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    Cetane?

    My owners manual prefers 50 cetane, but 45 may be used. But all my local diesel stations show 40. Should I be concerned or maybe add a cetane booster? What are the possible damages, in winter I do run wide open operating snow blower 1hr+ several times.
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    When I bought my first diesel pickup I enquired at a nice local station and they claimed 50 cetane but that was years ago and the sheet they read from was from a summer shipment and I had heard that winter mix with #1 lowers cetane a bit.
    I always use Ford's cetane booster with lubricant in my truck and when I did start using it I felt it helped part throttle power a little but mostly use it for the lubricating properties to help prolong the life of the dreaded CP4 high pressure pump.
    I did run it in my little Deere for a while but noticed no perceptible change in performance at all.
    If I knew for a fact the fuel was weak or began perceiving that performance was lacking I would sure give it a try. It's not like it will add much to your fuel costs but I would stay with a premium product such as Stanadyne to guarantee that you are getting a valid test.
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    I'm no diesel fuel Guru by any stretch, but judging by your location, you should probably be adding something to the fuel, especially in the winter months but all year round won't hurt anything either. Lots of brands offer an 'all in 1' bottle, with Cetane booster, lubricator, and anti-gel. Power Service definitely offers this mix, in a bottle big enough to treat 100 gallons (32oz), that only costs $7-$8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SRG View Post
    I'm no diesel fuel Guru by any stretch, but judging by your location, you should probably be adding something to the fuel, especially in the winter months but all year round won't hurt anything either. Lots of brands offer an 'all in 1' bottle, with Cetane booster, lubricator, and anti-gel. Power Service definitely offers this mix, in a bottle big enough to treat 100 gallons (32oz), that only costs $7-$8.
    There are some post on this site about fuel additives concerning which ones are better than others and Power Service was not at the top of the list for product quality. Anyone interested in additives may want to do a search on this site and see what has been posted regarding this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridgeracing View Post
    My owners manual prefers 50 cetane, but 45 may be used. But all my local diesel stations show 40. Should I be concerned or maybe add a cetane booster? What are the possible damages, in winter I do run wide open operating snow blower 1hr+ several times.
    You should use a quality diesel additive year around, not just in the winter, a good additive will have ample cetane boost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJR832 View Post
    You should use a quality diesel additive year around, not just in the winter, a good additive will have ample cetane boost.
    Any suggestions on brand, Pat? Just to save me hours of searching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark02tj View Post
    Any suggestions on brand, Pat? Just to save me hours of searching.

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    We use Cen Pe Co diesel additive, about twice the cost of most but never any problems. We also treat with Stanadyne lubricity in addition to the regular additive.
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    While I’ll highly recommend you do some research, I’ll give you two of my favorites. Stanadyne and OptiLube.

    Asking questions like this is like any truck, tire, oil, mac vs pc, blah blah blah.

    Stay away from anything that has alcohol in it. And there are some major brands that are favorited by many people out there that has it. Alcohol has ZERO business in a diesel fuel system.
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    Very true Jason, people should always research rather than buy just because someone says it works for them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PJR832 View Post
    Very true Jason, people should always research rather than buy just because someone says it works for them.


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