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Additive question for a newb

There are countless threads about this topic but I'm looking for a pretty simple answer.
I bought a used 2010 6.4 Spartan 1 tuning, straight piped with Banks.
Do/should I need to run a fuel additive in it?
What happens if I don't?

Truck runs like a scalded ape and runs smooth. Just want what is best for it.


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There are countless threads about this topic but I'm looking for a pretty simple answer.
I bought a used 2010 6.4 Spartan 1 tuning, straight piped with Banks.
Do/should I need to run a fuel additive in it?
What happens if I don't?

Truck runs like a scalded ape and runs smooth. Just want what is best for it.


Many thanks!
I didn't think banks made a straight pipe. Anyhow. Best, probably Opti-Lube XPD, easiest to get, Diesel Kleen.


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Hard to say if you need additive or not I run XPD diesel fuel improver in every tank. If you get a bad batch of fuel I'm not sure it's gonna save your fuel pump, but long term it should help with wear. Todays diesel fuel has less lubrication since the sulfur has been removed. Also one of the diesel mags did a test and it did show a slight improvement in mpg with additive.
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I never really see any improvement in the way it runs, drives, or in fuel mileage but I run power services diesel kleen white bottle with anti gel in the winter months. Some times I run the silver bottle for the summer months

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I try my best to run diesel kleen silver in the summer and white in the winter. I've seen about a 1 MPG improvement. So between a little better mileage and the benefits for the engine, I figure it's somewhat worth it, mind you, my experience is on a stock truck.

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Diesel Kleen nets me about mpg and XPD gets about 1.5. I can also tell when I don't run it on a tank because I hear much more 'diesel' sound. With the XPS it is smoother.


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I run the white diesel clean in every other or every 1/3 tank in the summer, and run the grey bottle every tank in the winter to prevent gel. I see a tad bit of MPG improvement with the white bottle but none with the grey. If you are going to run it only for MPG's, dont waste your money, if you are going to run it for a lube factor then I would say do it. It isnt a HAVE to situation, but it does help.

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i personally think it should be ran in every diesel. longer injector life and better wear protection and i think it does have a small improvement in mileage.


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