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Old 01-14-2013, 11:13 PM
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I Think Fuel Additives Cuase Frequent Regens?

I Know I have seen a thread about seafoam (?) being horrible for DPF's. What about Motorcraft additives?

The reason I ask, is I usually have regens every 125-150 miles. This is while I have run Motorcraft additives. I ran out, and didn't put the additives in on my last fill up. I have now driven almost 400 Miles without a regen...

At first I thought it was caused by the cold weather, and the truck not reaching a high enough temperature (lots of short trips). But this weekend I drove about 100 Miles on the freeway still with no regen. So I am worried something is wrong, and I am just hoping this is the reason.

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I am not missing the regen message.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:01 PM
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I'm thinking you have something wrong somewhere. I don't have dpf anymore even tho I have a 6.4 fuel additive always made it regen more frequently. And since its a ford product they wouldn't recommend it if it made the truck regen more
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:54 PM
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I'm thinking you have something wrong somewhere. I don't have dpf anymore even tho I have a 6.4 fuel additive always made it regen more frequently. And since its a ford product they wouldn't recommend it if it made the truck regen more
Ford has never recommended using a fuel additive that I know of. I know for a fact on the 08-13 trucks (DPF vehiches) they will neither confirm or deny the need for them.

So in your expereince using fuel additives made regens more frequent? Or am I not reading your post right?
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:54 AM
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I could have sworn in my manual it recommended it. I may be wrong. With me when ever I added fuel additive weather it was motorcraft (stanadyne) or something else regents were a lot LESS frequent. That's just my expirience. All these trucks seem to be different from one to another. Adding additive for u just might cause more who knows
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:23 AM
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I use Opti-Lube XDP additive and I have not noticed any change in regen cycle frequency. It regens around 200 miles with or without it.

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Almost 500 miles between regens! Finally had one today. I am going to run 1 more tank without additives, to see what happens.

It's funny, when the truck was new to me, I dreaded seeing the regen pop up (as i knew my MPG would drop). Now after owning the truck for a while, I get nervous when the truck doesn't regen as often as I think it should.
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I Think Fuel Additives Cuase Frequent Regens?

I run opti lube summer, and ford antigel. The lube and cetane boost is what I'm looking for. The pumps are rated for 46 cetane ( in the diesel book 5 th printing) and recommend to use. I regen between 450 - 600 miles depending how much traffic I sit in. I do not think additives have any effect on soot load. Soot production is directly related to how heavy your right foot is. Regen is to clean the soot out of the filter. And the amount of soot is determined by driving habits, type of driving highway or stop and go, and whether or not you tow.


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I run opti lube summer, and ford antigel. The lube and cetane boost is what I'm looking for. The pumps are rated for 46 cetane ( in the diesel book 5 th printing) and recommend to use. I regen between 450 - 600 miles depending how much traffic I sit in. I do not think additives have any effect on soot load. Soot production is directly related to how heavy your right foot is. Regen is to clean the soot out of the filter. And the amount of soot is determined by driving habits, type of driving highway or stop and go, and whether or not you tow.


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How often should truck go into Regen (Cleaning Exhaust Filter)? post 66
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.................................... I do not think additives have any effect on soot load. ..........................


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http://www.powerstrokediesel.com/doc...Info_Sheet.pdf

http://www.powerstrokediesel.com/doc...FuelDollar.pdf

Ford believes additives can reduce particulates (soot).

Bob
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