Fitch Fuel Catalyst - FAQ
At Stylin' Trucks, we are passionate about all truck accessories. Whether it be the hottest new performance truck accessories or the simple Window Visor - we love them all. One of our most awesome truck accessories is the Fitch Fuel Catalyst. Essentially, it's an item that installs into your fuel system. The fuel leaves the tank and is passed through the fuel catalyst, where it is freshened up before being sent on to your engine. You'll see power gains and fuel economy improvement.
Here are some common questions that people have about the Fitch Fuel Catalyst:
Q. What is the Fitch Fuel Catalyst?
A permanent fuel treatment for hydrocarbon fuels.
Q. How does the catalyst work?
Refineries cannot remove many poorly performing molecules to make a more ideal fuel. In addition, once fuel leaves the refinery or is stored it is subject to attack by oxygen, ozone, and microorganisms (bacteria, yeast, and mold) that grow in the fuel. All these processes degrade the fuel to make a poorer product that prevents engines from performing at optimum levels.
The Fitch Fuel Catalyst reformulates fuel prior to combustion on board the vehicle, preventing oxygen and most bacteria from attacking the fuel and reversing any degradation that may have occurred prior to the fuel being introduced to the vehicle.
The Fitch Fuel Catalyst assists the combustion process by insuring that fuel is highly uniform, potent, consistent, and stable.
Q. Will a Fitch Fuel Catalyst Permanent Fuel Treatment Device affect my vehicle warranty?
No. A properly installed product on your vehicle will not void your original vehicle manufacturers warranty.
Q. What is the difference between a fuel catalyst and an additive?
An additive is usually a chemical introduced into solution with fuel. Additives must be replenished at each refueling. A catalyst affects the fuel but does not become part of it.
Q. What are the major components of the Fitch® Fuel Catalyst?
The catalyst is a composite of a number of metals formed into an alloy by a proprietary process.
Q. What are the benefits to be gained from the use of the Catalyst?
- Improved fuel economy
- Improved horespower and torque
- Reduced emissions
- Less carbon deposits in engine
- Saves money
- Permanently stabilizes fuel
- Extended engine life
- Less engine and fuel system maintenance
- Allows the use of a lower octane fuel without sacrificing performance
Q. How is the Catalyst introduced to the fuel supply?
On small engines of 50 HP or less, a small Catalyst unit, called a 'Drop-In', is simply inserted into the fuel tank. Larger engines either multiple drop-ins or an in-line canister style Catalyst is installed in the fuel line.
Q. What type of engines will benefit from the use of the Catalyst?
- All internal combustion engines
- Outdoor power equipment
- Recreational vehicles
- Automotive & Light Duty Trucks
- Commercial Equipment & Burners
Q. How long does the Catalyst last?
250,000 operating miles or 5,000 operating hours. The FFC is a maintenance-free device.
Q. What is the difference between a Fitch® Fuel Catalyst and a Catalytic Converter?
The Fitch® Fuel Catalyst pre-treats the fuel before the combustion process and, by increasing combustion efficiency, reduces the creation of pollutants. Catalytic Converters are installed at the end of the combustion process where they help reduce pollutants after they have already been created.
Q. Why don't the OEMs like GM, Chrysler, Ford, Cat., Detroit, etc. implement the Fitch Fuel Catalyst on the cars right from the assembly line?
The OEMs don't typically add parts to the assembly line unless it saves money or they are required to add because of specific regulations. OEMs must meet certain standards set forth by the EPA and other regulatory organizations.
When determining MPG window sticker numbers, the EPA requires the automotive OEMs to test on a certified fuel such as Indolene. These purest certified fuels are too expensive to mass produce and are not equivalent to what consumers purchase at the pump.