Cetane Booster for 6.4? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 Old 11-17-2011, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Tampa Bay, FL
Posts: 43
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
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

Last edited by Heavychevss; 11-20-2011 at 04:36 PM.
Heavychevss is offline  
post #2 of 10 Old 11-17-2011, 07:23 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Galaxie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Robinson Twp PA (Pittsburgh)
Posts: 4,539
Thanks: 2
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Galaxie
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.

Colin
59-68Galaxies, Fairlanes
54 Ford Skyliner Glass Top
60 Country Sedan Wagon
87/93 5.0s 347
Buy/Sell/Trade/Service 40s50s60s cars!
06 F350 Dark Stone XLT FX4
SCTX3 Custom Tunes
ARP Head Studs
EGR Cooler gone
MBRP Stright Pipe
Edge Insight
20" Harleys 35" AT2
2011 Tailgate
Eaton TrueTrac
2" Leveling
Black Windows/lights
Blue Spring
03 Turbo
Galaxie is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 11-19-2011, 10:37 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
44magnum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San antonio TX
Posts: 1,276
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.

2008 (Job 1) F250 King ranch 4x4, snow plow prep package with 2.5 level. Black Maxx, B&W Diehard platinums. Dieselsite coolant and transmission filters, NCU Motorsports/amsoil oil bypass kit. Turbo blankets, 5.5 PMF traction
Please collect and message me Shell, Rotella oil cap codes aka "my miles matter" I'm trying to save up for a hat or something.
44magnum is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 11-20-2011, 03:34 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 189
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
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.
sy1616 is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 11-20-2011, 03:40 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
C.Gift's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Sandpoint, ID
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.

1997 F250 SCLB XLT 4x4 painted in 'pull-me-over' red. 239k and still going strong. S&B intake, Straight pipe, Gulf Coast bypass filter...and a lot more surprises I have yet to discover...
C.Gift is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 11-20-2011, 03:41 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 37
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Smile

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.
EVERYDAY J is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 11-20-2011, 08:37 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
DieselFeverDisease's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Destin FL
Posts: 444
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.

2009 Lariat CCSB :
Tuned with H&S Black Maxx (HD300 series)
4" DP back exhaust, AFE PG7 Intake
Flo Pro EGR delete with intake elbow
Sun Coast Fully Built Tranny
Diesel Site coolant filter & CAT EC-1 coolant
Pure Performance Triple Threat 4.5" lift w/ Bilsteins
37" Nitto Trail Grapplers on XD Hoss wheels
Recon lighting all around
Nathan "K5LA" locomotive air horns
DieselFeverDisease is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 11-20-2011, 08:45 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
lhsnbsaoa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 790
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
i use the Ford booster every fill up and i have had great luck with that. i think its great and not too expensive.

2003 F-250 6.0 ECLB- [B]
-EGR Delete-Oil cooler-6.4 Banjo Bolts-WW2-turbo feed and drain lines-upgraded alternator-upgraded FICM

Previous trucks: 1997 F-350 CCLB, 2000 F-350 CCLB, 2008 F-250 CCLB
lhsnbsaoa is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 11-20-2011, 03:53 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
srjd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,638
Thanks: 2
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i dont have the dpf anymore either and also run diesel kleen for peace of mind anyways

01/07 Job 1 F350 H&S Tuned. ARP Studs, AFE 4'' straight pipe, EGR delete with elbow, AFE stage 2 CAI, 6'' lift on 37s, 20x12 Fuel Nuts two piece, Sinister coolant filter, CCV Mod, Projector headlights HID kit
srjd is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 11-20-2011, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Tampa Bay, FL
Posts: 43
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Thanks Guys!
Heavychevss is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome