What Is Dipetane & How Does It Work - FAQs - Dipetane

What is Dipetane and How Does it Work?

This summarises the most common questions people ask about Dipetane.
How Does it Work? What are the benefits? Why it cleans filters and injectors?


How to use Dipetane?
Dipetane is a NON ADDITIVE Fuel Treatment.
It is a pre-combustion fuel treatment.

The self mixing rate is always 1:200. That is, 1 Litre of Dipetane treats 200 Litres of any fuel. (Petrol, Diesel, Kerosene).
There are 10 marked divisions on the side of the 1 litre bottle, each division treats 20 litres of fuel.
There is no danger from overdosing.
Dipetane works in all engines, all boilers and in all fuels at a ratio of 1:200 and is self mixing.
No agitation is required.
Put the fuel in first and then pour the Dipetane into the fuel at a ratio of 1:200.

The difference between Dipetane and Additives

Additives are products that do not occur naturally in fuel and are ‘added in’. These are detergents, solvents, Cetane, Octane improvers and Naphtha.
Dipetane contains no such additives, there is nothing in Dipetane that is not already in the fuel and all fuels treated with Dipetane remain within EN590 European Fuel Specification (and the British Standard, BS2869), so all engine and boiler warranties remain intact.

The difference between Dipetane and Adblue
It is acceptable to use Dipetane with Adblue.
Dipetane and Adblue are two very different systems.
Adblue is a relatively new invention in the last five years or so.
It was conveniently invented by ‘Big Oil’ to get rid of their surplus Urea gas generated at exploration.
Adblue is just a Urea gas in a separate tank that enters a catalytic converter on the tail or exhaust pipe and its’ function is to reduce Nox emissions only.
It never enters the engine or the fuel tank.
Adblue adds approx 2cent per litre to your running costs.
Adblue is a complex product and needs careful handling and correct temperatures to be effective in actually reducing Nox.
Can using Dipetane affect engine or boiler warranties?

No, because as Dipetane is a 100% hydrocarbon product.
Dipetane use does not alter the original fuel specifications of fuel. Dipetane adheres to the main two relevant Fuel Quality Standards (EN590 Low Sulphur Fuels and BS 2869). Therefore all engine and boiler warranties are maintained intact. This is logical.

Why Dipetane works

Dipetane works because it uniquely enables the incoming 21 Units of Oxygen to access and burn the volatile carbons much more completely, compared to standard fuels.
This involves Dipetane’s secret of adjusting the volatile carbon chains at the molecular level.
Standard fuels and additives cannot do this.
In effect, Dipetane is increasing the air/fuel mix ratio.
By burning the carbon more fully, the existing unburnt carbon deposits which are in all vehicles and boilers, are not fed any further carbon.
With the addition of Dipetane, these deposits of carbon disintegrate, fall off and do not return.

Excellent Opportunity for Oil Distributors

Having a genuine and tangible product differentiator is indeed a very valuable and unique opportunity.
If not, then fuel suppliers are all just selling a similar commodity at ever-reducing prices, against ever increasing non-oil competitors’ prices.
Dipetane treated fuels offer Fuel Oil Distributors a great opportunity to ‘push back’ against renewables.
Lower emission Dipetane treated fuel, with simultaneously higher output, can therefore be offered to the full range of fuel users, from Local Authorities, Bus & Truck Companies and the general car and van market.
On request, we can send you our recently completed ‘Peer Review’ Report, conducted by Professor Stephen Dooley, (Assistant Professor of Science & Energy, Trinity College, Dublin). We can also include the University of Ulster Science Laboratory tests results of Dipetane in Central Heating Fuels.
It is a fact that Dipetane reduces N0x by up to 35%.
CO2 is reduced by up to 25%.
Smoke is reduced by up to 50%.
Standard fuels, even with the use of ‘additives’ cannot achieve what Dipetane (non-additive) treated fuel can achieve. (Please re-read point 5. above for a fuller understanding)

Anti-Bug Diesel

Dipetane, which contains zero additives, is not designed as a biocide, it greatly helps to prevent bugs occurring in Diesel. Dipetane treated fuel restores lost hydrocarbons and helps to keep them in suspension.
This prevents settlement, thus, any existing bugs do not have access to ‘climbing ladders’ to attack the diesel.

What to look for when assessing a product such as Dipetane

Does the product have:

  1. Chassis Dynonometer tests?
  2. Carbon Balance tests
  3. Brake Horse Power tests, from an independent and accredited laboratory?

Dipetane has all three of these tests showing significant improvements under laboratory conditions by Independent Internationally Accredited testing houses.

How long does it take for Diptane to work?

Dipetane works from the moment it is put into the fuel.

It takes 1-3 days to eliminate un-burnt carbon deposits from an engine that starts out badly clogged up to the point of seeing the benefits. If you are doing a smoke/emission test within a few hours then you should give the vehicle 30 minutes of hard driving on a highway or motorway.

