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Powerservice (Fuel Additive) Website

Beachbumcook

Kansas Chapter member
As many of you know, I am a firm believer in the use of fuel additives in diesel motors and have had great luck with my 2003 6.0L PSD Excursion... now with 139,000 trouble-free miles!!!

Check out the link below on the Powerservice website.... I am famous... and have a free baseball cap to show for it!!!! As of today's date, my letter to Powerservice is at the top of the page.

http://www.powerservice.com/powertrips/

I have used Howes and Powerservice and find that Powerservice works the best and that their engineering people are great to speak with when you call. They will educate you on what makes their product better and the differences between brands (all brands sold in the marketplace).

I use Powerservice due to the lower price and easy availability in finding their product at stores and truck stops.
 
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Way to go Beach You definately are and keep us informed. Please continue.
 

Beachbumcook

Kansas Chapter member
Way to go Beach You definately are and keep us informed. Please continue.

... and now I am famous on the Powerservice website.

My autographs are now available for $9.99/ea plus shipping and handling.
 

Beachbumcook

Kansas Chapter member
Do you take pay pal?

In God We Trust... All Others Pay Cash!!!!

You send me cash in the amount of $9.99 + $2.00 (handling & shipping) for a total of $11.99/ea and I will send you my autograph.

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TexasNomad

FTFS Designated DRINKER!
Have you seen improvements in mpg or power?
 

Beachbumcook

Kansas Chapter member
Have you seen improvements in mpg or power?

It's hard to say and anyone that answers this question is being very subjective... as there are many factors that influence the results.

Every manufacture of additives claims their product improves mileage and performance????

Personally, I use for the lubricity benefits and the belief that higher cetane makes for a cleaner and more powerful burn of the fuel... hense the claim that it improves mileage and performance.

All I know is that with 139,000 trouble free miles... I am a believer... and Powerservice is less expensive than Stanadyne, more readily available and I a more consistemt product than Howes brand. Even notice when you see a display of the Howes brand at a truck stop that the clear bottles have different shades of "yellow" to them... this is due to the inconsistency of their product... and that they have it made for them so they sell what is given to them. Powerservice makes their own products and bottles them on site.

I double-dose every tank and did not have one hick-up while driving in -2F to +5F weather last week... and having it spend the night in a hotel parking lot to boot!!! Yes, I was able to plug in my block heater, but the fuel stayed perfectly fluid and my truck started right up with +1F temperatures the next morning!!!!!!!

I always use Powerservice and never worry about the quality or brand of fuel I buy (yes, I do try for high volume fuel retailers). In the winter, I always double-dose as I want to ensure that I did everything possible to prevent a gell-up. Not every station has "winter-blended" fuel and if one buys it in one area and drives to an ultra-cold area... then one can have a problem... but not me... as I treat my own fuel regardless if it is "winter-blended".
 
The shop I worked at; almost every time a truck had fuel issues, we'd run Bio Kleen through it to kill the fungi. Good Stuff
 

Beachbumcook

Kansas Chapter member
Well to bad they don't make it for gasers

I have had good luck with "Seafoam" fuel additives in my gas operated motors. I use it in my 2-stroke Jetski to keep the plugs from fouling and remove any water/moisture that may get into the fuel tank.

What I like about Powerservice is that it is designed and made just for diesels. I am always suspicious of products that claim to work in all motors, gas and diesels and cure everything that may ail them.

It is sort like Amsoil products that claim to do everything, work in everything and meet every API spec and car company specs... but are really not spec'd accordingly.

Seafoam = Gasssers

Powerservice = Diesels
 

Bob Ayers

North Carolina Chapter member
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Durham, NC
Congratulations Jeff!!! I hope they sent you a case or two of the stuff for your letter!!

When they started dropping the sulfur content in diesel fuel years ago, I was concerned about the lubricity also. I wrote to Mercedes about my 300D, and they said the injector pump was not lubricated from the fuel, and the low sulfur fuel would be ok to use without any additives. So. other than running a fuel filter full of ATF when I change it, I don't use any additives in it.
 

Beachbumcook

Kansas Chapter member
Actually Powerservice does very little in the way of improving lubricity for the injectors. I use it once in a while to clean out the system but mostly use synthetic 2-stroke oil (1oz per gallon) in a 1:128 ratio for better lubricity results.

Take a look at this post. Opti-Lube is the best but hard to get.


http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/showthread.php?t=177728

However, the use of 2-stoke oil will only clog your fuel filters and cause additonal "build-up" inside your motor. These motors are highly tuned and the extra soot and such from burning 2-stroke oil is not advised.

In years past, people did use two-stroke oil due to the simplicity of the diesel motor (less electronics, no EGR and no other emissions stuff. Todays' motors are more highly tuned. The addition of 2-stroke oil sounds good in therory, but I would not use it in practice.

Each refiner adds back into their diesel fuel the proper lubricity needed for that batch to meet the ASTM standards set by the government. The addition of "aftermarket" fuel additives is just a preventitive measure that many people choose to implement.

Powerservice adds lubricity to one's system and is readily available at a fair cost as well as bumping up the cetane rating. Not all additives do this... some are just cetane, some are just anti-gel and others are just for lubricity... so when picking a fuel additve, I personally choose one with all three.

Your use of 2-stroke motor oil will void your warrenty and does nothing for cetane improvement (cleaner burn and less soot in your motor)... but then again, your adding soot by using 2-stroke motor oil in every fill up.

Good luck... you may need it.

BTW - With 142,000 miles on my 2003 Excursion, I will stick to what is authorized, proven and seems to be working for me (and others). The "test" you reference was not an industry test of actual usage but just a "wear test" using their system. I am sure it is better than nothing when predicting how one additive may perform over another, but I in no way see the above referenced test/evaluation as the definitive answer. Other forum sites have stated the same thing as well.
 
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Beachbumcook

Kansas Chapter member
Congratulations Jeff!!! I hope they sent you a case or two of the stuff for your letter!!

When they started dropping the sulfur content in diesel fuel years ago, I was concerned about the lubricity also. I wrote to Mercedes about my 300D, and they said the injector pump was not lubricated from the fuel, and the low sulfur fuel would be ok to use without any additives. So. other than running a fuel filter full of ATF when I change it, I don't use any additives in it.

Bob, I use to own a 1987 300D with 300,000 miles on before I was involved in a crash. Safest car I have ever owned. I was amazed that the German's are so into fluid changes.... the P/S filter is as big as many oil filters on American cars.

I ran Powerservice (white bottle) in the winter to prevent gelling... but that was all I did as well.
 
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