2 January 2020
To: Our customers
From: Lee Lippert
Ref: New Information on emissions
Years ago we realized that a benefit of using our DSX Extra engine additive resulted in a better burn of the fuel and reduced emissions. One of our customers with a vehicle licensed in California sent us two emissions tests from CARB on his Ford F150 with a gasoline engine. Those emissions tests have been on the website for years. The CARB facility manager mentioned to our customer that the vehicle was the cleanest to ever go through the facility.
As many of our customers know, we have been working in Costa Rica for a while. Costa Rica is a tropical paradise. Most of the countries’ energy is from renewables; water, thermal and wind. In 2018, 98% of their energy was from renewables and in 2019 99%. Imported fuel, gasoline and diesel, is primarily used for vehicles.
Costa Rica has very strong emission testing requirements. Today we are adding to our website photos of a Dodge 2500 with a Cummins diesel and a Nissan SUV with a diesel engine. The emissions reports for both vehicles are included. We will be adding more photos and emissions tests in the future.
Less emissions with DSX Extra means we are getting more of the energy from the fuel – better fuel usage – more miles per gallon. Joe Johnson, the owner/operator of the Two Million Mile truck reports a little white smoke on start-up and very little black smoke at any other time.
We have very little information on emissions support by documentation. What documentation we have is from a gasoline engine in a Ford F150 with 200,000 miles on the vehicle and more than 100,000 miles of experience with DSX Extra. The vehicle is licensed in California. The documentation is from the California Air Resources Board.
Diesel engines. We have minimal documentation. We have many reports from customers that indicate a reduction in emissions directly related to DSX Extra. From our earliest days, customers reported that oil consumption dropped after using DSX Extra. Many customers have reported less blow-by. With an ’07 Peterbilt with an ’06 Cat C15, the breather tube discharged at the battery box and the battery box was always dirty prior to using DSX Extra. Since using DSX Extra, the battery box has been clean. In an older truck with a Detroit Diesel engine and more than 800,000 miles of use, we found a 60% reduction of soot in the oil sample taken at 10,000 miles into the second service cycle when compared to a sample taken at 10,000 miles in the first service cycle after using DSX Extra.
The California Air Resources Board test shows almost no NO (nitrogen oxide). As we understand the chemistry, it is the NO that is directly related to the creation of ozone and smog. To be perfectly clear to everyone reading this information, we have not been where we could conveniently do more in-depth evaluating for emissions, so we make no definitive claims.
Two reports dated Oct. ’09 and Mar ’10 for the same vehicle
Read our Smog Emissions Report