Diesel fuel additives for 7.3 - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 28 Old 02-28-2012, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
BR'sCrewCab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Utah
Posts: 420
Thanks: 2
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Diesel fuel additives for 7.3

I have been researching fuel additives and wanted to get some opinions from everyone on what they have been using and experience with different products?



96 F250 Crew Cab XLT

125,000 miles, Full Force Stage 1 Injectors, 4:10 rear, Dana 60 Swap, F350 Rear Lift Blocks, 325/60R18, 3" Down Pipe, 4" Exhaust, Tymar Intake, Aeoroforce Interceptor, DP Tuner (no start, stock, high idle, drive thru, 80 Eco, 60 Eco, 60 tow, 120 hp Race Tune), 7.3 Intercooler, 2.25 PMF RSK, V-Code Front Springs, B Code Rear Springs, Complete Alpine Audio System Upgrade, Tru-Cool Trans Cooler, Pro Comp 1069 18x9 Rims, John Woods Tow Master Transmission, Air Lift Air Bags
BR'sCrewCab is offline  
post #2 of 28 Old 02-28-2012, 07:27 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Patrick Feeley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tehachapi, CA
Posts: 2,224
Thanks: 0
Thanked 80 Times in 78 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
When I used to run it, I liked Stanadyne Performance Formula. Whatever you decide to run, make sure it does not contain alcohol. Cheers!

1997 F250 SC 4x4, E4OD, 4.10 LS, Basically Stock, Relocated Block Heater Plug, External Trans Filter, Tru-Cool Max, I/C Mounted but not Plumbed

SOLD - 1994 F350 CC DRW 2WD PSD, 5 Speed, 4.10 LS, SBC Con-O, Baldwin Filter, Tymar HPX Hose, DPPI DP, Bilsteins, $12 AIC, Coolant Filter, Explorer Overhead Console, A-Pillar w/ISSPRO Black Ice, EV Boost, and EV Pyro, Modified Pedestal, Gutted EBPV.
Patrick Feeley is offline  
post #3 of 28 Old 02-28-2012, 07:35 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
mazsecond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Boca Raton, Florida
Posts: 1,541
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick Feeley View Post
When I used to run it, I liked Stanadyne Performance Formula. Whatever you decide to run, make sure it does not contain alcohol. Cheers!

I have been using Stanadyne Performance Formula for about 20K. Before that I used the Motorcraft Cetane Booster. Both are good but I've herd so much good about Stanadyne that I feel better running it. Basically Stanadyne makes diesel injection systems and they couldn't find a additive that met their standards so they made their own.

Mike
mazsecond is offline  
post #4 of 28 Old 02-28-2012, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
BR'sCrewCab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Utah
Posts: 420
Thanks: 2
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick Feeley View Post
When I used to run it, I liked Stanadyne Performance Formula. Whatever you decide to run, make sure it does not contain alcohol. Cheers!
Is there a reason you no longer run it?



96 F250 Crew Cab XLT

125,000 miles, Full Force Stage 1 Injectors, 4:10 rear, Dana 60 Swap, F350 Rear Lift Blocks, 325/60R18, 3" Down Pipe, 4" Exhaust, Tymar Intake, Aeoroforce Interceptor, DP Tuner (no start, stock, high idle, drive thru, 80 Eco, 60 Eco, 60 tow, 120 hp Race Tune), 7.3 Intercooler, 2.25 PMF RSK, V-Code Front Springs, B Code Rear Springs, Complete Alpine Audio System Upgrade, Tru-Cool Trans Cooler, Pro Comp 1069 18x9 Rims, John Woods Tow Master Transmission, Air Lift Air Bags
BR'sCrewCab is offline  
post #5 of 28 Old 02-28-2012, 08:16 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
glovemeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 2,052
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I run silver and white diesel kleen. I try to run the white when its expected to be very cold, but overall I run them about the same just because they are way better than to not run anything. I also run an ounce to gallon, of tcw3 outboard two stroke motor oil. It is ashless and really quiets down the injectors.

glovemeister is offline  
post #6 of 28 Old 02-29-2012, 12:15 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Patrick Feeley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tehachapi, CA
Posts: 2,224
Thanks: 0
Thanked 80 Times in 78 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I stopped running it just due to the added expense and it's not as easy to get as some of the others (I used to get a case at a time). Cheers!

