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Old 23rd December 2018, 08:14 AM
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Default For diesel owners/drivers 2-Ethylhexyl nitrate

Have your own research on this. My first impressions are great using it on 2.5TDI, and coupple of friends on 1.9, 2.0 and 3.0TDI.


I will add more details here later.
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Old 23rd December 2018, 09:11 AM
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Cetane improver? I guess that's basically whats in the super pump diesels like V-power too?

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Old 23rd December 2018, 12:06 PM
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Whatís so fab out it? If itís whatís in premium diesel I canít notice any difference between premium and regular fuels in the 3.0 TDi.
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I suppose it's down to each individual car and I can see a little difference between regular diesel and V-Power but not much. Adding 2-EHN I see a lot more difference in torque at low rpm, less diesely noise and more power. Not sure about economy, maybe +0.5mpg. I am adding 3-8 times what premium diesel would contain 0.3-0.4% instead of 0.05-0.1%.

It's cheap enough to try. 1l is like £12 and 5l is £32. You can always try some and then decide. Buying 5l and adding 0.3% is about 2.6p/l increase to your fuel cost, less that difference to premium diesel.

Also tried in friends 2l BMW 320 with suspected ECT failure as glow plug light only comes on for a little while , much less than expected at this time of year and then engine runs very ruff for a while as glow plugs are off. Adding 2-EHN improved it considerably.
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