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Old 11-19-2012, 09:41 AM   #15
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If I were on a boat, or parked in Seattle, or did not have a full tank, or in an area of high humidity, I'd think about an additive or two. In Yuma it does not merit any thought process from me.

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After my retirement from the FD I went into the refining and fuel transportation safety industry. I quickly learned about fuel quality and off-spec issues that happened all the time. Drivers mixing loads was also common. High volume retail locations is no assurnence of quality. I run a good quality diesel fuel additive 24/7. Adds about $2 per tank. Cheap for me vs injector pump, lift pump, set of injectors, stranded, towing etc. Just my two cents.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:44 PM   #17
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If I were on a boat, or parked in Seattle, or did not have a full tank, or in an area of high humidity, I'd think about an additive or two. In Yuma it does not merit any thought process from me.

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And what do you do to assure that the diesel you pump into your tank has no water in it???
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After my retirement from the FD I went into the refining and fuel transportation safety industry. I quickly learned about fuel quality and off-spec issues that happened all the time. Drivers mixing loads was also common. High volume retail locations is no assurnence of quality. I run a good quality diesel fuel additive 24/7. Adds about $2 per tank. Cheap for me vs injector pump, lift pump, set of injectors, stranded, towing etc. Just my two cents.
I would appreciate the name of the brand you recommend. Other than a straight biocide I gave absolutely no idea which product is worth purchasing.
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I would appreciate the name of the brand you recommend. Other than a straight biocide I gave absolutely no idea which product is worth purchasing.

Hi Steve - On my post to this thread I mentioned XPD. Do a search on this, and you will find a link to some testing that was accomplished on additives. When I did my research, XPD is what I came up with at that time... However, IMO, several good brands exists at different price points... And of course whatever someone is running, is the best!

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Thanks for the info
My new to me coach has only done 47000 miles since 2005 and I suspect the last couple if years have been close to zero
It's got a series 60 that I'd like to keep clean and up to scratch.
I need to do some research on XPD and the fleet guard products
I need to go to cummins to by some more biocide.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:00 PM   #22
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Thanks to all for the algae lesson. Think I will buy some insurance for my tank and a set of fuel filters for the toolbox...

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Power Service 3025 +Cetane Boost Diesel Kleen Fuel Additive - 32 oz. : Amazon.com : Automotive

I currently do not use any biocide as since we are on the road all the time in the spring, summer and fall. I will add some next month when I park the coach for the winter.

Also if your coach is on a Freightliner and you plan to purchase filters make sure you purchase the yellow Alliance filter. Many times if you would need road service for a filter change and it is after hours or not close to a Freightliner dealer you may be out of luck.

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thanks for the link. i didn't know flying j and pilot have bad fuels...
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I've owned my coach for 6 years and I've had 2 bouts of algae in the fuel. It is not fun. I now use BIOBOR available @ westmarine. 2.5 oz treats 100 gallons of fuel at a "shock level". 1/2 oz is a maintenance treatment. Although I do not use the biocide on every fill, I do use it when storing. I've also changed the secondary fuel filter to a see through bowl as you can see the algae if you have it. It's easier to visually check the bowl and change the filters vs waiting for the loss of power, the chugging, warning lights and dash buzzers associated with clogged filters
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And what do you do to assure that the diesel you pump into your tank has no water in it???

With many years of driving Trucks long haul, and now full timing in my diesel RV for the past 11 years, the problem has never came up. I don't know if I have hit the million mile mark or not, I haven't kept track, but I'm certainly in the multiple hundreds of thousands of miles, and personally, I've yet to add even a drop of additives. I do admit that I carried the appropriate stuff to add, but only IF, and when needed, but I have never NEEDED any.

All in IMHO and if additives fits a persons mind, by all means use it.

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