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Old 12-08-2007, 05:09 PM   #1
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Hi, I am new to this site and love it.I have a question for this site,does anyone use a disel
fuel additive when you fuel?Thanks for your imput
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Old 12-08-2007, 05:09 PM   #2
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Old 12-09-2007, 12:32 AM   #3
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Diesel fuel comes with additives. Save your money. I was in Trucking for 34 years. Not needed
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Old 12-09-2007, 03:54 AM   #4
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DaveyD1, welcome to iRV2.

The diesel engine manufacturers do not recommend any additives, and the vast majority of us do not use any additives.

However, those of us on opposite sides of this issue probably will never convince the other side to agree.
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Old 12-09-2007, 08:55 AM   #5
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I have never used fuel additives. For coach fuel, I always use truck stops. This means I should be getting fresh fuel. I live in South Florida. We use the coach year around.
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Old 12-09-2007, 09:32 AM   #6
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I live in a very small town where a man's word is known by everyone. My mechanic is a friend who I trust. He tells me he likes to use Howe's treatment and recommended it to me.That's what we're using now. HarveyP
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:06 AM   #7
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We fulltime, and try to always buy fuel at busy truck stops. Still, you never know. Every six months or so I throw a container of Diesel Kleen in our old MCI bus. I've got another friend, a longtime mechanic, who routinely puts about a cup full of Marvel Mystery Oil in both the tank of his diesel motorhome and his gas powered Jeep.
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Old 12-09-2007, 12:17 PM   #8
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I add 2 oz. of acytone to 10 gals of diesel fuel at every fill up. Every third tank I add a quart of transmission fluid to the tank.
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Old 12-09-2007, 12:28 PM   #9
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Old 12-09-2007, 02:40 PM   #10
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I've been thinking about you doing this ever since you posted a year or so ago. I see you are still happy with the results. Still getting better MPG with the acytone. Any special tune-up needed? s/Toby
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">The diesel engine manufacturers do not recommend any additives, </div></BLOCKQUOTE>But what about the injector pump manufacturers? Diesel fuel additives are not about the engine. They are about the injectors and injector pumps.
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:43 PM   #13
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All part of the engine which is warranted by the engine manufacturer.

I believe that if additives kept down warranty costs, all the engine manufacturers would be recommending them.
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I am still using the acytone because I get better fuel milage and notice more power than with out it.
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