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Diesel Additives

Wondering is anybody uses diesel additives in their sailboat fuel tank. I was in an autoparts center and saw a row of 'marine' variants claiming biocide, injector cleaning, reduced emissions, etc. Considering I use maybe 6-7 gallons a year, and top up every couple of years, I am not sure if there would be any value in them for me, but thought I would ask....tx.
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Re: Diesel Additives

I use an FPPF product '8+ Cetane Improver'..OK'd by Mack Boring when I toke their diesel course
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Re: Diesel Additives

I used Powerservice:

Power Service Products, diesel fuel additives, prevent gelling, clean injectors, disperse water, boost cetane, reduce emissions, improve fuel economyPower Service Products, diesel fuel additives, prevent gelling, clean injectors, disperse water, boos

for a number of years and never had any fuel related problems.

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Re: Diesel Additives

I am always sure to have biocide and fuel stabilizer in my tank. At least one brand of fuel comes with it and adding more is ill advised. In fact, it's a common mistake that boaters add too much.

Just this season, for the first time, I used a cetane booster. The advertised dose can be doubled safely and I did so. I actually noticed a difference in exhaust, power and responsiveness. For the little fuel we burn, I think it was worth it, but not necessary.
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I add Mystery Oil to my oil and diesel.
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Re: Diesel Additives

In addition to a biocide, I use a product called Stanadyne. It's a diesel fuel cetane enhancer as well as lubricant. Used primarily by truckers, it seems to work great and is not a "Marine" product, so is relatively inexpensive. Check out the web site. Home - Stanadyne
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Re: Diesel Additives

We use an FPPF product '8+ Cetane Improver' also, plus a small amt of bicide. Just becareful not to overdue as Minnie said. Ask me how I know ( grrrrr)

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We use an FPPF product '8+ Cetane Improver' also, plus a small amt of bicide. Just becareful not to overdue as Minnie said. Ask me how I know ( grrrrr)

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In addition to a biocide, I use a product called Stanadyne. It's a diesel fuel cetane enhancer as well as lubricant. Used primarily by truckers, it seems to work great and is not a "Marine" product, so is relatively inexpensive. Check out the web site. Home - Stanadyne
This is good stuff and recomended by many manufacturers and is popular with the VW and MB crowd.

also Stanadyne is a OE supplier of injectors, and fuel pumps it is designed to not hurt anything in the fuel system.

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Re: Diesel Additives

I put a bit of Cetane booster in diesel that has sat for a few months. Biocide, and a clean fuel tank keeps the filters and injectors in good shape. Adding a 10% to 20% Kerosene mix will clean your injectors, but make sure not to do it too much and let the kerosene dry out the seals. For the fill up after add a bit of clean engine oil to your fuel, to keep the seals in good shape.
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