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Old 02-01-2016, 11:57 AM
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Default Wally world TCW-3 2 cycle oil in my 7.3?

I have never used an additive but stumbled upon this article that was positive on the lubrication bump of ULSD in an older diesel not designed for the new fuel. Truth or less friction? FWIW 256k miles on a 2k 7.3 PSD.
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http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/76-...y-results.html

I also have used Archoil
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I've ran it in my 6.0 powerstroke. Not sure of any major improvements besides possibly quieter injectors. I now mostly use the grey diesel kleen since it is supposed to boost cetane and lubricate.
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Originally Posted by TerpHeels View Post
I have never used an additive but stumbled upon this article that was positive on the lubrication bump of ULSD in an older diesel not designed for the new fuel. Truth or less friction? FWIW 256k miles on a 2k 7.3 PSD.

i ran it in a 6.0 for a long time. 7.3 will be fine.
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Done both TCW-3 and Diesel Kleen, but my Ram was meant for ULSD fuel. Did quiet the engine down a little bit.

If the Cetane Boost did anything, I sure didn't notice it.
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This was really important for 24v dodge's. I doubt there is any good reason to use it anymore.
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what's the mix ratio?
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Archoil AR9100 for oil and AR6200 for fuel
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I've been doing this in all my engine for many years. I can tell you that one my older engines, they would run a bit smoother. I've never scoped the engine so as far as the cleaning ability, I don't know.

I can tell you that I have tested many times and consistently get a few percent better fuel economy. Yes, I understand many variables affect fuel economy but Florida is pretty flat and if I set the cruise at one speed, stop and add TCW-3 and immediately see improvement over and over again on several different cars, I'd say it helps.

Check out this thread on an LS1 forum with some more information.

http://www.ls1.com/forums/f48/been-testing-oil-91206/

Also several thread on this in Bobistheoilguy.com forums but you'll have to search that.
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Originally Posted by TerpHeels View Post
what's the mix ratio?
I blend in a gas engine about 500-600:1
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I've been running 1 ounce per gallon in my 96 6.5 turbo diesel suburban. It really quiets the thing down. I mainly use Wally World 2 stroke oil, since it is usually the cheapest.
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We used 2 cycle oil to increase lubrication in dodge 2nd gen injection pumps and to help the injectors. These pumps and injectors weren't designed for ULSD.
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Originally Posted by cajflynn View Post
We used 2 cycle oil to increase lubrication in dodge 2nd gen injection pumps and to help the injectors. These pumps and injectors weren't designed for ULSD.
Transmission fluid also works good
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Originally Posted by suzuki140 View Post
Transmission fluid also works good
You can be screwed if you ever got your tanks dipped. It looks like off road then.
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I dont know how I feel about this. I work on a lot of diesel trucks and we have even more go through the garage. We see a lot of high millage trucks like the kenworth with the N14 I am doing the top end on now. Its 20 years old and has 1.5 million miles on it I can promise you that this guys never put anything in his fuel. Nor have I ever heard of anyone doing it before reading this thread. The funny part is we see more injector failures on the newer trucks then the older ones.

I cant see it hurting anything but your wallet so I say give it a try and see what happens.
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Big difference between a 20yr old mechanically injected semi engine and a modern small truck huei or common rail engine.
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Big difference between a 20yr old mechanically injected semi engine and a modern small truck huei or common rail engine.
I would love you to expand on your comment.
I merely pointed out a 20 year old engine as people have stated that it was because older diesel engines were never meant to run on ULSD. Now it well its not common rail or its not a small truck engine. I work on all types of truck I dont own that kenworth. I own Macks with MP8s with unit injectors and I own one Peterbilt with a common rail Paccar engine. Plus I work on any truck customer brings into the shop.

hey I am skeptical of it but I am open to listen.
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Originally Posted by Adam9066 View Post
I would love you to expand on your comment.
I merely pointed out a 20 year old engine as people have stated that it was because older diesel engines were never meant to run on ULSD. Now it well its not common rail or its not a small truck engine. I work on all types of truck I dont own that kenworth. I own Macks with MP8s with unit injectors and I own one Peterbilt with a common rail Paccar engine. Plus I work on any truck customer brings into the shop.

hey I am skeptical of it but I am open to listen.
https://mopar1973man.com/cummins/art...sel-fuel-r357/

It is a pretty well accepted fact that people that ran 2 cycle oil through vp44's had pumps that lasted longer than those who didn't.
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Originally Posted by cajflynn View Post
https://mopar1973man.com/cummins/art...sel-fuel-r357/

It is a pretty well accepted fact that people that ran 2 cycle oil through vp44's had pumps that lasted longer than those who didn't.
Anything to help the VP44 pump last longer is a + are 99 24v cummins needs a new pump 220k she finally chit the bed not sure if it's ever had one before we got it with 130k or so.Its gonna get a fass fuel system when I put the new pump on and maybe some bigger injectors like 75hp.
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I'm not saying small truck diesels need an additive. Im just stating that a large displacement,low rpm semi engine that stays at operating temp for a long period of time wear far less and seem to have more inherent durability.
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