Automotive Tips and Benifits
1. If you do not see a specific vehicle on the automotive application chart this does not mean we do not have one. It means we have not physically conducted an installation on that vehicle either ourselves or through one of our distributors. (Call us or email us if you have questions).
2. Most all domestically manufactured vehicles contain SAE “quick connect” fittings so there will be a kit for this vehicle.
3. Typically, GM/Chevy Gas vehicles use 3/8” fuel hose and most all light duty Diesel trucks – Powerstroke, Cummins and Duramax also use 3/8” hose.
4. Ford, Chrysler/Dodge – normally use 5/16” fuel hose with a few exceptions. 7.3 liter Powestroke is 5/16 & 6.0 liter Powerstroke is 3/8. Dodge Cummins Diesels are 3/8”.
5. Most Pre- 2004 Foreign vehicles have a banjo fittings which we cannot adapt to using “quick connect” fittings. In these cases, you will either need to use a Generic Kit as long as the vehicle is out of warranty or the drop in application.
6. Some 2004 and newer Foreign manufactured vehicles have gone to the 5/16” “quick connect” fittings. A few are listed on our application chart.
7. We have a Fitch Fuel Catalyst for everything. It is simply the installation procedure that will determine which Fitch application will work best for that vehicle.
8. Advanced Power Systems always recommends a “quick connect” in line unit first, if applicable for that vehicle. Second, we would offer the Generic Kit if the vehicle is OUT of warranty and third, the drop ins because they are typically more difficult to install.
9. Most foreign manufactured cars/trucks have siphon blocks either in the filler hose or neck of the fuel tank. If a customer chooses the drop in units, it may require accessing the fuel tank directly by removing a filler hose assembly, lifting the bed on a truck or removing a back seat to access the fuel pump panel. ALWAYS CHECK FOR A SIPHON BLOCK OR SHARP 90 DEGREE BEND PRIOR TO USING THE DROP IN UNITS.
10. Other applications such as heavy duty equipment (construction, power generators, transport trucks, etc.), marine or oil burners, are determined by fuel flow rate or engine size. Call our toll free number if you have questions about a certain application not found on our sheet –1-866-463-4824
Helpful Hints about Fitch Automobiles Benefits
1. Refinery Fresh Fuel - The Fitch Fuel Catalyst “re-refines” fuel on board a vehicle. What does this actually mean? If you could drive to a refinery to fill up your vehicle, pay the same price for the fuel as you do at the gas station but get the freshest, most potent fuel that creates the most energy during combustion, wouldn’t you buy it? Once fuel has been “cracked” at the refinery, it sits in a holding tank, it is pumped into transport vehicles, it is shipped throughout the world, it sits in the holding tank at a gas station, and then the consumer buys it. The fuel refined as 93 octane for example, has substantially lost it potency, freshness and has begun to degrade back to its original crude oil state. If you were to compare 93 octane at the refinery to the 93 octane at the pump, guaranteed the refinery 93 octane will achieve much better fuel economy and performance.
2. Using a Lower Octane - Using the Fitch Fuel Catalyst will provide a better quality of
fuel that typically allows a consumer to purchase a lower grade of fuel. For example, a vehicle requiring 93 octane may drop to 91 or even 89 in many cases. This can save a consumer .10 - .35 cents per gallon.
3. Improved performance - in some cases, a consumer will record more power with a
Fitch Fuel Catalyst but cannot understand why they do not see the MPG improvement. This does not mean the Fitch Fuel Catalyst is not working. Fitch is like many other performance aftermarket parts (exhausts, air filters, etc.), the Fitch Fuel Catalyst cannot give all benefits, all the time. Usually if performance is noticed, it is absorbed by the driver which offsets fuel economy improvements. Driving more conservatively will allow the mpg improvement to be more noticeable.
4. Increased MPG - most every day vehicles should record a 1 – 2.5 mpg increase. At the pump this translates into an average 0.50 cents to $1.00 per gallon savings.
5. Reduced Emissions - besides the fact that less toxic emissions are being released
Into the environment, the Fitch Fuel Catalyst will help break down emissions particulate in the fuel system and allows for a much cleaner burn. This keeps oil much cleaner in between oil changes, keeps plugs clean, injectors clean and lowers overall engine maintenance which contributes to longevity of the engine.
6. No Benefits Recorded - It is very rare that this happens. APSI receives less than 1% back in returns. Profile your customer and be sure the customer knows what to look for and what to expect from the Fitch product. Educating your customer about the benefits of the product and the variables that influence mpg improvements is important. Driving habits, towing, operating heat, sitting at idle, operating air conditioning, highway driving vs. city can sway the mpg up or down. Make sure the consumer follows the installation instructions 100%.
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