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Diesel Fuel Additives?

Hey guys, good forum ya'll have here. I bought an '07 F250 6.0L 4x4 a month or so ago. I'm new to the diesel world and trying to come up to speed so I can take care of this big baby.

I have noticed that this engine seems to be extremely cold natured. Meaning that it doesn't seem to run great until it gets plenty warmed up...and I live in Louisiana and it's hotter than heck down here. Kinda concerned about this when winter arrives.

Is there anythhing to the various diesel fuel additives I see on the shelves of the parts stores? Products like: Poswer Services or Red Line RL-2 or Red Line 85 Plus or something else I've not seen?

Will products such as these help me in the long run? Will they help the truck not seem so cold natured? What will help if these won't?

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I run Power Service stuff in my truck. It seems to run smoother and starts easier during the winter. You have a nice truck too
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yours is an 07, which means it was designed to run the new ULSD. PS DK is what alot of people use tho.

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yours is an 07, which means it was designed to run the new ULSD. PS DK is what alot of people use tho.
what did they change for it to be "designed" to run the ULSD? excuse my ignorance, but a 6.0 is a 6.0.... so what kind of changes were made?

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The owner's manual lists several different kinds of diesel fuel that are acceptable for my truck. It basically says I can run the older formulation of diesel or the ULSD, and a couple that look like maybe aviation grade fuels, IDK, maybe they're foreign grades?


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I use the ford stuff and seafoam....not at the same time alternating tanks.
Just started using the ford stuff.


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the only powerstroke that was specifically designed for ULSD is the 6.4L due to the diesel oxidation catalyst and diesel particulate filter and emissions standards, although it will not hurt anything in the 7.3 or 6.0 but they dont "need" ULSD. ive heard that the 6.0 was designed in europe on european fuel which is alot better quality than US diesel fuel but i have no proof of that, anywho back to the main question if your looking for a good all year around fuel additive that boosts cetane, adds lubricity, cleans fuel system, acts as an anti-gel and adds many other benefits to the life and drivability of your truck i suggest the Stanadyne Performance formula at every fill up, works great, its a little pricey but i think its worth it. give it a try. at lease check it out.

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I use the ford stuff and seafoam....not at the same time alternating tanks.
Just started using the ford stuff.
How does it run on Seafoam? I've been curious. I've used it in my car to clean the injectors and like it. Have been wanting to try to keep the injectors clean with the Seafoam.

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i suggest the Stanadyne Performance formula at every fill up, works great, its a little pricey but i think its worth it. give it a try. at lease check it out.
Where do you find the Stanadyne stuff? I'm always curious to try something.

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the only powerstroke that was specifically designed for ULSD is the 6.4L due to the diesel oxidation catalyst and diesel particulate filter and emissions standards, although it will not hurt anything in the 7.3 or 6.0 but they dont "need" ULSD. ive heard that the 6.0 was designed in europe on european fuel which is alot better quality than US diesel fuel but i have no proof of that, anywho back to the main question if your looking for a good all year around fuel additive that boosts cetane, adds lubricity, cleans fuel system, acts as an anti-gel and adds many other benefits to the life and drivability of your truck i suggest the Stanadyne Performance formula at every fill up, works great, its a little pricey but i think its worth it. give it a try. at lease check it out.

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Thanks guys, I'll give the Stanadyne a try when I run out of the Power Services I bought a couple weeks ago.

I still don't understand why this engine is so cold blooded. Does anyone else have this problem?


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