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Old 12-30-2014, 10:07 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Since this is more of a fact gathering thread, I will say that I have use Lucas Oil fuel system treatment with success. My Intrepid was beginning to take longer to start than normal and I deduced that it must be from not building fuel pressure fast enough.

Within 50 miles of adding it to the tank fuel pressure was back to normal and it would fire on the 2nd revolution reliably again without hilding the key on before starting.

Additional lubricants in the fuel, especially for cars with higher mileage, is helpful.


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Old 12-30-2014, 09:17 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I should start using the 2 for 1 Lucas oil deal I got a few years back. I think I put it in my Honda once.

It was a bargin......you know....something you don't need at a price you can't pass up!
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I should start using the 2 for 1 Lucas oil deal I got a few years back. I think I put it in my Honda once.

It was a bargin......you know....something you don't need at a price you can't pass up!
I tried Chevron Techron fuel system cleaner in my Mustang once. It didn't make any difference in fuel economy, but it only cost $7.99 for a 12-ounce bottle.... $85.23/gallon!
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I think the unicornism is in the lack of data regarding the ATF.
A lot of the stuff you put in the tank (other than gasoline or diesel respectively) you only hear people saying that "it definitely works for sure" but real numbers are missing.

As a side note, I'm not so sure a cat or dpf doesn't suffer from those additives and especially atf. Heck, even using the wrong oil grade can have a detrimental effect on a dpf.
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I saw the link on Page 2, which downloaded a PDF to my computer. I'm a member over at the same forum (DieselPlace) and the test results are posted on there in a thread too.

In short, the results of all that was tested or listed in the test results (if you're not a member there and don't want to register...) showed that 2% Biodiesel was the one that lubricated the most. Personally, I'd like to just fuel up with B5 (5% Biodiesel) but if I can't get that then I'll have to go get 100% and mix it in with ULSD.

Note: Some Diesel engines can't take 100% Biodiesel without some modifications to the engine so don't just fuel up with 100% if your engine can't handle it. I realize there are people here who know that, I'm just posting it for anyone who doesn't.

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Old 05-15-2015, 05:49 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Isn't Diesel a lubricant anyway ?
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sulfur lubricates as lead did. correct me if i'm wrong.
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Old 05-16-2015, 04:21 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Probably. Just relating it to something I read years ago about mis fuelling.
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A few of the newer ats (atf+4 for dodge) is synthetic dusn't change color when you get it hot or old asper Dodge so imo avoid synthetic atf
as for 2 stroke synthetic. I won't run it in my 372xp chainsaw because of ash fawling and buld up.
old 2stroke didn't burn up= smoke and oil fawling
for a gasser more oil=less fule aka leaner to much oil can melt pistons

As for lack of testing what is the life expectancy for a injection pump 200,000 500,000 1,000, 000 mijust how many more miles duse atf give ? I have275000 on a vp44 using ctane booster 1floz for 3 gal skip it for 2 tanks and that old 12v starts talking clattering, hard starting

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There are those who use WalMart TC3 2-stroke oil in HPCR engines. A small amount. I've tried it and saw no FE improvement. So that is not the reason to use it, but fir supposed lubricity improvement.

I use Power Service pretty much all the time. And buy Shell of Exxon diesel. The combo is worth close to 1-mpg highway versus straight diesel.

And it's Unicorn as there are not genuine studies advocating this. In the days of mechanical, low pressure diesels one could burn oils fairly easily while on the highway and under a load.

Today, there's no smarts in threatening expensive injectors. About $4000 with installation and associated part replace by for six on my Cummins.

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