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Old 08-07-2009, 09:56 AM   #1
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Diesel fuel additive study

Found this interesting study/comparison of diesel fuel additives. Take it with a grain of salt, as the study clearly states "An independent research firm was hired to do the laboratory work. The cost of the research was paid for voluntarily by the participating additive manufacturers."

After I digest the study, it may make me rethink my fuel additive.


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Old 08-07-2009, 11:42 AM   #2
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Re: Diesel fuel additive study

I had been running a quart of 2 stroke oil in every tank. It makes the engine run quieter (lubricates the injectors?) and having lost 2 injectors when the van was new, it gives me some peace of mind.

But, I couldn't carry enough with me for a long trip to Alaska. This report was the catalyst for me to buy two quarts of Opti-Lube Summer blend. 2 ounces/typical 30 gallon fillup = 1500:1. For me, it performs the same as 2 stroke oil, just a bunch cheaper and easier to carry.

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Old 08-07-2009, 01:01 PM   #3
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Re: Diesel fuel additive study

Comparing lubrication benefits versus cost, I was looking at the Opti-Lube Summer Blend as well. Better yet would be some bio-diesel, but finding that is hit and miss.

Cold weather changes most of the cost-benefit calculations very quickly if you want anti-gelling properties in your fuel additive.


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Old 08-07-2009, 06:10 PM   #4
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Cold weather changes most of the cost-benefit calculations very quickly if you want anti-gelling properties in your fuel additive.


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We face the cold very seldom. I will add some diesel 'antifreeze' when I anticipate cold, cold weather. There are some benefits to living in California, and definitely some drawbacks.

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...There are some benefits to living in California, and definitely some drawbacks.
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According to California State Bill 492.36a, the Disparaging Remarks About California Tax, you now owe $376. They have to balance the state budget somehow.


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If they keep charging DMV fees at the rate they're going, they won't have to charge a disparaging remark fee... (I just paid almost $1300.00 to renew the registration on my (now) 1 year old SMB)!!!!!!! That was 1 3 0 0 dollars for one vehicle!!!!!!!!!!!
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