Any good fuel additives to reduce soot buildup?

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  1. LoneRanger

    LoneRanger Road Train Member

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    I want to know if anyone uses any additives in their fuel to reduce soot build up or if such a thing exists.
     
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  3. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    why not just burn better fuel
     
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  4. LoneRanger

    LoneRanger Road Train Member

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    that’s the plan, but how do you know who has better fuel?

    no one answers that question before getting to the stop.
     
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    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    some sell straight diesel. loves fuel has too much bio in it
     
  6. LoneRanger

    LoneRanger Road Train Member

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    Ya that I know but the fuel island attendants don’t know the price let alone the type of diesel. Once in a while I’ll end up talking to someone who knows the difference between Bio or D#2 but I guess life goes on.
     
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    T/A Petro app shows the bio amount
    Or if straight diesel. I found most of the Casey’s In the area I run have straight diesel.
    Some Kum & go in Midwest are straight diesel. fuel is diluted with bio for tax credits.
    I hate the #### just as much as ethanol which I avoid as well
     
  8. little cat 500

    little cat 500 Road Train Member

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    Delete it if its a EGR motor Problem solved
     
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    Optilube, Hot Shots EDT, or Power Service concentrated. I never fuel without adding one of the three. All three have a high concentration of cetane improvers.
     
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    What is soot?
     
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