Our high quality oil soluble magnesium additives work to prevent and neutralize the formation of the acidic sulfur gases.
Typically, diesel engines are not treated for high temperature vanadic corrosion. Instead operators tirelessly replace valves when required. This normally occurs after a cylinder loses compression due to the classic “V”-notch corrosion becomes severe. Much like the mechanism of corrosion in gas turbines, diesel engines are affected by vanadium in the same manner. In trials conducted using oil soluble magnesium additives such as LMG-30E® or LMG-30S®, high temperature corrosion was completely eliminated.
Sulfur found in nearly all fuels can cause cold end corrosion problems in a diesel engine. These problems manifest on the upper valve stems and in the superchargers, etc. Liquid Minerals Group LTD.’s high quality oil soluble magnesium additives work to prevent and neutralize the formation of the acidic sulfur gases that cause these corrosion problems.
Our magnesium additives can also help protect the lubricated surfaces by neutralizing acid gas blow by without concern for the hard deposits often seen with calcium additives.