99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and DrivetrainDiscussion of the 99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke diesel engine and drivetrain in the 1999-Up Super Duty trucks and Excursions. No gas engine discussion allowed except on transmissions and drivetrain that pertain to all models. Please confine discussion of topics in this forum to those items that are specific to the 7.3L Power Stroke engine.
Hey Guys, is there much of an upside to adding 2 cycle or ATF to your fuel? A buddy of mine said adding some ams oil 2 cycle to the fuel will help with the new low sulfer gas killing o-rings. My dad swears by ATF to keep injectors and what not clean.
Are there any down sides to using one or both? I'd like to keep things clean and lasting longer as I really like the truck...
Ive never been convinced atf/oil in the fuel did much...the oil companies do add lubricant back into the fuel whether to displace the sulfur removal or ? Do what you want, diesel engines will run on straight oil if you wanted it to.
Have you ever had problems with the fuel destroying orings?
The owner's manual states that the 7.3 was engineered to use Low Sulphur not Ultra low Sulphur diesel fuel. Additives try to compensate for the change in fuel. I would think that ATF or 2-stroke oil both have some benefit. However, I would go to Wally World and buy some diesel kleen as it will also improve the cetane level. Research this topic as there is a ton of information about the issue.
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So i was....half, maybe 1/3 right? That study is cool RT, interesting that motor oil doesnt improve it at all. I just dont think it is as critical of an issue as some make it out to be, not to say the new fuel is as lubricating as LSD. Fuel cleanliness is something i would be more worried about. You can tell a difference in modern offroad diesel though..it smells just like paint thinner.
RT, that is good information to have. Kinda shoots the Marvel Mystery oil and Pixie P additives down. But like all statistics that are comparative this one compares a 2007 fuel that was at one end of the bad scale to what improvement the additives would make to that paricular batch of fuel. I wonder, because I don't know, if there have been improvements made in the fuel supply chain that make additives less needed in the last almost 6 years.
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