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post #1 of 28 Old 01-12-2008, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Is an additive really needed?

I have a 96 F-250 and I'm using fuel powers white bottle for the anti-gel.
Does good fuel from a good store already have the lube and anti gel additives or is treating your fuel really needed. Im paying 3.49 a gal. for diesel, I shoulden't have to treat it.
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i'm from upstate ny originally where fuel right now is about 3.70/ gal. almost any good station up north will already treat their fuel during the winter months. i'm not sure about va because yes it gets cold up there but not cold like new york where any given winter night can drop to -10 or lower. my best bit of advice would be to go to walmart and buy a big white jug of the diesel additive and it will probably last you through the winter months. the only reason i say this is because if your fuel happens to gel and you need to get somewhere, you're sh*t out of luck unless you have a heated garage and a bunch of buddies to push your truck and its still gonna take a few hours to warm up the fuel enough to start the beast.

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ULSD is crap diesel in any form. Using a quality addtive(notice I said Quality addtive) will add luberication to the crappy fuel, treat it for cold flow, protect it from bacteria, raise the c-tane number and give you more miles per gallon. A good fuel addtive is Enertech/Wellsworth Fuel treatments or FT-10.
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Ok ive been looking for those kind of answers im moving to Minnesota soon and it gets cold anything else I should know.
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Where at in MN are you moving to. Another quality addative is stanadyne

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i just bought a gallon of opti lube xpd. supposed to be really good stuff, the best for lubricity actaully. should be getting it delivered on wednesday

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i just bought a gallon of opti lube xpd. supposed to be really good stuff, the best for lubricity actaully. should be getting it delivered on wednesday
Bio is the best for luberication.
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Where do you guys buy your "good" fuel additives? I've been to a few parts stores and they all have the diesel kleen or the power service white bottle....never seen stanadyne or the others.

What was the link to that additive write up anyways...a similar thread appeared around Christmas.
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Well that link only had a few amount, and it was testing for luberication only. Thats like half of the battle. I can add 2% bio to a tank of fuel and get better luberication than any additve could do. The real benefits are in the anti-gelling, cetane and a few other catagories. A good decent fuell additive should and will add MPG to your tank. When I run FT-10 or Enertech/Wellsworth products I always get way more miles per tank of diesel. There is something else, if you can buy LSD as opposed to ULSD fuel i would snag that by the tankfull. I have tried standyne, powerservice, two-stroke and whatever else . They do no compare in the across the board benefits when compared to the three main additves I have played with. Me and the local FSE buy our stuff from the same rep and he was in charge of testing a whole slew of fuel addtives for Ford. Those where the ones he picked to run for his own personal truck. I'm not saying there crappy additives for they will be better than running nothing but, if you going to shell out cash, why not get the best.
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so this FT-10 stuff is the best their is out there in your opinion?

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