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Old 09-27-2015, 08:06 AM   #15
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I use Stanadyne. Engine is quieter when first started, lubricity for the fuel pump and injectors, cetane booster, a little less soot for the dpf.
And about 1 mpg better mileage.
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Old 09-27-2015, 08:55 AM   #16
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Well, as a 'Big Truck' driver with over 3,000,000 miles (currently with a 2014 KW T660, Cummins ISX 15, 600 hp, 1,950 #/' torque, I, and MANY others, use Power Service Diesel Kleen (silver bottle) on a regular basis in the warmer months switching to the white bottle anti-gel formula in the winter with Clear Diesel tank cleaner (also a white bottle) every couple of months. You won't need as much as I do with 150 gal tanks, BUT it works for me! This product has Cetane Boost and Slick Diesel additives.

One of the previous posts suggests consulting your Owner's Manual, which is a good idea, but Cummins motors work well with these additives, in my limited experience.

With regard to cold starting on the road with no APU (no 4-wheeler would have one) or block heater plugged in, I would NOT want to be without an Anti-Gel in my tanks.
what I said was I have 1.4 million on my cat with original injectors and the head never been off, never any additives, use blended fuel in the winter, no problems.....
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Old 09-27-2015, 09:19 AM   #17
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You do not need a fuel additive, my big cat never has had any with 1.4 million miles with original injectors and pump and turbo, head never been off, I don't put anything in my dodge either....if it needed an additive the book would tell you...save your money and buy Bud lite and enjoy......
TJ.... the guy who replaced my Duramax injectors, and who is a diesel specialist with a great reputation in the St. Helens and Longview area, made the point to me that it is pre-2006 non-commercial diesels that were not designed to use the ultra-low sulfur diesel now found universally. He did say that the benefit to a newer diesel was an increase in performance and potentially economy which would more than pay for adding the Opti-Lube or similar. The earlier engines really need the extra lubrication to be found in the additive, which was unnecessary with the higher sulfur fuel available when they were designed and built.
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Old 09-27-2015, 09:41 AM   #18
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This is kind of like "What's your favorite adult beverage?" or "what's the best tire?"

I have used Opti-Lube XPD in my 2014 RAM EcoDiesel. I couldn't determine any improvement in power or fuel consumption. I also saw no improvement in distance between DPF regens. I do like the warm and fuzzy feel good I get inside knowing that the fuel's lubricity is improved. However, I live in the part of Texas (Low Emission Diesel) that requires fuels to have at least 5% biodiesel and a minimum cetane rating of 48. From what I've read, biodiesel is the best for lubricity.

My current strategy is to use high quality diesel that has at least 5% biodiesel.

I like it when it looks like this-
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I follow my Duramax manual and no additives.
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I get a 6 pack of 80oz. Power Service winter formula (the Diesel Kleen guys) from Amazon for $80 and use it year round. I also try to get fuel from places that advertise a bio-blend.
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Old 09-30-2015, 07:33 PM   #21
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Diesel Heads..What Fuel Additive?

I use Ford diesel fuel additive and avoid bio diesel like the plague.Refined animal fats and cooking oils and who knows what has been blended.It is probably great in a old school Diesel engine but it has no place in my $25,000 computer controlled sensor laden complicated high pressure injected 2015 6.7 turbo diesel.
The new diesel fuel when refined for low emissions loses most all of the natural occurring lubricating properties They actually add lubricants back into the blend after refining takes place.
Ford frowns on its usage for a reason other than a conspiracy against bio producers.


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There was once a website where we could find "racing" fuels.

Wonder how we could find "pure" diesel?
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Old 10-01-2015, 09:19 PM   #23
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Impo, none! Unless the manufacturer of your engine requires it. Most are either an unnecessary waste of money or snake oil.
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Old 10-02-2015, 05:25 AM   #24
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Another Stanedyne user here. But my truck is right at 12 years old with 175k and I am the original owner. Not a single fuel related issue. But I don't think that if I stopped using it my truck would self-destruct either. YMMV.
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Ford's Cetane Boost PM22 in every tank and Ford does recommend it. Where do you find the Cetane ratings? I think that I might have seen a rating once. I know when I get better fuel, the truck gets better mileage, but it is very random around here. The best fuel that I have used was in the Southwest, especially Texas.
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not to hijack the thread but if you have a 6.0L ford you might like to learn about Archoil's products. Bill Hewitt of PowerstrokeHelp.com has been putting out some videos about how the oil addative has been helping, especially the 6.0L, with injector sticktion. you know how when it cold the engine will start but seem like it running on 3 cylinders for a bit till it get warmed up some.

they, archoil, also has product for fuel that folks are using and some see difference other don't. the cost is inline with most other stuff to a bit lower depending on what "snake oil" you are using.

diesel fuel is like gas. you can go to one station and the car runs like new, go to another on and it runs like it has 300K miles. "Fuel" is NOT perfect in any way or shape. If it were perfect, there were be no injector or pump problems. Injector rebuilding is probably one of the biggest industries to come up in the past 10 yrs.. WHY.. crap fuel thanks to EPA.



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So what can you tell us on how to know it is going down? I drive a 6.0 Powerstroke by the way, so obviously I have my concerns.
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Oh, it has nothing to do with crap injectors?
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Crap fuel thanks to the EPA?

I wonder what the crap fuel would be like if it were left up to the oil refineries.
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