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Old 06-16-2011, 01:04 PM
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New (to me) F350...

Hello All,
New Powerstroke owner with a 2000 F350 SRW, 88k mi. that I bought a couple of months ago. It couldn't have worked out better being that I looked for a long time far and wide for, actually an F250, but anyway... Found it in my hometown from a lady who had pulled a two-horse trailer several times to auctions and rodeos. The truck is completely stock and has never seen a tuner. I have done some research on these trucks before and after the purchase and I'm still learning the strengths and shortfalls of the truck (i.e. auto door locks, etc.)
As I was reading about ULSD, I was wondering whether I should purchase any additive for the fuel. Some say that the new fuel will shorten injector life and others say I should be ok as long as I buy a quality fuel. Unless diesel skyrockets...again...I plan to keep this truck for a long time so I'm going to do what I can to get my 500k mi. out of this 7.3!!
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:09 PM
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congrats on the new ride and welcome to the .org
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:16 PM
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Fuel Additives: There are many that are good.
I've used the MotorCraft one available at the dealer or online.
I've used PowerService Diesel Kleen (Available at Walmart - Gray bottle for warmer weather, White for colder weather (like freezing - Diesel fuel can gel if it gets too cold.) The white bottle has anti-gel chemicals in it.) There is Stantadyne (Haven't used it myself) and others. The lower sulfur content in ULSD is the issue. Fuel additives helps with lubricity.
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:27 PM
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Thanks. 'Guess I'll be buying that tonight at the local WM. If the additive will help it will be a lot cheaper than prematurely replacing injectors.
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