Fuel additive science is not definite. There are too many influencing factors and differing requirements to be able to produce the “ultimate additive” that universally works for all. What may work well on one engine does not guarantee success on another. This presents the need for different technologies to help match successful functions to that of the engine, fuel and requirements of the user.
This is also why it becomes difficult to recommend the best fuel conditioner for you and also why we supply sample sizes of our most popular products so that you can test and decide which works best for you and your vehicle.
Take Archoil AR6900-D as an example. It delivers a multitude of functions that include fuel stabilisation, anti-foaming, cleaning (via detergents), lubricity (via a lubricant), cetane improver and combustion improvement (via a combustion catalyst). These are all delivered chemically to the fuel and obtaining a balance of functions becomes more of an art form than science because the functions can compete against one another.
Too much lubricity can reduce cleaning performance; too much detergent can reduce combustion catalyst performance; too much cetane improver can negate MPG gains being delivered by the combustion catalyst; and it goes on and on. When you consider that fuels vary in lubricity, cetane # and detergent performance and combine this with the fact that engines responds differently to each of the aforementioned functions it is no wonder it is impossible to achieve a 100% success rate with additive use. However, we can get closer to it than most by offering a range of technologies that offer different functions or deliver similar functions but in a different way.
This is where Oilem Hybrogen enters the arena. Hybrogen is essentially an aggressive dispersant and combustion modifier. It helps clean but through the use of cleaner combustion gases and by reducing surface tension in the fuel system. There is no active detergent. This surface tension reduction also improves lubricity yet there is no active lubricant. It improves combustion quality by manipulating the fuel rather than “treating” it.
We know from testing that some customers prefer AR6900-D, whereas others prefer Hybrogen and some the original AR6200. Many customers have discovered a fantastic combination of a cetane booster and lubricant such as AR6850 and Hybrogen combined. This is a safe combination to use by the way as long as they are added separately. However, AR6900-D or AR6200 cannot be combined with Hybrogen.
Quick summary of each product and possible product combinations:
Archoil AR6200-EU – Good fuel stabilisation and preserving fuel for long time storage, good lubricant, gentle cleaner and combustion modifier.
Archoil AR6900-D MAX – good lubricant, stabiliser and cleaner, great cetane improver and combustion improver. Often better on engines that respond well to additional cetane.
Oilem Hybrogen Road – Great dispersant and combustion modifier with gentle secondary cleaning and lubrication. Often works where MPG and/or power increase results have been less than expected with AR6900-D MAX.
Oilem Hybrogen Road + AR6850 – Fantastic combustion improver and lubricant. Works great on engines that respond well to the Hybrogen combustion modifier and additional cetane.
Please note this is an approximate guide and we are always available to advise further. However, we strongly recommend customers test a sample bottle of AR6900-D and Hybrogen and decide which works best for you.