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#11 wheels

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 05:03 PM

Scottie, Kerosene is the better product for injector cleaning. However, NZ Diesel is very high quality and also has a cleaner of sorts in it. You would not notice any improvement. Same with any of the injector cleaners you can buy. None of them make any improvement that would make the cost if using them worth while. These cleaners worked well oversea's in countries where cheap fuels and high levels of sulphur are present.

The bigger danger of a high mix of Petrol in Diesel is lack of lubrication. Diesel is in fact an oil and it has great lubrication properties. For the injector pump, this lubrication is essential.
A mate of mine accidentally put Petrol into his Diesel Toyota Hiace Van. A Lot of it!! Twice!! He had to have a new Injector pump and injectors. Luckily he had idiot insurance and that covered the fix. But it cost thousands. What they didn't test for at the tome was compression. After it was all fixed, he found the Vehicle started using huge amounts of Oil. Now the bottome end needs rebuilding and that is going to cost $5K and insurance isn't paying for that part.


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 06:04 AM

Cheers Wheels - had heard something similar"from the other side of the fence". The "go for longer drives in the country" advice was far more appealing anyway!
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