MAX MILEAGE PRODUCTS
HOW IT WORKS
Max Mileage Fuel Borne Catalyst is a liquid fuel additive that directly improves your engine’s combustion and efficiency.
Increase thermal efficiency
Accelerates the burn rate of all shapes and sizes of diesel molecules so more BTU's of heat are released earlier during the power stroke instead of being wasted as soot and high EGT. Max Mileage increases the thermal efficiency of any engine by 10% on average.
Burn soot at a lower temperature
Once in the exhaust system, the catalyst continues working by burning soot at a much lower temperature, 750 degrees Fahrenheit compared to 1000 degrees (the normal ignition temperature for soot).
Keep Injectors Clean
BENEFITS OF MAX MILEAGE
Decrease soot emissions by 60%
Reduce DEF Consumption
With lower EGT, less DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) is used. Yet another way the product more than pays for itself.
Longer Diesel Particulate Filter Life
With Max Mileage you will notice fewer regens. Wasting fuel and time on regens of all types is not productive for your business.
Increase fuel mileage 3% to 10%
Results may vary, but typically after the first few weeks many notice an improvement in fuel mileage due to the more efficient combustion.
Extends engine life
Soot is the enemy of any diesel engine. It's abrasive and harmful to your engine's rings and liners. Max Mileage will lower the soot levels in your oil sample.
Smoother & quieter engine
Often the first and most noticeable change is a quieter and smoother running engine. You may also feel more power and a quicker response.
Lower Exhaust Gas Temperature
Increase the life of your turbo, manifold, and exhaust system sensors with lower EGT.
Made in the USA
Max Mileage is formulated in a laboratory in Texas and then shipped to Pittsburgh Power where it is bottled.
Lab Tested and Field Proven
Developed and tested specifically to provide the maximum benefit to the owner operator, we then spent months road testing to ensure you will see real world benefits.
1 gallon treats 3200 gallons of diesel. Each ounce treats 25 gallons of diesel. It's formulated to mix in fuel tank very quickly and efficiently.
More than Pays for Itself
Other than the obvious savings in DEF fluid and diesel, you will also see savings from a less frequent check engine lights and emissions system repairs.
Use for Diesel and Gas
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DYNO TESTING RESULTS
Rolling dynamometer engine testing for fuel economy under controlled conditions. We are pleased to share the results:
*FBC = Fuel Borne Catalyst
Test results used with permission from Better Diesel FBC, Inc.
The test engine: 2016 Cummins ISX CM2350 set at 550 hp. The fuel treatment began April 2018 with 272,476 miles on the odometer and concluded in late July with 308,218 miles. The ECM had the standard factory program. The truck is a Kenworth W900 “SuperCab”.
The engine test facility: We (Pittsburgh Power) performed the test for fuel economy using our Taylor chassis dynamometer. Our dyno uses a water brake to control the engine at a fixed rpm and percent load (torque). We also measured the exhaust emissions using a Portable Emissions Measurement System manufactured by Sensors Inc. These emissions measurements were converted to fuel consumption estimates using EPA compliant methods for certifying engine fuel consumption (40 CFR Part 1065). Dyno testing eliminates any influence of external variables on fuel economy such as wind and rolling resistance, driving style, and terrain.
After the baseline testing was complete, the same engine began use of diesel treated with Max Mileage FBC (fuel borne catalyst). The driver noted smoother, quieter engine operation and better pulling power (common feedback from customers). His manually logged baseline MPG was 5.2. The driver noted that fuel mileage gradually increased over the evaluation period. The driver-logged MPG from beginning to end of the 3-month test period was 5.85 MPG. This represents an increase of 13% which included the initial clean-up and conditioning time. The driver-logged MPG for the last 2 months of the test period was 5.94, an increase of 14%. These results are consistent with the dyno results obtained under controlled conditions of rpm and load.
