Any diesel owners here use a cetane booster diesel additive? Had an ad pop up on Facebook, one I chose not to ignore for once, willing to give it a go as it's so cheap at £17.99 which will last a year. Took this from thier website:
CETANE BOOSTER FOR MORE POWER
IMPROVES FUEL ECONOMY
FUEL INJECTOR CLEANER
REDUCES SMOKE AND EMISSIONS
REDUCED COMBUSTION NOISE
LONGER COMPONENT LIFE
FULLY RESEARCHED & TESTED
They say up to 9% better economy and 44% cleaner injectors, sounds promising, just wondering what other people use if anything?
Apparently this one in particular is tried and tested by Cummins and has proven results. It's Diesel power plus, just put dot Co dot UK after it. Probably works similar to Redex, thus far I've done one Redex tank.
Didn't want to play with bottles each fill up. So I decided to take a look at Shell Diesel V-Power, it has all those thing in it and it cost 8 cent a litre more, about the same cost or cheaper than buying bottles of stuff. I started to use it at 17,000 KM
When I started to finish off my second tank of it, I notice big differences suddenly. No hesitation, even when cold, smoother acceleration, peppier, quieter engine noise, etc.
Yes I would probably justify the extra cost and use V-power, but my nearest Shell is a 50 mile round trip and they don't even sell it there anyway! I did fill up there just a few days ago, but they only had the standard stuff.
The one item they say about this product that worries me is
"Diesel Power Plus contains the most effective combination of ingredients to absorb water from fuel" From their website.
Now it depends on what they mean by "absorb" if it is pulling water into the fuel to help it travel through the system that is bad. You want something that will cause the water to stick together so the filters can stop it. You don't want any water getting to the injectors no matter how small. If you are looking for a additive look for one that helps separate the water out of the fuel not absorb it into the fuel.
It's a tried and tested product so should be sound. It probably means that it helps with condensation issues. I still havn't bought any yet, but my last two tanks I added Redex which pretty much does the same thing.