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Thread: Fuel additive for TD5

  1. #61
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    Old Aviation saying,

    "No such thing as a silly question, just silly mistakes!"

    I've learnt to ask lots of "silly questions" , makes it easier to find stuff in the supermarket/bunnings!

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    I just love reading these "debates".

    BUT, its for lubrication only - and some kickbacks it offer.

    FACT, we experience many diesels coming in beyond 150k before glow plugs get replaced. This is a nightmare for any workshop and customer since 90% of the time the glow plug tip get broken off, and subsequently the top need to be removed....

    We did a test this week with 8 diesel vehicles of various brands all over 180k with original glow plugs. 1l of 2so was added on a full tank. Between Thu and Fri all 8 vehicles came in for servicing with 100% removal rate of the glow plugs...

    Use it, don't use it.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoJakes View Post
    We did a test this week with 8 diesel vehicles of various brands all over 180k with original glow plugs. 1l of 2so was added on a full tank. Between Thu and Fri all 8 vehicles came in for servicing with 100% removal rate of the glow plugs... Use it, don't use it.....

    Just to be clear DiscoJakes, was the 2SO beneficial or not? Also, which workshop is yours?

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    If like me you have problems with math and need to constantly work out ratio's for mowers, outboards etc try an iphone app called "Gas and Oil ratios" its a ripper!

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    Or iRatio on the app store too.


    Using Capitals, the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse or helping your uncle jack off a horse...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naks View Post
    Just to be clear DiscoJakes, was the 2SO beneficial or not? Also, which workshop is yours?
    Naks, it was "beneficial" for the fact that all glow plugs extracted first time round with no breakages, something which is very common these days to the point where owners are being pre-warned that the head might have to be removed to safeguard the workshop.

    I'm the UFix DIY workshop guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoJakes View Post
    Naks, it was "beneficial" for the fact that all glow plugs extracted first time round with no breakages, something which is very common these days ]
    Sorry I'm confused,do you mean

    First time extraction with no breakages is common or,

    First time extraction with breakages is common?


    Thanks

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    Sorry for the confusion. Breakages is becoming a major concern for workshops and customers alike.

    The reason is sometimes disguised due to economic reasons where customers take very long before replacing items like glow plugs or cats for that matter. But I still believe "bad" fuel and a lack of lubrication is the main cause for concern. Some items just simply don't make it to their sell-by date!

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    In a nutshell, if you get enough carbon buildup around the tip of the glowplug it can make it hard/impossible to remove, hence they break instead.

    Some injector cleaners work as combustion chamber cleaners too, and I didn't have a problem replacing all six glow plugs on a TD42T last year with 300,000+km on the clock.

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