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FASS Fuel System – HD Series


The HD Series of the FASS fuel System provides many benefits to the consumer besides high mileage fuel pumps and superb filtration. This series goes beyond removing debris and water, the HD Series removes air/vapor from the fuel. This not only robs vital engine performance but can cause severe damage to fuel injectors.

Benefits FASS Customers Experience:

* Reduces Carbon Monoxide & Carbon Dioxide
* Increase Injector Life/Dependability
* Increase Horsepower
* Increase Torque
* Increase Fuel Mileage: Conservative Drivers

» Pickup’s – Typically 2 – 3 mpg running empty, with heavy load 8 – 11%
» Semi’s – Typically .4mph

* Consistent Engine Performance, i.e. – Hot vs. Cold Fuel
* Excellent Cold Weather Performance
* Same High Quality & Durability in FASS Pickup Models as our Semi Applications
* Extreme Filter Life:

» Fuel Filter – Typically 100,000 miles, cross references are available
» Water Separator – Serviceable, cross references are available

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Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. In addition to carrying FASS fuel System, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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ATS Diesel Torque Pro Propane Injection System Ford Powerstroke

ATS Propane Injection Features and Benefits:
  • Pressure switch can be set to RPM when propane flow begins
  • Regulator precisely meters vaporized propane
  • Can be set for maximum power or fuel economy
  • Can be turned “on,” or “off” with illuminated switch
The ATS propane injection system can be added to any turbo charged diesel engine. This system is extremely versatile and can be tailored to a driver’s individual needs. The pressure switch can be set between 3.1 to 20 psi. to control when the propane is turned on and at what RPM the propane flow begins.
The ATS propane regulator can precisely meter vaporized propane into the intake stream to ensure that the optimal amount of propane is injected into the diesel air stream at all times for maximum power or to enhance fuel economy while driving around town or on the freeway. The system can be turned on or off at any time from inside the cab with an illuminated toggle switch.

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What is the difference between the three media – Pro5R, ProDryS and ProGuard7 – that aFe offers?

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aFe offers three different types of filter media for most of their filters and  intake systems because everyone has different driving conditions and different driving needs.  There is the Pro5R, ProGuard7 and ProDryS. The differences basically are:

1. Pro5R is 5-layers of progressively finer mesh oiled cotton gauze which offers maximum airflow. This media is ideal for those who drive mostly on paved street and highway who want maximum horsepower.

2. ProGuard7 is 5 layers of progressively finer oiled cotton gauze used in the Pro5R media backed by another 2 layers of finer porosity synthetic non-woven media which offers maximum protection.  This media is ideal for those who do a lot of unpaved, off-road driving in severe dusty and dirty environments where protection is more important than maximum horsepower.  This media is most popular with compression-ignition diesel truck owners.

3. ProDryS is a 2 layer progressively finer porosity synthetic non-woven media, which is oil-free and offers maximum convenience since it does not require re-oiling.  This media is ideal for those who don’t want the hassle of re-oiling a filter.

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How Often Should I Clean and Service My S&B Filter?

S&B LogoThe capacity of an air filter is directly related to how often you must service your filter. Capacity is defined as the total amount of contaminants/dirt particles that the filter will hold before reaching its termination point. The termination point is a predefined restriction number that is used as the cut-off point when measuring how much dirt a filter will hold. For typical passenger cars and light-duty trucks, 10” H2O is used at the termination point.

In OE applications, a new filter must be purchased every time the filter reaches maximum capacity. Not only is this costly, but it also creates unnecessary environmental waste. When an S&B intake kit or performance air filter is installed, you simply clean and re-oil the air filter per S&B’s specifications. Keep in mind that the conditions that the vehicle is operated under will determine how quickly it will take a specific filter to reach its capacity. With this being said, you can compare the ISO 5011 test results to find the difference in capacities for the OE air filter and the S&B air filter on the Orange County Diesel website just look up the part and click on the “extended information” tab.

The spreadsheet below is the Service Factor for each filter, this compares how the frequency of Servicing the Filter is affected. For example, if the S&B filter capacity is half that of the OE filter, the Service Factor is twice that of the OE filter. Simply put, you will have to clean the S&B filter in half the time you would normally take for an OE filter to load.


