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Old June 30th, 2011, 08:33   #1
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Does anyone know what the best diesel additive around here is?
I've read the Opti-Lube xpd is good. Just don't know if its available around??
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Old June 30th, 2011, 08:51   #2
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Does anyone know what the best diesel additive around here is?
I've read the Opti-Lube xpd is good. Just don't know if its available around??
They have a few dealers, but most people have to order it direct form the company. I have no idea how much shipping would be to Canada, but the shipping is cheaper when you buy larger quantities. I would go to their website and then call or email them and see if they have any Canadian dealers. It might save you some money on shipping.

http://opti-lube.com/

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Old June 30th, 2011, 09:11   #3
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Does anyone know what the best diesel additive around here is?
I've read the Opti-Lube xpd is good. Just don't know if its available around??
http://www.powerservice.com/dk/

This one is what I use and seems to be well used by others on here.
Hillcrest VW even sold it before Canadian Tire picked it up.
Look for it there at CT - it even goes on sale now & then

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Old June 30th, 2011, 17:50   #4
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They have a few dealers, but most people have to order it direct form the company. I have no idea how much shipping would be to Canada, but the shipping is cheaper when you buy larger quantities. I would go to their website and then call or email them and see if they have any Canadian dealers. It might save you some money on shipping.

http://opti-lube.com/

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x2. I bought two gallons a year ago, cost me $130 or $150, I don't remember. Great stuff though!
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Old June 30th, 2011, 19:07   #5
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Does anyone know what the best diesel additive around here is?
What function is needed above and beyond the standard package that comes from your local fuel supply?
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Old July 1st, 2011, 03:08   #6
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What function is needed above and beyond the standard package that comes from your local fuel supply?
I, for the most part, agree. I used to run Power Service religiously and I did feel the car ran smoother. Granted, washing the car makes it feel faster too. PS is supposed to keep the deposits to a minimum but as long as you're running good fuel like Irving's Clean Diesel, I have yet to see an unacceptable amount on anything I've worked on anyway. I stopped using it years ago.
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I, for the most part, agree. I used to run Power Service religiously and I did feel the car ran smoother. Granted, washing the car makes it feel faster too. PS is supposed to keep the deposits to a minimum but as long as you're running good fuel like Irving's Clean Diesel, I have yet to see an unacceptable amount on anything I've worked on anyway. I stopped using it years ago.
... cant really argue with that, - I put PS in if " ... I remember " .
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For those of you who use an additive, how do you add it? I'm sure I pour in far more than necessary each time.
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For those of you who use an additive, how do you add it? I'm sure I pour in far more than necessary each time.
I put it into pre-measured small bottles. Then when I fill my tank, I pour in the additive first. This ensures that the additive is thoroughly mixed with the fuel. The biggest issue for most is finding the small bottles. There are several threads here about that.

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Old July 1st, 2011, 16:16   #10
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What function is needed above and beyond the standard package that comes from your local fuel supply?
Especially in the new CR diesels, lubricity is a big concern due to common rail direct injection, with the HPFP being lubricated by the fuel itself. Failures in the US market are actually quite common, and can cost 15-18K (that number, the high one.. that came from an NS dealer) as the whole fuel system is thrashed as the HPFP (high pressure fuel pump) basically disintegrates and floods the system with metal filings.

http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=177728

That's why I use XPD.

@Fyrman... you have PD TDi so it's not really a concern for you but for those of us with newer diesels it's something we need to be more careful with.
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Especially in the new CR diesels, lubricity is a big concern due to common rail direct injection, with the HPFP being lubricated by the fuel itself. Failures in the US market are actually quite common, and can cost 15-18K (that number, the high one.. that came from an NS dealer) as the whole fuel system is thrashed as the HPFP (high pressure fuel pump) basically disintegrates and floods the system with metal filings.
From what I have read, there has been only 3 or 4 CDN vehicles with the HPFP failure. Our fuel in Canada is lightyears better than the US fuel.
That being said, a little extra additive won't hurt, and will most likely keep you that much safer (from HPFP failure).
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@Fyrman... you have PD TDi so it's not really a concern for you but for those of us with newer diesels it's something we need to be more careful with.
What CLever said...

If it truly was an issue, there'd be more of an issue about it.

...and I don't have a PD.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 11:36   #13
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What CLever said...

If it truly was an issue, there'd be more of an issue about it.

...and I don't have a PD.
My apologies on the PD.

With the "issue about it"... it's a more prominent problem in the US, granted. That doesn't mean it can't / won't happen here if you get some bad fuel. My luck is the poops, so I'm being safer than sorry.

In any case, aside from increased lubricity, I notice better cold-weather fuel economy, as well as fewer regen cycles using the Optilube XPD. Warm weather fuel economy may be better but there' hasn't been enough where I've paid attention to notice though I averaged 58 mpg on the way home from work the other day, which was nice
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Old July 6th, 2011, 08:45   #15
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For those of you who use an additive, how do you add it? I'm sure I pour in far more than necessary each time.
I use PS. I use a measuring funnel. Its got a twist valve on the bottom. Just measure, stick hose where it belongs and twist....could make a good beer bong!

Any way, ya can find it at wal-mart.
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