Frequently Asked Questions
Are all Sentry Fuel Treatment products safe to use?
Yes, all Sentry Fuel Treatment products are safe to use. Sentry Fuel Treatment products do not contain any harmful chemicals. Sentry Fuel Treatment products will not damage oxygen sensors, catalytic converters or any fuel system or engine part. You will find that all these parts require less maintenance and will last longer when using Sentry Fuel Treatment products.
Why do I need fuel treatments?
The worst quality fuels in over 25 years have contributed to burnt valves, carbon deposits, clogged injectors, pinging, dieseling, excessive emissions, hesitation, poor fuel economy and deterioration of plastic and rubber fuel system components. Individuals and business' alike have found that when they use Sentry Fuel Treatment products to "Tune The Fuel", they increase dependability, lower maintenance cost and significantly reduce wear and tear. Under today's conditions where engines that work harder, rev higher and run hotter than ever before there has never been a more demanding need for treatments that keep your engine at peak operating potential.
What makes Sentry Fuel Treatment products different than other fuel treatments?
Many other products make claims to their performance. Sentry Fuel Treatments are the only complete fuel system treatments. We treat from the tank bottom to the injector tip. We do what we say!
Where does the WATER go?
When Sentry Fuel Treatment products come in contact with water they surround the water at the molecular level with a combustible. This combustible is then passed through the fuel system and into the combustion chamber. When this combination of fuel and Sentry Fuel Treatment is burned the water is released in the form of super hot steam to clean the carbon deposits.
How do the Sentry Fuel Treatment products remove water problems?
The unique formulation of Sentry Fuel Treatment products surrounds the water with a combustible. As the water no longer exists as water, all of the harmful effects of water are eliminated. The combustible emulsion insulates all of the engine and fuel system components from the effects of water, thereby inhibiting all water related problems.
Do the Sentry Fuel Treatment products really work?
YES! As a matter of fact and record Sentry Fuel Treatment products are the only products found anywhere that demonstrate their performance. For over 5 years Sentry Fuel Treatment products have been delivering as stated, with quality and performance, equaled by none.
Is there a shelf life on Sentry Fuel Treatment products?
NO! Sentry Fuel Treatment products are not effected by storage duration or temperature. Their unique formulation prohibits deterioration of Sentry Fuel Treatment products.
How often should I use treatments?
Sentry Fuel Treatment products should be used with each fill up to maintain your engines cleanliness and performance. Continuous use of Sentry Fuel Treatment products will maintain peak performance and reduce maintenance cost. Continuous use of Sentry Fuel Treatment products will more than pay for themselves with fuel and maintenance savings. Using Sentry Fuel Treatment products is an investment not an expense.
Will Sentry Fuel Treatment products harm my Truck, Car or Boat engine?
NO, all Sentry Fuel Treatment products are safe to use. Sentry Fuel Treatment products do not contain any harmful chemicals. Sentry Fuel Treatment products will not damage oxygen sensors, catalytic converters or any fuel system or engine part. You will find that all these parts require less maintenance and will last longer when using Sentry Fuel Treatment products.
How do I know which products to use?
Unlike additives that are manufactured to correct a specific problem. Sentry Fuel Treatment products are multi-functional and produced in three easy to determine formulations based on your fuel type. - Sentry Diesel - standard duty diesel fuel treatment - Sentry Diesel PLUS - Marine and severe duty diesel fuel treatment - Sentry Gasoline - standard gasoline treatment - Sentry Gasoline PLUS- Marine and severe duty gasoline treatment.
How does water get into the fuel system?
Water intrusion into the fuel system is a year around problem, not just specific to Winter or Summer. Temperature differences during the day cause condensation to form on the inside of the fuel tank. Much like steam on your windows or your breath when cleaning your glasses. This condensation forms in all vented fuel systems. When it collects in the tank is sinks to the bottom where is causes all sorts of problems with the fuel system, corrosion, scum, algae, rust, freezing, gelling and more.
Do Sentry Fuel Treatment products work if I don't have water problems?
