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Fuel-Protect Keep Clean solution

Fuel-Protect Keep Clean solution for diesel injectors

 

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·        Fuel-Protect Keep Clean Solution

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Fuel-Protect Keep Clean Solution

John Deere Fuel-Protect Keep Clean solution for diesel injectors is specially formulated to improve engine performance conditions identified as injector sticking, engine misfire, rough idling, excess exhaust smoking, power loss and/or hard starting conditions in modern high-pressure diesel fuel systems by limiting/preventing the formation of deposits that may cause these issues.

 

John Deere Fuel-Protect Keep Clean solution for diesel injectors is a maintenance additive to be used over the life of the engine. It is recommended for diesel engines in three primary situations:

1.      Diesel engines that have been successfully treated with a diesel injector flush procedure using John Deere Clean-Up

2.      New diesel engines beginning with the initial fuel fill to prevent deposits from forming in the injection systems

3.      Diesel engines displaying the symptoms identified as injector sticking, engine misfire, rough idling, excess exhaust smoking, power loss and/or hard starting conditions in modern high-pressure diesel fuel systems

 

This product is intended to be blended with diesel fuel in bulk storage tanks or on-equipment tanks of equipment using modern high-pressure diesel fuel systems. John Deere Fuel-Protect Keep Clean for diesel injectors meets the EPA ULSD (Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel) requirements sulfur level. Read and follow all application instructions and safety information on the product label prior to use.

 

Features and benefits

·        Blends and stays distributed in bulk fuel tanks for easy distribution across the entire fleet

·        Aggressive Detergents clean and keep clean injectors

·        Helps prevent the formation of stubborn deposits that may cause injector sticking, engine misfire, rough idling, excess exhaust smoking, power loss and/or hard starting conditions in modern high-pressure diesel fuel systems

·        May be used in all makes of diesel engines to clean and prevent stubborn deposits caused by Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel in high pressure fuel systems

 

Order information

Part

number

 

Description

 

Size

Pkg.

qty.

TY26827

Fuel-Protect, Keep Clean

946 ml (32 oz. US)

6

TY26828

Fuel-Protect, Keep Clean

3.78 L (1 gal. US)

4

TY26829

Fuel-Protect, Keep Clean

18.9 L (5 gal. US)

1

TY26830

Fuel-Protect, Keep Clean

208 L (55 gal. US)

1

Warranty: 90 days

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  The 946 ml (32 oz.) size in a dose measuring style bottle will be available beginning 1 June 2010.

 

Treat rate

John Deere Fuel-Protect Keep Clean solution for diesel injectors can be applied in two ways. Select the appropriate treat rate based on current operating condition of the fuel system and customer needs:

 

The Maintenance Treat Rate is for use in engines with good performance as described above in situations 1 and 2.

 

The Cleaning Treat Rate is for use in engines with identified issues as described above in situation 3.

 

 

The Maintenance treat rate is intended for those engines experiencing good performance and should be viewed as a preventive measure against issues described as injector sticking, engine misfire, rough idling, excess exhaust smoking, power loss and hard starting conditions that may occur in modern high-pressure diesel fuel systems by limiting/preventing the formation of deposits that may cause these issues. The Maintenance treat rate schedule can be implemented in new engines, from zero hours, and when at risk based on known contributing conditions or experience. Additional scenarios for which the Maintenance treat rate may be applied are; 

 

After injector replacement related to fuel deposits

After diesel injector flush tool and John Deere Clean-Up have successfully been applied

After successful use of John Deere Fuel-Protect Keep Clean at the Cleaning treat rate (see below)

 

The Cleaning treat rate is intended for those engines actively experiencing performance symptoms such as injector sticking, engine misfire, rough idling, excess exhaust smoking, power loss, and hard starting conditions in modern high-pressure diesel fuel systems attributed to deposits that can cause these issues.  This higher concentrate treat rate for cleaning the targeted deposits takes effect over the course of one to two weeks of operation (40 to 80 hours) as the engine returns to normal levels of operation and performance.

 

John Deere Fuel-Protect Keep Clean is intended to be blended with the diesel fuel in the machine fuel tank or in a bulk fuel tank and dispersed with the diesel fuel. In order to ensure optimal mixing, it is recommended that John Deere Fuel-Protect Keep Clean be added to an empty tank. John Deere Fuel-Protect Keep Clean is never intended to be used inside any Injector Flush Tool.

 

The initial solution for cleaning up affected injector systems is still available and promoted. John Deere Diesel Fuel System Clean-Up, along with the John Deere Fuel Injector Flush Tool, is a proven treatment for these fuel related engine performance issues. Each application requires one bottle of John Deere Diesel Fuel System Clean-Up (TY27017) and one new Fuel Injector Flush Tool Filter Element (SW10967P1). These products are intended for use together by the John Deere dealership service department, and this Clean-Up solution is never to be poured into any vehicle fuel tank.

