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Old 04-03-2007, 08:37 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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Diesel Additives?

I Thought We Werent Supposed To Use Additives At All?
I Live In Eastern Nc And We Have Low Sulfer Diesel
Is It Ok To Use An Additive And What Kind Should I Use?
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:38 PM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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i use the powerstroke cetane booster adn additive it works very well
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:48 PM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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I use Amsoil Diesel Concentrate (ADF) every tank in my trucks. More than a few customers have reported mileage increases near and above 1 mpg.
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:38 PM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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i have used the Lucas lubricant and it seems to work good, seems the mileage is a tad bit better! I will switch to amsoil once i finish this bottle but i needed something right away, didnt have time to wait for online shipping, you can buy it at your local auto store. not a bad price either, i paid 10 bucks and it treats 100 gallons of fuel...
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Old 04-04-2007, 08:13 AM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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This additive subject is real interesting and I find it confusing. Been searching the net for the last year since I decided to get a diesel. Heard of folks using kerosene, looking for jet fuel etc. etc. Even went to couple of truckstops and had coffee with big rig drivers.
The most sane advice got so far is to buy my fuel where the big rigs fuel up. Fuel is up to snuff with additives, fresh and less chance of water contamination.
Because of the stop and go urban driving, use best 100% synthetic oil, change filters often with good brands.
If you're going to spend $$ on aftermaket products, get extra coolers for engine and tranny, more filtration for both, cooler intakes and better exhausts. Any personal advice out there???
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Old 04-04-2007, 10:24 AM   eBay Motors  #6 (permalink)
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This additive subject is real interesting and I find it confusing. Been searching the net for the last year since I decided to get a diesel. Heard of folks using kerosene, looking for jet fuel etc. etc. Even went to couple of truckstops and had coffee with big rig drivers.
The most sane advice got so far is to buy my fuel where the big rigs fuel up. Fuel is up to snuff with additives, fresh and less chance of water contamination.
Because of the stop and go urban driving, use best 100% synthetic oil, change filters often with good brands.
If you're going to spend $$ on aftermaket products, get extra coolers for engine and tranny, more filtration for both, cooler intakes and better exhausts. Any personal advice out there???
No Kerosene or Jet fuel, unless its JP8. JP8 is very similar to Diesel, and the military uses it in all its Diesel vehicles. The other fuels lack the lubrication your High pressure injection system needs. Good idea to buy fuel from a station that sells a lot of fuel. You don't want to buy at the station that has diesel in an area predominantly loaded with luxury and sports cars. Most areas here in California are ok to buy at, because there are so many diesel trucks around that the tanks get filled often.
I run additives because I spent 6 years working in Oil Refineries as a Millwright. I know what their quality control is like and the people they have working there. I want only the best for my trucks, and at half the price of the other stuff, the Amsoil stuff is a no brainer.
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Old 04-04-2007, 11:49 AM   eBay Motors  #7 (permalink)
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Not that I am claiming that Stanadyne is the best fuel additive brand around but I found this information interesting. Since I haven't found any other additive site out there that have posted comparisons with other leading conventional oil brands like this. If there are I would like to see them. Follow the link below to view the PDF http://www.stanadyne.com/new/ppt/showfile.asp?id=1295
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Not that I am claiming that Stanadyne is the best fuel additive brand around but I found this information interesting. Since I haven't found any other additive site out there that have posted comparisons with other leading conventional oil brands like this. If there are I would like to see them. Follow the link below to view the PDF http://www.stanadyne.com/new/ppt/showfile.asp?id=1295
Ill throw another vote in for Stanadyne. All there additives are up to date and it seems like they do alot of testing to make sure there additives work well and wont harm any components http://www.stanadyne.com/new/index.asp
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I sent off a email to GM Service/Waranty dept. and asked the questions.

-Because of new low sulpher diesel does GM support the use of additives like Stanadyne, Amsoil and others named

-How will the use of these additives affect the waranty

-What is GMs position on the use of 100% synthetics and how do they affect the waranty, Amsiol and Castrol named

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Old 04-05-2007, 12:25 AM   eBay Motors  #10 (permalink)
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thanks cant wait for the answers.
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