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Old 11-19-2013, 06:57 AM   #1
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Diesel additives

Have i2006 itasca navion and live in Indiana so winters are pretty cold-do I need to add any additives to fuel
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:30 AM   #2
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No. Just use No. 2 Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel.
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If your storing the unit for the winter just make sure the fuel tank is full to prevent excessive moisture from condensing in the tank
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I keep the tank full and add "Biobor JF", an additive to prevent microbicides from growing thus stopping up the fuel system.
My maintenance regime
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I keep the tank full and add "Biobor JF", an additive to prevent microbicides from growing thus stopping up the fuel system.
My maintenance regime

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Old 11-19-2013, 11:52 AM   #7
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Is it typical to get microbial growth during winter storage? I thought that was a summer problem and low temps prevented growth?
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I only use B/P extream diesel it has all the additives needed including for the winter months. Lubrication for the injectors, and micro growth inhibitors.
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Is it typical to get microbial growth during winter storage? I thought that was a summer problem and low temps prevented growth?
Depends on where you call home for the winter months......it was 75 here yesterday. 1 ounce per tank and I'm safe plus it does have lubrication additives also.
But yes warmer temps does potentially grow microbacteria, cooler/cold temps does not.
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Elvis, I ran a Fuel Injection repair shop in Louisville KY for the last 15 years of my working career. Additives that I would recommend would be Stanadynes Power Products. They are the only fuel additives made by a fuel system company and is recommended by Cummins, Ford, Cheverolet, as well as other OEM's of equipment with Diesel engines. A good full tank of fuel properly mixed with additive should be driven for 50 - 100 miles and then stored and you should have no winter problems. If you have been using bio-fuel you may want to run that out of the tank and fill with the #2 diesel to avoid the separation issues bio-fuel presents. Any ADS authorized fuel shop carries the additives you need. Hope that helps.
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Elvis, I ran a Fuel Injection repair shop in Louisville KY for the last 15 years of my working career. Additives that I would recommend would be Stanadynes Power Products. They are the only fuel additives made by a fuel system company and is recommended by Cummins, Ford, Cheverolet, as well as other OEM's of equipment with Diesel engines. A good full tank of fuel properly mixed with additive should be driven for 50 - 100 miles and then stored and you should have no winter problems. If you have been using bio-fuel you may want to run that out of the tank and fill with the #2 diesel to avoid the separation issues bio-fuel presents. Any ADS authorized fuel shop carries the additives you need. Hope that helps.
X2 We run Stanadyne year round in our three diesels mainly to protect the fuel injector pumps, but it works great for winter storage as well. We started using it years ago after finding it was the only additive recommended by the injector pump remanufactures in our area.
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Our farm tractors sat all winter with only a full diesel tank. In the 60 years my Dad owned tractors he never had a problem with "algae" which is an inaccurate term. Here is the skinny on that subject: Frequently Asked Questions About Diesel Fuel Problems
About diesel fuel additives; the hype has been dispelled with the results of this HFRR test.

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Depends on where you call home for the winter months......it was 75 here yesterday. 1 ounce per tank and I'm safe plus it does have lubrication additives also.
But yes warmer temps does potentially grow microbacteria, cooler/cold temps does not.
One ounce per tank? That must highly concentrated stuff.
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Ray, your link to the FAQ report says in question 10 you should add an additive for long term storage to prevent separation issues over extended periods.
As to the HFRR test that was a good test and a standard for many years, however when the low sulfur fuel and then the ultra-low sulfur fuels were introduced it was found to be insufficient as a stand alone test and the BOCLE test was added to find the true quality of the fuel.
Like you in my early days (the good old days) my recommendation to my customers was to stay away from additives and focus on buying good, quality fuel and a good filtration system. Unfortunately the move to reduce emission resulted in the lowering of sulfur in the fuels. This was not the problem though. The problem was the process to remove the sulfer, hydro processing also as a side effect removed the paraffins and the aromatics which were the backbone of the lubrication properties of the fuel. At first I scoffed at the findings and preached against the additives. Soon I began to see and experience the effects of the new fuel. At that point I began to believe in the additives. After the low sulfur fuel came the ultra low sulfur fuel of today. This just magnified the problems. Such is the price we pay for cleaner air for our children and future generations.
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One ounce per tank? That must highly concentrated stuff.


Yep it must be.

Actually the instructions say 1 ounce per 80 gal for the first dose then 1/2 ounce/ 80 gal there after. I just do the 1 ounce per tank and forget it. My tank holds 90 gal.
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