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Old 23-07-2017, 01:25 PM
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Does anyone use a fuel system additive in their diesel? I have a friend who have several old diesels in boats and swears you should use it every so often to prevent gunking up? Any thoughts?
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Old 23-07-2017, 03:24 PM
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I Have used it in the past, but never really noticed a difference to be honest

Although a bit of extra lube in modern fuel systems can't be a bad thing
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Old 23-07-2017, 10:58 PM
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I've heard of putting atf into the diesel each time you fuel up keeps everything clean. The exact quantity put in I'm not clear on.
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Old 24-07-2017, 05:36 PM
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I've heard of putting atf into the diesel each time you fuel up keeps everything clean. The exact quantity put in I'm not clear on.
ATF, 2-stroke, etc, are recommended to replace the missing sulphur as a lubricant in modern ultra-low sulfur diesel, when running older kit.

Modern kit should run just fine on USLD, but I'm sure someone will say otherwise. I don't know either way, I sometimes put a bit in and some John Deere injector cleaner stuff, just to make me feel good
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Somewhere I read about putting in a splash of paraffin in your diesel for smoother running. As above, not sure on quantities, and I have tried it and noticed nothing???

Doobin how does the John Deere injector cleaner make you feel good? I may want to try some
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Used redex in last Astra Van,@170k miles was still getting 55mpg before it had unrelated engine problem,current 55plate Astra,with 68k miles,bought it in Jan n done 15k miles since,regular use additive n it's doing 55,+mpg so for 2quid to a tank of diesel IL keep it going
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Old 25-07-2017, 12:25 AM
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I was under the under standing the ATF had some kind of detergent in it designed to clean the friction plates in the transmission, this then works well the clean valves and pistons when burnt in with the fuel.
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