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Old 11-17-2011, 05:52 PM
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Cetane Booster for 6.4?

Today when picking up my 2008 F250 one of the techs from the local Ford dealer recommended that I use cetane booster. He stated that the Ford diesels were designed to run on 45 cetane diesel but that Florida allows the sale of a lower grade 38 cetane diesel. This lower grade diesel contributes to the some of the EGR/ carbon build up issues or something to that effect.

Being a diesel newbie I need to ask- fiction or is there something to this??

Thanks in advance,
Rick

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Old 11-17-2011, 07:23 PM
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There are a lot of different ones out there. I use and have great results with Opti Lub xpd.

Cetane booster
Lube
Cleaner
Anti Gel

Works well.
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Well I know our trucks were designed to run on higher cetane than is common these days (although I don't know the number), I don't know if its lower rating leads to egr/carbon issues. I use powerservice as its available at a good price almost anywhere.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:34 AM
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The Ford brand is the best imho. I use it religiously and regen once in a blue moon, really help keep the regens down per my dealer.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:40 AM
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I think the tech is probably right. I'm not sure about the cetane content in Florida, but I know adding cetane never hurts. I've always been a fan of Power Services Diesel Fuel Supplement+Cetane Boost. I run it year round in my 7.3L.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:41 AM
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I second that I use fords cetane booster/injector smoother I am very pleased with the results with my driving habits I regen about once a tank and lasts about 15 mins the product instructions calls for 4ozs every 25 gallons.
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:37 AM
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I dont have my DPF anymore, but due to the fact that running Cetane booster "cant hurt", I run Diesel Kleen in every tank just to be safe. Im not sure if it helps anything or not, but I do it just to be safe.
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i use the Ford booster every fill up and i have had great luck with that. i think its great and not too expensive.
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i dont have the dpf anymore either and also run diesel kleen for peace of mind anyways
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