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Just wondering how others add fuel additives to their tank.

For the sub tank I add it when the tank is empty before I go to the servo.

The main tank I add it at the servo via a syringe and pump the fuel in after. I figure the fuel falling in will help mix it plus I wouldn't want to drive to the servo with a full dose of additive and almost no fuel.
 

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I do mine after filling up. At Home.

But I use a small funnel & small hose to pour both the 2 stroke oil & fuel additive.

For my 3ltr diesel, I use Chemtech Diesel treatment & Castrol 2T every 2nd or 3rd tank.

http://www.chemtech.net.au/cr_fueladditives.html
 

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does the fuel additive make any difference? what type are you using and what exactly does it do?
 

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does the fuel additive make any difference? what type are you using and what exactly does it do?
I am using Chemtech Diesel Power.

I have only run one tank through the patrol so far so probably a bit early to tell.

It did seem to run better (more power) and I don't think it was a placebo affect because I had forgotten I had put it in and then later thought "hmm the patrol is running well at the moment" It wasn't until a few days later I remembered there was additive in the tank.

Anyway, it is supposed to do everything a hiclone does and then some:

Increased power
Reduced fuel consumtion
Clean and lube various parts of the engine internals
Stops algae growing in your diesel
disperses water in the fuel so it goes through the engine without causing problems

I bought the additive to add to the sub tank as I hadn't used it for a while and I was worried about water in the sub tank.
 

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I just tip it in after I fill the tanks. Can't see how it won't end up all mixed in with the way my rig bounces around when empty...
 

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i dont believe in fuel add's. we stopped using them thanks to the capped price service deal but the wynns stuff and even the petrol stuff don't do anything that regular fuel cant do. but back when we used the add's whatever didn't get used i gave to my neighbour. he reckons they're great..
 

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tell you a neat trick: get a lawn mower hot, run it dry, put a full fuel additive in the tank and keep on mowing. (i suggest you use an old lawn mower if you don't want to ruin your $900 one)

one day a couple of years ago i ran out of fuel and i couldn't be bothered running up to the servo to fill up. i had several bottles of cartech fuel additive in my shed and put one in my mower. thing kept running for half an hour.
 

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i use the standayne fuel additive in my ute.it is very good--considering they keep dropping the amount of sulphur they put in diesel nowadays.sulphur if you dont know lubricates the seals in the pump--it also does the water removal and gives me a slightly better economy!(plus i get it cheap off my mate from diesel power in margaret river
 
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