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Old 04-30-2013, 10:42 PM   #16
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Power service is your friend. Stanadyne is better, but more expensive and harder to find. PM Triple. He'll sell you a case. Did for me!
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:35 AM   #17
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Make sure you grab the diesel handle at the pump...

Sometimes they're yellow, or green, or black, or the same color as the gasoline handle.

I think the old Caterpillar tank caps used to say 'buy clean fuel, keep it clean'
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:00 AM   #18
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why are we talking about sparkplugs in diesel thread?
i use diesel kleen for fuel additive.. and in my ol ford i use Motorcraft glowplugs, and nothing else..
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:46 AM   #19
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Use only #1 diesel, the #2 diesel that most stations sell is junky thicker diesel that will ruin your truck. If you can't find #1 diesel near you, just run premium gasoline with power service additive every tank.

Or something like that.

when my wifes truck was new and only had a 40k miles on it she put ~ 17 gals of regular gas in it and drove it like that. that was about 400k miles ago and we can't really tell much differnce. She got pretty near the same mpg on that tank as well.

we know of few people with over 400k on thier trucks so we can't really compare.

#1 diesel is for when temps will go below about 35F as #2 will gel at about 25F other than that it has no advantage. We have never used any of the additives in our truck and between the 2 we have over 750k miles with only a clutch or 2 and other minor repairs.

As a disclaimer she had 425k on a VW vanagon waterboxer. She did have that motor rebuilt a few times.

edit as someone else said buy clean fuel and keep it clean; your fuel filter is more important then your oil filter if you are not pulling over 5 tons with the truck.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:23 AM   #20
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Use only #1 diesel, the #2 diesel that most stations sell is junky thicker diesel that will ruin your truck. If you can't find #1 diesel near you, just run premium gasoline with power service additive every tank.

Or something like that.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:33 AM   #21
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edit as someone else said buy clean fuel and keep it clean; your fuel filter is more important then your oil filter if you are not pulling over 5 tons with the truck.
How do you know where to buy "clean fuel" ? The cheapest place around me for Diesel is a RaceTrack and it's at $3.74 a gallon. How do I know if it's "clean"? I'll replace the fuel filter at every scheduled service but should I replace it more often?
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:47 AM   #22
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Look where big rigs buy their fuel from. Diesel does not like to sit. High moving areas generally mean diesel supply is always fresh.
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All of a sudden a modern diesel pickup truck is a high strung exotic that requires careful fuel selection? It needs special additives because modern diesels aren't designed for the available fuel?

Ken, you probably bought far too much truck for your purposes. A modern 1/2 or light duty 3/4 ton with a 6.0 would probably work as well and cost about $15k less.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:58 AM   #24
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All of a sudden a modern diesel pickup truck is a high strung exotic that requires careful fuel selection? It needs special additives because modern diesels aren't designed for the available fuel?

Ken, you probably bought far too much truck for your purposes. A modern 1/2 or light duty 3/4 ton with a 6.0 would probably work as well and cost about $15k less.
hihihi... funny you say that.. i came up with the same conclusion..

FORD F250 with 6.0 PS DIESEL is actually a good truck. And you can find one for $11k with crew cab, that has under 90k miles..... Shit, I'd even take the 6.4 at this point.

I am looking to buy a new truck -- need space -- crew cab is the way to go. I am looking for circa 200 7.3 PS or the 6.0PS.. hoping to spend under $10k with my trade.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:32 AM   #25
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Make sure you grab the diesel handle at the pump...

Sometimes they're yellow, or green, or black, or the same color as the gasoline handle.
All the handles at BP are green!!!!
This one has fucked up a few trucks. DAMHIK.....
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:43 AM   #26
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The reason for silver and white bottles on DK is one is for winter, one is for summer use. I would THINK the white one is for winter!
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:51 AM   #27
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Buying diesel fuel is the same as gas, just buy from decent stations that are busy so the fuel isn't sitting long. I'd change both fuel filters every oil change and if you think there is fuel issues then change them soon, but that shouldn't happen.

The big thing is fuel pressures are so much higher and tolerances tighter that quality fuel is paramount, also won't plug up your dpf fast.

PS....don't piss in the urea tank it won't work.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:00 AM   #28
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Make sure you grab the diesel handle at the pump...

Sometimes they're yellow, or green, or black, or the same color as the gasoline handle.

I think the old Caterpillar tank caps used to say 'buy clean fuel, keep it clean'
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Look where big rigs buy their fuel from. Diesel does not like to sit. High moving areas generally mean diesel supply is always fresh.
more fuel goes through the big underground tanks the better, of course they have to keep it dry by pumping the water that settles in the bottom out.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:11 AM   #29
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How do you know where to buy "clean fuel" ? The cheapest place around me for Diesel is a RaceTrack and it's at $3.74 a gallon. How do I know if it's "clean"? I'll replace the fuel filter at every scheduled service but should I replace it more often?
follow the schedule has always been good for us of course ours are 1991 f350 navstar and 2000 f250 psd by navstar.

Oh and don't mess with the computer.
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Ken, you probably bought far too much truck for your purposes. A modern 1/2 or light duty 3/4 ton with a 6.0 would probably work as well and cost about $15k less.
I plan on towing 9,000lbs worth of large windage boat on long distances. I think what I bought is perfect.
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