http://bossrig.com - Dodge Cummins 12 Valve - Diesel Kleen Additive - 1993 Dodge Ram 250 Cummins turbo Diesel 5.9 Litre 12 Valve 6BT
Fueling up the tanks and airing up the tires for a road trip. Years ago they removed most of the sulfur from our diesel, giving us Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel. Well, that sulfur was one of the primary lubricating factors which kept the insides of your injection pump from wearing. Diesel fuel itself is the actual lubricant for almost every internal part in almost every kind of diesel injection pump. So when they removed the sulfur, they increased the potential for premature wear in all pumps, especially the older ones.
Now while I am still researching the very best additive to use to get the lubricity (lubricating factor) back into my fuel .. I am currently using Diesel Kleen with Cetane Boost, mostly because it's available in almost every auto parts store and I have not discovered any reason not to use that particular brand. Folks say that the Stanadyne product may be superior, but you almost always have to special order the Stanadyne additive.
So I may switch to another additive and it might be Stanadyne, but for now I have no issues with the Diesel Kleen by Power Service.
I have measured a 10 to 15 percent increase in fuel efficiency when using the additive, which easily pays for the additive itself. It's the Cetane-Boosting aspect which increases your fuel mileage. Similar to an octane Boost, in a diesel engine, a higher Cetane value means your fuel vapor can start compression-igniting a little bit earlier which results in more fuel being burnt more efficiently, hence more power and better mileage.
I believe there are also detergents in this and other additives which helps to keep the fuel system and injectors clean.
12 Valve Cummins towing heavy
This is a my 1994 Cummins hauling a load of firewood back from Centre
County running through the rock cut on I-80 east bound around mile 179.
Total weight was about 18,700-19,200 LBS. about 203800 and still running
strong. May trade it on a 2007 6.7 Auto... Any advice?
dodge cummins shows my girlfreind a bumpy ride !
but she had fun lol!
went for a little fun ride in my dodge ram, which has a very rough ride ,
but fun - none the less! tried out a few camera angles and had a laugh!,
, next time she is driving!
Lucas Oil (upper cylinder lubricant) vs. Diesel Kleen (gray bottle)
My results front using Lucas Oil Fuel additive:
AVG: Normal daily driving - 16.8 55 Mph freeway w/cruise
control - 24
ADD: 6oz per fill up (23.8 - 27.7gallons)
1/10 Mile test: 10.3 seconds @ 67 MPH
EGT: 1,500 Outside temp: 85
Results from Diesel Kleen (gray bottle):
AVG: Normal daily driveing - 18.0 55 Mph freeway w/cruise
control - 23.3
ADD: 8oz per fill up (23.8 - 27.7gallons)
1/10 Mile test: 9.7 seconds @ 72 MPH
EGT: 1,400 Outside temp: 83
The biggest difference I saw was with MPG and more responsive throttle. Im
thinking of doing testing with more cetane increasing formulas to see what
I can get going.
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1993 Dodge W250 diesel dyno
Here is my 93 W250 on the rollers. It has 4.10 gears, Getrag 5 speed,
6X.016 J L Machine injectors, 60mm GDS upgraded compressor wheel, 16 cm Exhaust housing, 4 inch Diamond Eye Exhaust with muffler hooked to 5 inch
stacks, low pressure piston lift pump, M&H #2 fuel pin, stock timing, stock
gov spring, 4 full turns left on full power screw, 285-75-17 tires on 3rd
gen rims. Last year with the very same tune it had 301 horses but that was
with the stock 235-85-16's. The bigger tires cost me 12 horses give or
take. No correction factor. We are at sea level and had good air. The
correction factor actually lowered horses, not raised them like in bad air
or high elevation.
TK-7 DIESEL FUEL ADDITIVE BURN TEST
TK-7 "All-In-One" Fuel Catalyst goes head to head against the other major
fuel additives. Pay attention to not only the amount of smoke and soot each
product creates, but more importantly, what is left behind since that's
what's left in your engine (pardon our shoddy camera work). Notice the
burn off residue from the other brands while TK-7 leaves only a fine,
clear, oily film to lubricate your engine. This was originally developed
for military use, and is still contracted by the military.
www.NEWSOUTHDIESEL.COM or call (828) 468-4895
COSTS $0.08-$0.10 to treat a gallon of fuel. Independent Testing
(Southwest Research Institute, United States Army, David Vizard, Richard D.
Atkins Institute) shows an AVERAGE RETURN OF $0.38 per gallon based on fuel
ALL-IN-ONE: Patented Catalyst releases more oxygen & nitrogen during
combustion requiring less fuel, Boosts Cetane, Upper Cylinder Lubricant,
Powerful Detergents clean your fuel system, Biocide kills
bacteria/fungi/algae, Cold Flow Improver (prevents fuel gelling), and EPA
recognized to reduce unhealthy emissions AND is as safe for your engine as
pump fuel (Exclusive EPA "Substantially Similar" Rating).
www.NEWSOUTHDIESEL.COM or call (828) 468-4895