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Tried a new diesel additive
Been using Alliant Ultra guard. Thought I'd try this as it is rated as the number 1 fuel additive. I could feel the difference taking off and going over the passes. Must have raised the cetane a bunch

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  • Last Edit: October 14, 2020, 02:01:50 pm by Michelle

Re: Tried a new desel additive
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I'm a big believer in fuel additives, diesel and gasoline. Always put a dose in new grey market cars when we picked them up from Customs. The EPA test alone was over $1000 back then and there was a noticeable difference. The lab put in their own...

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Re: Tried a new desel additive
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Been using that for the last years.  Noticeable Cetane boost effect

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I've been using Diesel Kleen as a cetane  booster in the coach.

I recently acquired a Jeep Ecodiesel and am using

Hot Shot's Secret Everyday Diesel... Amazon.com: Hot Shot's Secret Everyday Diesel Treatment - EDT 16 oz Squeeze...

This is also a...

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Re: Tried a new desel additive
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For comparison sakes:

4.8 out of 5 stars  1,105 Reviews
Hot Shot's Secret Everyday Diesel Treatment - EDT 16 oz Squeeze - $17.95. Treats up to 400 Gallons


Brand: Opti-lube
4.8 out of 5 stars  249 Reviews
Opti-lube XPD All Seasons Diesel Fuel Additive:...

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Re: Tried a new desel additive
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Good homework Tom. I did find Opti-Lube for a slightly cheaper at $54 at: Opti-Lube XPD 1 Gallon Fuel Additive OPT-XPD1-NA | IDParts.com

I have always used Power Service's Diesel Kleen. It treats 250 gallons for one 80 oz container. For $83...

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I am trying to find the article, but a while back there was a comparison of diesel additives, and the Hot Shot Everyday was one of the top rated overall, and was the best on cost per gallon. If I remember correctly, there were about 10 brands in...

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Cummins Diesel does recomment only one brand, Power Service's Diesel Kleen and Conditioner. Here is the page: Cummins Endorses Two Fuel Additives - Fuel Smarts - Trucking Info

From  the Cummins factory website: Cummins Inc. Officially Recommends...

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Re: Tried a new desel additive
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Does any body add 2cyl. oil to the diesel?

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I Do, about 1/2 gallon every third or fourth fill up. I usually run my fuel tank down to about 1/3 full.

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I have been varying between Power Serve and Howes depending on what I find in a truck stop or at Walmart.  The Opti Lube and Hot Shot sound interesting. 

Old lubricity study: Info: - Lubricity Additive Study Results | Diesel Place 

And a bit...

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  • Last Edit: October 13, 2020, 08:14:16 pm by AC7880

Re: Tried a new desel additive
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My 12 valve isn't nearly as needy as the newer ones. The Bosch 7100 pump just needs an additive.

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Re: Tried a new desel additive
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I have added 1/2 qt. of 2 stroke oil every fill up for years.
I am hopeful the extra lubrication will keep my fuel lines in good shape.
so far so good.

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Not for sure that Power Serve is any better even though Cummins promotes it. I could be the best but also Cummins may have a vested interest in PS.

Pierce

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In the case of my Jeep Ecodiesel, the recommended oil, Rotella T6, doesn't even meet all the required standards. Valvoline does. I suspect they recommend what they buy on contract.

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Re: Tried a new desel additive
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Have used Opti Lube for years.  Like it.  Seems to smooth out the engine and reduce diesel "knock"  Rates highly in the properly conducted tests.

Keith

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In the case of my Jeep Ecodiesel, the recommended oil, Rotella T6, doesn't even meet all the required standards. Valvoline does. I suspect they recommend what they buy on contract.
You...

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Re: Tried a new desel additive
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A lot of good information here. For me, sometimes it's hard to read some tests and not wonder who is sponsoring the test. I sorta feel that any Brand Name product should be beneficial as look as its used as directed, it can't hurt.

Re: Tried a new desel additive
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I agree. Use something all the time.

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Re: Tried a new desel additive
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Only thing that I use is a Biocide for the prevention of algae growth. As always DWMYFG, 😎



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Our fuel is cheap so we don't get the inspections that Europe gets. You get what you pay for. Most of the time good, but it can be expensive.

Pierce

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I second Bruce's practice.  All additives hurt your wallet.

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Upon recommendation of friend recently started using Hot Shot's additive, started with the Diesel Extreme Amazon.com: Hot Shot's Secret Diesel Extreme Clean and Boost - 64 fl. oz.:...
 Hot Shot recently came out with an RV line up, I called and...

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The opti lube make the engine and gen  both noticeably run smoother and somewhat quieter for me