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Old 06-27-2015, 12:11 AM   #1
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Diesel fuel you use them?

Reading a bit about wear and tear caused by the new low sulfur diesel, combined with algae, got me wondering how many of you out there use additives to condition your fuel. If you use it, what kind?

I'd appreciate your thoughts...

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Old 06-27-2015, 12:32 AM   #2
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Old 06-27-2015, 02:25 AM   #3
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I also use that stuff.

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Old 06-27-2015, 06:05 AM   #4
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Since my bus is just sitting as I work on it and before I can get it registered and inspected, I dumped a bottle of Star Brite Star Tron fuel treatment in the tank.

There is some discussion bouncing around the interwebz about adding 2 stroke oil to diesel, particularly for older engines to increase the lubricity of ULSD.
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Old 06-27-2015, 07:32 AM   #5
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wally 2stroke oil...1:128

an ounce per gallon.

seems to run quieter, and has a bit more power/speed....
liking the change so far
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Old 06-27-2015, 08:23 AM   #6
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Lucas fuel additive Fuel Treatment

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two stroke motor oil

non-detergent 30 weight motor oil

The oils depend upon what I'm doing. Power service in winter and for long term storage. Climbing mountains, two stroke, storage and short trips, non-detergent 30 weight. The engines I own seem to perform best that way. No idea as to why for the two stroke and 30 weight but those are my results for what it's worth.
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Old 06-27-2015, 09:11 AM   #7
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Stanadyne performance or WM 2 stroke.
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Old 06-27-2015, 11:45 AM   #8
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Old 06-27-2015, 04:46 PM   #9
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I add Walmart TC-W3 outboard oil (1 oz per gallon) every fill up to add back some lubricity that was lost when the new low sulfur diesel came out. I also add some of the Power Service Kleen Diesel once in a while to clean the fuel system and injectors. Once a year I'll pour in a bottle of PS Clear Diesel to remove any water and algae that might have crept in there.

Keeping the tank full helps stop condensation from forming, especially in the cold months.
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Old 06-27-2015, 07:53 PM   #10
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-10 and below I use Power Service and ALWAYS keep a full tank year round.
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