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Old 06-10-2014, 06:39 PM   #15
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You might find this fuel additive study informational. If you plan to buy a fuel additive you might as well buy the top rated product.
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Old 06-11-2014, 05:53 PM   #16
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You might find this fuel additive study informational. If you plan to buy a fuel additive you might as well buy the top rated product.
Thanks for this info, Ray. I want to get the Opti-Lube XPD but I am moving from here is a week. I need to see if the local parts stores might carry it. It looks like it is the thing to use. I used 2 cycle motor oil in my last coach, an '05 with a Cummins, but this is not advised by that study after '07.

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We just had this happen with our 2003 Coachmen Sportscoach, had the filter changed and problem went away. Got the advice to add Howes conditioner and have not had a problem since. I have had several other coaches and have never had this problem before.
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Anybody care to weigh in on how Seafoam stacks up against Opti-Lube?

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Was used years ago on mechanical injection systems. Do not on electronic of today.
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I have been using Power Service for years in the Big Truck, 7 bucks at Wal Mart treats 100 gallons, It comes in 3 different flavors. http://powerservice-px.rtrk.com/dk/?...gn=ReachSearch
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Anybody care to weigh in on how Seafoam stacks up against Opti-Lube?

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Never used SeaFoam in my MH, it would be too expensive when mixed per directions. It does work well in my gasoline vehicles.
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I use OptiLube, Howes or Stanadyne in my Duramax. Older diesels were much more tolerant of contamination in the fuel systems, but the newer common rail injectors have precise tolerances and operate at 25,000 psi or more. Doesn't take much of a particle to mess them up. I also added a lift pump that adds two more filters to the fuel system.
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I use OptiLube, Howes or Stanadyne in my Duramax. Older diesels were much more tolerant of contamination in the fuel systems, but the newer common rail injectors have precise tolerances and operate at 25,000 psi or more. Doesn't take much of a particle to mess them up. I also added a lift pump that adds two more filters to the fuel system.
Yes, a FASS system is a huge improvement to today's high-pressure common-rail injection systems. It also removes entrained air from the fuel, which allows the engine to run better. Todays injectors have multiple, timed injections on the same cycle, instead of one.
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Howe's is used to keep the fuel from gelling in cold weather. Not used in warm weather. There are two kinds of growths, black and the "snot kind" The black grows on the walls of the tank. The "snot kind" looks like snot and is suspended in the fuel. Both kinds need to be treated with a biocide to kill it. It is more like a mold, and it does grow. Comes from contaminated fuel tanks. The biocide will kill it, and then you keep changing filters until it is all cleared from the tanks... I never leave home without at least two fuel filters, and all the equipment to change them on the road.
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What is commonly referred to as "Algae" is not. Read Critical Fuel technology is a distributor for Algae-x products. Call us if your fuel tanks are clogged!
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The sludge that can cause filter clogs is commonly called algae. It's really not, usually a combination of tar, wax, and other solids that form in fuel as it ages. It can also form using summer fuel in winter or sitting with partially filled tanks that have lots of humidity. If his fuel keeps clogging his filters, he might have to have tank drained, fuel filtered and treated, and returned. There are additives to kill off the 'algae' and break down the solids in the tank.
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Interesting link! I see it's education with a purpose -- to sell their additive. Last Fall I went looking for an 'Algaecide' to see what it said. I looked in the fuel treatment aisle at Walmart, Advance Auto, and AutoZone. None of their additives for diesel mentioned they were for treatment of algae. That's when I did more on line reading. I guess there isn't a big call for these products since none of our local outlets seemed to carry anything to treat it.
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