Not much on this here so I thought I bring it up, Pretty common practice in the states on older diesels, I run it in my Elgrand 3.2 turbo diesel when I first got it the engine use to shake a lot more than I liked so I went ahead and started using 2T oil. First thing I noticed is the engine was so much quieter and smoother after the first full tank, I got a little bump in fuel economy as well and it eliminated the harsh shut off shutter I would get when I would turn off the engine.
Let's just get the basic question over with,
Will it hurt my engine, NO if used as described 200:1 mix ratio. example 17L tank = about 3oz 2T.
Will it clog my fuel filter, NO
Will it mix with diesel, Yes
Can you use it with Bio-diesel, Yes
Can I just add it every other tank, or whenever I want, Yes
What's the best 2 stroke oil to use, The cheapest is the best no synthetic.
Do I have to get the mix exactly right, No you can be a few oz or so over without harming anything. (Brother in law dump a 8oz bottle in the Elgrand had no issues) Told him 3oz)
Should I use this on Common Rail diesels, Yes but nothing made after 2006 (which is the 2007 model)
Does it give you more horse power, NO
Does it change the Cetane rating, NO
Also added it to my friends Kia Prego which you could hear comming down the block due to engine rattle, He was also very impressed with how smooth the engine became after adding it. He's been using it since Last November and plans to keep using it.
Also did it on the family 1999 Starex, major improvement on that thing as well it use to shake like crazy at idle, I would say about a 80% improvment after 2 months of use. So for 100P to 60P for 8oz bottle it's not a bad investment. Especially for your fuel pumps life.
Mix ratio is 200:1 by volume of fuel not ment for 2007 Up diesels.
Here's a study done on it
In two-stroke oil we get 4 different quality ratings, which are based on the JASO (Japanese Automotive Standards Org.) scale:
JASO-FA very basic single grade SAE30 or SAE40 based 2-stroke oil (premix only)
JASO-FB Used for most premix industrial 2-stroke engines and scooters
JASO-FC "Low ash burn" used for separate oil injection and most outboard motors. this oil can be mineral or part synthetic
JASO-FD This is fully synthetic 2-stroke oil for racing engines. It is not suitable for mixing with diesel
2T oil listing and ratings. You want to use the Low ash JASO-FC
I know several other Elgrand owners running it with a nice noticle difference It would be good to hear from other older diesel owners who also run 2 Stoke oil in there fuel. My Elgrand never ran smoother and I will keep using it every tank of fuel.
It even beats out Amsoil when it comes to improving lubercation.
The mixture of JASO-FC compliant 2-stroke oil further reduces soot and carbon deposits. this is the main reason, why the burn free cycles of particle filters are extended when using this practice. A further benefit is the increased reliability of CRD high pressure components, such as VHP pumps and injectors
Lets here your stories or questions.