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Old 12-26-2012, 12:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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opti-lube differences

So all this talk of additives and 2-stroke talk has me really thinking I should get an additive, plus my truck nearly gelled the other morning... Mostly an old fuel filter, but still the same result.

So my question is Opti-lube seems to be god send among additives, i know i know it's debatable, but I can't see any difference between the 3 opti-lube XPD, Summer, and winter blends. Other than the winter has a lower gel point, and the summer is a much higher concentration.

Anyone know the differences between the 3?
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Opti Lube,
Summer Blend, doesnt contain an anti gel agent.
XPD, prevent fuel gelling in temps as low as -20F.
Winter Blend, prevents fuel gelling in temps as low as -50F.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I can't comment on the anti-gel effects for Opti-Lube XPD since I live in SoCal where 50 degrees is considered a cold day. I have been using the product since I purchased my 05 three years ago....Injector Balance rates are good and hopefully stay that way...
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well if really the only difference is the antigelling capability, I'd run the summer blend as it's a much higher concentration and is nearly the same price per gallon, treats 2500+gallons vs. 512 of the xpd. but in illinois the temps can get sub zero occassionally so sounds like I need the xpd.
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helps if I read... in the FAQ section on their site it says the summer opti-lube summer blend has no cetane booster.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Winter and XPD have cetane boost, I don't think the summer blend does.
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I'd run the straight winter blend- you will probably need all the help you can with the IL fuel over there; with the Bio they blend in (also something to consider is to make sure that Optilube is compatible with a strong bio mix!!!) you will wax filters easier/faster in cold temps. By the time you pull a couple of filters due to waxing you will have been better off time and money wise just getting the proper product to start out with... Just sayin.
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B20 is the limit they mix too, I typically stay away from lower traffic stations.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I am a bit north of you and run XPD in my truck and car (tdi) with no issues.
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have you seen the improvements they claim?
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