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Old 06-15-2017, 10:47 AM   #31
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My ex ran a Saturn it of oil. Was knocking and trying to overheat. I put about 2.5 qts of Lucas and the rest with oil.
She smoked and coughed for about 3 minutes and then was fine for the year we had it afterwards. Maybe it was luck but I've used all their products since then for all my gas burners.

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Old 06-15-2017, 11:44 AM   #32
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Old 06-15-2017, 12:50 PM   #33
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Brings another question to mind. I've been a long time fan of Lucas additives. I don't know anything about these additives you mentioned but had planned on dumping Lucas into my tank, as their claims include Diesel engines.
Again I'm on a budget but prefer quality in preventative maintenance.

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All opinion, so take this for what its worth. But IMO Lucas isn't all that great.
Diesel Kleen is the #1 choice of truckers and diesel techs for a reason, its amazing stuff and you can notice the difference when you run it.
Lucas won't hurt anything, but next time you're buying stuff for your bus I'd heartily suggest trying the DK. HotShot's Secret oil additive is GOOD stuff for adding to the oil. I swear it made my engine a bit quiter, but who knows could just be in my head.
I'm not a big fan of additives in general, most of them are just snake oil.
Diesel Kleen and HotShots are two I swear by.
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:51 PM   #34
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So far I've only used Lucas so I can't compare it to any other products. I bought a gallon jug, and considering I'm supposed to add a pint to every third tank of fuel it's going to last me a year or more for about $30. The difference was noticeable within five minutes after getting back on the road.

One of the things that might have made a difference with my application of this product was that I added a pint of fuel treatment to a half tank of fuel and then drove for 30 minutes before filling the tank. This stuff is preferred by the logging, dump and cement truckers in this area. I'm going to guess it's because of the climate.

I also used a quart of oil treatment, which was likely also a Lucas product that reduced engine noise significantly.

I plan to try DK after this jug of Lucas runs out. The price of DK is considerably higher compared to Lucas. If the DK makes a noticeable improvement it would obviously be the better product.

I think back to years ago when Slick-50 first came out. There's always a product that makes a remarkable difference at first but the effects usually seem to wain over time.

There's a huge wall of oil and fuel additives at every parts store. Don't know what's in them and don't care. Tired of researching. It seems like clean oil and clean fuel should be enough to take care of a bus.
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Old 06-27-2017, 05:51 PM   #35
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All opinion, so take this for what its worth. But IMO Lucas isn't all that great.
Diesel Kleen is the #1 choice of truckers and diesel techs for a reason, its amazing stuff and you can notice the difference when you run it.
Lucas won't hurt anything, but next time you're buying stuff for your bus I'd heartily suggest trying the DK. HotShot's Secret oil additive is GOOD stuff for adding to the oil. I swear it made my engine a bit quiter, but who knows could just be in my head.
I'm not a big fan of additives in general, most of them are just snake oil.
Diesel Kleen and HotShots are two I swear by.
Found some DK just a couple days after this post and, just around the farm, felt like there was a noticeable increase in throttle response right away. Best part is I found it at a local surplus store at half the cost as Wally World.

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Old 06-27-2017, 06:08 PM   #36
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Found some DK just a couple days after this post and, just around the farm, felt like there was a noticeable increase in throttle response right away. Best part is I found it at a local surplus store at half the cost as Wally World.

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I buy gallons of DK at Rural King cheap. Ditto on the throttle response.
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Old 06-27-2017, 06:35 PM   #37
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I buy gallons of DK at Rural King cheap. Ditto on the throttle response.
I'm guessing there's no shelf life to consider on DK? Mine aren't coded, which may be why this surplus store has huge quantities on the shelf? Might go make an offer on their stock. LOL

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Old 06-30-2017, 12:27 PM   #39
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it runs!!!!! go take a School Bus ride!! and get the biggest grin on your face you have ever had! trust me you will!!

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