“Return to Baseline” test and repeat: As a check on the driver reported MPG evaluation, we ran a repeat test in which the truck was driven with untreated fuel for ~30,000 miles. This “return to baseline” evaluation began in the fall of 2018 with use of “winter” fuel and lasted for approximately two months. Treatment of the fuel with Max Mileage resumed on Jan. 24, 2019, again using winter fuel, and ended on Mar. 14, 2019. Recorded numbers from the truck owner’s manual fuel log were 2,568 gallons of diesel burned over 14,289 miles driven since he resumed use of treated fuel. That adds up to an estimated fuel economy of 5.5 MPG, significantly higher than the original 4.9 MPG achieved over the previous two-month period. The increase in driver reported fuel economy for this second evaluation was 13%, consistent with previous results obtained with the rolling dynamometer (controlled conditions) and the MPG calculated manually by the owner of the engine from his fuel log.
Do the Math: if you spend $120 per month on the fuel catalyst, you can see that it pays you. If you get an increase in fuel economy of only 2.5 %, then the cost of the fuel catalyst is covered*.*this example assumes 10,000 miles driven per month at 6 MPG and a fuel expense of $3.00 per gallon.
“I have a 2014 Pete 579 with a Paccar 455 MX13. Mileage was 6.4 now 7.2+ after a few fill-ups. I used to get CHECK ENGINE light daily, have not seen it in two weeks. DEF went from 130 mpg to well over 300 mpg (last fill was 399 mpg after high miles). No BS, why would I want to.”
Tom Dantona from Saint Peter, MN
"I have a 2016 Freightliner Coronado with a DD16 engine. I’m the original owner. First 100k miles the emissions system had zero problems. Then it started at 50 km into the trip I’d get emissions codes with warnings of an engine derate. I’d keep driving 20 km and the engine would derate to 75% 80kph. 50 kms later it finally had a driving regeneration and the codes clear. In time this would only get worse and more troubling. Then it started doing it every day. Countless trips to Freightliner and hundreds of hours of downtime. Freightliner could never do more than clear codes. When the warranty expired I just lived with it. Then I heard Bruce talking about this stuff on the radio. I figured what have I got to lose. I found a dealer near Edmonton, Alberta. I tried a jug and just half way through the first treated tank of fuel it started doing it’s thing. Two tanks of fuel later I’m emissions codes and derate free. So after the first jug I ran out it took me a while to buy another jug (the dealer kept selling out) and I was back to where I started. Derates, codes, and all of the regens. Then I bought two jugs. One hour later on this wonder the truck is code free and has been for the last 100k Kms. A few months ago I started a new jug and at same time got my filter life level checked and it was at 75% plugged. After this jug I’m gonna get a reading again. My DEF consumption has gone down too. I can now get five fills of fuel (600 litres per fill) per 75 litres of DEF. Without max mileage treatment it’s 3.7 fills per 75 litres."
James Hofer from Alberta, Canada
Near Instant Results...
“I got the catalyst and with two trips from Harrisburg to Hazleton and a Harrisburg to Carlisle trip, I have only used a third of a tank of fuel. Usually that run is just shy of half (lots of climbing up 81). I was not expecting near instant results like that. I am expecting it to beat my all time best MPG as well once I hand calculated it. But as it looks now my every two days refills might make it to two and a half as it's currently estimating I gained 1 mpg.”
Phill Pace from Carlisle, PA
The engine is quieter and smoother...
"Within hours of mixing the Max Mileage Fuel Catalyst into the tanks on my company truck, the engine is quieter and smoother.I'm in a 2019 Freightliner Cascadia with the DD15 engine, DT12 auto shift transmission. It is equipped with factory electric apu system and the engine will automatically start when the batteries need to be charged. If it idles an extended period it will automatically go into a regeneration cycle.Normally when the engine shuts down from charging the batteries or interior comfort mode, the shut down shakes the truck violently, akin to shaking in high winds or being struck by another vehicle when parked. Within 12 hours of adding the fuel catalyst, it no longer does that. The engine is also quieter then before from the sleeper area. Also the tale tale vibration of the engine when idling is lesser than before."
Charlie Johnson - Plainview, TX
Picked up 4 mpg...
“A friend gave me a quart of additive to try. I put it in my 1993 Chevy K2500 pickup with a 6.5 diesel. I picked up 4 mpg and smoother idle and exhaust emissions are not as harsh. I went from 20 to 24 mpg.”
Jesse Newsom from Cascade, MT
It's like an engine without the DPF!
