Frequently Asked Questions
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No, quite the opposite! Alkylate petrol keeps your engine cleaner, and gives better running protection, better performance and a longer service life. Compared to pump fuels, Aspen Alkylate Petrol stays fresh for years without deteriorating – meaning that it is safe to leave in your machine after use, and it will start much easier after long storage periods. Many engine manufacturers now recommend that their engines only be run on alkylate petrol.
Alkylate petrol suits most small petrol driven machines such as lawnmowers, hedge trimmers, brush cutter, chainsaws and motorbikes. Cars would run on alkylate petrol, but it would be a waste as modern emission standards mean modern cars already have effective and advanced emission control systems in place. In small engines, where emission control and catalytic converters haven’t come as far as they have in modern cars, the benefits are far greater.
Yes, that is correct. Aspen Alkylate Petrol has a lifespan of approximately 10 times that of regular petrol. Aspen has a storage life of 3-5 years compared to 3-5 months for regular petrol.
When you choose alkylate petrol, you can safely store your machines for long periods without emptying the tank – knowing that they will start without a problem when you need to use them again.
Aspen Alkylate Petrol can always replace ordinary petrol. Aspen 2 FRT meets all the requirements of two-stroke engine manufacturers so your supplier will have to continue to provide the guarantee. Aspen 4 can be used in all four-stroke gasoline engines. There is no brand of machine that cannot operate on Aspen Alkylate Petrol. If in doubt, you can always contact us.
Aspen mixes with regular pump gasoline – you do not need to worry about a strange reaction. However, when mixed with regular petrol you will not gain the same benefits as using only Aspen, You may find that your engine has to be slightly adjusted depending on the quality of the regular petrol.
Yes. Your machine supplier will have to continue to provide its guarantee if you use Aspen Alkylate Petrol. Our products meet all requirements.
Aspen Alkylate Petrol contains less harmful hydrocarbons than regular petrol. This means the exhaust fumes are much cleaner and the health risks are dramatically reduced. Compared to regular petrol, using Aspen Alkylate Petrol emits substantially fewer substances which contribute to acidification, as well as lowering the formation of ground level ozone which is harmful to humans, animals and plants.
Yes, a machine running on Aspen Alkylate Petrol definitely has a neutral smell compared to running the same machine on ordinary petrol. The extremely clean burn and lack of aromatics almost completely takes away the pungent smell of petrol.