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    1 series fuel additives?.. Anyone use them?..

    hey folks.. This 1023e that I have coming is the first Diesel anything I've ever owned.. I run a splash of seafoam pretty regularly in every gas engine I've had for as long as I can remember and really like it.. Does anyone bother with any of the diesel additives out there?.. Any merit to any of them?..

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    There are a lot of varied opinions on fuel additives, so much so that there really isn't a "general consensus". A lot of people run them, a lot don't.

    Personally, I don't run any in my diesel pickup. I do run one in my diesel tractor. The difference is my truck uses a different type of fuel system that does not have a high pressure fuel pump (injection pump), but my tractor does. The extra lubrication from a good fuel additive is certainly good for the pump, and the fuel injectors.
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    You'll get a lot of varied answers with a question like that. It's like asking "what's the best motor oil?" or "what's the best tires, R4s, R1s, or R3s?" It's best to do some research and figure out (and wade through all the BS) which is best for you. I can tell you that some high profile, very well known diesel additives are glorified kerosene which is something you don't want in your tractor's fuel system. Avoid anything with alcohol either.

    I personally use Opti-Lube products. I would also use Stanadyne (which is who makes JD's additive last I checked).


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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    You'll get a lot of varied answers with a question like that. It's like asking "what's the best motor oil?" or "what's the best tires, R4s, R1s, or R3s?" It's best to do some research and figure out (and wade through all the BS) which is best for you. I can tell you that some high profile, very well known diesel additives are glorified kerosene which is something you don't want in your tractor's fuel system. Avoid anything with alcohol either.

    I personally use Opti-Lube products. I would also use Stanadyne (which is who makes JD's additive last I checked).


    I'm going to borrow 56FordGuy's usual statement and say 'your mileage may vary.'
    ha!.. fair enough diesel.. And yeah, you're right.. It is kind of a "can of worms" question and was pretty open ended.. I think I was just looking to see what folks posted that they use if anything to see if there was any kind of a pattern.. Just want to give the engine the best fighting chance I can at longevity..

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    Quote Originally Posted by golf12 View Post
    ha!.. fair enough diesel.. And yeah, you're right.. It is kind of a "can of worms" question and was pretty open ended.. I think I was just looking to see what folks posted that they use if anything to see if there was any kind of a pattern.. Just want to give the engine the best fighting chance I can at longevity..
    You can start with good clean, fresh fuel. Get it from a station that has a lot of truck traffic. That goes a long way to keeping the fuel system clean and happy. A good additive is an insurance policy. Most of the time you wouldn't even know it's doing anything.
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    Not an expert here, so ymmv, I use Opti-Lube XPD...
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    I have been using Opti-lube in winter. Haven't used a additive in summer.
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    I also use the Opti-lube XPD, and as Diesel stated use a good clean/quality source of fuel also don't buy a lot at one time to keep the shelf life to a minimum.
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    I use Sta-bil Diesel formula year round and also use Power Service anti-gel in the winter months. Makes me feel a little better...
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    All my gas engines fed from 4 5gal. cans including mixes get Stabil treated gas. When it comes to what my 1026 needs I'm in lock step with JD products. Oils, greases and especially JD's own diesel "Fuel Protect" products. \

    You can start here with JD's own words https://jdparts.deere.com/partsmkt/d...conditioner,_1 and then wade through all the other commercial offerings out there.

    Another thread: http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...iesel+additive

    Yet another: http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...iesel+additive

    You can use the "SEARCH" box top right of the page (terms "diesel fuel additive") to bring up lots of discussion on fuel treatment.

    And I can tell you that JD's Fuel Protect ain't your Grandad's kerosene! One sniff will tell you it's not kerosene of this Earth!
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