Recent Topics
PPD and VII interactions in presence of biodiesel
by Shannow
10/22/17 02:53 AM
under chassis clean wash
by bmwjohn
10/22/17 01:28 AM
Anyone here ever have strep throat?
by aquariuscsm
10/22/17 12:50 AM
Very Well Said - Weights & Pressures
by StevieC
10/21/17 11:52 PM
Astros in the World Series!
by gfh77665
10/21/17 11:42 PM
04-08 Ford F-150 OEM 17" rims, Winterforces, TPMS
by copcarguy
10/21/17 11:02 PM
trailer brakes lock up less than 5mph?
by motor_oil_madman
10/21/17 10:57 PM
215/65R16 Michelin X-Ice's on '99 Honda Odyssey
by copcarguy
10/21/17 10:52 PM
07 Dodge Caravan steelies with 215/65R16 Blizzaks
by copcarguy
10/21/17 10:48 PM
01-07 Dodge Caravan new parts lot: filters, wipers
by copcarguy
10/21/17 10:42 PM
04-08 Ford F-150 5.4L filter / parts lot
by copcarguy
10/21/17 10:37 PM
How much of our USPS mail is moved like this
by Blaze
10/21/17 10:04 PM
Rust Proofing - Now you can get it!
by StevieC
10/21/17 09:18 PM
How do you stay away from ice cream ?
by Merkava_4
10/21/17 08:53 PM
Utility oils that come with a straw ?
by Merkava_4
10/21/17 08:23 PM
what causes a spark plug to wear out?
by motor_oil_madman
10/21/17 08:19 PM
Walmart Auto Center Oil Change
by GreasyG
10/21/17 08:16 PM
Ford "quick connect" thingy broken
by Barkleymut
10/21/17 08:11 PM
Best Audio Setup to go along with Drumset
by oilpsi2high
10/21/17 06:58 PM
Dipstick Reading 2006 Forester
by HowAboutThis
10/21/17 06:53 PM
Newest Members
Two_Shoes, bigcmaple, Liebex, Techneek, bsmith6356
63176 Registered Users
Who's Online
23 registered (carviewsonic, Char Baby, Chris B., Claudio, chrisri, AVB, 1 invisible), 794 Guests and 12 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
63176 Members
66 Forums
272591 Topics
4525708 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#2809451 - 11/21/12 07:48 AM Techron and Diesel
cchase Offline


Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 4021
Loc: New England
A question of curiosity-

I have a bottle of Techron that is many years old, probably 15 years at least. On the bottle it states that it is for gas and diesel engines.

I was looking up the PDS for Techron a few moments ago, and I see that it specifically states:

Quote:
APPLICATIONS
TECHRON Concentrate Plus is designed for gasoline
carbureted or fuel injected spark ignition engines. To
keep the entire fuel system clean, use TECHRON
Concentrate Plus every 3,000 miles or at scheduled oil
change intervals, not to exceed twice per oil change.

Will not harm catalytic converters and oxygen sensors.

Not recommended for air-cooled two-stroke engines.

Not recommended for diesel engines.


Does anyone know what has changed?

Top
#2809465 - 11/21/12 07:59 AM Re: Techron and Diesel [Re: cchase]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 19333
Loc: Upstate NY
I would just use it in a gas vehicle.
_________________________
2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)


Top
#2809505 - 11/21/12 08:43 AM Re: Techron and Diesel [Re: cchase]
javacontour Offline


Registered: 06/26/03
Posts: 9886
Loc: Illinois
Perhaps it's the diesel engine. With all the new pollution controls, perhaps they felt it best to avoid the diesel engine?
_________________________
network down, IP packets delivered via UPS -BOFH

Top
#2809643 - 11/21/12 11:06 AM Re: Techron and Diesel [Re: cchase]
Brons2 Offline


Registered: 09/16/03
Posts: 3042
Loc: Austin, Texas
Quote:
With all the new pollution controls


And common rail direct injection with the very high PSI delivery. (but DI gas cars have that too?)

So anyway if you have an old IDI diesel with a rotary injection pump and so forth, give it a whirl! laugh

6.9 IHC anyone? laugh
_________________________
2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS 6MT 2.4GDI, M1 5w30, OEM filter, 2007 Kia Rondo LX 2.4 I4 5 pass, M1EP 5w30, OEM filter

Top
#2809675 - 11/21/12 11:26 AM Re: Techron and Diesel [Re: cchase]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 40411
Loc: New Jersey
I was wondering the same thing. Perhaps if one had an MSDS from back then to compare with now, it would be telling.

I wonder if there are studies in the literature on the use of PEA for diesel cleanup and its effects on fuel properties.

Top
#2809677 - 11/21/12 11:27 AM Re: Techron and Diesel [Re: cchase]
Sunnyinhollister Offline


Registered: 06/27/09
Posts: 673
Loc: Hollister, CA
Lubricity of the diesel fuel has changed (newer fuel is less)and the lubricity requirements of the newer injection systems are greater due to the higher pressures involved.
_________________________
2017 Ram 1500 Regular Cab 4x2 5.7L 8spd
2017 Chevy Bolt
2013 Honda CR-V AWD EX-L W/Nav

Top
#2809686 - 11/21/12 11:36 AM Re: Techron and Diesel [Re: cchase]
NHGUY Offline


Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 4908
Loc: USA
The feds now watch what additives get put into diesels,the manufacturer must state wether you can or cant (its an emission thing),back in the day it was unregulated,now it is.Its been this way for 3-4 years now.

Top
#2810189 - 11/21/12 08:07 PM Re: Techron and Diesel [Re: Sunnyinhollister]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 40411
Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: Sunnyinhollister
Lubricity of the diesel fuel has changed (newer fuel is less)and the lubricity requirements of the newer injection systems are greater due to the higher pressures involved.


Youre implying then that PEA and whatever else is in the fuel add is less lubricious than the benzothiophenes that create the "lubricity".

Top