Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by cyg, Dec 16, 2012.
Anyone know about adding a small amount of two stroke oil to your deisel ?
This was a method used before winter diesel, to stop the diesel "waxing" not required or recommended these days as all of the diesel has additives added to stop this already.
I think it is more to do with increasing the lubricity of the diesel, reduced by the agents required to bring down the sulphur content to meet current emission legislation. There have been claims of increased IP and other component wear as a result. I've been doing this (300ml per 70 l tank) on an OM 646 and an OM605 since the beginning of the year. Possible slight improvement in consumption, but could be attributable to other factors, and a possible smoother note in the engines, but could be a 'placebo' effect. No negatives though, so will probably continue.
+1 for lubricant effect, petrol is used for better low temperature behavior. But wouldn't use either of the with CDIs...
MB have been known to add two stroke on endurance rallies where fuel quality is not guaranteed.
As mentioned previously, it helps compensate for today's low sulphur fuels.
Im a fan of Redex now & then & i new about the petrol add, but this was a new one. No to CDI`s ??
I also dont buy supermarket stuff.
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