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How much cetane booster to add?

Alot of people have been telling me that the centane rating in california is very low, so I was going to start adding cetane booster. How much is good to add? When I look at the bottles of booster it says "for 10 gal of diesel add X amount of booster." However I want to know what the numbers are. Lastly, what brand of booster is good to use?

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Re: How much cetane booster to add?

Power Service Diesel Kleen works well. I use the silver bottle because it's supposed to have more cetane booster.


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Re: How much cetane booster to add?

No body else has any input?

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Re: How much cetane booster to add?

i use Howies fuel treatment its great for the big rigs and have less soot and water problems. You can get it at any truckstop.
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Re: How much cetane booster to add?

Diesel kleen,I think it was the one quart bottle I was getting 4 tanks of diesel too.It seemed to help alot with starts in the winter.
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Re: How much cetane booster to add?

I bought some of that diesel kleen, but my tank is at 1/4 so i am going to put it in when i fill up. Thanks for the info.

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Re: How much cetane booster to add?

Diesel engines run well with a cetane index from 40 to 55. Diesel fuels with a higher cetane index which have shorter ignition delays provide more time for the fuel combustion process to be completed. Hence, higher speed diesels operate more effectively with higher cetane number fuels. There is no performance or emission advantage when the cetane is raised past approximately 55. After this point, the fuel's performance hits a plateau. In the US diesel at the pump can be found in two cetane ranges: 38-42 for regular diesel, and 42-45 for premium. Premium diesel also may have additives to improve cetane and lubricity, detergents to clean the fuel injectors and minimize carbon deposits, water dispersants, and other additives depending on geographical and seasonal needs.

So yes, a cetane boost is a good thing but a diesel fuel additive with all the above mentioned additives is the best route to go IMO. I like using Schaeffer's Dieseltreat myself. At @ $6 a can it treats 125 gallons and adds a 5 point cetane boost.

http://www.schaefferoil.com/fuel_additives.html

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Diesel engines run well with a cetane index from 40 to 55. Diesel fuels with a higher cetane index which have shorter ignition delays provide more time for the fuel combustion process to be completed. Hence, higher speed diesels operate more effectively with higher cetane number fuels. There is no performance or emission advantage when the cetane is raised past approximately 55. After this point, the fuel's performance hits a plateau. In the US diesel at the pump can be found in two cetane ranges: 38-42 for regular diesel, and 42-45 for premium. Premium diesel also may have additives to improve cetane and lubricity, detergents to clean the fuel injectors and minimize carbon deposits, water dispersants, and other additives depending on geographical and seasonal needs.

So yes, a cetane boost is a good thing but a diesel fuel additive with all the above mentioned additives is the best route to go IMO. I like using Schaeffer's Dieseltreat myself. At @ $6 a can it treats 125 gallons and adds a 5 point cetane boost.

http://www.schaefferoil.com/fuel_additives.html

Wow! Great info thanks. Someone had told me that Cali's cetane was about 35 that's why I wanted to know. I'm trying the diesel kleen mentioned above and it is supposed to add 7 points.

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Re: How much cetane booster to add?

Don't know where you are in Cali, but Chevron is Launching their Premium Diesel Pilot Program in Sacramento. 48 station will cary thier new diesel fuel.

here's the link:

http://www.allbusiness.com/energy-ut...7750592-1.html

Flint Hills refinery in Minnesota seems to be doing very well with their premium diesel fuels also.

http://www.premiumdiesel.com/product/goldplus.aspx

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Re: How much cetane booster to add?

I'm about 4 hours from Sac. I hope they bring that down here...

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