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Kim Behne
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Bzoysia-2 - 9/27/2012 10:02:32 AM
   
Fuel additives
Anyone have some words of wisdom on fuel additives like Power Service?

Bill McClusky
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Bill McClusky - 9/27/2012 10:41:02 AM
   
RE:Fuel additives
Which products are you considering and what are you trying to achieve ?

Kim Behne
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Bzoysia-2 - 9/27/2012 12:01:59 PM
   
RE:Fuel additives
Power Service Diesel kleen+ cetane boost and in the winter months Diesel fuel supplement w/ cetane boost. I want to keep injectors clean and lubricated,pumps lubricated, better power and fuel economy, winter time anti icing and anti gelling. Diesel kleen claims to increase fuel economy 8%, less wear on injectors and pumps, less down shifting under load.

Bill McClusky
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Bill McClusky - 9/27/2012 1:13:38 PM
   
RE:Fuel additives
Todays diesel fuels contain pretty high levels of detergent already, Biodiesel has even more aggressive detergent properties. I really see no need to add additional detergents. For trucks with Diesel Particulate Filters and Diesel Oxidation Catalyst the manufacturers warn against the use of fuel additives. The additives can have an adverse effect on these components and if determined to be the cause of failure, warranty can be denied. Cetane booster (at proper concentration) can improve mpg but I've not yet seen 8% improvement, Typically 3% to 4% improvement. The cost of the product compared to the mpg improvement is pretty much a wash. The Diesel 911 is a product I recommend every driver carry on the truck just in case your fuel does gell up. I also recommend keeping some anti-gel on hand in case your trapped in an unexpected cold snap.

wayne merideth
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soldier2138 - 11/10/2012 11:09:23 AM
   
RE:Fuel additives
thanks for the info. With all the talk about adding to our MPG and the cost of Fuel its important to have the right info so as not to add to our costs and risk our warranties. I will continue to keep my standard anti-gel and now Diesel 911 (just in case)

Chris Colon
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candetransport - 11/1/2013 6:38:21 PM
   
RE:Fuel additives
I don't know about the newer motors but I have a 12.7 Detroit and lubrication for the injectors with the new fuel blends (5-20%) is an issue. I been using howells diesel treatment for a while and it really helps the injectors out and power of course. my injectors have about a million miles and still kicking it good. also have a fuel pro see through filter fuel is black before treatment and after treatment nice and green

Mike Anderson
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Mike - 9/27/2012 3:39:08 PM
   
RE:Fuel additives
Check out Eco-Clean by Innospec. It was designed for todays hi pressure common rail fuel systems. Use caution buying products that " totally disperse or emulsify water." What this means is the water in fuel gets broke down to a point that the water separator on the engine cannot trap it. These water molecules pass through fuel system and into the injectors. When water enters the injector nozzle it is instantly turned to steam due to extreme pop off pressures and heat. When water is boiled to steam the molecules expand, creating steam pressure and can blow the tip of the inj nozzle off.

Kraig Allen
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Broompilot - 10/25/2012 8:25:43 AM
   
RE:Fuel additives
Mike thanks for that answer. I have a question, when using 911 I've always had to change water separator also. Is water still getting past it,

Mike Anderson
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Mike - 10/29/2012 4:41:12 PM
   
RE:Fuel additives
I can't really answer that question. I would just stay away from the additives that disperse water.

Henry Albert
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Henry.Albert - 11/10/2012 10:27:34 PM
   
RE:Fuel additives
Another thing to consider is in many of the engine ownersmanuals state that you should not use any additives. If they beleived using these products the engine suppliers would have private labeled versions of them for sale much like they do with oil, anti freeze and many other items.

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