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Old 24 January 2003, 05:12   #1
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I'm interested in using Soltron. Can you tell us abit more about it, I know that it saves fuel etc but does it do anything else like help protect the engine clean bits etc.

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Old 24 January 2003, 06:13   #2
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Soltron will certainly help keep your fuel, fuel tank, fuel lines, filters, valves, head, piston and exhaust clean.

Soltrons enzyme goes instantly to work in the tank where the enzymes break down dirt, sludge, microbes, and other forms of contamination into small enough particles to pass through your fuel filters through your injectors (in such small microns that they do no harm or cause pitting therefore, prolonging the service life) and is burnt out of the exhaust system.

Soltron enables the fuel to be burnt at a lower air/fuel ratio which ensures a cleaner burn reducing black smoke and improving economy. this also provides more power under load as the fuel is combusting fully.

A recent MIL-S-53021 Filterability test which shows essentially that contaminated fuel, dosed with Soltron at 400 ppm v/v passes about 1.4 times quicker through a 0.8 micron filter than untreated contaminated fuel. This is improved with continuos use until all the particles have been broken down and removed from the system. I cant remember of the top of my head what is the standard size for boat filters, if someone can remind me of the micron size for that I would be grateful.

I know Alan Priddy is pleased with the product so it has been road tested fully, over 23000 miles in a Yamaha diesel.

Have plenty more info but would bore you for ages. Try it if you want then you can make your own evaluation.

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Old 24 January 2003, 06:48   #3
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Ok I'm intrigued.

Is there a retail outlet in England and what sort of money are we talking about for Soltron.
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Old 24 January 2003, 06:57   #4
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Welcome to our little Cyber-world Dom.

I think it is of huge benefit to all forum members if persons within the marine industry, that is manufacturers, suppliers etc partake in our discussions. Not only to educate us with their valuable insight, experience and recommendations, but to settle, shall we say, differences of opinion. Obviously forum members will start getting slightly peeved if this forum is used for unsolicited and gratuitous selling of their wares.
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Old 24 January 2003, 07:14   #5
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I've been using soltron in my boat for a year or so, I got in
jersey from a little garage in st Aubin, it's very hard to decide if it makes any diffrerence to performance/emision but as it is also supposed to stop the "bug" I figure it wont hurt any! I think it was about 20 per bottle (but could be wrong) but can't remember the volume of the dispencer, something like 250 mil.
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Old 24 January 2003, 07:34   #6
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We have been using Soltron for two years and I can honestly say that it works. To prove to ourselves it effectivness we did two 1200 miles runs, one with soltron and one without, both at the same revs and same conditions. On the first leg it gave us an extra 8% fuel saving with and nearly run out as we approched the Lizard on the second without!

On the Around the World we used 46,875.3 litres of diesel, some very poor in quality and only changed the filter once. As far as water, we only drained 3 litres in the entire trip (Loads from inside the cabin but little from the engine)

Cannot comment on performance but it definatly reduces the smoke on start up, Alan P
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Old 24 January 2003, 07:54   #7
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10,000 galls of fuel, scarey, wouldn't want your fuel bill.
Still, imagine if it were a 8,2 Litre mercruiser!,..... second thoughts, lets not!
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Old 24 January 2003, 08:00   #8
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A couple of questions if I may:

1. Can you start to use Soltron, then because you can't find any, stop using it? And does this cause a problem?

2. As ones fuel tanks, at any one time, contain an amount of fuel that is only approximatable, does it matter if you add a bit too much or too little?

3. Does it's use effect engine temperature?

4. What is the very approximate additive cost of using Soltron per litre of fuel? For example, if fuel casts 25p per litre and Soltron gives 10% better performance but adds 20% to the effective cost of a litre of fuel, then this is a factor to be taken into account.
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Old 24 January 2003, 08:24   #9
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I assume it is suitable for my Mondeo Turbo Diesel estate car?

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Using Soltron

The first Soltron treatment should be at the rate of 1 part to each 2,500 parts of total fuel capacity.

Examples: (Note - Soltron should added before tank fill) 20ml to 50 litres - Small cars 40ml to 100 litres - Family cars 160ml to 400 litres - Trucks

At re-fills add 1 part to each 5,000 parts of total fuel capacity.

Examples: 10ml to 50 litres - Small cars 20ml to 100 litres - Family cars 80ml to 400 litres - Trucks
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