Yes! The unique formulation of Sentry Fuel Treatment products provides lubrication of the fuel system components, provides the benefits of lead for valve train protection, increase octane and cetane ratings of fuel for peak performance and economy. Sentry Fuel Treatment products lower harmful emissions and pollutants. Sentry Fuel Treatment products keep your engine running at peak performance levels for extended life and savings.
What kind of engines can I use Sentry Fuel Treatment products in?
Sentry Fuel Treatment products work in all internal combustion engines for which they are designated. Use of Sentry Fuel Treatment products produce a perfectly blended fuel. Sentry Fuel Treatment products will not cause separation of oil and gasoline in 2 cycle engines. Sentry Fuel Treatment products are for use in new cars and trucks, boats big and small, motorcycles, buses, campers, lawn and garden equipment, recreational toys, construction and farm equipment. Sentry Fuel Treatment product will not harm any internal combustion engine.
What is fuel Stabilization?
Fuel stabilization is the process of treating the fuel to keep all of the components in suspension. When fuels set for a long period of time the components fall out of suspension (go sour) and form gum and varnish deposits in the fuel system. Sentry Fuel Treatment products provide stabilization for long periods of storage.
How much do I need?
The normal ratio for Diesel is 1 gallon to 1100 gallons The normal ratio for Diesel PLUS is 1 gallon to 800 gallons The normal ratio for Gasoline is 1 gallon to 400 Gallons The normal ratio for Gasoline PLUS is 1 gallon to 360 Gallons.
What if I have bad fuel?
If you have or suspect you have bad fuel it is recommended to double the first treatment. It will be necessary to keep an eye on the filter system because the Sentry Fuel Treatment products do a thorough job of cleaning, this may cause filter clogging with the first treatment.
How do fuel systems get dirty?
Fuel systems can get contaminated and dirty in many different ways. Fuel can be bad right from the pump. Some components of fuel can breakdown under operating temperatures and form deposits which can cause incomplete combustion of fuel resulting in carbon buildup in injectors and carburetors. All of these condition only cause a more rapid progression of engine problems such as hesitation, stalling, rough idle and poor economy.
How do Sentry Fuel Treatment products save me money?
Sentry Fuel Treatment products improve performance of your engine, better performance equals better economy and mileage. - Sentry Fuel Treatment products keep your fuel system clean for lower maintenance cost. - Sentry Fuel Treatment products provide lubrication of the internal parts of your engine for extended life. - Sentry Fuel Treatment products are an investment, protecting your investment, not an expense.
Do Sentry Fuel Treatment products provide lead treatments?
The unique formulation acts as an environmentally safe lead substitute without the harmful effects of leads toxicity. This prevents valve seat problems and ring problems caused by lack of lubrication.
What do you mean by Steam Cleaning?
When the water contamination found in fuel systems is encapsulated by the Sentry Fuel Treatment products it is introduced into the combustion chamber where it is burned. This burning causes the water to be released as super heated steam which blast all carbon deposits from the valves, pistons and injectors.
My filters trap the water and dirt?
Filter are a very important part of the fuel system on any internal combustion engine. They do trap water and dirt. But some water will get through even the best filters. When the filters get clogged with water and dirt they become less efficient and cause the pump system to work harder to supply the necessary volume of fuel. This excessive wear and tear can cause premature failure of the fuel system. Sentry Fuel Treatment products eliminate this problem by keeping the fuel system clean and free of water and it's related problems. This allows for efficient filter performance, dependability and more time between replacements. Lowering maintenance cost.
Will it keep my fuel from gelling or freezing?
Sentry Fuel Treatment products are tested to -30 degrees F and have remained in complete solution with no cloudiness or freezing.
Will I still have to "Blend" my fuel in Winter?
Absolutely not!! "Blending" of diesel fuel with gasoline or kerosene or alcohol only contributes to the deterioration of the fuel quality and stability. Sentry Fuel Treatment products protect fuel from gelling, freezing and fuel line clogging to -30 degree F.