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Fuel Additive vs. Two Stroke Oil

I was in Wally World today and was about to pick up some more two stroke oil to use in the fuel when I fill up and I saw a diesel fuel additive that was about the same price as the two stroke oil. I read the label over and it said it was supposed to add lubrication for the injector pump and injectors, while also boosting cetane numbers for better fuel burn. I was curious if anybody has any input as to whether this will work as well as simple two-stroke oil or better for that matter or if it won't work as well.


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I use amsoil diesel concetrate, but when on two stroke my truck is much quieter,
heres a link that tested various additives, purely for lub purposes

Lubricity Additive Study Results - Diesel Place

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I ran the 2-stroke oil for the first time. Much quieter, love it! Will keep using it.

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I run the 2 stroke oil when I remember it. Most of the fuel additives have solvents in them to help clean the fuel system. I just don't believe that solvents make good lubricants. JMO

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here ya go pretty much the same as what nickg posted just a little easier to see.HFRR Values Of Diesel Additives

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I use opti-lube summer blend. It's about the cheapest route you can go and as you can see in the lubricity test it scored very high. It does have a very strong smell to it though. Gotta be careful when you're pouring it in. You only use 1-2 oz. per every 20 gallons of fuel so a bottle goes a long way.

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