diesel injectors clean. Diesel injectors often operate under high pressure and spray directly into the combustion chamber where the fuel compresses to self-ignite. A fine spray pattern is essential for easy starts and efficient operation.

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HOW IT WORKS

Diesel detergents act as dispersants to remove deposits from diesel injectors. The polar end of the molecule is attracted to the deposit material and the other end of the molecule is dissolved in the fuel. This allows the detergent to grab the deposit particle and pull it off the injector surface where it can be washed away with the fuel burning in the engine.

BENEFITS

A clean injector allows a fine, controlled spray that keeps the engine running smoothly and efficiently. Diesel engines typically are not bothered by intake valve and combustion chamber deposits, as are seen in gasoline engines.

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DIESEL LUBRICITY ADDITIVE (Conditioning ingredient)

Diesel fuels need to automatically lubricate the fuel pump as the engine runs. Ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) was introduced to reduce emissions, but an unwanted side effect is reduced diesel fuel lubricity. Diesel lubricity additive is added to the fuel to replace the lost lubricant and protect the fuel pump and injector internals. As these vital fuel system parts operate over the long term, the additive protects surfaces from friction and wear.

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HOW IT WORKS

A lubricity additive replaces lubricants lost in the refining process. As the fuel pump operates over the long term, the additive protects pump surfaces from friction and wear.

BENEFITS

Heat, friction and wear are reduced, extending the life of the diesel fuel pump and injector internals when the additive is used regularly.

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CETANE IMPROVER (Conditioning ingredient)

The cetane number indicates the tendency of diesel fuel to ignite under compression. The higher the number, the quicker the fuel ignites. Increasing the cetane number results in easier cold starts, better fuel economy and reduced emissions.

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HOW IT WORKS

A cetane improver is a component in the fuel that causes it to ignite quicker when the piston compresses the air-fuel mixture. A fast flame allows easier starting and efficient operation, particularly at high speeds. The need for cetane improver varies with the hydrocarbon composition of the fuel, based on the crude oil source and the refinery process used to produce it.

BENEFITS

At a higher cetane number (limited by engine design and technology), combustion is more complete, resulting in less noise, reduced emissions, better cold starts and higher fuel economy.

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ANTI-GEL/COLD FLOW IMPROVER (Conditioning ingredient)

Diesel fuel contains waxy hydrocarbons that can crystalize at low temperatures. These crystals can clog the fuel filter and even thicken the fuel to the point where it will not pump. Anti-gel prevents fuel gelling and allows it to flow at cold temperatures.

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HOW IT WORKS

Anti-gel is a polymer that attaches to the wax crystal. It interferes with the crystal, preventing it from growing and agglomerating with other crystals to form a clog that might have otherwise ended up in the fuel filter.

BENEFITS

The flowable temperature of the fuel is reduced by 20-40°F, allowing vehicle operation in cold climates. This is more cost effective than the other common solution – diluting diesel fuel with large amounts of kerosene during winter operations. In addition, the chemistry in Gumout’s All in One Diesel Complete Fuel System Cleaner will not only inhibit gelling, it can liquefy existing gelled fuel.

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