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Old 08-10-2012, 09:20 AM   #29
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I use Redline Diesel Fuel Catalyst. To me it is not about better fuel consumption, but just extra security for lubricity in case there is a bad batch of diesel. Mine still has a injection pump which relies on lubrication.

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Old 08-10-2012, 10:21 AM   #30
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Jimmy's Lub is the best in the land.
It comes to you in a little red can.
Nothing to measure, nothing to store.
Just punch a hole and let it pour.

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lubricity.Who came up with that name.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:44 AM   #32
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As has already been mentioned, one danger with today's diesel fuel supply is its quality.

Due to environmental specifications, almost all the sulphur is now removed from diesel fuel. This has resulted in "dry" diesel. To combat this, the fuel distributor is supposed to add a lubricant at the point of delivery to the fuel stations. Whether this is actually done, and in what quantities and qualities, depends on humans.

For those who don't feel lucky or have become distrustful through experience, there are additives that they use which can increase lubricity to safe levels.

Others feel such measures are not needed and, indeed, are wasteful.

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Old 08-10-2012, 02:33 PM   #33
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"Mr.Cleane......I warned you on the first page.....hot topic. Many OPINIONS which we are all entitled to present. Here's mine....Those that are too cheap to use it will call it snake oil and others who posted and claim 13 - 15 mpg in a 40' DP in previous posts say you can't track mileage unless you go over 145000 miles.

As I said, if you don't like the stuff...fine. Please don't impose your BELIEFS on others. My motor home, my money!

Oh, I forgot....just ordered another two gallons from OptiLube.
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lubricity.Who came up with that name.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lubricity is the measure of the reduction in friction of a lubricant. The study of lubrication and mechanism wear is called tribology.
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[QUOTE=As I said, if you don't like the stuff...fine. Please don't impose your BELIEFS on others. My motor home, my money!

Oh, I forgot....just ordered another two gallons from OptiLube.[/QUOTE]

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I was reading this thread and it appears that there are a lot of different opinions as to the value of using some kind of addative. I looked to the right of the page and what did not see...an ad for additives;
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There is a phone number in your manuals for Cummins, call the tech support line and ask this question. They will tell you that you do not need nor does your engine need any type of additional fuel treatments.
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Fleetguard is a Cummins group company. Of course that still means that Cummins can tell you that it is not required, and the Service Bulletin is only information that Fleetguard gives to the technicians.
To each his own...
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I have a 2002 Duramx pick up that I purchased new. It has 276,000 on it. I put the diesel clean in it with cetane boost in the winter. I can tell you that when I pull a trailer in the winter, it gets worse mpg when I don't add the cetane booster with winter mix fuel. In the summer, no diff.

I also have a 1994 Monaco Dynasty. It is a 34 ft with a 8.3 Cummins 6 speed allison. It is a fixer upper race tow hauler. We pull a 24 ft race trailer with it. Anyway, we had the engine rebuilt, new liners, pistons, injectors, lift pump, etc.

The commercial shop that did it said just to put a quart of cheap, non synthetic ATF in it. One qt (130 gallon tank) to keep the injectors happy.

Sounds old school, but they have many of their fleet and customers doing this. Never heard of it myself.
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I use to add the ATF to my 80 GMC. The newer diesels you have to watch what you add. I have not heard of issues with ATF but with all of the emissions I would be leery.
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I like the list of stuff that's in it, COAL TAR? Just what I want in my fuel. Jim
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I like the list of stuff that's in it, COAL TAR? Just what I want in my fuel. Jim
It's a hydrocarbon by product of turning coal into coke. Used as driveway sealant and medically for shampoo (head lice) and topical ointments. It can also be distilled into naphtha, creosote and pitch.
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