i suspected your original 'injector shop' was a stan' vendor.
many of the inde' diesel shops are, it's a nice sideline and they are always dealing with injector issues.
Originally Posted by kennethowens
...What is your take on using 2cycle oil as an added lube?
well, 2 cycle (syn or ashless) tcw3 grade oil as a fuel additive in 4 STROKE
is the subject of MANY long threads on MANY motorhead forums...
worse that axles, polishing or tires here... MUCH worse.
i do in fact use 2 cycle oil but, in a gasoline rotary engine
with a metering oil pump and SPECIFIC oil injector system...
and rotary engines are DESIGNED to intentionally burn OIL in the combustion side of the rotors.
even in THAT application the type of oil used is WIDELY debated by experts (and i am NO expert)
but would i add 2 stroke to the fuel for ANY of the newer diesels with HIGH PRESSURE MICRO SPRAY fuel injectors???
no way, no how, never.
U have a 96 powerstroke with the old school 7.3 and old style injectors?
1. it's common for those injectors to eventually
need service or replacement, regardless of the new fuel.
after 13 years of USE some1 suggesting the "new fuel" killed 'em is like suggesting that new hitch (or bike on back) KILLED a 40 year old trailer.
2. so until they've been serviced WHO KNOWS what might extend their longevity...probably nothing.
3. once replaced or professionally serviced i would NOT use MMO (stoddardsolvent) or 2 cycle or ANY home mixed crap (see # 6 for the exception)
4. i definitely would use stan' occasionally, if for no other reason than its an easy way to get lubricant, cetane boost AND cleaning in one package.
5. that 7.3 can burn ALMOST anything, so my approach would be to buy several gallons of biod (20-100% made from VIRGIN veggie oil) at 3-4 $ a gallon...
6. then add just enough to get a 1% biod mix. (do the math, it doesn't take much.
7. in fact i'd be tempted to burn 20-100% bio ALL of the time if readily available, and with that drivetrain.
8. the issue with FULL bio or (b20) is that it may be harder on the OLD seals/gaskets at full strength and would require MORE frequent fuel filter service...
9. but at 1% or less it's all about adding lubrication.
10. i like stan's but the motivation for your mechanic is that after the repairs are paid for YOU are still a steady source of $$ buying the additives...