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  • Fuel Treatment

    I have been having bad fuel isues the last 2 years and going through to many filters. In a casual conversation with Mac, he mentioned this treatment and said it seems to work very well. He said there is a 35 owner in florida (might be on the board)that runs to the Bahamas a lot and was plugging filters on 1 crossing. He tryed this stuff and now changes his filters every 3rd oil change.

    I called the owner and talked to him about how it works for 20min. Very interesting stuff. I ordered some to try and just put it in this past weekend. I will let you know the results soon I hope.

    If it works as good as he said it will, I will be using it on a regular basis.

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  • #2
    try FPPf

    FPPF makes a fuel treatment for marine that has same properties as that additive and is easier to get.Treating your fuel is a nessary with todays fuel.
    98 CC28 T/ 230hp HPCR Iveco
    "Summer Nights"
    Forked River N.J.

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    • #3
      AJX Perfect Fuel

      I have been running AJX this past season. I mix about 1 ounce per 20 gallons of fuel. I have about 175 hrs on my current separ filters and they are clean as new. Could be that I am just getting good fuel, or that the AJX does what it is advertised to do. Thus far, it seems like a good product.

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      • #4
        I am a in the chemical business and believe me their is not another product like the

        Originally posted by USCHEVY View Post
        FPPF makes a fuel treatment for marine that has same properties as that additive and is easier to get.Treating your fuel is a nessary with todays fuel.
        AJX-TCS no other product will give you up to 600 hrs on your filter that was the proof that that worked better then any other on the market and you dont have to drain the bottom of the tank like all the other bottles tell you to do. I'm sold on it! and they now have a new site you can buy direct. http://www.ajxdirect.com

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        • #5
          Im in the diesel fuel injection business

          What your talking about is emmulsifacation vs dispersments the last thing you want emmulsified water in your fuel, Weather you see the water or not in the fuel it still damages your injection equipment.Water separators are made to take out water to be drained out if the water is not separated at a melecular level it will pass through your filters and ruin your pump and or injectors.Dispersments separate the water so your separators can do ther job.With todays fuel there is ten times more water in it than ten years ago and it is there weather you see it or not and a good additive allows the water to separate out and let your filters do there job thats why they are there.I dont know about your additive but every tank of fuel today has the some water in it if you dont get any water out of your separators it is going thru your pump.I see it every day.
          98 CC28 T/ 230hp HPCR Iveco
          "Summer Nights"
          Forked River N.J.

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          • #6
            Huh?

            I've pumped 3 years of fuel/~3500 gallons per year through supposedly finicky common rail engines.

            I drain perhaps a few oz. of water every 4 or 5 tanks.

            What am I missing?

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            • #7
              Drainage

              My point is as long as are draining water off is a good thing.Use a good additive that disperses water change your filters often you should be fine the fuel we get is expensive **** and there not much we can do about it but treat it.Dont buy into a fuel company telling you they treat there fuel either because of emmision laws there is only so much they could put in to it.Also on your common engine use good 3 micron min. filter for your secondary.
              98 CC28 T/ 230hp HPCR Iveco
              "Summer Nights"
              Forked River N.J.

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              • #8
                Triple filtered

                I only buy fuel from my marina which has huge 2 stage racors which they just installed this year. That's cut my water in fuel to a minimum.

                I'm running 10 micron Separs as primary and 2 micron Volvo's as the secondary;draining the Separs every 20 hr's; changing them every 75. I change the secondaries every 200 and have never seen water or dirt in them.

                I'm hesitant to bring additives into what seems to be a stable and working situation.

                Larry

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                • #9
                  Cetane Levels?

                  What about the side benefit of increasing cetane levels with these fuel additives? What are the benefits to increasing cetane?
                  Bullish
                  2002 28
                  Volvo Kamd 44p's

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                  • #10
                    Cetane

                    The higher the cetane the higher the energy content and the more heat you produce.The more heat you produce the better your engines run,they run cleaner and more efficent.Ive seen 10 hp difference on my own truck on my chassis dyno buy just adding cetane to my fuel,bringing my cetane # up about 5-7 #s.State min cetane is 40 .13 years ago average cetane was 47-50 W/low sulphur it was around 42-45 now they have put additives just to make 40.Todays fuel needs cetane ,lubricity,and a water dispersant and Backman I agree use what your comfortable with and have a good track record but you will be surprised what a difference a good fuel additve in your tank will make not mention it will help your fuel system last.The first thing OEM manufactures go to to void any warranty is fuel quality they know whats out there.
                    98 CC28 T/ 230hp HPCR Iveco
                    "Summer Nights"
                    Forked River N.J.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the insight.
                      Bullish
                      2002 28
                      Volvo Kamd 44p's

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