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Old 04-24-2018, 11:05 AM   #21
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Speaking of filter.....i got a new one but not yet got to swap it. Bought a strap wrench in the way, a aluminum bleeder screw to replace the fragile plastic stock one and a special wrench for the sensor. Our Duramax dash indicator has stayed on 75% to 60% life left since we bought it. So I am skeptical on trust and not sure last time it was changed. It's a Delco brand and I bought another stock Delco one.

And didn't the 7.3L Ford's have stiction issues Ken/Claudia ?
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Old 04-27-2018, 04:14 PM   #22
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I run 4 oz of Schaeffer's every other tank to clean the injectors (102k). It quietens them to a small degree and that's the only tangible evidence that it does any good.
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Old 04-27-2018, 05:05 PM   #23
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Are the retailers required to state what % is used in their individual blends?? Would be good information to have at the pump.
Would agree a Cetane booster is a good idea but when we are traveling the fuel doesn't sit in the tank long enough to worry about a biocide.
Only that it may contain "up to 15%" not actual percentage as that may change between each truck load delivered to a given location which could come from various refiners in the area.
Regardless of what any brand of a station is branded their fuels can/does come from any refiner in any given area that's offering the best wholesale price today. Example; there are 3 refiners within a 100 miles of here, today Valero is the best price so most every station, Chevron, Texaco, Mobil, today is receiving Valero fuel, tomorrow maybe it's Mobil has the best price.
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Old 04-27-2018, 06:24 PM   #24
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Thanks! Appreciate the follow up. WE have a 1/2 dozen refineries here and Lord knows whose truck is filling the tanks at the local station
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Old 04-27-2018, 09:22 PM   #25
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Mike, I am not aware of the issue you mention, could you explain it.
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Old 04-29-2018, 06:10 AM   #26
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Mike, I am not aware of the issue you mention, could you explain it.
Here is a link that explains it in detail :

https://dieselpowerup.com/best-way-fix-stiction/
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:52 PM   #27
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I just got back from a 1,000 mile trip all freeway about 900 miles towing the RV.
Using the Opi lube XPD and really did not see a change in starting, running, mpgs. Last year same trip I got 9.2 mpg to there. 9.7 back home. This year 9.2 to there, 9.6 back home, this time fighting a headwind, real strong at times for around 150 miles.
I will still use it as it gets high marks.

I looked up stiction. I have not had that problem. I always use Delo 400LE, since day 1 and change at 5,000. Using the Opi Lube should also help. The article said doing those helps, not doing those causes the problem. Maybe someday I will change out injectors but, only when they need it. Now at 182,000 miles and going strong.
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Old 05-24-2018, 08:24 PM   #28
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Awesome, glad your truck is doing well and doesn't have that issue. I'm sure alot of issues are a result of prior or current abuse and lack of maintenance. So that may be a know issue, but as a result of poor treatment.
Glad to hear your trip was safe and successful. Nice MPG feedback as well.
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