Stanadyne at Autozone

hotpocketdeath

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I have a feeling this is most likely an isolated occurrence.

I don't see Stanadyne on Autozone's website and Autozone is still not listed as a dealer on Stanadyne's website.
 

tditom

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I was looking at this too. I was wondering since this is a demolsifier will the tdi fuel filter catch the water in it. I didn't think that the car had a separator on it for the fuel.
I'm not sure if the CRs have a means of water separation in the filter. I was under the impression that they did not but someone recently posted that they do. I agree that a demulsifier isn't good on a car with no water separation.
 

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I submit that any diesel fuel system where there exists a fuel filter of a reasonable capacity (e.g. the VW filter originally supplied with AHU or ALH engines, or the CAT filter) will have media and sufficient volume that it will act as a water separator.

For my cars, I have decided to quit worrying about it because:

1) in over 14 years, I've never found water in the filter
2) I use Redline
3) I suspect the biggest reason for the finding in #1 is because of #2.

Cheers,

PH
 

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... 16oz bottle for $8.
That's 50 cents an ounce. Purchasing six half-gallon jugs at the link below cuts it to about 29 cents an ounce, including shipping:

http://www.mstechinc.com/shopsite_sc/smarthtml/fuelAdditives.asp

That's what I do, and decant it into old 8-ounce Stanadyne bottles, which I keep in the trunk.

It's easy to spill during decanting from a full jug, even with a funnel, so I use a turkey baster to transfer the first few swallows.
 

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That's 50 cents an ounce. Purchasing six half-gallon jugs at the link below cuts it to about 29 cents an ounce, including shipping:

http://www.mstechinc.com/shopsite_sc/smarthtml/fuelAdditives.asp

That's what I do, and decant it into old 8-ounce Stanadyne bottles, which I keep in the trunk.

It's easy to spill during decanting from a full jug, even with a funnel, so I use a turkey baster to transfer the first few swallows.
WOW you make a real project out of a few ozs of additive
 

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Stanadyne at AutoZone

No AutoZone Nearby, but NAPA sells it for about $64 for a half gallon (including duties,shipping,overhead,storage,shelf space ,two useless electric plants,Oakville and Missisauga, but not including Goods and Service Tax 13%).

Considering the boost it gives to the fuel because the cetane levels are at 40 or so from the pump [Regular Diesel], AND my vehicle was designed before Ultra-Low-Sulfur-Diesel came into style, it has helped in my mpg. see fuelly at my sig.
 
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zagato27

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Just for grins I checked my local AutoZone. Nope, not on the shelf. When I asked the three employees at the counter they gave me the "deer in the headlight" look. They were less than helpful. I usually use Advance Auto, so I checked there, nope. Wally World....nope. About the only additive you find on the shelves in this area (Savannah) is PS, white and silver.
 

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Stanadyne at autozone

Don't have it in Texas :mad: Stopped at the local AutoZone and they didn't have it, so they looked on the computer and it was not listed on the main system database. Must be a local store thing at the places that have it.
 

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I've found our local Northern Tool carries Stanadyne diesel additives - not sure if this is nationwide. I switched from the Performance formula to Lubricity formula and after 1.5 tanks it looks like I'm getting slightly better fuel economy - will log a few more tanks before drawing any conclusions.
 

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Don't have it in Texas :mad: Stopped at the local AutoZone and they didn't have it, so they looked on the computer and it was not listed on the main system database. Must be a local store thing at the places that have it.
I have found it in the AutoZone close to my home in SE Houston area.
 

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I use Stanadyn in my Cummins marine application, I use it in my Duramax, I have heard a injector repair shop recommend it. I asked my VW repair place, a well recommended foreign auto location, not a dealer, and they are not encouraging me to use the product on a regular basis, was unsure of Stanadyn “and not a fan of regular additives”. He was concerned that the injector pump would not “be happy” with this product. It’s a 08 V10, new to me with 66 thousand miles or so on it, averaging around 21 MPH, over all, on and off highway. (not off road) GEAT CAR! Any thoughts?
 

hotpocketdeath

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Note, my virus scanner triggers on the link above ^
Since that is Stanadyne's official website for their additive, I'm leaning towards your detection being a false positive.

But that's doesn't mean the website itself was not infected. A common source of viruses being loaded onto computers is from websites, or even just their ads, being infected. If you feel there may be a problem with their site, take a screenshot of the detection and send them a copy.
 

Bob_Fout

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Note, my virus scanner triggers on the link above ^
Since that is Stanadyne's official website for their additive, I'm leaning towards your detection being a false positive.

But that's doesn't mean the website itself was not infected. A common source of viruses being loaded onto computers is from websites, or even just their ads, being infected. If you feel there may be a problem with their site, take a screenshot of the detection and send them a copy.
Copa, what specifically does it list as the virus or trojan?

I visited that link with a Windows box running FreeAVG, nothing mentioned. Chrome and Firefox didn't complain on Windows or Linux, either. Doesn't mean other software won't complain or that there isn't really a problem, though.
 

CopaMundial

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Copa, what specifically does it list as the virus or trojan?

I visited that link with a Windows box running FreeAVG, nothing mentioned. Chrome and Firefox didn't complain on Windows or Linux, either. Doesn't mean other software won't complain or that there isn't really a problem, though.

 

Bob_Fout

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Doh, I'm running Avast. I don't use Windows very often...
 

Bob_Fout

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Ah ha, as suggested by a google search result, the source HTML for that page does have lots of spam links, about Viagra and such. That's a positive result for infection!
 

hotpocketdeath

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Ah ha, as suggested by a google search result, the source HTML for that page does have lots of spam links, about Viagra and such. That's a positive result for infection!
That's strange because when I look at the page source using Firefox, I don't see any of that. The only links I see that direct you to other sites are for places like Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, etc. All of which relate to their product.

I even checked it without my ad-block and no-script add-ons enabled and still don't see anything wrong.
 
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