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Old 10-13-2012, 09:34 AM   #1
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Diesel fuel additive

Who runs an additive in thier diesel? I just got my truck and it has about 25000 miles on it. I don't believe the previous owner ran an additive. My brother in law is a mechanic and does lots of diesel repairs and performance upgrades and says run an additive. He recomends Standyne first then Howes. It apparantly cleans and lubes the fuel system.
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:11 AM   #2
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I use Howes for anti-gel and lubrication. I asked the guy at the friendly local heavy duty truck parts store what the most popular was, and that is what he pointed me to.
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Every tank I add 16oz of two stroke oil. This oil is designed to burn clean and it adds important lubricity property's to the fuel. Today's ultra low sulfur fuel gets stripped of lubricity in the process. I had two injectors stuck open on my truck about three years ok. When it was all said and done they replaced five injectors. Since I started using the two stroke oil, I have had no problems. I occassionly add sea foam also for cleaning. I buy the oil at Wally World by the gallon and fill a couple 16oz bottles for fill ups.
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Every tank I add 16oz of two stroke oil. This oil is designed to burn clean and it adds important lubricity property's to the fuel. Today's ultra low sulfur fuel gets stripped of lubricity in the process. I had two injectors stuck open on my truck about three years ok. When it was all said and done they replaced five injectors. Since I started using the two stroke oil, I have had no problems. I occassionly add sea foam also for cleaning. I buy the oil at Wally World by the gallon and fill a couple 16oz bottles for fill ups.
Two stroke oil and the DPF apparently don't get along
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Two stroke oil and the DPF apparently don't get along
Where did you read this at. I have done a lot of reading about the two stroke oil and have never seen anybody that has had problems. If I do have problems with my DPF, I will just cut it off. My Dmax would just love the extra breathing room.:hihi:
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I don't think with a 2004 truck you would have a DPF (diesel particulate filter) they were required from 2007 onward. I read this on cumminsforum.com or at least that is how I understood it. I still have some powertrain warranty left so the DPF will stay on for a little while yet. I know from reading that the 6.7 cummins engine love the extra breathing room as well.
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:04 PM   #7
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I use Diesel Kleen from Walmart per container instructions. 1 oz for every 3 gallons.
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I used to pour in two stroke oil at every fillup. Our present truck has a DPF and I don't do that any longer. None of the manufacturers recommend any additives for their diesel engines. Dealers might but the factory dosen't. I think the additives are made for a created need. How many diesel trucks are used by the military? How often do they put out bids for additives?
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Agreed clutch - most of the time. I drove my 68 Chevy truck for about 80k miles on unleaded fuel. Remember the *****ing about that?

That said, I have a 2005 5.9 which was made for the diesel with the sulfer. I haven't been using additives and wonder if I should...

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On my 7.3 you can hear the difference when you add 2-stroke. Much quieter. Now we are on the road I started using the Diesel Kleen instead. The diesel Kleen doesn't quiet the injectors as much but I figure it will clean the injectors as well, plus it has some cetane in it that might help a bit towing the camper haha.
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