“I'm nearly done with my initial 1-gallon of Max Mileage and the truck has been running great! It's like an engine without the DPF! I get immediate throttle response, excellent power, and smooth, quiet operation, even under high load. I own a 2013 Cummins ISX CM2350, 550 hp engine. Thanks again for your work in support of diesel owners.”
Bruce Luke - Hartsfield, GA
“I have a ‘96 Peterbilt with a Cummins N-14. I’ve been using the catalyst since June 1, 2019. I’ve gained .2 mpg and the engine is quieter and idles smoother. Great Product!”
Bob Kirlin - Missouri Valley, Iowa
CAT 6NZ is quieter and smoother
“I’ve been using Max Mileage for about 6 weeks. My ‘02 CAT 6NZ is quieter and smoother (especially at idle) and seems to take less throttle to get the same power as before. I think there’s a fuel mileage gain and I’ve been thinking about stopping the catalyst for a month to get accurate mileage comparison figures, but I like the other benefits so much I don’t want to stop!”
Greg Wheating - Jones, Michigan
I was shocked at how quiet the engine was...
“I am a company driver but after listening to the radio show I decided to try it in my 2016 Ram 6.7 Cummins. First day I was shocked at how quiet the engine was and I couldn’t hear it running with the radio on. I average 20-21 mpg running just the pickup and got 22.9 1st fill up after using the catalyst. Last year towing 26,000 it used a tank of def in a 1000 miles. Now using the catalyst in a 1000 miles the def is still 3/4s full and the truck has gained half a mile to 1 mpg pulling the trailer.”
Roger Neal - Demossville, Kentucky
More pulling power in the mountains...
"It's working great in my MX-13. Using it for over a month now and almost a half mile to the gallon gain and slight decrease in DEF fluid. The truck is running like brand new, smoother and quieter, also more pulling power in the mountains. Liquid gold!"
Sean O'Hare - Toronto, Ontario
I don’t think it's had a regen since I started using it.
"I run it in my 6.7 Powerstoke and gained a mile per gallon. And I don’t think it's had a regen since I started using it. It's a 2012 with 30,000 miles."
Jason Jones - Ohio
Throttle response is awesome.
"I own a 2007 Pete 379 with an MXS series ACERT Cat that currently has 1,072,000 miles on it. I have been using the catalyst for a little over a week now and have noticed a smoother running engine. I also gained about .3 mpg on fuel. The soot at the top of the stacks has also been reduced from about 5" from top to bottom to about 2". I was skeptical at first but, if my truck keeps running as good as it has been this past week I will continue to use it! Also my truck hasn't felt this good for quite some time. Throttle response is awesome."
Mario - Tucson, AZ
"It looked brand new as did the turbo vanes"
“One of my catalyst customers, Adam Gellings, is part of a large fleet and operates one of the trucks that they are testing with the catalyst. Recently his turbo downpipe (hot side) broke. While he was in the fleet shop the mechanic remarked how clean the original pipe was, it looked brand new as did the turbo vanes. He is running a Cummins ISX. Thank you for bringing us the catalyst."
Bryon Stoll - Suprise Trucking
Q: Can I use it for my diesel pickup truck, diesel car, farm tractor?
A: Yes, it can be used for any diesel engine.
Q: Can I use it for my gas engine?
A: Yes, but please change the ratio to 1 ounce for every 30 gallons. it has anti-knock properties so it works well for classic cars.
- Q: Do you have distributors?A: Yes, please check the map above for contact information.
- Q: How is this different from other fuel additives?A: Be assured, there is no other product on the market with the same active ingredients. No other product can come close when it comes to reducing soot and all the benefits that follow.
- Q: Will Max Mileage FBC work for my pre-emissions heavy duty diesel engines?A: Yes, it works the same way in all diesel engines to improve combustion on average by ~10%. The main results are better fuel economy and dramatically lowered exhaust emissions as demonstrated by validated test procedures.
- Q: Can I mix with other fuel additives?A: Yes, it's safe to mix with all other fuel additives. But please do not mix it directly with other additives, instead let them mix in the tank.
