Is your diesel letting you down, or just getting you down?
Don’t dump it yet, there is hope... inject some life
into your relationship by fitting Powershot ® :
- Faster acceleration, smoothly delivered across the rev range
- Improved engine response to make driving more pleasurable
- Increased diesel mpg to ease your wallet
- Auxiliary fuel system enhances your diesel instead of replacing
Diesels and Propane
The idea of running a little propane through a diesel engine is
not new. It has been used to great effect on constant load diesels
for almost as long as the engine has existed. However, getting it
to work properly on a normal road vehicle, which has such a wide
range of operating requirements, has always been the problem.
At P. I. Fuel Systems we have overcome that challenge to bring
you a safe and effective way of releasing the previously hidden
potential of what is already an excellent combustion process.
How Powershot ® Works
By propagating the intake air with a small, carefully metered amount
of LPG there is a significant increase in horsepower output, torque
and also an improvement in mpg.
The propane basically acts as a catalyst, creating an environment
in which all the diesel fuel injected can be burned, instead of
the usual 80%. This provides a significant power increase.
Typical results with Powershot® give horsepower increases of
25-30%, torque increases of 15-20% and economy increases of 6-10mpg,
depending on driving style and system setting.
There is also a reduction in particulate emissions due to more
Powershot® can be adjusted for performance or economy gains
to suit each application.
It is best suited to turbo charged engines, as there is more spare
oxygen to work with. However, it has produced respectable power
increases and mileage gains on naturally aspirated diesel engines
Powershot® is suitable for any age of vehicle provided the
engine and fuelling system are in a healthy condition.
The front end of the system is installed in the engine bay. A switch
is mounted on or near the dashboard so the driver can activate and
deactivate Powershot® as required. A small LPG tank is installed
in the rear or underside and connected to the engine bay using pipework
running underneath the vehicle.
Ideally, installation, testing and calibration to your vehicle
and requirements takes 2 days.
The system only allows propane gas to flow when engine revs lift
above idle. This acts as a safety feature, preventing propane input
if the engine stalls or when it is switched off.
The fuel tanks, pipework, fillers and other components used are
manufactured to LPGA-approved standards. This means they are high
quality and enormously strong, the same as those used for Petrol/LPG
conversions. A Powershot® installation is performed to the same
Parts and labour warranty for all components fitted to the vehicle
as part of the Powershot® installation. Warranty lasts one year
from the date of installation and includes unlimited mileage.
For Further Details
Try the Powershot® Frequently Asked Questions page,
request a quote for your vehicle, or contact
us direct with your queries.