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Old 01-06-2012, 05:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Opti-Lube XPD fuel additive observations

So I have started to use Opti-Lubes XPD in my 2004 6.0 F250.
I have used it in the last 3 fill ups and here are my observations;
I ordered it from Opti-Lube and they ship FAST! I started with an initial shipment of 2 qts and then got the 1 gallon kit which comes with an 8 oz bottle and a hand pump for the gallon contanier. Both shipments survived my UPS drivers quaterback toss over my front gate and fence.
I am using about 1 oz of XPD per gallon of diesel.
I notice my avaerage milage is now around 17 MPG and that is a mix of stop and go as well as a 30 mile commute to work on a highway each day.
Before XPD I averaged about 15 MPG.
The 6.0 seems to be a lot quieter than before. It definetly starts easier in the mornings. I go to work about 5 AM and the temp in the garage is about 40 with an out side temp around 15 degrees.
Pick up and acceleration seem the same to me.
I will be changing out my fuel filters in the next couple of weeks so I am anxious to see what they look like since using the XPD.
All in all I am very happy with this fuel additive.
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Never tried that brand. I used Standyne from day one. Now I am using archoil ar6200 and very happy with it. Notice low end power and a bit of fuel mileage increase. Also a bit quieter.
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I've used the Opti-lube additive for over 4 years as preventative for fuel injector lubrication issues. No injector problems to date. I usually use my truck to pull my 5er and don't need an injector problem on the road. My mix ratio is 1 oz to 4 gallons.
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I have been using it too. It idles a little more quiet. I didn't really see any mpg increase though...I use the summer blend opti lube and mix about 2 ounces per 20 gallons.
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We better get something to help mpg's! drove through Weimer, Tx Monday and almost fell out of the truck! $4.799/gal @ Chevron! Thought it might be typo on sign, but went on line and checked, sure enough it was the same as posted on the sign!
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We better get something to help mpg's! drove through Weimer, Tx Monday and almost fell out of the truck! $4.799/gal @ Chevron! Thought it might be typo on sign, but went on line and checked, sure enough it was the same as posted on the sign!
wow I just filled up yesturday at 3.59
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TDI Club has a group buy going on Gallon jugs of Opti-Lube. If you looking you can save a little money.

Diesel Fuel Lube ? Save Money on Your Opti-lube Order

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Optilube XDP proven best!

For any of you who haven't seen this yet, it's worth checking out:

http://www.johnfjensen.com/Diesel_fu...itive_test.pdf
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Why do people pull that test from the Diesel Place and put it on their site?
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