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Old 09-03-2017, 11:11 AM
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M-chan68. Wonder if he used a cetane booster if that would clean things up?
It helps, but it doesn't prevent soot from building up. I think the biggest factor is usage. Short stops, stop and go driving, excessive idling etc. is the biggest contributor to soot build up. Being in California where there is an extremely high vehicle population, not to mention the eternal and inevitable traffic congestion that Californians have to contend with on a day to day basis likely doesn't help.
 
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We use 50+ cetane fuel in farm equip and pickups listed. Never had a problem yet BUT we freeway drive a lot
 
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Originally Posted by m-chan68 View Post
It helps, but it doesn't prevent soot from building up. I think the biggest factor is usage. Short stops, stop and go driving, excessive idling etc. is the biggest contributor to soot build up. Being in California where there is an extremely high vehicle population, not to mention the eternal and inevitable traffic congestion that Californians have to contend with on a day to day basis likely doesn't help.
Well, I average about 40K miles a year. This year will be a few less though. I'm looking about 35K this year. I spend most of my time on the freeway. However, I do spend a ton of time in traffic. Believe it or not, if I leave at the wrong time, I can spend 8 hours trying to go 250 miles. I have tried running the Hot Shot stuff before. Maybe I'll go back to running it. I have a running bet with myself to see how long this truck will last. I almost lost a week ago. Thanks again for the advice!
 
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On the road I use power service fuel,additive from tractor supply comany
 
 
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