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Anyone ever re-vitalize their injecters with additives?

I think I have a lazy injecter or two and was wondering if anyone has ever has any success with adding an additive of some type to get them operating correctly again. I don't want to hear from those who use it regularly and have no issues, but from those who did and now don't. My truck has 118,000 on the clock and I purchased it with about 108,000. I have no idea how the truck was maintained by the previous owner. The truck is pristine so I can only assume they were as anal about maintenance. I hope so that is....

She runs great once warm, just sluggish when cold. yes I had Ford re-flash it last week.

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no luck here so far, mine does the same as well. but i can't catch the miss with my modus yet. So i am impatiently waiting for it to miss more.
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no luck here so far, mine does the same as well. but i can't catch the miss with my modus yet. So i am impatiently waiting for it to miss more.
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Well, I dumped a full can of seafoam in the oil, and a double dose of diesel klean in the fuel and took her out for about a 1/2 an hour. About 15 minutes out she smoothed out and chugging was gone. Not sure if it was the treatment or if it simply was warm enough to run better. Like I said, before the re-flash the truck ran great after about 5 miles of driving. Still not sure why the re-flash would have made it more cold blooded. I'll try her again tomorrow night.

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ya mine runs like crap the first 2 miles. but once she warms up no more chuggin at 45.
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I also have a 5,000 miles on Rotella T synthetic. I'm going to change this weekend and see if that helps too. I was thinking of trying Valvoline Blue 15w-40 or maybe just going back to motorcraft 15-40 but am a little concerned with winter coming up. I'd like to stay full synthetic but I'm not sure it's worth over twice the price anymore......

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i think it is, i'm a mechanic and i've seen the difference in oil, to me its worth it i've also read many studies
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IIRC seafoam in the oil is NOT a good idea.

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IIRC seafoam in the oil is NOT a good idea.
I had 3 mechanics today tell me to do it.

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Do no put sea foam in the oil of your 6.0...doing so can foul out your injectors, only use it in your fuel tank....just friendly advice. Also, why would you go to 15w40?? Especially when winter is here...Use Valvoline Premium Blue Extreme 5w40 synthetic or Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck 5w40....much better cold starts and your injectors will like the oil. I use the Mobil 1

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