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Just tried this for the first time. I have been using the ford stuff and have always felt my injectors to be a bit noisy. Truck has always run well though.

I tried 2 stroke on my fill-up tonight and will see how it does with injector noise. Has anyone used it together with the ford cetene booster?

Anyone else using it in their 6.0?
 

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This is somewhat relevant, somewhat useless info but I swear by Yamalube 2 stroke oil. I've torn down dozens of 2 stroke motors over the years and used PJ1, BelRay, on and on down the list in those motors and Yamalube is by *far* the cleanest burning.
 

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This is somewhat relevant, somewhat useless info but I swear by Yamalube 2 stroke oil. I've torn down dozens of 2 stroke motors over the years and used PJ1, BelRay, on and on down the list in those motors and Yamalube is by *far* the cleanest burning.
Yamalube in diesel ?? This is the first I have heard of this. What all does it help do?
 

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I was just adding two cents as to the cleanliness of Yamalube in comparison to all the other 2 stroke makes out there. Carbon build-up was nearly nonexistent with Yamalube.

It's arguable whether or not you notice a difference when adding a quart per tankful, but hey.... Why not!
 

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I'm interested in trying this out never have before. I know that when you winterize an inboard motor on a boat to get it ready for storage you can run some oil thru the carbs while the engine is running its smokes like all hell but protects the engine for months. Now does the 2 stroke oil in the tank for a 7.3 cause it to smoke more and how often should it be done?
 

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The 7.3 is the biggest beneficiary of doing this. The issue was the sulfur, which in fuel oil served in a similar capacity as lead used to in gasoline, a lubricant. An unwanted side effect was that the lead caused retarded kids and the sulfur in diesel fuel combines with CO2 in the air and forms sulfur dioxide, which in turn becomes acid rain. So the tree huggers won as the years ticked by and sulfur content was dramatically reduced. But what about all the old diesels out there that were made during the good old days when this lubricant was automatically in every gallon of fuel purchased? Well, just like with the lead reductions, the government lied to us as they always do and claimed there won't be any noticeable effects and power or performance won't be reduced and blah blah blah. Is there a difference? Ask around

As far as how much 2-stroke to add, you'll find a hundred different opinions. People are also using transmission fluid, though I feel that since 2-stroke is produced with the intention of being combusted and transmission fluid is not I stay away from the tranny fluid idea. I'll dump up to a quart in a 35+ gallon filling, and never noticed any smoke in any of the motors up to and including my 6.4... Frequency of how often I do it ends up being a matter of opportunity - how often am I standing there pumping fuel and happen to see a container of 2-stroke rolling around in the bed of the truck or how often do I see a container of 2-stroke when I reach for the Power Service (I use religiously).

Don't worry about hurting anything. I've seen people dump 5 gallons worth of waste oil in a full tank of fuel and the thing ran it and as far as I know is still running
 

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Actually, I like the 'fragrance' from adding 2-stroke to my fuel.... Makes me think I'm on one of the open class big bores ;)
 

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Ok I am sold and the reason it makes sense. I will buy a box from a buddy of mine that has a marine shop to get it at his cost. I will try a bottle on my next fill up. I do use diesel from the pilot station that has the blue def in it, I definitely notice the difference in performance along with less smoke on my higher tunes.
 

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Diesel with blue already In it? Where can I fill up with this and ruin my 6.4 and FINALLY be rid of it!?!?
 

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I tried diesel kleen and the 2 stroke oil, the truck LOVES the 2 stroke oil. No smoking. Runs overall smoother, quieter, and even gets slightly better fuel mileage. As soon as i'm out of diesel kleen i'll be going back to 2 stroke oil for my 6.0. I dont buy cheap fuel either. The truck has only run on shell since i've owned it.
 

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Grey bottle Diesel Kleen. Swear by it. In the winter I keep a bottle of the white stuff on hand in case I can't fuel up at my normal spot that already comes with anti-gel in it.
 

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Thats what i have been using. Much more 'clacky' on the diesel kleen that the 2 stroke. I am going to use the white bottle in the winter along with a little bit of 2 stroke oil.
 

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I definitely believe a factor that must be considered in the ATF / 2 Stroke debate is the very nature of the two oils... 2 stroke is intended to be combusted, ATF isn't. One could weakly argue that 'oil is oil' but that's another debate.
 

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I was just adding two cents as to the cleanliness of Yamalube in comparison to all the other 2 stroke makes out there. Carbon build-up was nearly nonexistent with Yamalube.

It's arguable whether or not you notice a difference when adding a quart per tankful, but hey.... Why not!

I gotta try this, is it easily obtainable?, or do you order by the case?....
 

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Nah I just pick it up at any bike (motor) shop or Yamaha dealer. Some mom and pop auto stores around me carry it... Those that are still around.
 
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