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Old 01-26-2009, 04:40 PM
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~Fuel Additives~

Ok, Here We Go. I'm Gettin Diesel Tonight When I Semi Pulls In. The Driver Gets Out Of His Truck W/4 Bottles. 1 PowerService, 1 PowerService 911, & 2 Quart Bottles Of 10W30 Oil. He's Running A Mac & My Curiosity Is Driving Me Crazy So I've Gotta Ask Questions.... 1 Power Service & 1 Quart Oil Per 100 Gallon Tank.... He Said It Helped W/Power & Smoother Operating.. He Also Said He'd Been Doing It For Over Two Years & That His Engine Had Over 1,000,000 Miles On It & He'd Never Had To Go Into It Yet!!! Is This Something I Can Do In My 6.0 PSD??? Anyone Ever Tried This Or Know Of Any Other Proven Additives For The 6.0's????? Let Me Know!!!!
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Old 01-26-2009, 04:42 PM
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Power Service is good stuff.
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Old 01-26-2009, 07:53 PM
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What's Everyone Think???
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Hoosier: The company that I work for, uses PS with i guess good results... We have never had a jell problem. As for keeping things clean inside the injectors? and the rest of the fuel system? who knows.

I myself would never add motor oil in my 7.3L, maybe ashless 2 stroke oil, if I really needed too. These injectors are really expensive.

I myself will add some PS during the winter months. But for yr round use? I use SoyPower. Spicer did a very extensive test over on the diesel place a yr ago and this product come out on top quite easy. Opti-Lube is another good product.

Diesel Fuel Additive - SoyClean: Safe, Non-toxic, Natural, Bio-based Products
I use 12oz. per 30ga-->every fill up{my injectors really like this stuff}.

It was $14.75 a gal a month ago. Now it's up to $17.00

Another great product is FP60 from Lube Control
1oz. per 5gal usage.

All of these products are ordered from the net. Ya just can't go into any auto store or dept store and buy a gal.

If ya only want a product that U can buy within a 15 to 30 min drive? PS will do a good job. The additives that I have listed above a top tier additives. Good luck in your search. There are alot of them out there.
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:26 AM
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There's 2 reasons diesel costs as much as it does: 1, consumer demand. 2, the refining process and additives are more advanced than fuels of yesterday.
Some say additives aren't necessary with today's fuels and some say they are.
Hoosier, I don't know the details of the Mack, but his engine is definitely not like our engines. Remember, our engines don't have injection or secondary pumps, which were the the main driving force behind additive study and development. I'M NOT SAYING OUR ENGINES DON'T BENEFIT FROM ADDITIVE USE THOUGH. Just giving you a short history lesson.

There's lots of tests on the 'net (some better than others). Here's an example of one:
Lubricity Additive Study Results - Diesel Place
On a particular Dodge site, the best additive for lubricity was found to be B05 (5% Biodiesel)

Getting back to your Mack driver, lots of "old school" truckers dumped in motor oil, tranny fluid, corn oil, etc. Not because these were tested, but because "Joe's doin it, and he's got a million miles"

It's also proven that additive makers are a good "bet" due to increased demand (https://origin-www.glgroup.com/News/...ves-10305.html)
but is that influencing prices, quality, testing procedures? Who knows. And does that mean they're right? again, who knows.

One of the benefits additive mfgrs claim is increased fuel mileage. Some cases it's "true", and some cases it's not: Diesel additives fail to improve fuel efficiency - Product Library - World Fishing
For the record though, I believe I got 1-2 mpg better when using Stanadyne, but in reality that's hard to prove due to so many variables.

You probably wanted someone to say, "use brand X because it's the best", but bottom line is, while they have benefits, in MOST situations additives aren't NECESSARY. But in case you're wondering, I use Stanadyne, PowerService, Amsoil, and/or vegetable oil, depending on what's available
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ULSD is really dry compared to LSD and doesn't meet standards for lubricity. I run biodiesel when weather permits and I add 32oz of ashless 2 stroke to a tank of #2ULSD. You can really hear a difference in the injectors when doing this so I'll keep it up. I'm getting ready to install a Vegistroke so that should take care of it.
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I sometimes mix in a lot of diferent oils into mine. If I find an almost empty quart of oil, PS fluid, trans ATF, veg oil, I'll add it in.
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