View Poll Results: what brand of antigel and inj. lube do u use ?
howes 3 9.68%
power service 18 58.06%
red line 1 3.23%
sea foam 1 3.23%
us lube 0 0%
amsoil 1 3.23%
gunk 0 0%
champion brands 0 0%
other 7 22.58%
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:30 AM   #31
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OK, I will try an additive this year. Still trying to decide which one.

Lots to think about here. Stanadyne or Opti-Lube XPD seem good choices; though leaning toward Opti-lube at the moment.
I have been using ps at this point only because we use it at my shop.
Looking into alternatives.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:35 AM   #32
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No pick for "none."

Road Diesel has anti-gel included in the "winter blend" that starts showing up at gas stations in northern states in November.

Anti-gel is NORMALLY only needed when temps drop below 10 degrees AND you have "summer blend" in the tank (or your spare cans).

Over the counter anti-gel additives will drop the gel point 25 degrees, so you may need additional protection if the temps get lower than -15 degrees in your area.

Other virtues of their additives verge on "Snake Oil" sales tactics and may, or may not, have any positive impact on your injectors etc.

Diesel additives DO have a place in the egg crate in the bed of your truck.
This is the time of year that I start recycling my spare can diesel into the truck and replace it with fresh winter blend.
Us Midwestern ers may have a +20 degree day but with wind chill that temp in real feal may be -10 or -20 which is why it's recommended to use an antigel when below +30
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:34 AM   #33
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I can hear the howls now. I was told by an older diesel mechanic to use a quart of automatic transmission fluid for every 40 gallons of diesel I run through my 7.3 L Ford engine. I have done that now for the last five years and have had no injector problems and the truck runs just great. I have got to the point where I fill up when I need 20 gallons of fuel so every other fill gets a quart of automatic transmission fluid.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:58 AM   #34
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I can hear the howls now. I was told by an older diesel mechanic to use a quart of automatic transmission fluid for every 40 gallons of diesel I run through my 7.3 L Ford engine. I have done that now for the last five years and have had no injector problems and the truck runs just great. I have got to the point where I fill up when I need 20 gallons of fuel so every other fill gets a quart of automatic transmission fluid.
Pre dpf engines I've heard of tranny fluid for years.
If it's a dpf engine I'd be real scared!
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:59 AM   #35
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The 7.3 could probably handle that with no problems. The newer diesels are so finicky I'd never try the transmission fluid additive trick.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:01 AM   #36
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I can hear the howls now. I was told by an older diesel mechanic to use a quart of automatic transmission fluid for every 40 gallons of diesel I run through my 7.3 L Ford engine. I have done that now for the last five years and have had no injector problems and the truck runs just great. I have got to the point where I fill up when I need 20 gallons of fuel so every other fill gets a quart of automatic transmission fluid.
Speaking of which there's a trucking company in the il quad cities that circulates a gallon of engine oil into the fuel tank every two days and burn it.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:04 PM   #37
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OK, I will try an additive this year. Still trying to decide which one.

Lots to think about here. Stanadyne or Opti-Lube XPD seem good choices; though leaning toward Opti-lube at the moment.
Herk, I've been using Stanadyne for sometime now and I must say it has helped increase my fuel economy by about 1.5 mi.per gal. I always hesitate to tell people about the increase in mpg; some just never believe it.Quiet honestly I drive like I really want good fuel economy. I just don't push Max. all that hard. OPTi-Lube XPD looks good as well. By the way I use Stanadyne in my 27HP. Diesel tractor as well and my old 18 hp yanmar tractor. . Just me.

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Old 12-13-2012, 04:43 PM   #38
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I had read the new engines are designed to run the ULSD. Include injectors,etc. Is this bunk or are the manufacturers going to be be buying a lot of injectors, etc in the coming years? And, are "they" going to pay for us for repairs, using the "recommended" fuel (forced upon us by EPA)?
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:02 PM   #39
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Pre dpf engines I've heard of tranny fluid for years.
If it's a dpf engine I'd be real scared!
My engine is pre dpf. It's a 2000 and I sure wouldn't trade it for a newer engine unless I scattered it. I think I'll keep running the ATF.
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I had read the new engines are designed to run the ULSD. Include injectors,etc. Is this bunk or are the manufacturers going to be be buying a lot of injectors, etc in the coming years? And, are "they" going to pay for us for repairs, using the "recommended" fuel (forced upon us by EPA)?
The new Post-2007 engines REQUIRE USLD. That does not mean they can't be improved by the additives apparently. I ordered a gallon of Optilube XPD and will use it this year. I have good baseline data and the only changes will be the additive.

We plan on over 10,000 miles towing in 2013, so I will let you know if it was a waste of money.
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