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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.
 

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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 don’t think so lol


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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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2 gallons of nitromethane in a full tank . That's a +-5% mix .
65$ a gallon but worth it .
Raises the Ceatane a good bit .
Super easy cold weather starts as nitro happens to carry its own O2.

nitromethane is a bit " dry" so I add a dash of Wally World 2stroke oil just to be safe .
Warning , disconnect the grids .
 

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I added a quart of Howes six months ago haven't had to fill up since.















Then again I haven't driven it either.
 

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had a cummins now for 5 years and even in -20f never had a gelling issue.
That could probably work for me, too, if buying all fuel locally.
It's when filling up somewhere where they only use #2, then going home to -20, that it can get problematic.

Okay, it has only happened to me once. Learned my lesson and started running Howes.
 
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I find this very interesting and helpful.
Being I live in Vegas but spend a lot of time in the mountains of Utah during the winter.
I have seen as low as -20F at the cabin but I’ve never had a gelling issue while using the white bottle of PS.
My main reason for using it is because I end up on the mtn with 1/2 tank of Vegas fuel which I don’t think gets “winterized” much of at all.
I keep a bottle of 911 in the garage up there too but haven’t ever had to use it on my truck.
Good thing I guess since it doesn’t do much anyway for gelling issues apparently?
Guess I’ll seek out some hot shot for my desert rat truck “winter” fuel setup.
 

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The real snake oil here is ULSD.

I use TCW3 and ATF fluid pretty regularly, especially when towing in the mountains. When I don't use that, I add some Opti-Lube. Not a fan of govt-mandated ULSD, so these additives to me are cheap insurance against very expensive diesel engine repairs. In the hot desert summer months where I live, if the truck will not be driven much for a bit between camping trips, I add some Biocide.
 
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