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Redline SL1 and Diesel Engines #5332579 01/26/20 10:53 AM
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What's the collective thinking regarding using Redline SL1 in the fuel of diesel engines?

Specifically, I have the VM Motori 3.0L V6 Turbo in my Ram. It's got 104k miles and I am starting to think about.... giving it a 'cleanin'.

I did one tank of MMO and several gave me a verbal lashing.... that it wasn't a good practice in diesels.

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14 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel 4x4, T6 5w40
15 Mercedes ML250 BlueTec, PenEuro 5w30
16 Honda VFR1200x, T4/T6 Blend
14 BMW G650GS Sertao, T4/T6 Blend
10 Mahindra 2816 HST, T6 15w40
Re: Redline SL1 and Diesel Engines [Re: BigJohn] #5332596 01/26/20 11:15 AM
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RL has great customer support, and they're honest. I'd call and ask.


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Re: Redline SL1 and Diesel Engines [Re: BigJohn] #5332601 01/26/20 11:18 AM
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Re: Redline SL1 and Diesel Engines [Re: BigJohn] #5332603 01/26/20 11:26 AM
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I add 1 bottles of the 85+ every 3 months to a full tank - Why? For that Warm Fuzzy Feeling!
I don't Smoke/Dip Snuff/Do Drugs so I have a nice large amount of extra $$$ to spend on Diesel Fuel Additives!

Local shop has the 85+ & Diesel Fuel Catalyst on sale every few months.

Red Line rep instructed me they were both basically the same formulation.



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Re: Redline SL1 and Diesel Engines [Re: BigJohn] #5332642 01/26/20 12:15 PM
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When I clicked on compatibility.... for SI-1 All the diesels were listed.

Click HERE: SI-1 Compatibility List


Makes me wonder what their "diesel specific" treatment does better?


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14 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel 4x4, T6 5w40
15 Mercedes ML250 BlueTec, PenEuro 5w30
16 Honda VFR1200x, T4/T6 Blend
14 BMW G650GS Sertao, T4/T6 Blend
10 Mahindra 2816 HST, T6 15w40
Re: Redline SL1 and Diesel Engines [Re: BigJohn] #5332647 01/26/20 12:20 PM
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$9.49 .......


https://www.ecstuning.com/b-redline-parts/diesel-fuel-catalyst-12oz/70102~red/


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15 Mercedes ML250 BlueTec, PenEuro 5w30
16 Honda VFR1200x, T4/T6 Blend
14 BMW G650GS Sertao, T4/T6 Blend
10 Mahindra 2816 HST, T6 15w40
Re: Redline SL1 and Diesel Engines [Re: BigJohn] #5346916 02/11/20 08:28 AM
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Purchased a 6pack of Diesel Fuel Catalyst and have run a full bottle in the Ecodiesel and the Bluetec. Honestly never felt any performance improvement and no fuel economy improvement. I suspect the only evidence of improvement would be to crack open the engine and take a look, before and after..... which ain't happening.

I'm not sure what I will do with the remaining 4 bottles. It is a pain to measure a few Oz and keep an opened bottle in the vehicle somewhere for every fill. And the wife certainly isn't doing that with her BlueTec. I'm thinking I might do what someone posted above.... Just pour in a full bottle once every 3-4 months and call it a day. I'm actually more interested in cleaning the system, than I am seeking more performance.



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14 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel 4x4, T6 5w40
15 Mercedes ML250 BlueTec, PenEuro 5w30
16 Honda VFR1200x, T4/T6 Blend
14 BMW G650GS Sertao, T4/T6 Blend
10 Mahindra 2816 HST, T6 15w40
Re: Redline SL1 and Diesel Engines [Re: BigJohn] #5347127 02/11/20 01:19 PM
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Short answer - nothing bad should happen. PEA might not be an effective detergent in a diesel engine. There might be a small risk of damage to the DPF/DOC/SCR since SI-1 does have some lubricating abilities and we don't know if Red Line uses a "ashless" oil like they do in their two-stroke oils. The concern is the oil part of SI-1 doesn't burn cleanly as not to load the aftertreatment with ash.

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