Diesel bug is common in fuel tanks because of the long periods boats are moored for. Whether they are on canals, the open sea or a marina. If the tanks are half full – diesel is left to sit and the moisture from the air turns into water – causing sediment build up.

Diesel bug can cause several consequences including: Reduced power and misfiring of your boats engine, blocked fuel filters resulting in frequent costly replacements and repairs, wear and tear on your boat engines moving parts and gaskets etc wreck engines, corrode fuel tanks, and leave you powerless at sea. 

The rise of biofuel will only increase the propensity for problems due to it's hygroscopic nature. Four out of five diesel engine failures are a result of the dreaded diesel bug, don’t become yet another victim of this avoidable statistic, start using ElimiNOX Eco™.

There are around 100 types of bacteria that can live in fuel, feeding on condensed water and the diesel’s bio components. Diesel bug is caused by microbial bacteria that enter the fuel tank and feed on the water, nutrients and hydrocarbons that biofuels contain.

Temperature also plays a role in how quickly they develop, microbial growth will occur between 5-70°C but thrives around 30°C. 

It can be expensive - Boatyards’ hourly labour rates are £45-70, depending on the engineer’s qualifications. Cleaning tanks, replacing affected fuel lines and filters can run to hundreds of pounds. If the injectors, or worse still the fuel pump, are affected, that can lead to bills of £400-£3,000.

A 500 ml bottle of ElimiNOX Eco™  will treat 1000 L of fuel and costs less than an hours worth of labour  = more fun less maintenance less expense and lower emissions. 

Unlike other diesel bug treatments which only kill the diesel bug after it has already built up, ElimiNOX Eco™ is unique because it eliminates the most common cause of diesel bug – the water in which it grows. ElimiNOX Eco™ eliminates the water by suspending it as an emulsion within the diesel, removing the growth medium where the diesel bug thrives and actively prevents diesel bug growth between re-fuelling.

Why treat the symptom when you can eliminate the cause using ElimiNOX Eco™.

Fuel treated with ElimiNOX Eco™ has been certified by Bureau Veritas to retain compliance with EN590 while providing a lubricity improvement of over 30%.

Using ElimiNOX Eco™ pays for itself by helping save the cost of expensive engine failures, extends your engines life, reduces service intervals, improves your vessels fuel efficiency.