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    View Poll Results: Poll for current/future TDI owners - Are/Will you be using Diesel fuel additive?

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    • Yes, Stanadyne Performance Formula

      3 10.71%
    • Yes, Stanadyne Lubricity Formula

      0 0%
    • Yes, Other brand formula

      9 32.14%
    • No, not using diesel fuel additive

      16 57.14%
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    Thread: Poll for current/future TDI owners - Are/Will you be using Diesel fuel additive?

    1. Member
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      04-27-2012 12:15 PM #26
      Ask them all if they would give you a recommended cetane rating number to use. Again, Europe has ratings from 51 to 55. Be lucky to see 45 here in the states. Higher the cetane, better the fuel mileage. (Up to about 55)

      And seeing a number of dealers are using the "bad fuel" excuse for denying warranty, request where they recommend we buy our fuel.
      2012 Passat SE TDI NAV
      2005 F250 PSD 4X4 LB CrewCab Arizona Beige / Blue Spring / Gauges / Coolant Filter / SG-II / Peragon Bed Cover
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      04-29-2012 08:57 AM #27
      I presently use Diesel-Kleen, gray bottle, in my 02 Golf, I have since first fuel-up. The engine is a little quieter and fuel economy is slightly better, and it adds some lubrication for the IP. I am considering an '12 Passat, if I get one, I will be using the Opti-lube XPD. If you read the scar wear tests on the ULSD, most fuels barely meet the minimum requirments for lubricity. The only one that I have read that easily meets the specs is the fuel from Irving, and that is still not that great. Because of the HPFP issues, and the associated costs IF something goes wrong, which seems to be rare, I will be using an additive as cheap insurance. Also, because of the HPFP issues, I am also going to see if the CAT 2 micron fuel filter is still available and if it will fit on the Passat.

      Jim

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      04-29-2012 04:54 PM #28
      For those of you who do add additives, how much of what product do you put in, and how often.
      Thanks!
      ~Kyosho

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      04-29-2012 05:06 PM #29
      Every fill-up using this formula:

      Gallons of Diesel Fuel to Treat Ounces of Additive Required
      3 gallons 1 ounce
      40 gallons 16 ounces
      100 gallons 32 ounces
      250 gallons 80 ounces

      So, 15 gal = about 5 oz. No one runs their tank dry, right? I use a marked funnel to add the Diesel Kleen. Yeah, it stinks as bad or worse as diesel fuel! Gloves are good.

      Over adding doesn't hurt anything except wallet!

      See here: http://www.powerservice.com/dk/
      2012 Passat SE TDI NAV
      2005 F250 PSD 4X4 LB CrewCab Arizona Beige / Blue Spring / Gauges / Coolant Filter / SG-II / Peragon Bed Cover
      2007 Arctic Fox 30' Fifth Wheel

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      04-30-2012 08:33 PM #30
      I use a little splash of power service with every fill in all my Diesels. It's hard to get high cetane fuel around here, and it does make a small, but real difference. You can really tell on a car with worn out injectors, it knocks down the knocking

      -J
      2012 Passat TDI SE DSG. 74,000 miles. LED tails, VCDS tweaks (wipers, alarm, cluster)
      2004 Touareg V10 TDI. 140,000 miles.
      1999 Jetta "GLX" TDI. 300,000 miles. RCIII, BV49, S520, Knois.
      1991 Mercedes 350SDL. 230,000 miles, 60k on the replacement motor
      Past: 91 Jetta ECOdiesel. Totaled. 92 Jetta ECOdiesel. 87 Audi 5000S Q. 85 Jetta 1.8.

    6. 01-04-2014 10:34 PM #31
      I haven't yet used Opti Lube in my 2013 Passat but have been using it in my Ford 2008 6.4 diesel.

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