Will Dipetane settle out of the fuel?


Can you detect Dipetane within a fuel?

No since it is a 100% pure hydrocarbon that does not alter the specifications of the fuel treated.

When - at what stage - should you add Dipetane to the fuel

We recommend putting the fuel in the tank first and then pouring in the Dipetane. This way you can be sure of what quantity of Dipetane to blend with the fuel. However it does not matter if you put in the Dipetane first.

Does Dipetane hold adequate insurances?

Yes. Lloyds Insurances have continuously insured Dipetane since 1992 with a 100% no claims record. Ask us for details.


Unauthorized Distributors are NOT INSURED under Dipetane insurance

Is Dipetane safe to handle and store?

Yes, Dipetane is non-toxic and non hazardous. Its ignition flash point is 193 C (closed cup test).

Why distinguish between new engine testing results and existing engine test figures for MPG and emmissions?

It is obvious that new engine figures for MPG and emissions are much better than similar figures on existing engines due to the inevitable build up of CCD’s. As 99% of all engines are existing engines, i.e. with 6 months usage, it is vital for industrial competitiveness and environmental reasons that existing engine figures are acted upon.

Does Dipetane affect any rubber or seals in the fuel systems?

No. Dipetane does in no way affect O-rings in the injectors or other rubber parts in the fuel system.

NCT Failures - Reasons - And reasons that have got nothing to do with Dipetane!

Blocked Air Filter
Pin hole – or bigger hole in the exhaust system, which throws readings haywire
Very dirty Injectors
Blocked Catalytic Converter
Illegal fuel-stretching.

This happens when up to 10% kerosene is added in to petrol.
This causes serious problems and damages piston-heads and melting of injectors.
Symptoms of this will cause lack of power, misfiring engine, a knocking noise.
Spluttering and coughing in the engine with warning lights coming on.


What is a Fuel Injector?

A fuel injector is a device for actively injecting fuel into an internal-combustion engines by directly forcing the liquid fuel into the combustion chamber at an appropriate point in the piston cycle; – an alternative to a carburetor, in which an air-fuel mixture is drawn in by the downward stroke of the piston.

What is the easiest and best way to keep my injectors clean and well lubricated?

The easiest way is to use Dipetane which is designed to keep the injectors ultra clean and to provide the added crucial benefit of extra lubrication. The additional lubrication which can only be provided by Dipetane will counter the decreased lubrication due to the 80% cut in sulphur in diesel fuel. Sulphur in diesel had been providing vital lubrication to protect the injectors from wear and tear, Dipetane now compensates for this loss.

EGR’s and DPF’s

What is a DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter)?

A Diesel particulate filter (or DPF) is a device designed to remove diesel particulate matter or soot from the exhaust gas of a diesel engine. Here is a more detailed description of Diesel Particulate Filters and how they operate. DPFs reduce diesel soot emissions by 80% but they’re not suitable for everyone. If you’re buying a new car and plan to use it mainly for town-based, stop/start driving it would be wise to avoid a diesel car fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) because of the possible hassle of incomplete ‘DPF regeneration’. A DPF is normally only used on trucks and other large vehicles. See this video to find out how a diesel particulate filter works.

What is an EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) valve?

An EGR valve helps your car more efficiently and completely burn fuel by recirculating a portion of your exhaust and running it through the combustion process again. This results in a cooler, more complete burn of the fuel which decreases you car’s noxious emissions by prohibiting the formation of some harmful gases.

What is the easiest way to keep DPF's and EGR valves injectors clean and well lubricated?

The easiest way is to use Dipetane fuel treatment which is designed to keep the injectors ultra clean and to provide the added crucial benefit of extra lubrication. The additional lubrication which can only be provided by Dipetane will counter the decreased lubrication due to the 80% cut in sulphur in diesel fuel. Sulphur in diesel had been providing vital lubrication to protect the injectors from wear and tear, Dipetane now compensates for this loss.

Catalytic Converters

What is a catalytic converter?

A catalytic converter is a device that uses a catalyst to convert three harmful compounds in car exhaust into harmless compounds before they ever leave the car’s¬ exhaust system. The three harmful compounds are:

  1.  Hydrocarbons (in the form of unburned petrol or diesel)
  2. Carbon monoxide (formed by the combustion of hydrocarbon fuels)
  3. Nitrogen oxides (created when the heat in the engine forces nitrogen in the air to combine with oxygen)

Carbon monoxide is a poison for any air-breathing animal. Nitrogen oxides lead to smog and acid rain, and hydrocarbons produce smog. In a catalytic converter, a catalyst (in the form of platinum and palladium) is coated onto a ceramic honeycomb or ceramic beads that are housed in a muffler-like package attached to the exhaust pipe. The catalyst helps to convert carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide. It converts the hydrocarbons into carbon dioxide and water. It also converts the nitrogen oxides back into nitrogen and oxygen.

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