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Power Service Fuel additive #4528024
09/27/17 10:26 PM
09/27/17 10:26 PM
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Cat12f Offline OP
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I have fuel delivered in bulk to my yard and I have been adding Power Service Diesel Kleen to my tank and I'm wondering if it's worth the expense? I don't have a gallon meter on my pump currently so I really have no way of knowing whether I gain any mpg' s. Any experiences good or bad??
I burn it in my 2015 f-350 and in my 2014 case backhoe
Thanks

Re: Power Service Fuel additive [Re: Cat12f] #4528026
09/27/17 10:32 PM
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If you don't gain any MPG your fuel pump will gain some extra life! I've used it on both my diesel PU's after I gifted my 89 Ford 250 to a family member I said use this and change your fuel filter. He did neither and replaced the fuel pump 2 years later. I currently use it on my Duramax which is now 11 years old and knock on wood no fuel pump issues!


2004 Corolla 126649
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74478
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: Power Service Fuel additive [Re: Cat12f] #4528027
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Cat12f Offline OP
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Thanks JJ! Did you use it in every tank or just on occasion?

Re: Power Service Fuel additive [Re: Cat12f] #4528038
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Originally Posted By: Cat12f
Thanks JJ! Did you use it in every tank or just on occasion?


I use it in every tank now. I used it in about every other tank in the Ford. I get the stuff in the Silver jug with Octane boost. My Duramax gets about 16 MPG in suburban driving involving no freeway driving. On the Freeway it will deliver from 20 to 21 MPG. Towing 14k pound fifth wheel 12.5 to 13.5 depending on topography.

Last edited by JohnnyJohnson; 09/27/17 10:54 PM.

2004 Corolla 126649
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74478
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: Power Service Fuel additive [Re: Cat12f] #4528095
09/28/17 03:47 AM
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You actually would require two Power Service products, one to address fuel storage issues and one to provide benefit to your diesel engine.

This is the one for fuel storage:
http://powerservice.com/psp_product/clear-diesel-fuel-tank-cleaner/




Also Cetane and Octane are not the same.


Multiple Diesel and Gasoline vehicles
Re: Power Service Fuel additive [Re: Cat12f] #4528190
09/28/17 06:55 AM
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beanoil Offline
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PS has a small amount of cleaning capability, and some cetane improvement.
Better than nothing, but there are several better products out there for treating diesel.
I agree that a storage tank should have some kind of algae and slime control, especially if your ORD has a bio content.


beanoil: Tough under heat, real dirty afterwards.
Re: Power Service Fuel additive [Re: beanoil] #4528243
09/28/17 07:53 AM
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Been awhile since i seen it but there were wear tests on Power Service and other additives. I think TCW-3 was the winner for best additive. I think Power Service actually hindered lubricity but its been awhile since i saw that test.

Re: Power Service Fuel additive [Re: Cat12f] #4528334
09/28/17 09:41 AM
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I know that my MB v6 diesel runs quieter almost immediately with it. I use it most every tank. Don't know if it helps mileage but if it helps that expensive fuel pump then great.

Re: Power Service Fuel additive [Re: Cat12f] #4528380
09/28/17 10:49 AM
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The test krismoriah72 references is over a decade old!I use Power Service at every fillup on my VW Passat TDI (2013). It idles more smoothly, and give slightly better mileage than the few times on vacation that I ran without it. It increase cetane, contains both detergents and a lubricant. I have read stories from rebuilders who have torn down diesel engines at almost 500,000 miles where Diesel Kleen was used and they say that the injectors are much cleaner. So a vote in the plus column from me.


2013 VW Passat TDI SE, 61,200 miles Castrol Professional VW507 5W-30
2017 VW Golf All Track 18,370 miles Castrol Professional VW505 5W-40
Re: Power Service Fuel additive [Re: krismoriah72] #4528392
09/28/17 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted By: krismoriah72
Been awhile since i seen it but there were wear tests on Power Service and other additives. I think TCW-3 was the winner for best additive. I think Power Service actually hindered lubricity but its been awhile since i saw that test.


It came in 3rd place.

However, it is the easiest and cheapest of "bottle" additives.
I think bio-diesel came in 1st place for lubricity.
Many of the "bottle additives" on that test were very hard to obtain and expensive.

My Cummins is an older VE pump engine,
so I always add a little 2-stroke oil (and often some used motor oil) to the fuel.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."

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