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Old 15th September 2021, 16:02   #1
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Default Diesel additive.

Looks like I'm going down the diesel route soon (Hyundai 2.0). My company used to use additive but the supplier was taken over 20 years ago and I haven't had a diesel since. Any recommendations as I don't want to buy snake oil! Apologies for non Rover content!😉

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Old 15th September 2021, 16:36   #2
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Forte every time system cleaner and turbo cleaner
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Forte every time system cleaner and turbo cleaner
If their diesel cleaner is as good as the petrol then yes, Forte.
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Looks like I'm going down the diesel route soon (Hyundai 2.0). My company used to use additive but the supplier was taken over 20 years ago and I haven't had a diesel since. Any recommendations as I don't want to buy snake oil! Apologies for non Rover content!��

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Mike,

If you are thinking of a shot every now and then - say every 6 months - then Forte.

Alternatively, for adding to every tank full, I use Millers Power EcoMax. I normally buy the 5L can and it lasts a few years. As well as keeping the fuel system clean, it increases the cetane value of the diesel thus making the engine really come alive. I would thoroughly recommend.
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I use Millers Eco Max in my boat engine, in the car I just get a fill-up with premium diesel every three months or so. Definitely makes a difference, when you hoof it for the next few miles you can see the trail of black smoke in the rear view mirror.
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I use Millers Eco Max in my boat engine, in the car I just get a fill-up with premium diesel every three months or so. Definitely makes a difference, when you hoof it for the next few miles you can see the trail of black smoke in the rear view mirror.
Errr, Isnt that a sign of over fuelling??
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Errr, Isnt that a sign of over fuelling??
I've always assumed it was crud being burnt off as it disappears after a few miles. First time I used premium diesel there was a definite improvement in performance, the was a niggling flat spot at 1,500 rpm which disappeared immediately and hasn't returned.
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Castrol R, does nowt for the diesel but by god it smells ace..
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Iíll second forte if used when changing the filter, millers to every tank. However I recently tried hydra diesel power blast as millerís want available and that was every bit as good. My 75cdti was flat when I bought it, itís only now Iíve switched car, that my new one doesnít have anywhere near the responsiveness. Itíll just take a little time I think with the chemicals!


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