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Location: Tyler, TX
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Great (sales) article, and there is a lot of good information there.
I take issue with a few of the assertions the author makes.
1) Addatives are more easy to justify now. Nope. What the Author fails to mention, is that the refiners will be adding lubricity agents to the fuel during the refining process to off-set the loss of the sulpher's lubricity. So, we should see a net lubricity IMPROVEMENT.
2) Addative improve mileage. Lots of firms make this claim, I have never seen any "double blind testing" that verifies it. Marketing claims are jsut that, claims.
3) Addatives can improve engine life. When you add something to the fuel, one of two things will happen. Either is IS burned, or it's NOT. If is IS burned, it cannot offer any lubrication. If you say well it's NOT burned, then it adds to the emissions. You cannot have it both ways.
Finally there is a BIG difference between the follwing two statements:
"Recommended FOR brand X, Y, Z engines to...."
"Recommended BY brand X for their engines to...."
You will NEVER see that second statement, because it would be a lie.
'93 F-250 HD, 7.3L IDI, 5spd - FARM TRUCK
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