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steelhead1 11-22-2019 11:05 PM

Does Your Diesel Additive Snake Oil Work?
Modern scientific testing in FarmLand USA.:x
Don't laugh, he has a doctorate in Cow Udder Management from Wharton's Agribusiness School. He has Big Hands for Udder Testing, the cows love him

Who and what do and did you vote for?:laugh:

rghavana 11-23-2019 10:12 AM

Udderly amazing, the info you find online.:wink2:

Lesson learned at Employers expense on some Caterpillar engines and running ULSD, that should be using something.
Been using Howes and TC-W3 two stroke since buying truck in 05, with no issues.
Once in awhile PS products, when Howes was unavailable. Good to know other products available if needed.

Hermes1 11-23-2019 10:40 AM

I have been using Hot Shot the Every Day formula, very happy.

jon-d 11-23-2019 11:31 AM

I occasionally use the two-stroke and automatic transmission formula that somebody posted on this forum. I usually only use it when towing something heavy for long distances and it seems quiet the injectors.

verdesardog 11-23-2019 12:31 PM

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Always one oz per gallon of fuel a mix of 1:2 power service:2 stroke oil.

MDSWA 11-23-2019 02:23 PM

Power Service or Ultilube in every tank after losing several injectors following the conversion to USLD. Fortunately for me, the warranty covered several injector replacements. At the time, I was running a stock fuel filter and also started using a diesel additive after the first couple injector failures. Unfortunately for me, the OEM replacement remans also began failing within 10-30,000 mikes. When I was out of warranty, I put in a brand new set of Bosch injectors at my expense. I also became more diligent at running an additive in every tank. I also added a a FASS system in hopes that my injectors would last longer with better filtration. So far so good. No injector problems with this setup. FYI - the warranty coverage for all the OEM injectors that failed was somewhere between $8,000 and $10,000. It also gets pretty darn cold here, well below zero during bad winters. I figure running an additive is cheap insurance.

Gildo 11-23-2019 03:18 PM

Nothing in my tank but diesel fuel, period.

a-roddd14 11-23-2019 07:15 PM

Optilube xpd. Also around a lot of equipment at work that was made pre ULSD and we use it in them too. Is it snake oil? I donít think so lol

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smokestack69 11-23-2019 07:50 PM

Nothing but diesel fuel as well. No atf, 2 stroke, 911, or any of that crap.

Jimmy N. 11-23-2019 08:20 PM


Originally Posted by smokestack69 (Post 29150389)
Nothing but diesel fuel as well. No atf, 2 stroke, 911, or any of that crap.

So what would you use if the fuel gels up?

Duelly Dad 11-23-2019 11:29 PM

XPD Here.......

moxiecat 11-24-2019 12:12 AM

I have always used Howes and never gelled any of my diesels, but after seeing the friction test, I am a bit leery. It almost seems as if it breaks down the ULSD's lube.

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