more power from fuel - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



more power from fuel

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-22-2013, 05:48 PM
magicsac1366's Avatar
magicsac1366 magicsac1366 is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 107
magicsac1366 is starting off with a positive reputation.
more power from fuel

ok... besides the obvious legal issues, i cant get a strait answer anywhere, will low sulfur 500ppm diesel make more power in a dyno test? if yes, how much? i'm just wondering from a strictly race point of view.

also, what other ways are there to get more bang out of the fuel, i've read adding used motor oil or hydrolic fluid might, or is that just for lube for the hpop and injectors?

seems like every time i search, the more i search, i find answers that contradict each other
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-23-2013, 04:17 PM
Christof13T's Avatar
Christof13T Christof13T is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Victoria, Tx
Posts: 2,520
Christof13T has a brilliant futureChristof13T has a brilliant futureChristof13T has a brilliant futureChristof13T has a brilliant futureChristof13T has a brilliant futureChristof13T has a brilliant futureChristof13T has a brilliant futureChristof13T has a brilliant futureChristof13T has a brilliant futureChristof13T has a brilliant futureChristof13T has a brilliant future
Its voodoo...

One grease wizard's results may not necessarily be repeatable by another.

With the minimal differences between the fuels being burned at their happiest parameters imho .. power/horsepower increases are possible... but in small and varying measureable amounts depending on the mix.

I wouldnt rely on it to win any races.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-24-2013, 12:18 PM
magicsac1366's Avatar
magicsac1366 magicsac1366 is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 107
magicsac1366 is starting off with a positive reputation.
yeah, thats kinda what im figuring. if i ever get on a dyno i might set up a second tank to do a comparison just to see but it's not really important. i've seen and heard so many people talk about how they run this and its a big power increase, or pour that into there tank and it runs sooooo much better... i guess if i get around to it, i'll find out one day lol. it would be nice to see on paper what if any difference stuff does, like that fuel additive chart somebody came up with for lubrication on here.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-26-2013, 04:28 PM
Fett Affen's Avatar
Fett Affen Fett Affen is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Yucaipa, CA.
Posts: 39
Fett Affen is starting off with a positive reputation.
Low sulfur diesel is not good for your engine. Add a lubricant, according to the study that I read a while back, 2%-5% biodiesel is by far the best fuel lubricant out there.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-26-2013, 05:27 PM
binuya's Avatar
binuya binuya is online now
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,509
binuya has a great reputation on FTE.binuya has a great reputation on FTE.binuya has a great reputation on FTE.binuya has a great reputation on FTE.binuya has a great reputation on FTE.binuya has a great reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fett Affen View Post
Low sulfur diesel is not good for your engine. Add a lubricant, according to the study that I read a while back, 2%-5% biodiesel is by far the best fuel lubricant out there.
Low sulphur diesel, if you can get it, has more sulphur than ULSD, which is what you get at the pump today. ULSD has 15ppm, whereas LSD has 500ppm.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-26-2013, 08:31 PM
444dieselrod's Avatar
444dieselrod 444dieselrod is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Barnesville MN
Posts: 2,415
444dieselrod is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.444dieselrod is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fett Affen View Post
Low sulfur diesel is not good for your engine.
Only in California is that true....


I have burned HUNDREDS of gallons of OLD diesel, stuff that sat around from the 80's and 90's, in my PSD's and they loved ever drop of it. It had a noticeable boost in power, and smoke.....

Might not be very scientific but short of running on a dyno I think it has more power.

Diesel Rod
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-27-2013, 09:29 AM
Fett Affen's Avatar
Fett Affen Fett Affen is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Yucaipa, CA.
Posts: 39
Fett Affen is starting off with a positive reputation.
I live in the forsaken state of California, ULSD is all we get. Glad you get to run the good stuff.....for now.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-31-2013, 11:46 PM
speedwrench72's Avatar
speedwrench72 speedwrench72 is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: western washington
Posts: 993
speedwrench72 is starting off with a positive reputation.
cali ulsd is Oxaginated too..when i was over the road I,We the company I worked for told us to avoid buying fuel in cali...as far as i know,, you can no longer get low sulfer diesel,,they don't make it any more...diesel 1, (kerosene) same as stove oil.. ,diesel 2,same as furnace oil,and dyed(off road)diesel..Jet A and winter JetA1 are lighter oils than D1 less btu...industrial mineral oil is higher ctane than D2 and if you could get a suply of it would make fantastic blending fuel..
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Newbie here... Questions on pulling heavy binkyk 6.2L V8 16 07-12-2012 09:39 PM
best tune hfdbuck09 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 8 06-22-2011 09:17 AM
Newbie Experience jlarocca95 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 0 08-26-2009 11:04 AM
84 F250 6.9L with front tank leaking hugger94 Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 2 06-03-2008 08:14 PM
diesel fuel everywhere! Diesel Daddy 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 11 02-10-2004 06:53 AM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:47 AM.


This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.