Diesel owners: Recommend a fuel additive?

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  1. critter783

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    So I've got a 94 Chevy 6.5 diesel, and it seems to be losing some power. Anyone have a recommendation on good fuel additives that might clean injectors/cylinders/etc?
     
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    As I recall, my grandfather used to clean his old diesel by adding a pint of kerosene and a pint of acetone to the tank. They'll decrease the diesel's propensity to self-ignite, but they'll dissolve anything in the way.

    What I don't know is whether diesel nowadays has additives that are incompatible with kerosene and acetone. I'll let other people comment on that.
     
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    2 stroke premix. 1oz/gallon. Nearly all poopular additives are just solvents that actually have less lubrication and BTU than pure diesel fuel. Read everything in the link below and choose for yourself. Just remember that the HFRR score is the lubrication performance of the additive. The lower the number, the better. Your target # is 520 or lower for the chemical you choose. If it is higher than 520, you are hurting the lubriaction of the fuel even more.
    http://forum.mopar1973man.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=114
     
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