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Old 03-18-2015, 09:50 AM
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Method for adding fuel additives?

For those of you who add diesel fuel additives when you fill up, what method do you use? The most obvious way is to use the long neck funnel provided in spare. I don't really like that idea though as most diesel additives have a very distinct strong odor and I would prefer to not have the funnel inside the vehicle once used (and I'm pretty sure it would eat through a ziplock bag). Also the brand of additive I use (Power Service) doesn't come in a long neck container. So I'm looking for a 8 oz long neck bottle that won't break down or leech plastic into the additive. Anyone found a good solution? I'm thinking about just buying a bottle of something else (like most of the gas additives bottles) that has the long neck and emptying it to use with Power Service.

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I bought a short, "wide enough" funnel specifically designed for pouring fuel additives into vehicle fuel tanks. It was something like $2 from Walmart. When finished, I wipe down the funnel with paper towels from the service station then put it back into its ziplock freezer bag (ziplock has yet to be degraded by this experience).

I notice no smell from that.

Please let us know if you have any luck keeping an open bottle filled with PSDK from permeating your entire cabin. Even the bottle it ships in recommends against that due to the stench.

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Re: Method for adding fuel additives?

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I bought a short, "wide enough" funnel specifically designed for pouring fuel additives into vehicle fuel tanks. It was something like $2 from Walmart. When finished, I wipe down the funnel with paper towels from the service station then put it back into its ziplock freezer bag (ziplock has yet to be degraded by this experience).

I notice no smell from that.

Please let us know if you have any luck keeping an open bottle filled with PSDK from permeating your entire cabin. Even the bottle it ships in recommends against that due to the stench.

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Thanks. So the ziplock bag you use seems to hold up if any residual additive gets on it?

As far ask keeping a bottle inside the vehicle, I don't plan on doing that. Ideally I would just keep the smaller long neck bottle in the back (upright) when I know I'm going to be filling up that day.
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So the ziplock bag you use seems to hold up if any residual additive gets on it?
Yes. However, I do wipe it down inside and out with paper towels (obviously nitrile gloves are a must when dealing with diesel, DEF, additives, etc) so it's not like there is a pool of PSDK in the bottom of the bag.

I will point out that a sealed ziplock bag was insufficient to suppress the smell of an open bottle of PSDK inside it. Works for the funnel, though.
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Re: Method for adding fuel additives?

I also use that funnel with a ziplock plastic bag and no problems with Power Service. Shake out anything in the funnel and wipe end with paper towel store it only in the bag and under the spare tire cover in the cavity on the left side closest to you.
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Re: Method for adding fuel additives?

I do the same thing. Carry a quick funnel in the back bins next to the truck button. I carry a rag and a plastic bag and then just put it all together. Smell only lasts for a couple of hours and doesn't really bother me.
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This is my solution for keeping the smell out of the cabin. I got the idea from a Jetta tdi supplier when I had my Jetta. It has a rubber seal on it that seals quite well.

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=plano+1312-50
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This is my solution for keeping the smell out of the cabin. I got the idea from a Jetta tdi supplier when I had my Jetta. It has a rubber seal on it that seals quite well.
I was wondering how that particular "Sweet Child of Vine" beer bottle you suggested would be useful in this regard. I was especially intrigued by your comment that the beer bottle had a rubber seal.

You seem to have been meaning to share this instead: Plano 1312-50 Ammo Can

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I was wondering how that particular "Sweet Child of Vine" beer bottle you suggested would be useful in this regard. I was especially intrigued by your comment that the beer bottle had a rubber seal.

You seem to have been meaning to share this instead: Plano 1312-50 Ammo Can

In related news, sharing google URLs can reveal one's previous searches made in the same tab.
Works fine for me. CJ8Rockcrawler's link gets me a list of sellers for the ammo box.
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Re: Method for adding fuel additives?

I add additive at home where I keep the oem funnel in the garage.
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Works fine for me. CJ8Rockcrawler's link gets me a list of sellers for the ammo box.
Let me guess: you didn't follow the link using an android device like CJ8Rockcrawler used. Notwithstanding, the fact remains that sharing google links like that leaks previous queries made in the same tab. You can trivially see the reference to the beer in the link he posted.
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I add additive at home where I keep the oem funnel in the garage.
I'm not comfortable with that method. I prefer adding the additive just before a fill-up at the pump when the engine is off. Additives are supposed to be mixed at the right ratio. If I add it at home with an almost empty tank, I'll end up driving a few miles to the gas station with a highly concentrated mixture, and if I fill it at home after a fill-up, I won't get it nicely mixed with the content of the tank. It's probably not that critical, but as long as it's not a major nuisance, I prefer doing it the right way.
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