- Q: Will I see changes to my oil sample?A: Yes, you may see an increase in Iron. This is nothing to worry about as long as other wear metals stay consistent
- Q: Can iron deposits from Max Mileage hurt my engine?A: No. The iron-containing molecules in Max Mileage FBC are fully dissolved as a liquid ingredient, similar to iron in your blood. It’s also diluted to just a few PPM so it cannot cause any damage due to frictional wear in the high pressure fuel pump and fuel injectors. Max Mileage's EPA testing concluded there are no negative effects from long term use.
- Q: Max Mileage FBC is on the EPA list of registered fuel additives under CFR Part 79. What does this mean?A: This means that Max Mileage FBC meets or exceeds EPA criteria for demonstrating no harm to either engines or the environment and is approved for use in all US road diesel.
- Q: What is this red-orange residue on my DPF filter?A: Because of the absence of the oily black soot coating on the DPF it is easy to see the red-orange discoloration that results from the iron ingredient over many thousands of miles driven. This will be removed with periodic cleaning of the DPF as recommended by the engine manufacturer just like other ash (metallic) residues from other sources, including engine oil, coolant, dust and dirt, and rust contaminated fuel.
- Q: Will Max Mileage FBC eliminate ash deposits in my DPF?A: Max Mileage FBC is designed to reduce and/or eliminate soot deposits. Soot is the primary culprit for DPF regeneration problems as well as premature engine wear and emissions system failures in modern diesel engines. Unlike soot, ash cannot be burned off. Total ash from all sources (fuel contamination, engine oil additives, dirt and dust) only makes up a very small fraction of the incoming soot, typically less than 5%. Ash remains in the DPF as an incombustible material left behind following the DPF regeneration process and builds up over very long periods of time. Therefore, ash must be periodically removed via shop cleaning.
- Q: How does Max Mileage FBC decrease my DEF usage?A: Simply put, a more efficient engine will produce less NOx. Max Mileage FBC significantly increases the thermal efficiency of ANY engine, with or without emissions after treatment systems. In newer engines, the SCR system injects DEF fluid into the exhaust corresponding to the amount of NOx measured by the NOx sensor. Because the catalyst lowers NOx levels by 15% on average, the ECM responds by sending a signal to the SCR to inject less DEF, correspondingly.
- Q: I have an “in-service” engine. How long will it take for Max Mileage FBC to burn out carbon deposits and soot build-up in my engine and exhaust system?A: The “clean-out’ effect of Max Mileage FBC for an in-service diesel engine can take 4 to 6 weeks, on average, to complete. This means that initially, the DPF sensors may react to higher levels of smoke being produced internally as the soot is being burned off at a lower temperature with the help of the fuel catalyst. In some cases, especially for very high mileage engines, things may appear to get worse before they get better. This is normal and should pass without resulting in an engine “derate” situation.
- Q: Why is Max Mileage so expensive?A: At the suggested dilution, a bottle of Max Mileage will treat 3200 gallons of fuel, costing you only $.07/gallon. Besides the expensive ingredients that go into the catalyst, there is considerable research and development that went into formulating the product. Of course, the benefits you realize from using Max Mileage provide a substantial return on your investment.
- Q: Is Better Diesel FBC approved by CARB for use in California road fuels?A: Yes.
- Q: What is my cost for Max Mileage FBC?A: At the suggested treat ratio, one gallon of Max Mileage FBC will treat 3200 gallons of fuel at a cost of around $.07/gallon of fuel. This translates to approximately $0.01/mile of cost assuming a baseline for fuel consumption of 7 MPG. Our product has been verified to produce tangible benefits that translate to lower cost of ownership of heavy duty transport trucks. The ROI (Return on Investment) can range anywhere from 300% to 800%, depending on the type of engine and mode of operation. The maximum investment for a typical OTR truck owner will be 4 to 5 gallons of Max Mileage FBC at a cost of $1,000 – $1,500 per year. Savings accrue through reduced fuel costs, reduced DEF consumption (if applicable), and less down-time especially from exhaust after-treatment system repairs (if applicable). All diesel engines potentially will have extended longevity due to reduced engine wear due to soot and the accumulation of carbon deposits.
- Q: Does Max Mileage FBC have any effect on the lubricity of diesel?A: No, our independent tests using ASTM D6079 demonstrate that Max Mileage FBC has no measurable effect on the lubricity of diesel fuel.
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