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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old Yesterday, 18:37   #1576
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Originally Posted by BobnOH View Post
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Ultra-low Sulfur Diesel Fuel Affects Lubrication. ... However, the process used to reduce the sulfur content in diesel also reduces the fuel's lubricating properties, resulting in increased wear on the various parts of the engine's fuel injection system.
I use 2 products (winter,summer) from FTTF, a few oz. per tank, not expensive, it was hard to find a place to buy it.

i was searching the fuels and additives subforum hoping to find some information about pros/cons or suggestions for which additives to use. couldn't find a thread... what's your rec?
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Old Yesterday, 20:03   #1577
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A couple ounces of Marvel Mystery Oil, a dash of cetane boost.
ATF, (automatic transmission fluid) will do the same, add a bit
of lubricity to the fuel for the IP.

Cheap, and without getting into the technical discussion
of the pros and cons of the host of additives out there,
it can't hurt.
In view of the extraordinary pressures generated, I figger anything
to ease the burden on the heart of the machine will help.
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Originally Posted by benIV View Post
i was searching the fuels and additives subforum hoping to find some information about pros/cons or suggestions for which additives to use. couldn't find a thread... what's your rec?
Extensive threads in these fora:



No general consensus on type product, brand, or dosage though. It depends on your particular requirements: lubricity, increased cetane, anti-gel, etc.

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