DT Tested: Fitch Fuel Catalyst

Published in the December 2008 Issue December 2008 Products

WITH DIESEL FUEL HOVERING ABOVE $4 A GALLON, IT'S NOT SURPRISING THE CURRENT TREND IN THE DIESEL AFTERMARKET IS LEANING MORE AND MORE TOWARDS FUEL MILEAGE.

ALL OUT PERFORMANCE AND HORSEPOWER HAVE TAKEN A BACKSEAT FOR BETTER HIGHWAY AND DAILY DRIVING MILEAGE. WE RECENTLY RECEIVED A FITCH FUEL CATALYST TO TEST OUT ON A NEW 2008 GMC 6.6L LMM DURAMAX POWERED PICKUP. BEING ONE OF THE NEWER EMISSIONS MONITORED TRUCKS, FUEL MILEAGE HAS DEFINITELY LEFT SOMETHING TO BE DESIRED. ON A GOOD DAY THE TRUCK HAS TO FIGHT TO AVERAGE OVER 13 MPG.

FIRST OF ALL, WHAT EXACTLY IS A FUEL CATALYST? THE FITCH FUEL CATALYST PERMANENTLY ENHANCES FUEL BY IMPROVING THE CETANE AND LUBRICITY IN DIESEL FUEL. FUEL TREATED BY FITCH BURNS MORE EFFICIENTLY, WHICH WILL RESULT IN ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE FROM ANY ENGINE. THE KIT WE USED WAS SUPPLIED WITH ALL THE HARDWARE, CONNECTIONS AND HOSES WE NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE INSTALL. FITCH IS A MAINTENANCE-FREE DEVICE WARRANTED UP TO 250,000 MILES AND IS EASILY INSTALLED IN THE FUEL LINE MUCH LIKE A FUEL FILTER.

WHEN WE FIRST SPOKE WITH FITCH THEY SUGGESTED THAT WE COULD SEE FUEL ECONOMY INCREASES ANYWHERE FROM 1-2.5MPG ON OUR DURAMAX, WITH NO OTHER CHANGES TO THE TRUCK. BY PLACING THE CATALYST IN THE RETURN LINE OF OUR TRUCK THE FUEL IS TREATED AND SENT BACK TO THE TANK WHERE IT WILL LATER BE BURNED THROUGH THE MOTOR. INSTALL WAS EASY AND TOOK LESS THAT 30 MINUTES WITH NOTHING MORE THAN BASIC TOOLS.

THE BOOST IN CETANE LEVELS SHOULD HELP IMPROVE PERFORMANCE AND TORQUE IN ANY DIESEL APPLICATION WHILE REDUCING EMISSIONS AND KEEPING YOUR INJECTORS CLEANER.

OUR TEST VEHICLE, THE LMM DURAMAX, HAS DEFINITELY SEEN AN INCREASE IN MILEAGE. WITH HAND CALCULATED MILEAGE SHOWING ANYWHERE FROM 14.5 TO JUST OVER 15 MPG, WE'LL ATTEST TO FITCH'S CLAIMS OF BETTER MILEAGE. WE HAD OUR DOUBTS ABOUT THE PRODUCT AT FIRST, BUT AFTER INSTALLING IT AND USING IT FOR OVER A MONTH NOW, WE WON'T BE REMOVING IT ANYTIME SOON.

IT JUST FLAT WORKS.

Source:

FITCH FUEL CATALYST
WWW.FITCHFUELCATALYST.COM

CUSTOM AUTO
208-522-7166

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