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    I do not want to start a argument. I am merely stating fact. I read all the posts concerning 2SO and decided to try it. I am not sure how big the tank is but it is in the vicinity of 120l. I poured a liter of the API TC quality in. If nothing blows up I will give it a go for 3 weeks. I do about 900km a week in the Transkei. A mixture of bad gravel roads and tar. 2nd gear 3gear stuff, to mostly 110 to 120 at times on the tar.
    I will keep a close look on what the effect will be. I do not know any of the pro 2SO or against 2SO people and have nothing to lose by giving honest feedback. At the end it will be or , and I am not entertaining any bets, open mind and all that.
    Is this a hornets nest, I think I already hear bees humming!
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    an honest unbiased assessment is all we want
    well worth comparing injector readings before and after

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    Hi

    I have started using 2SO about 800km ago on advise of one of the forum members, up to now cant really tell any difference, but I think that its too soon if it does work.
    I think that it can do no harm.
    Will continue with exercise, hopefully it will help in the long run.
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    Subscribed. Good luck NOT having an argument in the thread.
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    My 110 TD5 was sold on 330 000km and still had the original injectors. never saw a drop of 2SO.

    90TD5 is on 260 000km, also original injectors and never saw any 2SO.

    never had any issues except for the prop shafts and a clutch on both of them.

    Do you put the 2SO on the propshafts, or does it just find it's own way there?

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    Default 50 or 500 ppm

    Hijack on - did a stint to Nam recently - with 2So but were mixing 50 and 500 ppm diesel when filling up - the strange thing is that the consumption do differ from 8.3 to 9.2 where I used 500 in stead of 50 ppm diesel... are there other members with similar experiences - the day and road conditions were much the same and every time I ensure the diesel were filled up to the brim...

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    Remember, 2SO is NOT a magic fuel saver or power booster. ALL it does remove excess carbon from the engine & exhaust and adds lubrication to the pump & injectors.

    In theory, it will try to keep your engine like new, but never better than new.

    Yes, your fuel system is meant to last hundreds of thousands of kms. 2SO is supposed to make your fuel system last many more times than that. So, please report back in 15 years the state of your injectors at 2million kms.

    It does become more critical when you come to an unscrupulous fuel station that sells you diesel mixed with paraffin. Since the paraffin has no lubrication, severe damage will be done to your pump & injectors.

    (In theory, refinery gate quality diesel is all you will ever need. Unfortunately the bunch of slack warmongers on this forum repeatedly refuse to gaurentee me that ALL fuel stations in southern africa will sell me refinery gate quality diesel!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Landyluvver View Post
    well worth comparing injector readings before and after
    Please explain how this works, LL? I had a rummage around in the Nanocom and saw where the readings are shown, but have no idea what they mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Landyluvver View Post
    well worth comparing injector readings before and after
    I think posting injector readings every 100 000km will be much more indicative.
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    2so in a 100% healthy engine will (mostly) see no immediate change......but will keep it that way.

    The above is my opinion on my anecdotal experience. Do not take it as fact....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnoK View Post
    Please explain how this works, LL? I had a rummage around in the Nanocom and saw where the readings are shown, but have no idea what they mean.
    the closer the readings are to 0, the happier the injectors are
    I have seen on several occasions Td5's come in with readings on 6 to 10 and after 2000 - 3000km of running on 2SO the readings have dropped to 1's and 2's
    don;t take my word for it - judge for yourself

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    This was written a few days ago to Disco-Deon so what's going on here?

    " Hi Deon

    #1 and #5 are marginal. You are looking at the lower values being critical.
    Once they get to 0.45 it becomes dangerous (potential molten piston).
    Were the injectors changed, when they did up the engine?.
    I would change #5 to start with. But #1 will also become due soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by georgecape View Post
    This was written a few days ago to Disco-Deon so what's going on here?

    " Hi Deon

    #1 and #5 are marginal. You are looking at the lower values being critical.
    Once they get to 0.45 it becomes dangerous (potential molten piston).
    Were the injectors changed, when they did up the engine?.
    I would change #5 to start with. But #1 will also become due soon.
    Hi.
    Replacing those 2 injectors, possibly this weekend.
    Post your injector readings and guys like LandyLuvver will be able to tell you what they mean.
    My readings are from the TDV6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco-Deon View Post
    Hi.
    Replacing those 2 injectors, possibly this weekend.
    Post your injector readings and guys like LandyLuvver will be able to tell you what they mean.
    My readings are from the TDV6.
    ditto
    the Td5 and the TDV6 injectors are miles apart in design and operation

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    Ok, to confirm then for the TDV6 - the higher the number the better (and it seems the opposite for the other one).
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    Quote Originally Posted by georgecape View Post
    Ok, to confirm then for the TDV6 - the higher the number the better (and it seems the opposite for the other one).
    correct
    ideally Td5 should be between -2 and +2

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    600km done. No change in the injector readings. According to the fundis, I need to hang in there for about 3000km.
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    For the record my readings jump between:
    1. -1 to -7
    2. +3 to +7
    3. +1 to +5
    4. -2 to -6
    5. +1 to +6
    It is difficult to clearly note readings as the readings can sometimes for a fraction of a second jump to +12.
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    I have now done 3000km and there is no change in my injector readings.
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    ok, so your injectors are happy
    2SO can only "fix" if it is broken not make injectors operate better than from the production line.
    if you have access to a endoscope and could feed it in through the injector port, you would see that the engine is a lot cleaner inside
    this should be evident inside the turbo as well

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