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2-cycle oil for lube in ulsd

im am looking for pics or an actual injector out of a 6.0 that has used 2-cycle oil as an addative. i will pay s&h if you have one in working order or not but must have had 2-cycle oil run threw it.
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Why would anyone even do this?

All the International fuel system components have bee nextensively tested on LSD and ULSD for compatability, and there are NO issues even with the 7.3L ones, let alone the 6.0L injectors that were designed to tolerate it.

There is NO lubricity issue with diesel fuel due to low sulpher levels.

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A reputable diesel mechanic swears by running ATF in his fuel. That said.....

I know....and have read......all the pros/cons/thoughts of ATF in fuel on this board and don't want want to start another discussion on ATF here.

BUT.......wouldn't two-stroke oil be better than the alternatives of ATF or cooking oil?

I've been tossing this idea around for several months without comming to a conclusion. I'm getting about 1-2 mpg LESS with the ULSD.

Anybody running two stroke oil?
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Standadyne howes etc go through tons of testing to thier products. Alsao on the new trucks running dpf's anything w/ash or low ash (would have to use no ash) will clog dpf's

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I would like to think im a reputable tech and thats why id like to see a injector that has had 2-cycle oil added to the fuel. imoa 2-cycle would be a better addative than atf. i have a customer with 5 f-350 6.0s he adds 4oz of 2-cycle to every tank. i have not had to change an injector on any of his trucks so have not seen the insides of them. id like to here from anyone thats using it as a lube?
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dont know if this helps any,but i have been running a bottle [32oz] to every 50 gallons of fuel [both off/on road fuel],for nearly 5 months now.dont know if it's makeing any difference or not[good or bad]. i really dont worry about the fuel system on my powerstroke,as mentioned it will handle the new fuel,therefore i dont add anything to it. in a month or so,i will be changeing out the injectors on one of my old gm trucks. after doing this,i will give it a little time then pull a couple of the new ones to chk for excess carbon. i would like to know the results myself,but i do know some dodge owners who highly recommend the adding of ashless 2cyl oil. there is a local pump rebuilder that claims he's seeing a surge in failures,he also recomends an additive. some food for thought,many of the new outboard engines are fuel injected,seems it if works in them,there would be no issue in a diesel? i do know that when the fuel was introduced in the early 90's,it cost me some pumps,i dont want a repeat.
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thanks navistar i took the plung and now in the testing stage 2 of are work trucks get 16oz of reguler 2-cycle oil on every fill up. after 10,000 miles i will remove one injector from each truck. hope to see less injector plunger wear. didnt have a real resone for the 160z just made it easy on the driver durring fill ups. i did take a fuel sample from both to check centain and the color shows a slite green from normal. have any sugestions on ratios?
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I've ran a least 16-20 oz. in ever fill up of 2-cycle oil (tcw-3) and power service mixed for well over a year in my dodge to help with lube for my vp-44 and have not had a problem yet if you set and figured it out it's such a low ratio it could'nt hurt nothing but will help and pick mpg up a little a few of my powerstroke and duramax buddys have ran the same mix and are loving it theres a lot of fellow dodge owners running this mix on the net and have had no bad affect at all.
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