Diesel Force or Pittsburgh Power

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  1. Transportacion R&R

    Transportacion R&R Light Load Member

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    What would you guys recommend to do at 500k miles? or would you do the Diesel Force, then treat your fuel ups with the 8oz of Pittsburgh Power liquid.
     
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  3. loudtom

    loudtom Heavy Load Member

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    I like to replace as much as I can on my own. I'd probably remove parts and clean them individually, so they are less likely to be seized up when they fail. It takes longer, and it is cheaper, but I also won't be able to clean some of the parts that the Diesel Force service is supposed to get to.

    If I didn't like to work on my own truck, I would just get the Diesel Force service done and let the shop deal with the parts when they fail. I wouldn't have much of a problem with taking this approach, but I haven't been able to find a reliable shop in my area.
     
  4. Transportacion R&R

    Transportacion R&R Light Load Member

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    I want to clean both the emissions systems on both my trucks since they have 500k miles. Hoping to get at least 50% of the soot out of there. I understand that it is inevitable that the one box will fail one day, but what we all want is to get the most out of our machines. With that being said, it cant hurt to get it cleaned with diesel force and also possible add the Pittsburgh power liquid to each fill up. Im hoping to get at least 700k miles out of that one box.
     
  5. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    I ran 3 gallons of the Max Mileage through my truck, roughly 55k miles, and I was tracking my DEF tank to tank. I saw no change in my DEF consumption over that time so since that was all I could use to measure if it was a miracle additive or not I stopped using it. It’s now been 3 months without it and my DEF consumption is the same as it’s been all along.

    I did not go have the Diesel Force cleaning, it stands to reason that doing both would have benefits over doing one or the other.

    What is the cost of the Diesel Force cleaning versus “fixing” your emission system for good? That would be another thing I’d look at.
     
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  6. loudtom

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    If you remove your after treatment system, it might be hard to find a place that will work on it while you're on the road. You'll want to consider more than just the cost difference between cleaning and removing it.

    If I had the Detroit one box system, I'd probably be more inclined to just get the Diesel Force cleanings done periodically if it works. I probably wouldn't use any additives, other than injector cleaner, anti gel, or algaecide as needed.
     
  7. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Just fix it yourself lol. Its just nuts and bolts.
     
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  8. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    And gaskets.
     
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  9. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    He runs his trucks in the TX oilfield and mentioned deleting his trucks in a different post. That’s why I mentioned weighing the cost of the cleaning versus just deleting them.
     
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  10. Transportacion R&R

    Transportacion R&R Light Load Member

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    That's correct, i am weighing my options. I'm going to try the cleaning route first. The trucks have been meticulously maintained. Im curious to see the before and after videos of the cleaning.
     
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