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What Is Your Preferred Diesel Fuel Additive?
05/08/18 at 15:55:58
 
I hope this does not turn into a huge back and forth argument.  I would like to hear what you diesel engine owners run in your trucks for fuel treatment.  
In the past, I have used Power Service, Howes Lubricator and Lucas Fuel Treatment.
I happen to run across an ad on KSL that mentioned the vehicle owner had only run Opti Lube from the day he got the truck.
Do any of you run the Opti Lube?  Are you raving fans?  If you use another, would you please let me know what you use and why?

I had to replace the injectors on my 2006 Cummins at approx. 60,000 so I have a little more interest on the subject.

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Reply #1 - 05/08/18 at 16:59:38
 
Opti-lube is supposed to have the best lubricity, multiple formulations and they're a Utah company.
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Reply #2 - 05/08/18 at 19:40:46
 
Power Service Diesel Kleen. I use on 40gal rated bottle every other tankful. These days, I really don't need it anymore (mostly) because I upgraded to a FASS150 fuel pump/filtration system and now have 3x fuel filters and provided I use reputable Diesel fuel stations, should be good.
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Reply #3 - 05/08/18 at 21:26:27
 
Must be a RAM thing Grin
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Reply #4 - 05/08/18 at 22:34:14
 
Well, it's kinda pricey, but I decided to buy some of the Opti Lube.  I guess if you break it down to gallons "treated" the bottle costs a lot up front but very little by the tank.  
On Amazon, it has approx. 95% 5 star reviews, a handful of 4 star and one 2 star reviews.  I feel ok giving it a shot.  A vast majority of the reviews said they had "quieter injectors".  It will be interesting to see.  

I appreciate hearing from you guys on this subject.
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Re: What Is Your Preferred Diesel Fuel Additive?
Reply #5 - 05/09/18 at 09:11:57
 
Rutcutter wrote on 05/08/18 at 21:26:27:
Must be a RAM thing Grin

Not just a RAM thing Duramax and Powerstrokes, especially with the CP4 pump can suffer fuel pump problems possibly caused by fuel contamination, starvation or lubrication.  The FASS prevents starvation/cavitation and with the filters does an excellent job on contamination.  However, it still doesn't address the issue of reduced lubrication from ULSD.
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Reply #6 - 05/13/18 at 06:11:49
 
My F450 is my first diesel, read the owners manual and couldn't find anything about additives. My truck has about 41,000 miles, I just change the oil and filter, also changed out both fuel filters, they were very clean. I am about to take a close to 4000 mile trip this week. I think I will throw some additive in for this trip.
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Reply #7 - 05/15/18 at 07:56:55
 
I use the Power Service Diesel Fuel Supplement. Main for anti gelling when on the mountain during the winter. Then all summer long as a Lubricator for my fuel injectors. Seems to work .
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Reply #8 - 05/15/18 at 15:26:45
 
Do the piezo quiet injectors on the 6.0 and above power strokes benefit from the additive?
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Reply #9 - 05/21/18 at 13:20:52
 
I use Lucas gas treatment in everything including my diesel. DON~~~
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