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Old 02-20-2009, 05:56 PM   eBay Motors  #11 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies. I was aware of the recommendation NOT to add anything to LMM fuel systems.

I also know that we depend on the fuel person who delivers the fuel to add the additives to the diesel.

How does the Howes and the Amsoil products compare in their intended nature?

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Old 02-20-2009, 09:25 PM   eBay Motors  #12 (permalink)
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I think most additives will be the same. Im sure that the Howes brand will help clean and lube your injection system. Its worth a shot! I really couldnt see it hurting anything
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Old 02-21-2009, 04:31 AM   eBay Motors  #13 (permalink)
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You can check out the Test Results here from a some comparative testing.

However, the only thing I will say to the test results is that they do not take into account purchasing Amsoil at wholesale prices as a Preferred Customer, you can check out the Preferred Customer Program Here.

I hope this helps...

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Old 02-21-2009, 06:05 AM   eBay Motors  #14 (permalink)
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I agree that most lubricators are close to the same. I have 2 friends, 1 w/ LLY 1 w/ LBZ, and they both run howes in every tank and have been doing since ULSD was introduced. I have been running it in my LB7 for the last few months just to try and keep my injectors clean.
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:02 AM   eBay Motors  #15 (permalink)
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I have to say that I use to run Diesel Kleen with good results until I began ordering Amsoil for myself. I use Amsoil now mainly because I get to pay wholesale for all of my oil, additives and lubes, and have them there when I need them...
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Old 03-19-2009, 06:07 PM   eBay Motors  #16 (permalink)
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So please express a non bias opinion. What realistic differences could you tell between the diesel kleen and the amsoil. Could you tell any differences, not what the test results read. More power, smoother idle, better mileage
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Old 03-22-2009, 01:05 PM   eBay Motors  #17 (permalink)
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I personally like standyne performance formula better.

Most additives help lube the injectors and pump. I run additive every tank.
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I know my owners manual specificaly says NOT to use a additive. I use a additive ever thousand miles or so to help keep the injectors and the rest of the fuel system lubed up! Defiantly worth doing every once and a while. You wont hurt anything
Can't say as my owner's manual says that.....in fact it suggests using an additive in the cold. Course our manuals both say not to use a tuner.....so why would you listen to the manual about an additive ?
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:23 PM   eBay Motors  #19 (permalink)
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It is in the owners manual not needing to use any sort of addititve except in cold weather. You are both right.... But like you said also, they dont want us to use programmers. 90% of us do. This is the same 90% that has many more problems with our trucks/engines.
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It is in the owners manual not needing to use any sort of addititve except in cold weather. You are both right.... But like you said also, they dont want us to use programmers. 90% of us do. This is the same 90% that has many more problems with our trucks/engines.
HAHAHA.......you maybe right there.....but I'd like to think that those guys running tuners are also the ones that really take care of their trucks. I can't tell you how many stock engines I machined because owner's did bonehead things.....decided changing the oil was for chumps (that one's my favorite) that the check engine light really doesn't mean anything, that you can run the engine for a little while overheated and not hurt anything.....etc...etc...
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