 

Specifications

Color

Light Red Liquid

Clarity

Clear

Specific gravity ASTM D 4052

0.83 (@ 15.6º C)

Flash point (Closed cup [Pensky-Martens])

> 149º F (65º C)

 

Additional information

See the following DTAC solutions for additional information:

            82072  Diagnostics recommendations on engines exhibiting the symptoms described above

            82087  Fuel specifications, storage, & handling

            76091  Summary of John Deere diesel fuel aftermarket products

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Question and Answers

These are Questions and Answers related to the use of this product and other diesel fuel treatments from John Deere.

 

The John Deere Fuel-Protect Keep Clean label and product information indicates that there is a Cleaning treat rate. Does this eliminate the need to use the Injector Flush tool and John Deere Clean-Up solution?

 

The Injector Flush service will continue to be promoted using John Deere Clean-Up solution and Injector Flush tool. The Injector Flush service and John Deere Clean-Up solution will dissolve the deposits, eliminating the symptoms of rough idle, hard starting, exhaust smoke, and weak power, generally after a 1 hour connection to the machine.

 

John Deere Fuel-Protect Keep Clean can be used at a Cleaning treat rate to dissolve and remove the same deposits; however, it does require use over a period of 40 to 80 hours.

 

Can the John Deere Fuel-Protect Keep Clean be used at the Cleaning treat rate in place of using the Injector Flush tool with the John Deere Clean-Up solution?

 

The Injector Flush service will continue to be promoted using John Deere Clean-Up solution and Injector Flush tool. The John Deere Injector Flush service and John Deere Clean-Up solution will dissolve the deposits, eliminating the symptoms of rough idle, hard starting, exhaust smoke, and weak power, generally after a 1 hour connection to the machine.

 

John Deere Fuel-Protect Keep Clean can be used at a Cleaning treat rate to dissolve and remove the same deposits; however, it does require use over a period of 40 to 80 hours.

 

Why are there two treat rates for John Deere Fuel-Protect Keep Clean? What is the difference between Maintenance and Cleaning?

 

Maintenance Treat Rate will prevent the ongoing formation of deposits

Cleaning Treat Rate will remove existing deposits over a period of 40 to 80 hours. 

 

Can the two products, John Deere Fuel-Protect Conditioner and John Deere Fuel-Protect Keep Clean, be used together?

 

YES. John Deere Fuel-Protect Conditioner use will manage nuisance issues that occur with variances in fuel quality. John Deere Fuel-Protect Keep Clean should be added to this routine when issues identified as injector sticking, engine misfire, rough idling, excess exhaust smoking, power loss and/or hard starting conditions in modern high-pressure diesel fuel systems occur.

 

The chemistry of these two John Deere products is not aggressive towards each other, nor does it create a combined aggressive product. Use of these products within the guidelines of recommended use will not cause the user to exceed current emission regulations.

 

Do I need to use both the John Deere Fuel-Protect Conditioner and the John Deere Fuel-Protect Keep Clean?

John Deere Fuel Conditioner does contain detergents and they are effective in managing routine build up of deposits and contaminants. John Deere Fuel Conditioner also has properties that control moisture, boost cetane number, and add lubricity. These additional benefits are not provided with Keep Clean as it is designed to address the stubborn deposit formation associated with some ULSD in higher pressure fuel systems. 

 

Can I use only the John Deere Fuel-Protect Conditioner as it says it has detergents?

 

John Deere Fuel Conditioner does contain detergents and they are effective in managing routine build up of deposits and contaminants. John Deere Fuel Conditioner also has properties that control moisture, boost cetane number, and add lubricity. These additional benefits are not provided with John Deere Keep Clean as it is designed to address the stubborn deposit formation associated with some ULSD in higher pressure fuel systems. 

 

What is our warranty policy on use of John Deere Fuel-Protect Keep Clean in John Deere engines?

 

Please contact your appropriate John Deere Service contact for the most current solution.

 

Is John Deere the only company having injector problems?

 

NO. The issue of deposits forming in injector regions is occurring with multiple engine manufacturers and injector manufacturers. There is an association of manufacturers representing engine, injector, fuel refiners, and additive companies working to understand this broad reaching issue and bring resolution to the problem.

 

Can John Deere Fuel-Protect Conditioner be used in other brands of equipment?

 

YES. The chemistry in John Deere Fuel Fuel-Protect Conditioner is expected to be acceptable for use in diesel engine platforms.

 

Can John Deere Fuel-Protect Keep Clean be used in other brands of equipment?

 

YES. The chemistry in John Deere Fuel-Protect Keep Clean is expected to be acceptable for use in diesel engine platforms.

 

Can the Injector Flush Tool and John Deere Clean-Up be used on other brands of equipment?

 

YES. The John Deere Injector Flush Tool is sold with a kit of adapters that are expected to facilitate connection to a wide range of fuel systems. The flush process is expected to address the performance issues associated with the accumulation of stubborn deposits in the injector region of higher pressure fuel systems.

 

Should I be using diesel conditioner in my gasoline pick-up trucks?

 

NO. John Deere Fuel-Protect Conditioner is intended for use in diesel and biodiesel (up to B20) fueled engines.

 

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Last modified: 13Feb14.