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    Question Ingenium Diesels

    I know that with a lot of Jaguar’s Ford Duratorq and PSA derived engines that adding 2-stroke on the tank helped, following the introduction of ultra-low sulfur diesel in 2006. But the in-house Ingenium was developed for present day fuel quality.

    Has anyone found any fuel additives to be good and improve performance/clatter/economy? All UK diesel is refined to and meets BS EN590, so the only benefit of premium diesels from BP/Shell etc is the additives they add for you, at a mark up 😕

    Do any of the DPF cleaners make much difference btw? I’m guessing it makes sense to turn off auto start/stop on short journeys to benefit the DPF too.


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    If the computer wants to do the DPF regeneration it will turn off the Stop/Start function. If this is a new car where you have to add the AdBlue, then there is no real benefit from the expensive diesel fuel.
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    Ad Blu is to reduce NOX emissions.

    'Premium' fuel, on the other hand, should hopefully provide a 'cleaner' burn and possibly less likelihood of DPF issues ?
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    I imagine once a regen has started the stop/start is disabled. But before that the engine will still stop/start, because it doesn’t know you’re only driving 6 miles not 60, so it’ll stop the exhaust system heating up as much. AdBlue is squirted into the exhaust gases after the engine, so there might be some benefit to fuel additives in the engine. But as you rightly say, no real benefit in paying over the odds for premium diesels. Just had to know which if any additives actually do any good!
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    I for one would like to know if DPF additives are worth it.

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    I too would be interested to know if DPF additives are any good?

    Also, has anyone added ZX1 Extralube to their engine? I am never sure if these things are snake oil?
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    Quote Originally Posted by X270 View Post
    I know that with a lot of Jaguar’s Ford Duratorq and PSA derived engines that adding 2-stroke on the tank helped, following the introduction of ultra-low sulfur diesel in 2006. But the in-house Ingenium was developed for present day fuel quality.

    Has anyone found any fuel additives to be good and improve performance/clatter/economy? All UK diesel is refined to and meets BS EN590, so the only benefit of premium diesels from BP/Shell etc is the additives they add for you, at a mark up 

    Do any of the DPF cleaners make much difference btw? I’m guessing it makes sense to turn off auto start/stop on short journeys to benefit the DPF too.


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    I've started using the catchily titled "Archoil AR6900-D Max Advanced Diesel Fuel Synthesis" and I have to say, that without owning a recording studio to quantifiably say, I think the engine does sound quieter/smoother. And the mpg is trending upwards, it's not like we had a particularly brutal winter so I doubt ambient temperature increases are wholly responsible.

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    I've started out with a 1L bottle to trial. They also do 5L bottles, enough to supplement 75 full tanks, definitely cheaper than buying premium diesel then!

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    I have started using Miller's Eco Max additive. Gives a definite boost to performance , adds lubricity or fuel pumps and injectors and keeps injectors clean. I used two stroke in the fuel for many years on my Volvo's an on my Sportbrake until recently. The Millers is now my preferred additive .
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