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I heard a lot but never used any engine additives for protection and some fuel s #5126828 06/06/19 09:48 AM
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Hi!
I have pick up truck with Diesel engine and I do a lot of trips with trailer. I heard a lot but never used any engine additives for protection and some fuel saving. What you can suggest? Or better not use them??

Re: I heard a lot but never used any engine additives for protection and some fuel s [Re: Anton_N] #5126846 06/06/19 10:09 AM
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Nope.

Everything you need is in the oil the manufacturer recommends.

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Re: I heard a lot but never used any engine additives for protection and some fuel s [Re: Anton_N] #5126852 06/06/19 10:17 AM
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You have to ask yourself these questions:

1) What protection, over and above the HDEO you're using, do you need? If an HDEO is not giving you the protection you need, maybe you need to seek out another HDEO?

2) What in the HDEO formulations are we formulator's purposely leaving out of the finished product that OTC additives can provide?

3) Do the OTC or third party additive companies provide a sufficient list of Industry Standard tests and results to prove their claims?

4) Am I changing fluids and filters often enough to deal with the Severe Service intervals the drivetrain is experiencing, especially the transmission?


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Re: I heard a lot but never used any engine additives for protection and some fuel s [Re: Anton_N] #5126859 06/06/19 10:25 AM
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Agree with the other responders about the oil. But you might want to consider a fuel additive with injector cleaner and lubricant in the summer and an additive that will prevent gelling in the winter if it gets cold enough where you have the truck (not needed in FL where you are. I have a 2013 diesel VW Passat and use Diesel Kleen additives all the time.


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Re: I heard a lot but never used any engine additives for protection and some fuel s [Re: Anton_N] #5126861 06/06/19 10:26 AM
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I have used many makes of fuel and oil additives....never lost an engine..but I dont do that anymore. Cant say it added anything much help the engines, but I guess it pacifies my mind..lol

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Re: I heard a lot but never used any engine additives for protection and some fuel s [Re: UncleDave] #5126924 06/06/19 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by UncleDave
Nope.

Everything you need is in the oil the manufacturer recommends.

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Re: I heard a lot but never used any engine additives for protection and some fuel s [Re: newbe46] #5126949 06/06/19 12:06 PM
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Slick 50 wink2

Re: I heard a lot but never used any engine additives for protection and some fuel s [Re: Anton_N] #5126985 06/06/19 12:45 PM
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As far as fuel and since you are in Florida, I doubt you would need a fuel pour point depressant.

Maybe every three tankfuls, you could add Diesel Kleen or a similar product to keep the fuel system cleaned out.

If you store fuel or if you don't fill regularly, I would be more concerned about microbial buildup in your temps.


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Re: I heard a lot but never used any engine additives for protection and some fuel s [Re: Anton_N] #5130148 06/10/19 11:00 AM
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My friends who is a truck drivers told me what they usually use for truck special additives for engine and it is work good for them. They like result. And I did a research on reviews from other drivers. Bottom line there is some issues with a Diesel engine on pick up trucks from manufacture. I don’t want to spend money fixing problems from manufactures.

Re: I heard a lot but never used any engine additives for protection and some fuel s [Re: Anton_N] #5144938 06/26/19 05:45 PM
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I read a lot and talk to different people
And what? Studies says Additives what based on nano technologies really work, most effective one with carbon nanoparticles. I am not a scientist, and it seems to be hard to understand how it is really work and what is the difference. You can find a lot of topics on google about it. On our market I found just a few products. Let me learn more about them and I will update you.

Re: I heard a lot but never used any engine additives for protection and some fuel s [Re: Malo83] #5145358 06/27/19 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Malo83
Slick 50 wink2


I've been thinking of making a competitor product called "Slick 51" offered at the same price. I mean seriously, why would you buy Slick 50 when for the same price you can get an extra "slick" (51)???πŸ€”πŸ˜‚

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Re: I heard a lot but never used any engine additives for protection and some fuel s [Re: Anton_N] #5145364 06/27/19 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Anton_N
I read a lot and talk to different people
And what? Studies says Additives what based on nano technologies really work, most effective one with carbon nanoparticles. I am not a scientist, and it seems to be hard to understand how it is really work and what is the difference. You can find a lot of topics on google about it. On our market I found just a few products. Let me learn more about them and I will update you.

Talking to different people is nearly meaningless. The only things that would show an additive's efficacy are actual standardized laboratory tests, but for some reason the additive companies never publish the results of those tests (if in fact they actually perform them in the first place). Why is that? Why is it that the only thing you find on their websites and in their literature are testimonials and a bunch of "up to" statements? Where are the results of ASTM or ISO tests that conclusively prove a claim?

It seems like you've been here before with your nano particle additive questions/sales pitch, supported with poorly written and technically flawed Chinese papers?


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Re: I heard a lot but never used any engine additives for protection and some fuel s [Re: Anton_N] #5145838 06/27/19 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Anton_N
I read a lot and talk to different people
And what? Studies says Additives what based on nano technologies really work, most effective one with carbon nanoparticles. I am not a scientist, and it seems to be hard to understand how it is really work and what is the difference. You can find a lot of topics on google about it. On our market I found just a few products. Let me learn more about them and I will update you.


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Re: I heard a lot but never used any engine additives for protection and some fuel s [Re: Mad_Hatter] #5146676 06/28/19 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Mad_Hatter
Originally Posted by Malo83
Slick 50 wink2


I've been thinking of making a competitor product called "Slick 51" offered at the same price. I mean seriously, why would you buy Slick 50 when for the same price you can get an extra "slick" (51)???πŸ€”πŸ˜‚





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Re: I heard a lot but never used any engine additives for protection and some fuel s [Re: Anton_N] #5148769 07/01/19 04:05 PM
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No I am not selling anything. I was looking for advise. When I ask in this chat no one answer with any useable info. And I spend time to do my research.

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