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Fuel Additives vs. Oil Additives

I've done some searching on this subject and really haven't seen the details I am looking for. If there is a thread out there with this info, please forward it to me.

Otherwise, I appreciate anyone who can address my questions/concerns with using additives to both fuel and oil on a 2006 F250 6.0l PSD:

1) Which is the preferred fuel additive; a) Sea Foam, b) RevX, c) Diesel Kleen or d) other??

2) Are folks using fuel additive with every fill?? If so, that seems like it would get expensive and I'm not sure of the ROI for doing so.

3) I read a few threads where folks are saying DO NOT ADD to oil, when the additive vendor is saying it's fine too add. In the case of Sea Foam and RevX, here are their claims to fame for adding to crank case:

Sea Foam http://www.seafoamsales.com/diesel-engine-faqs.html#nogo

Rev X http://www.revxoil.com/rev-x-oil-additive.asp


Both have products to add to OIL and FUEL, and in the case of Sea Foam it's the same when adding to both.

I've used Sea Foam on boat motors for years and the sutff is awesome. Since I am new to the PSD/Diesel world, just dunno....


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I use diesel kleen everytime I fill up and I have never added anything to my oil. I just run Valvoline Premium Blue synthetic which is good enough in my book.
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Rev X is really good stuff

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I add Stanadyne every fill, do not use any oil additives, I run Mobile Delvac 1 ESP 5w-40 in the winter and 15w-40 in the summer.
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I run the ford cetane booster everytime I fill up....supposed to do wonders for the injectors...

I might be trying the REV-X soon..I have heard alot of good stuff about it.

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i use the dieselkleen every time i fill up and at 6 bucks a bottle it's pretty cheap considering that lasts 3 fill ups on my truck.
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I use the Ford cetane boost every fill up .
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I think the ford cetane boost is pretty good all around. Its about 8 bucks per 16oz bottle but you only need 4oz per fill up.
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I was having the white smoke on cold stars and had set up an appointment to have the EGR Cooler replaced. I did not have any codes coming up. I filled up and added 9 oz. Lucas Fuel Treatment and after a few days it quit Smoking on start up. They told me at the Ford Service that without the smoking and no codes they would not be able to change the cooler. So its back to the SCT and put some heat back in it. I also have a ScanGauge coming so I can keep an eye on the EOT and ECT temps.

I have never used Lucas Products at all. I have been using the Diesel Kleen Product in the Grey bottle from Wal-Mart and the Motorcraft Cetane Booster. Plus I used Stanadyne In my 7.3 proir to owning the 6.0.
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The Rev-X oil additive is awesome stuff unlike most of the snake oil out there. I haven't tried their fuel additive. I just got some MPGreen fuel additive that I will be trying out. The best fuel treatment I have run is Biodiesel.
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