Mixed Fuel Additives

DERF

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Been using "Fuel Set" in the tanks for some time with no problem and have recently added a first dose of Soltron.

I have now noticed considerable smoking on startup, which was not evident before..

Is this normal with Soltron, or have I created a problem by mixing Fuel Set and Soltron?

Anyone any ideas??
 

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Sorry thought I'd said in the post.

Light blue/Grey and plumes for approx 3-5 mins before clearing.

This smoke has not been evident in the past and there has been no material change in engine performance; engines have done 180 hrs.

Ps get the same issue with genny on startup as well.
 

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Don't know about Soltron but I put in some fuel additive based on enzymes at the end of last years' season (can't remember the name of the stuff) and on the can it says that it cleans the whole fuel system and the valves and that this process could cause extra smoke initially. Maybe the same idea?
 

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yes fuels set is a water remover Soltron is an enzyme fuel conditioner.

Solton works whilst the engine is ot being used as well as when it is Fuel set only removes water when the engine is running.

Dom
 

tamarind

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I think the best additive on the market after seeing the way different additives work on test is Fuel Doctor. It conditions the fuel, breaks down any diesel bug, cleans through fuel system, expells any water and it stays suspended in the fuel. Where Fuel set sinks to the bottom of the tank. Soltron can in some cases actually can damage the fuel injectors, great at cleaning fuel but no lubricants.
 

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Now this is an interesting post. Your bio doesn't give anything away so the obvious questions..

What tests have you carried out on the various fuel additives and which ones have you tested??

In what circumstances does Soltron damage fuel injectors?... Really need to know if this is the case.

Where and what is Fuel Doctor and how does it differ (chemically) from Fuelset and Soltron?
 

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Witch Doctors????

I was born and bred in Africa and had loads of reasons why we would consult and use a "Witch Doctor".... particularly with our supersticious African farm workers.

But never ever thought they could be used to cure fuel problems...

Tell me mopre Hlb....
 

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Re: Witch Doctors????

Fuel Doctor Witch Doctor. Whats the difference. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
Round these parts we use Soltron. So what difference is there pray tell, if they added another tiny drip of oil to the table spoon full of illixiour X to the already oily 100 plus gallons of diesel??
 

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ha ha ha very funny mr tamarind

well you may "THINK" Soltron harms the injectors but the chaps at DELPHI who disect them actually tend to disagree with you so let me see there facts or your thoughts.....hmmm decisions decisions which choice to make its so hard!

Funny enough in the test they conducted the Merc injectors were clean as a whistle and they were actually giving off less emissions than a brand new Merc straight out of the factory. But who am I to argue with you.
 

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Re: ha ha ha very funny mr tamarind

Looks as if the old battle is beginning again . I am completely confused . Lets have some independant opinions . Test by someone in Cruising association used Soltron and Fuel Doctor on a dirty tank and they did not work so they are going now on biocides . Available on CA website

I wonder if lateral approach like peeing into tank will have same effect as additives
 

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Re: ha ha ha very funny mr tamarind

test by someone in cruising association

hmm that seems very conclusive, yes I know mr someone he comes highly recommended by all and is known by none. His testing methods too are world wide renown. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
 

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biocides

If the tank is dirty the biocides arent going to do a thing, if the tank has live contamination then yes it will kill the organisms and then their dead remains will drop to the bottom and leave the tank dirty!
 

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Muti..

Now I haven't heard that word used in ages....

We both know that, "this special muti will make it betta for shuwa!"
 
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