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Offline luvrbus

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Re: diesel fuel additives worth the money ?
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2012, 07:04:34 AM »
We get off on different engines and fuel but the guy was asking about a 2 stroke he is wasting his money, for years till it became harder to come by number 1 diesel fuel (kerosene)was the preferred fuel for the 2 stroke long before the ULSD fuel it was never a problem heck some even ran on methanol.

I don't know about Canada but here in the states ASTM D975 takes care of the lubricity lacking in ULSD the suppliers add the lubricity additives to the fuel and it exceeds the lubricity of the old high sulfur diesel fuel of the past
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Offline buswarrior

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Re: diesel fuel additives worth the money ?
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2012, 07:47:00 AM »
luvrbus, the fuel here, as far as lubricity is concerned, is in similar condition as there.

Lubricity is dealt with by the fuel companies during the refining process long before any of us see it.

With the courts the way they are, you figure that if there was a problem with the fuel, that the various manufacturers of engines and related parts, and the customers who bought those units, wouldn't be litigating up a storm?

Never mind dumb consumers like us, the biggest truck fleets would be all over this, and they aren't.

Only place I've seen fuel lubricity called into question is in relation to the fuel additive industry, and they slyly refer to the condition of the fuel in the middle of the process, before it has been completed.

Much like trying out your mother's favorite recipe, and eating it before putting it in the oven?

Now, winter time fuel gelling is real, as it always has been, and needs some help, but even that topic gets whooped way up, and way too many folks over dose their system with anti-gel at temperatures warmer than it is required.

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Offline luvrbus

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Re: diesel fuel additives worth the money ?
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2012, 08:17:00 AM »
Gelling not a problem here in AZ lol gelling is from the wax in the fuel not sulfur anything that devolves the wax will work for anti gel some things better than other I get this outfit from Canada calling me all the time to try and get me to sell their products, have you ever heard of Guardex BW 

I checked their product out it was nothing more than wood alcohol for the most part
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Offline Kitt

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Re: diesel fuel additives worth the money ?
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2012, 08:20:58 AM »
I ran across a post on The Diesel Stop about different additives and tests that were commissioned to see which one(s) increased or decreased wear, and I thought it was very interesting.

I've only taken the information at face value, though I'm happy with B10 (10% biodiesel) given its improved lubrication characteristics.

http://www.thedieselstop.com/forums/f33/what-add-fuel-lubrication-256769/#post1897007
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