1997 F250 SC 4x4, E4OD, 4.10 LS, Basically Stock, Relocated Block Heater Plug, External Trans Filter, Tru-Cool Max, I/C Mounted but not Plumbed

SOLD - 1994 F350 CC DRW 2WD PSD, 5 Speed, 4.10 LS, SBC Con-O, Baldwin Filter, Tymar HPX Hose, DPPI DP, Bilsteins, $12 AIC, Coolant Filter, Explorer Overhead Console, A-Pillar w/ISSPRO Black Ice, EV Boost, and EV Pyro, Modified Pedestal, Gutted EBPV.
Patrick Feeley is offline  
post #7 of 28 Old 02-29-2012, 12:20 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
2Dillonslackey0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 90
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by glovemeister View Post
I run silver and white diesel kleen. I try to run the white when its expected to be very cold, but overall I run them about the same just because they are way better than to not run anything. I also run an ounce to gallon, of tcw3 outboard two stroke motor oil. It is ashless and really quiets down the injectors.
i use the same stuff silver diesel kleen! i try to base what i use on what the big trucks use! you cant go wrong with what they use!

1996 RCLB 196,xxx on the clock MBRP 3" downpipe to 4" straight pipe.
paint match grill, clear headlight assembly, clear tail light assembly, LED'S in every stock light housing, triple pillar pod with glow shift trans, boost, egt gauges.
2Dillonslackey0 is offline  
post #8 of 28 Old 02-29-2012, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
BR'sCrewCab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Utah
Posts: 420
Thanks: 2
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I found a local distributor for Opti-Lube XPD Fuel Additive. I am going to give a gallon of that stuff a shot.



96 F250 Crew Cab XLT

125,000 miles, Full Force Stage 1 Injectors, 4:10 rear, Dana 60 Swap, F350 Rear Lift Blocks, 325/60R18, 3" Down Pipe, 4" Exhaust, Tymar Intake, Aeoroforce Interceptor, DP Tuner (no start, stock, high idle, drive thru, 80 Eco, 60 Eco, 60 tow, 120 hp Race Tune), 7.3 Intercooler, 2.25 PMF RSK, V-Code Front Springs, B Code Rear Springs, Complete Alpine Audio System Upgrade, Tru-Cool Trans Cooler, Pro Comp 1069 18x9 Rims, John Woods Tow Master Transmission, Air Lift Air Bags
BR'sCrewCab is offline  
post #9 of 28 Old 02-29-2012, 01:14 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
glovemeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 2,052
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2Dillonslackey0 View Post
i use the same stuff silver diesel kleen! i try to base what i use on what the big trucks use! you cant go wrong with what they use!
Good choice bud. From what I've heard walmart did an on the road study of various types of additives. They chose diesel kleen because it kept wear down, and helped mpg some. I haven't noticed any mpg gain, if anything an mpg loss but that could be do to variance in idle time, driving factors etc.

glovemeister is offline  
post #10 of 28 Old 02-29-2012, 01:30 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
backwoodsboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: The great state of Warshington
Posts: 889
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Currently running Howes Diesel Treat. My local parts store had it on sale the last time I as in so I grabbed a bottle. Believe I paid $12 for 64oz, so it was considerably cheaper than the Diesel Kleen I usually run.
Haven't noticed a considerable difference between the Howes and Kleen. Truck idles the same, sounds the same, and is pulling the same mpg. One thing I have noticed however is less smoke on cold starts. Not sure if this is due to the additive or slightly different temperatures.
backwoodsboy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome