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post #101 of 327 (permalink) Old 08-14-2007, 03:00 AM
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I'm going to throw a fork in the road, do you guys that recommend the 2-cycle as an additive does it matter if you run synthetic or just regular? I have some amsoil (Interceptor which is injector oil) left over from my snowmobiles and was thinking of adding that to see how it works. Any suggestion on this one.
I've got some guys over on CumminsForum.com testing AMSOil Interceptor as we speak. The AMSOil is closer to the normal flashpoint of diesel fuel than dino 2 cycle oil. Also AMSOil is suppose to burn cleaner... But the testing is over yet...:

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Ok some more learning curve...

We all know that diesel fuel has more BTU's than Gasoline right...

#2 Diesel .......................... 139,000 BTU's
Gasoline............................ 125,000 BTU's

So this is why diesel does more work (TQ) and has better MPG numbers compared to there gasoline brothers...

Here is some more to think about for BIO fuels... Small reduction but not bad...

Ethanol ............................. 76,000 BTU's
B20................................... 138,000 BTU's
B100.................................. 130,000 BTU's

Now for you common 3 diesel additives... (MMO, AMSoil, Schaeffer, Standyne, Howes, etc)

Naptha............................... 15,000 BTU's
Mineral Spirits...................... 19,000 BTU's
Xylene............................... 18,000 BTU's

So this proves the MORE fuel additives you use the LESS amount of HP/TQ and MPG your going to get from your truck... All its doing is washing out the fuel...

So how about 2 cycle oil...

2 cycle oil (avg).................... 138,000 BTU's

So 2 cycle oil isn't going to reduce the BTU value of diesel fuel. So its still a excellent choice as a fuel additive so far...:Thumbup:

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B20 just keeps looking better...:sofa

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B20 just keeps looking better...:sofa
Once again I will say it... Not everyone has BIO-DIESEL close by to them... The closest BIO diesel station is over 180-200 miles from me...

Also BIO DIESEL gels way sooner and it separate from the petro diesel... Like right around 0*F to +20*F... So its not a good choice for me at least in the winter time if it became local fuel... Last winter we saw temps as low as -20.2*F and all I was running was diesel and 2 cycle oil and never had a problem...

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That's too bad, the B20 pump is about 3mi from my house...I'll try it this winter to see if their additive package helps with the gelling, we get down to -0* too.

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This is very good info!:Thumbup: :thanks:
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B20 just keeps looking better...:sofa
Great thread!

Lucky for me, there is a B20 pump in the town where I work. I live just outside the SF Bay area. I fill with #2 out here since it is cheaper. Top off with the B20.
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I know that there's differences in the cummins and int. motors but I would be curious as to those out there running powerstokes, what there results have been running two cycle oil? That be assuming these engines are very similar. I guess after reading about the powerservice I should take back some of the jugs. I have like four gallons left..............

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Mopar, do you ever use anything to clean your fuel system or only ever use 2Cylce oil? and do you have a favorite oil ?

Im still not convinced that these other additives caused yours or anyone elses fuel system problems, there are too many of us ( me included) who get very good fuel mileage and have not had any fuel system problems and do still use these other additives. same goes for those who dont use any additives at all.

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ive been using the wallyworld brand supertech for 8.50 A gallon its a good deal and ive used it for 300 miles and im runing a quart a tank and even tried to quarts and noticed no diffrence in the way i runs, miledge wise ill know buy this saturday
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