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post #1 of 118 (permalink) Old 11-22-2019, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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Does Your Diesel Additive Snake Oil Work?

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Udderly amazing, the info you find online.

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.
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I have been using Hot Shot the Every Day formula, very happy.
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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.
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Always one oz per gallon of fuel a mix of 1:2 power service:2 stroke oil.
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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.

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Nothing in my tank but diesel fuel, period.
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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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Nothing but diesel fuel as well. No atf, 2 stroke, 911, or any of that crap.
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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?
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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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