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Old 10-22-2012, 08:51 AM
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25% price increase from Opti-Lube

I have been using Opti-Lube Xpd since I got my truck last year. I usually order the additive in the 1 gallon jugs because of a little discount over the quart size.
This past week I went to the Opti-Lube website to reorder my usual 2 gallons.
PRICE HAS GONE UP BY $10 FOR A GALLON.
That's a 25% price increase folks. ....matter of fact I noticed the 25% PRICE INCREASE ACROSS THE BOARD.
WTF....That's a hell of an increase to slap on customers all at one time.

I am now having second thoughts on using the product...I am considering going back to Power Service Diesel Kleen like I used to run in my other trucks.

I had switched over to Opti-Lube because of this "Spicer Report" that was done about 5 years ago because I wanted the best Lubricancy but after doing more and more research.....there really is no more information.

Diesel Kleen uses "Slick Diesel" in their product now for Lubricancy and I don't think this version of DK was used in the original testing.

This price increase of 25% has left a bad taste in my mouth.
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I was using Diesel Kleen and decided to try some of the Ford stuff since I was at the dealer picking up fluids and I needed some diesel additives.

I have noticed that while the truck runs no quieter or smoother, the MPG has gone up. I am still driving the same areas and frequency, but I cannot confirm if the fuel at the pump has changed any (winter vs summer). I doubt it.

Granted, I'm not saying it's gone up 30% or anything like that. It's up almost a half mile per gallon though. So, that's about a 3-4% increase. On the highway it was reading really high on the lie-o-meter, but I can't confirm its accuracy. FWIW, it was reading about 2.5 MPG better than usual under the same driving conditions.
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You could also try running the Rev-X fuel additive. There aren't any reports, that I have seen, comparing the Rev-X to the others. However, Rev-X does have a great reputation so I'm ASSUMING the fuel additive is just as good.
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The Rev X fuel additive rocks. Ive been running it since it came out
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The Rev X fuel additive rocks. Ive been running it since it came out
Dave, have you seen any reports comparing it to the others?
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I stick with diesel Kleen. Run 16 oz every fill up. Easy to get at Walmart and I'm confident it is helping with lubrication. I could care less about fuel mileage. Keeping my injectors clean and lubricated is what matters to me.

I also run sea foam once every two months. My diesel mechanic swears by it and I ran it every tank on my 6,0 and after 120k miles she ran better than when I bought her.

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My friend told me he saw a recent article in Diesel Power which claimed that Diesel Kleen is basically useless and Opti-Lube is the best. Can anybody confirm/deny this? I've been using Diesel Kleen since I bought my truck.
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My friend told me he saw a recent article in Diesel Power which claimed that Diesel Kleen is basically useless and Opti-Lube is the best. Can anybody confirm/deny this? I've been using Diesel Kleen since I bought my truck.
There is another thread here somewhere that had a comparison chart. Opti was the best followed by biodiesel. 2 stroke ashless oil was on there too. Then came diesel kleen. None of them are useless because they all increase lubrication. However, the amount of lube varied drastically.

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These come from the study I think you are mentioning. I created them myself from the data provided at: Lubricity Additive Study Results - Diesel Place : Chevrolet and GMC Diesel Truck Forums. Ordered from smallest to largest scar reduction.




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I was using Diesel Kleen and decided to try some of the Ford stuff since I was at the dealer picking up fluids and I needed some diesel additives.

I have noticed that while the truck runs no quieter or smoother, the MPG has gone up. I am still driving the same areas and frequency, but I cannot confirm if the fuel at the pump has changed any (winter vs summer). I doubt it.

Granted, I'm not saying it's gone up 30% or anything like that. It's up almost a half mile per gallon though. So, that's about a 3-4% increase. On the highway it was reading really high on the lie-o-meter, but I can't confirm its accuracy. FWIW, it was reading about 2.5 MPG better than usual under the same driving conditions.
I run Ford Cetane booster. It definitely gets .5 mpg better or more. Much quieter and smoother than no additive. IMO good value.
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