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Old 04-02-2010, 06:39 AM
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Cetane Booster..Are All Brands Equal?

I'm have been buying cetane booster from my Ford place. I would suppose I could buy it cheaper at a parts store or Wally World. Are all brands of cetane booster created equal?
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Old 04-02-2010, 06:05 PM
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Good question no clue!
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I personally stick with the Ford products. I have found a dealer that sells it very close to what you buy it for online. I bet someone might post up a link of where you can buy the stuff online if you have a dealer that thinks they have to make a mint off of it (my local dealer sells it for $15 a bottle, that's why I stock up when I can buy it from another dealer for $7.00).
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:05 AM
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This is where I get mine:

Ford 6.4 Liter Turbo Diesel Motorcraft FD-4609 Fuel/Water Seperator Filters(FD4609): Pick Up & Excursion
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:26 AM
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That's where I buy mine as well. Its half of the price my dealer charges. I buy 12 bottles at a time and it lasts a year. 2oz per 10 gal of fuel and my motor runs nice and quiet.
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Old 04-04-2010, 05:39 AM
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Do you guys run the cetane booster with every fill up? What are the benefits to running it? Thanks, Mike
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im running stanadyne with every fillup and so far ive NEVER had any water out of my separator and i check it monthly. I am going to try the one a few of the others guys like, afer i run out of the case I bought. Its dirt cheap and only an ounce for 32 gallons vs the 8 per oz im using now.
XDP Diesel Power Plus Fuel Additive
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fuel additive doesn't prevent water in the fuel. The biggest benefit of cetane booster is increased fuel mileage. The second benefit is the fact that you don't get as much carbon build up on components like egr valves and turbocharger vanes. I run cetane booster in my 97, I was running straight fuel since I bought it about 6 months ago and now just started running booster to see what the fuel mileage difference is. The recommended cetane level for the powerstroke engines is 45. The problem is that most states mandate that it only has to be 40 at the pump.
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:35 AM
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straight from stanadyne
Helps Remove Water - special demulsifiers cause tiny water droplets to come out of suspension/emulsion, so the filter/separator can more effectively remove water

And then from XDP
Totally disperses water

And on a side by side comparison
WATER DISPERSANT
Prevents excessive carry-over from underground tanks. Keeps fuel water-free. Both were yes.

But yeah I saw a good mpg increase as well
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:32 AM
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If your water separator doesn't catch the water it WILL trash your high pressure fuel pump.
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