1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

fuel additive / conditioner

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by yearground, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. yearground

    yearground Member
    from muskoka
    Messages: 64

    so i'm told there is one type that is not recommended for bosch ve pumps and injectors? what's the best thing i can add when it;s cold so it wont gel and keep this old pump pumping?
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 7,921

    Opti lube
    Power service.
    I use Howes lubricator, it seams to work better than some for bio blends
    And it's doesn't have the strong sovlents .

    If I can't find Howes I use power service becuse it is every where.

    Stay away from a additive that is hige in solvents or contains
    IPA ie alcohol.
    911 is only used after a freeze up as it is mostly alcohol .

    Some never use a additive and go 400k or more.
    I use some every tank.

    I like a additive that removes the water so the fuel water separator and remove it.
    A additive that emulsifies lets the water by the filter.
    You don't want that.

    Ps buy your fuel at a high volume station.
    Don't fuel up when they are taking a delivery
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2015
  3. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,512

    Maybe you are as smart as Basher and B+B.......I will have to rethink my position on you......:laughing:.......:drinkup:
  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 7,921

    I wouldn't if I were you,.
    I'm more smart a$$
    Mixed with some real life experience.

  5. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,816

    seafoam check there website
  6. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 7,921

    alcohol free.:dizzy:
    Then look at the msds.
    its not alcohol. its isopropyl alcohol.

    it's great in the gasser, not the best choice for a diesel.

  7. yearground

    yearground Member
    from muskoka
    Messages: 64

    A additive that emulsifies lets the water by the filter.
    You don't want that.

    thats what I thought thanks
  8. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    Spot On!!!

    Thumbs Up

    I use Power Service in the winter because I don't want problems. Only had one Diesel gel up on me and that was one I just bought and had not run any new fuel in it yet.
  9. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,542

    Since I've been using Power Service in my trucks, I don't get ice ups any longer.

    This is what I had to deal with before using PS. Now it starts every time without having to jet heat the fuel filter housing.

  10. oldbluehairhemi

    oldbluehairhemi Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    i use power service. white bottle in the winter and gray bottle summer.

    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    SnoFarmer hit the nail on the head . I use Howes myself .
  12. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    This, every fill.
  13. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    Used to use gray bottle Power Service. Have switched to nothing now and havnt had an issue. Truck is always plugged in though...
  14. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 731

    Conditioner is cheap, injectors are not.
  15. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    Howes. Made right here in R.I. A lot of guys around here use Power Service regularly, and Howes when they're scared or have a problem.
  16. NThill93

    NThill93 Member
    Messages: 96

    i run white power service in the winter and wal mart 2 stroke oil tcw3 year round
  17. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,417

    Power service in all our diesels . Including our torpedo heaters They love it