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Changed from Diesel Kleen to Stanadyne Blue.
Engine is more quiet with Stanadyne Blue x2 dose. I use an additive to protect the pumps and increase the Cetane to produce less soot.
I have been running DK since first day of use.
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I've yet to see anyone notice a difference between running no additives and diesel additives.

Do you have any reason to run the additives?
 
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Changed from Diesel Kleen to Stanadyne Blue.
Engine is more quiet with Stanadyne Blue x2 dose. I use an additive to protect the pumps and increase the Cetane to produce less soot.
I have been running DK since first day of use.
Cheers.
Will update after a couple tanks.
I will quote myself for the answer.
 

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No problem, Cheers.
I read a study out of Europe that Soot is decreased quite a bit if Cetane is 50 or above so thats what I try to keep it at.
 

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I can't get on Google Drive here at work - and remembering to look at something at home is always hit or miss - What is the overall thought on it? If there is a boost to performance and fuel economy - while also providing better protection for the vehicle, I'd be down (assuming that the mpg increase is offset by the cost of the product).

Only additive I have used thus far is Diesel-911 in early 2015.
 

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GM does not support using addictive, I will trust their engineers, the emissions is very complicated how do you think you know more than the engineers that designed the system? People just over think this stuff in my opinion, to each his or her own, I wont add anything.
 
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GM does not support using addictive, I will trust their engineers, the emissions is very complicated how do you think you know more than the engineers that designed the system? People just over think this stuff in my opinion, to each his or her own, I wont add anything.
I understand what you are saying. On another note, if said products caused problems, there would be all kinds of lawsuits against the additive companies and they would be out of business. I don't see someone producing a product that would cause harm/issues, just doesn't make sense. Now producing one that doesn't do a thing, well that pretty much happens all the time I would imagine, but the average consumer is looking for any little advantage and the additive companies are betting on it.
 

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Plus gm only cares about you until your warranty runs out. So just because they say not to use additives doesn't mean you shouldn't.
 

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No problem, Cheers.
I read a study out of Europe that Soot is decreased quite a bit if Cetane is 50 or above so thats what I try to keep it at.
Have you tried a couple of tanks of Shell V-Power diesel?

That's what I run. And they sell it just up the road at North Front Street and the 401. Shell at exit 543.
 

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We have it here. Have a station a km from my house. Noticed no difference so it wasn't worth the extra money.
 

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We have it here. Have a station a km from my house. Noticed no difference so it wasn't worth the extra money.
I think that's kind of true with any additive.

FWIW mine runs quieter / smoother on the V-Power. Plus there's almost always a 10x air miles bonus for using V-Power - and I don't have to jerk around with mixing additives.
 

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I noticed absolutely nothing. It wasn't quieter, no extra mpg, it wasn't smoother. However I've been told Canada has better diesel anyway so maybe that's why I didn't notice anything.
 

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Have you tried a couple of tanks of Shell V-Power diesel?

That's what I run. And they sell it just up the road at North Front Street and the 401. Shell at exit 543.
I have yes, I had problems from a few tanks of the V-Power in the winter. I might try it again someday. When I travel its hard to find it. I now stick to Petro Canada.
The engine is quieter with the Stanadyne then straight Diesel.
 

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I have yes, I had problems from a few tanks of the V-Power in the winter. I might try it again someday. When I travel its hard to find it.
True it is hard to find. Only available at 350 Shell stations in North America and almost all of those are in Canada.

I always plan ahead though.
 

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Yeah, we have one and conveniently enough it's right here.
 

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I use my own additive that is a mix of cetane booster and 2-stroke oil. :) My Cruze likes it a lot. Please don't try that yourself, I have warned you :)
 

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I understand what you are saying. On another note, if said products caused problems, there would be all kinds of lawsuits against the additive companies and they would be out of business. I don't see someone producing a product that would cause harm/issues, just doesn't make sense. Now producing one that doesn't do a thing, well that pretty much happens all the time I would imagine, but the average consumer is looking for any little advantage and the additive companies are betting on it.
I think it's a physiological thing more than anything, people think if you add something it must be better, perhaps it doesn't do harm but what if it does? The car is designed for straight diesel fuel ultra low sulphur. I have used addictive for other applications, had. 95 Mercedes e300 diesel, that car was designed for higher sulphur fuel, the fuel changed after it was new, so I added diesel kleen. I just don't think in a CTD it helps any. Just my thoughts, I was educated as an engineer so that training doesn't leave me. Diesel on the forum here has 175k miles and doesn't use an addictive and has had great success with no fuel related issues I am aware of so that's good enough for me.

if you have a problem and use an addictive how would you prove that caused a fuel related problem?
 
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I think it's a physiological thing more than anything, people think if you add something it must be better, perhaps it doesn't do harm but what if it does? The car is designed for straight diesel fuel ultra low sulphur. I have used addictive for other applications, had. 95 Mercedes e300 diesel, that car was designed for higher sulphur fuel, the fuel changed after it was new, so I added diesel kleen. I just don't think in a CTD it helps any. Just my thoughts, I was educated as an engineer so that training doesn't leave me. Diesel on the forum here has 175k miles and doesn't use an addictive and has had great success with no fuel related issues I am aware of so that's good enough for me.

if you have a problem and use an addictive how would you prove that caused a fuel related problem?
I agree with you. Just put diesel in your tank. IMO on a modern diesel, with emissions systems and more sensors than you know what to do with, dumping additives in the fuel is not a good idea. I think they create a "placebo effect" more than anything. The car is made to run on diesel, even if it is poor quality diesel. What the additives are doing to the car long term, can be questionable.
 
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