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Old 11-26-2009, 03:14 AM   #1
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Anyone use Super Tech 2-cycle TC-W3 engine oil in their sprinter as a fuel additive? I use it in my Dodge Cummins diesel and my VW jetta TDI. Makes the engine run quieter, prolongs the life of the injection pump due to the lubrication and improves fuel economy a little. Just wondering if it would be safe to use it in the sprinter. My usual ratio is 1oz to one gallon of fuel.
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Old 11-26-2009, 03:17 AM   #2
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That's would be quite an addition to a 25 gallon tank
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Old 11-26-2009, 03:20 AM   #3
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Yeah, that makes Premium gasoline seem reasonable in price. Are all these additives that people talk about really required?
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Old 11-26-2009, 03:46 AM   #4
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FWIW, I also use 2 cycle oil in my Cummins.
Check out this link - a study done on lubricity.
http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=177728
I use additives to increase the lubricity, although some folks are looking to increase cetane.
Also, diesel power mag did a test of several additives. They found that 2 cycle oil increased lubricity and they gained 1 mpg. 2 cycle is cheaper than the other tested products.
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Old 11-26-2009, 01:48 PM   #5
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I use soyshield addi in my duramax. but after reading through the BP diesel quality response I feel lubricity addi is an added bonus.
I will post the link later tonight.
fyi: soy based diesel was the best but finding it is dificile.
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So would the Super Tech 2-cycle TC-W3 engine oil also boost cetane or just lubricity?
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Old 11-27-2009, 11:28 PM   #7
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Are all these additives that people talk about really required?
I had my sprinter since new, now 303,000 miles. I have never used a single ounce of additive in the fuel. Never had a problem driving from southern Texas summers to Canada's winters and anywhere in between. To me, based on my experience, additives are just wasted money.
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Old 11-27-2009, 11:37 PM   #8
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I had my sprinter since new, now 303,000 miles. I have never used a single ounce of additive in the fuel. Never had a problem driving from southern Texas summers to Canada's winters and anywhere in between. To me, based on my experience, additives are just wasted money.
I think that you are correct for the most part, but I do add some fuel treatment in the winter just to keep the fuel filters from gelling. The winter fuel blend is supposed to have it included but you can not always count on it.
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:51 AM   #9
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I think that you are correct for the most part, but I do add some fuel treatment in the winter just to keep the fuel filters from gelling. The winter fuel blend is supposed to have it included but you can not always count on it.
You are correct. I only ran the van down to -5 degrees (when it was colder up north I was in the south ), and the additives already in the winter fuel worked fine. However, if I were to go colder than that, I would use some additives to prevent the fuel from gelling.

In the previous post I was only referring to the additives that are supposedly improving lubricity. I read about a test somewhere, and the best lubricity improver is 2% biodiesel, and they tested a lot of all the available additives. While some additives improved the lubricity somewhat, some of them did not have any effect on lubricity, and yet some made it even worse. Some of the most popular ones had no effect at all.

BTW, whenever I am in an area that sells biodiesel, I fill up on that.
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I had my sprinter since new, now 303,000 miles. I have never used a single ounce of additive in the fuel. Never had a problem driving from southern Texas summers to Canada's winters and anywhere in between. To me, based on my experience, additives are just wasted money.
Is there a preference of gas station you would choose over another like Chevron over Shell? Or just what ever is closer/cheaper? And no problems with your injector hold down bolts?
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