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gmacdougall
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Posted - 01/04/2013 :  06:13:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit gmacdougall's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I am looking for info from current users of fuel additives for #2 diesel-(ulsd. what have your experiences been? is it cost effective? what are the benefits as compared to the costs?
G. MacDougall
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Trailboss
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United States
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Posted - 01/04/2013 :  07:29:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When I had a fuel storage tanks I dropped fuel additive into the diesel storage tank. The additive that I used also raised the cetane level so I added it year round. I got mine from Certified Labs. Now that I don't have a storage tank I buy mine from a local station that winterizes their fuel.
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sob
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USA
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Posted - 01/04/2013 :  09:43:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Our fuel supplier New Alliance F/S injects an additive Dieselex Gold into the fuel as they refill the tanks. Not sure about raising the cetane level,but dang sure makes them smoke a lot less. Had comments from the drivers about the reduced fumes without saying a word to them. So it isn't my imagination. The cost I think is .02 a gallon more.

It is also supposed to help with the bugs and algae. I check the tanks annually. So far so good.

Before that, I splash blended a BG additive.
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partsman_ba
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Posted - 01/04/2013 :  09:47:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I tried to get my previous supervisor to OK the testing of this product, but he was afraid of screwing up our Cummins warranties: http://www.wsbindustries.com/Fuel%20Additives.htm. I actually use the boost tabs in my own car and see some mileage benefits.

We used to fill our new fuel filters on annual with SeaFoam SF-16, but have switched to Lubro-Moly Diesel Purge LM2005 as it is cheaper and specifically designed for diesels.
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partsman_ba
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United States
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Posted - 01/04/2013 :  10:08:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
@sob, do you have units with DPF's? If so, are you seeing more time between regens? The salesman for the WSB product above claimed it would do that.
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Fastback
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Posted - 01/04/2013 :  11:40:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We don't use any additives, just BP Premier fuel blended with #1 at a ratio determined by ambient temperature.

Why yes, the ORIGinal CHARGER is a Fastback
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Trailboss
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United States
149 Posts

Posted - 01/07/2013 :  03:18:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Our supplier does not handle #1 diesel we used to blend kerosene to our fuel in the winter to prevent jelling. I went to the additive because it also raised the cetane.
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sob
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USA
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Posted - 01/07/2013 :  04:47:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
@ partsman, I work on a fleet of "Dino" buses, the newest thing in the fleet is an "06". DPF's, none on the horizon. Sorry, I'm no help.
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bluebirdvision
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bwest
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Posted - 01/24/2013 :  09:13:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No problems with my fuel. I use an FS member company and I tell them they live in the same world I live in and they have diesel engines too. So they use their own discretion when adding an additive to the fuel. By the way, I don't have to add anything to my propane fuel and don't even have to plug them in. lol

Bryan
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