The winter can be the most idle time. What is a long period of time. I was thinking that I was getting the most bang for the buck with this one.:unknown:If you machines do not get much use, I would stop using Opti-Lube and go with one of the top 7 that are emmulsifiers.
The last thing you want is watter just sitting at the bottom of the tank for long peroids of time.
I run my tractors year around, but not a huge number of hours. My 5525 is 5 years old and it has almost 1000 hours on it.The winter can be the most idle time. What is a long period of time. I was thinking that I was getting the most bang for the buck with this one.:unknown:
Randy,The winter can be the most idle time. What is a long period of time. I was thinking that I was getting the most bang for the buck with this one.:unknown:
Thanks Brian, it looks like I am going to have to make a change. You've got me nervous now.Randy,
A ton of this depends on the fuel quality that you purchase. But lets play worse case here. You get a slug of water in your tank. (dooms day senario would be that it had alge in it. Lets not go there) With opti-lube, you will have to rely on your fule pick up to suck it out of your tank and get it to your fuel filter. Once there, it would sit there until you drained it or changed the filter.
I have doubts that the fuel pickup line is at the rock bottom protion of the tank, so I believe you will always have water in your tank with opti-lube. IMHO, not good.
If you were to run soy shield or FPPF, it would pick up that water and run it through your system. In our tractors, there is little issue with that due to our low pressure injectors. There is no extra wear due to it and it keeps your tank clean.
I think your better off with that senario in a tractor. If it were used daily, I would say your ok as long as you watch your fuel filter bowl for water weekly.
Most people do nit run an additive at all, so you guys that do are ahead of the game, but...... You can also shoot yourself in the foot.
I suggest you look for this Randy, its easier to find than soy shield.
FPPF RV, Bus, SUV Diesel/Gas fuel treatment
Gas and Diesel
cetane improver, emulsifier
HFRR 439, 197 micron improvement
Those numbers are based on a 35 gallon tank.