It is extremely important to clean and oil your filter correctly. Instructions, oil amounts and other pertinent information regarding S&B filters can be seen on the Orange County Diesel website in the description of each filter or intake and can also be found in the manual for the product under the “extended information” tab.

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S&B Performance Intake Kit? How much horsepower will I see? Will it increase fuel economy?

S&B LogoHorsepower can be increased by increasing airflow to the vehicle’s engine. Typically, the OE stock air box and induction tube significantly restrict the airflow. S&B design’s its intake kits to increase the amount of horsepower by 5-10% by allowing the engine to breathe easier.

S&B does not publish horsepower results specific to each part because the majority of our competition makes outrageous horsepower claims that are unsupported and often are accompanied by the disclaimer “Up To, As Much As, or Results May Vary.” There is no standard for dyno testing, it is difficult to hold our competition accountable for their inflated claims. S&B utilizes its 1/2 million dollar, climate controlled lab to test its intake kits and filters to the same standard (ISO 5011 Test Standard) used by the OE manufacturers, so there is substance behind S&B’s test results.

S&B publishes 2 critical results: airflow & efficiency

1. Airflow Rating: This rating shows how much the filter/intake improves the airflow vs. stock. Improving the airflow results in more power and better fuel economy.

2. Efficiency Rating: Protecting your engine while dramatically improving the airflow is S&B’s competitive advantage which is why we post the efficiency numbers along with the airflow rating. The efficiency rating shows how much dirt our filters will stop. Our minimum goal for efficiency is 99.0%.

Question:
Will an S&B cold air intake kit provide me with an improvement in fuel economy?

Answer:
The simple answer is yes. By lowering the restriction level vs. stock, the S&B intake allows the engine to work more efficiently which will improve fuel economy.

According to the Department of Energy, a dirty air filter will have an adverse affect on fuel economy. Fueleconomy.gov states that replacing a clogged air filter can improve your car’s gas mileage by as much as 10 percent.  The reason a clean filter improves fuel economy is because it is less restrictive than a dirty filter, so the engine works less to consume the air it needs. This S&B intake kit is substantially less restrictive than the OE induction system with a clean filter installed thus allowing the engine to breather even easier which results in better fuel economy. S&B does not make a specific claim with regards to fuel economy because there are too many factors that can affect your miles per gallon.

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When was the last time you cleaned your intake filter?

 

Your engine needs airflow. It’s one of the most important things that an engine needs. This is especially true in a Diesel engine. It needs oxygen rich, cool, clean air to run at peak performance. If you have an intake filter you have not looked at in 3 years then chances are you have been robbing your engine of this. Because better combustion from better airflow directly reflects how much power and fuel economy your engine will be getting. It should be important to make sure you have a clean filter.

OC Diesel carries aFe’s whole line of filter restoration products. This is one of the simplest and most inexpensive ways to bring more airflow to your engine.

Not all oil is created equal. Highly refined oil from aFe will not harm MAF sensors and cause engine light warnings. It works great with aFe filters and is a great way to upgrade competitors oiled filters. The cleaner is specially formulated to release dirt without harming the microfibers critical to efficient filtration and airflow



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S&B Diesel Performance Filters

Diesel engines consume air at a much higher rate than most gas vehicles. The speed of air flow is referred to in cubic feet per minute (CFM). The higher the CFM, the more difficult it is to stop the contaminants from reaching the vehicles engine. S&B  designed a filter specifically targeting the diesel marketplace using 8-layers of cotton, a proprietary oil formula and 30 years of experience making filters. The result is a Performance Air Filter that greatly improves the air flow while still protecting your engine. S&B’s minimum requirement for efficiency on diesel filters is 99.1%. As an example, S&B’s Performance Filter for the Chevrolet Duramax Diesel 6.6L LB7 & LLY improved the air flow over the stock paper filter by 27.6% while stopping 99.44% of the dirt. S&B replacement filters provide the performance and protection diesel consumers demand.

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