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Old 12-26-2009, 07:00 PM   #1
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Diesel Fuel Additive Study

Just found this, it's important info for anyone running a diesel.

http://wiki.sportsmobileforum.com/im...itive_test.pdf
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Old 12-26-2009, 07:08 PM   #2
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Re: Diesel Fuel Additive Study

I used to use TC-W3 two stroke oil in my diesel. Based on that study, last summer I switched to OptiLube Summer Blend. For me, they both give the same results (quieter lifters/engine) and the quantity of the OptiLube needed (I use 2 oz/fillup ~30 gallons) meant I could carry 2 quarts and have enough to travel to and from Alaska.

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Old 12-26-2009, 07:31 PM   #3
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Re: Diesel Fuel Additive Study

I was just talking to my mechanic about this the other day. He has the 7.3. He using ATF in his fuel. He does not like any other stuff, as they have a booster agent. He says the booster dries up the orings. He said the best was an additive that one of his Semi driver clients uses, but it is expensive. I will try to get the info. I run Opti-lube Summer blend and love it. I will be trying some of the XPD to see if I can notice a difference.
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Old 12-26-2009, 08:04 PM   #4
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The guy that wrote that did similar "unbiased" study and in his study admitted to having an agenda that would discredit products he intended to study with out bias. What a crock. In this "unbiased" study he solicited money and products in his study. He omitted widly used addatives then out of the blue the winner by a landslide turns out to be a product nobody has heard of or used but him. He did twisted studys in the past and this one is no different. Buy TC3 outboard oil at Wallmart by the gallon or any of the other lubricants you find at truck stops by the gallon. I have heard on the internet that tranny fluid and motor oil can leave soot on some fuel injectors but anything is better than nothing. In my last diesel I ran Lucus injector lube that I paid about $23 a gallon for and it works great in all your carb based gas engines also.
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Old 12-26-2009, 08:36 PM   #5
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Re: Diesel Fuel Additive Study

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Old 12-29-2009, 09:07 AM   #6
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Re: Diesel Fuel Additive Study

Ah, I'm in the dark ages I guess. Sounds like I should find some Optilube and learn to use the Search.

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Old 12-29-2009, 09:24 AM   #7
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Re: Diesel Fuel Additive Study

I followed SMBDADs purchase in the other thread and got a gallon of XPD and a gallon of summer blend, but that came to $95 and with $14 shipping, I put in a $12.95 quart of XPD to pop it over $100 and get free shipping. WOOT!
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:55 PM   #8
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Re: Diesel Fuel Additive Study

Where are you buying this Opti Lube from ,
If possible could one of you post the web site address .
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:09 PM   #9
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It looks like you can only buy it from the manufacturer.

http://www.opti-lube.com/dfi.htm

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Thank you Mike
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