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Fuel Additives

I have been told with running this new ultra low sulfur fuel that it is nessecary to run some type of additive. I am relatively new to the diesel world so I am up for suggestions. I had a well respected diesel mechanic tell me that running ATF was all that one needed to run in their trucks. I have no idea, so lease help.

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I'd also like to hear opinions. Standyne, Amsoil, Lucas??

I wouldn't put ATF in it, the only thing that will do is turn your fuel red, and you know what happens when you get caught with red fuel. Of course I run red fuel regularly in my truck, so who am I to talk??

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The Stanadyne Stanadyne Corporation - Home Of High Quality Diesel Fuel System Components or Diesel Kleen Power Service Products -- "Diesel Kleen +Cetane Boost" are both good additives. NO ATF!

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to the org. ive ran Standyne, and alot of others, but found Ford powerstroke cetane boost does the best for me, and only takes 4oz in 25 gallons and is the cheapest per use. ok, now my diesel mechanic buddy said "old truckers used to use ATF" but someone here posted a link about using 2 cycle old, but i cant find it meeooww. so last wek i put a quart of 2 cycle, my buddy said "it wont hurt, u can run used motor oil for lubrication" so thats my :burnout


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I know several OTR truckers that recycle their engine oil through their fuel tanks. I don't know that it hurts they keep right on going. What does the powerstroke additive sell for?

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running used oil through your motor is not a good idea like that i sure would not want to run dirt and wear metals through my fuel system

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We sell lots of Stanadyne and FT-10. I prefer the FT-10. Please use something, but not ATF.

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So what's this cetane booster supposed to do? I know this new ulsd was made with newer trucks in mind what with all their emission controls and whatnot, but what's it beef with older diesel engines? Namely the 7.3, cause I'm fixin to get me one!
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I run power service diesel kleen in my truck in the sumer and then there anti gel stuff in the winter i can tell the difference from when i dont run it.

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Amsoil sells a few different diesel additives; each one does something different but their main product it looks, the diesel concentrate isn't an anti-gel from what I gather, they sell another bottle separately for that.

Whereas Stanadyne Performance is all of that reading off the bottle. I use Stanadyne and have been for a while.
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