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.
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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CAT Diesel 3116: Cold, Smokey Start-up "The Beast"
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I know that cranking it that hard is bad, but it won't start in the cold if
I don't. I CANNOT USE ETHER or starting fluid in this engine because it is
equipped with an intake heater grid, though it is malfunctioning.
This 1992 GMC Topkick Tractor is not in regular service anymore, but is a
backup for another truck used for disaster response, so it must be
maintained. Part of that maintenance routine is starting it and driving it
on a 50 mile route once a month to keep everything lubricated properly and
the batteries charged and exercised..
Because the old Caterpillar 3116TA motor in it does not have Glow Plugs,
and the intake heater does not work properly, it is very hard to start in
cold weather. Today was some of the coldest we've had in a while, and the
coldest in which I've ever tried to start this truck, so I decided I'd make
a video of it.
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TK-7 DIESEL FUEL ADDITIVE BURN TEST
TK-7 Fuel additive 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. This was originally developed for military use,
and is still contracted by the military. We are a...ble to sell it to the
public because of Bob's close relationship with the owner. It's EPA
approved to reduce unhealthy emissions from engines and heavy equipment, so
it's tree-hugger friendly.
Bob can explain how the microbial disposition tends to denature the blah
blah blah of your engine, but to sum it up for me, an $8 bottle has given
me $15 worth of extra gas mileage...Fast forward often if you can, but
relish my sub-par camera work! TK-7 is the last one tested...
IDI Ford F250 4x4 Diesel Mileage, Fuel Additives, Radiator
I fuel up, talk about Diesel Kleen and Stanadyne additives. I calculate my
mileage in this truck for the first time and it turns out to be about 13.6
MPG with a lot of heavy city driving in there, about 80% city driving. I
paid $3000 for the truck. I show some issues I have with the radiator and
I'm getting into more detailed research on diesel additives for lubricity,
cetane Boost (mileage Boost) and all critical factors and
considerations. I'll continue to add links to this description as I find
Lubricity Additive Study Results:
Diferenças entre motores Diesel e Gasolina
Num motor a diesel, o ar e o diesel entram na câmara de combustão, em
separado. Primeiro entra o ar, que é comprimido a uma grande taxa de
compressão (normalmente o motor a diesel tem uma taxa de compressão
superior ao motor a gasolina, uma das razões para que tem mais
cilindrada). O ar altamente comprimido aquece e, neste ponto de alta
compressão, o diesel é injetado diretamente para a câmara a alta
pressão. Ao entrar em contato com o ar quente, explode.
Um motor a diesel é menos rotativo que um a gasolina e desenvolve mais
binário a rotações mais baixas que um a gasolina (o binário é a força
aplicada a um metro de distância do eixo de rotação).
O motor a gasolina consegue manter a força por mais tempo, porque o motor
a diesel "esgota" mais rapidamente. Isto quer dizer que um motor a gasolina
vai sem problemas até as 6000 rotações, mas que um motor a diesel não
passa das 5000.
Dito isto, as principais vantagens do motor a diesel é o baixo consumo de
combustível, maior binário a baixas rotações (na prática, tem mais
força) e maior durabilidade. É também o tipo de motor mais indicado para
automóveis de mercadorias e camiões porque desenvolve mais força (mais
O motor a gasolina é um motor rotativo que, quando comparado com o seu
equivalente a diesel, consegue melhor performance.