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Old 04-21-2007, 09:06 AM
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Fuel additives

I just purchased my 97 powerstroke... I've been told to put fuel additives in it and I've been told not to... So help me out, what should I do? I have 146K on the engine and I want to get the longest life out of it with the least amount of problems as would anyone.
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Old 04-21-2007, 10:06 PM
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ive got a 2000 and when i get bad fuel i add in diesel kleen cetane booster, works great i highly recommend it and i have never had any problems at 172k miles
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Old 04-21-2007, 10:08 PM
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oh and i also use that lucas stuff too every once in a while, once again no problems, if you ever get bad fuel or wanna treat your engine nice put in some fuel additives every once in a while just dont run them all the time, like every couple of tanks and youll be alright
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I run power service in the gray bottle every fill up and have no problems.
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I run the power service diesel kleen at every tank full. I don't care so much about the cetane booster (although its a plus) but the added lubrication makes your injectors happy. I think running it every tank is cheap insurance against the ULSD fuel we're stuck with, especially in older engines. Just a few ounces is all it takes per tank anyways.
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Fuel additives

I am new to the diesel world as far as an owner 04 6.0 but i read so much about additives everything from Wesson Oil to 2 stroke oil so it hard to figure out what to use.
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Old 04-22-2007, 12:31 AM
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I am new to the diesel world as far as an owner 04 6.0 but i read so much about additives everything from Wesson Oil to 2 stroke oil so it hard to figure out what to use.
Eddie! I use power service products simply because they're readily available at every walmart and truck stop you come along. There are lots of good brands out there. Lucas, Stanadyne, motorcraft even makes there own additive that's pretty good. I think as long as you go with a brand name product, and there's more than I've listed here, you'll be fine. Its all about preference. But I would stay away from things you hear about like motor oil, tranny fluid, or any other "homemade" concoction out there. Our 6.0's especially aren't designed for anything like that. I've heard that some of the old IDI diesels can run on just about anything, but the technology in those trucks is ancient so to speak. There's a tech on this site with a late 80's IDI truck that burns nothing but used tranny fluid. Talk about versatile I guess...
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Old 04-22-2007, 01:57 AM
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Currently I am using Diesel Kleen products
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I use diesel kleen or the stuff you get a ford on every fill up.
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lucas additive seems to work for me, good lube for the motor.
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