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Lucus Oil additive

Do you recommend adding this to engine oil I have heard of alot of people pulling fema trailers add this to their engine oil to get more life out of it

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i think the most important thing is reg. maint. i use a fuel treatment for injectors about once a year, and some say that is a waist of money.
using a good motor oil and filter seems to get good life out of the diesel.
again reg. maint = long life.

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i think the most important thing is reg. maint. i use a fuel treatment for injectors about once a year, and some say that is a waist of money.
using a good motor oil and filter seems to get good life out of the diesel.
again reg. maint = long life.
very well stated
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i use an additive called k-100 which is a basic injector cleaner for heavy trucks....i only use it every couple months though; i don't rely on it, i just do it for good measure, although i know it doesn't do very much...

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if thats a cetane booster wes......it probably does more than you realize.....im a big fan of cetane boosters.....especially with the 6.0's.......it really seems to help them with power and smoothness, and i think while the gain may not be as noticable.....it is still probably at least half as effective in a 7.3...........Marc
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i don't know what it is off the top of my head marc...if you want to check it out i think there's a website...

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I run Lucas in my gassers but not in my diesel. I tend to keep a more watchful eye in it, it gets more regular maintenance than they do (the gassers sit for a week or two at a time). That, and the mains in the Tbird have a little more clearance than they should.

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I use a cetane booster in my 7.3 regularly, and I drop off almost 1MPG without it. According to the label it raises the cetane by 6. It seems to run smoother as well.

But to the original post, I personally am NOT a fan of additives, a wate of money and time IMHO. As 099f350 stated and Marc echoed, regular maintainence is the most crucial thing in longevity.

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To add a little something....as I understand it, these trucks really aren't fans of oil additives due to the HEUI injection system.


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To add a little something....as I understand it, these trucks really aren't fans of oil additives due to the HEUI injection system.


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From everything I have seen the Lucas will make oil foam a lot worse in our injection systems and that is not good.

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