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Diesel Fuel additives and filler neck frustration

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by SOKY_RAM, Oct 4, 2019.

  1. SOKY_RAM

    SOKY_RAM Senior Member

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    If any of you have tried putting fuel additives into a newer diesel you know my frustration. The first time i did this I think the whole bottle ended up in the parking lot. For those that don't understand, I will try to explain. When you open the fuel door there is a cap, followed by a flap, then there is another flap farther down the neck. When you put the pump into the filler neck it is long enough to open both flaps. Most fuel additive bottles are not. If it doesn't clear the second cap it backs up and comes out onto the ground. I have been carrying a funnel with me, but the problem there is that the funnel is incredibly dirty from being in the bed of my truck. Why do all funnels not come with lids / caps for both ends?

    So then i found this:

    https://www.amazon.com/Lisle-17252-...with+lid&qid=1570217617&s=automotive&sr=1-158

    Anyone have a better solution? Kinda expensive for a funnel.
     
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    That is similar to the one I have. I want to keep one in my truck so I can add at fillup, and they get really dirty in the bed. Cant keep in cab because whole cab smells like diesel fumes. I wanted one with a lid and cap to keep dirt and sawdust out of it. Didn't think this would be hard to find. Maybe i should invent and patent it. I have found a few but they have a soft hose or corrugated expanding hose that I worry will get stuck in the flaps.
     
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    I would not use the first one that is linked above. If that two piece neck comes apart it might get stuck in the filler neck or fall into the tank. Neither would be fun to fix. My 2016 diesel RAM came with a little funnel under the passenger seat that is for emergency fueling. It is on the backside of the jack hold down bracket. It is long enough to open both flaps in the filler neck but not too large that it is a pain to store. It could probably fit into a quart ziplock bag to keep it clean.
     
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    Double bag the 2nd funnel in HD Zip Lock bags. Rags stuffed in both ends. Done.
     
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    [QUOTE="SOKY_RAM, post: 2128528, member: 42209"]Anyone have a better solution? Kinda expensive for a funnel.[/QUOTE]

    My solution? Don't waste $$ on diesel fuel additives. They are unnecessary and don't actually do anything.
     
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    My solution was to remove the spring from the top flap & rehang the flap.
    You still need a long neck small funnel to push down through the check ball - Very Easy now to add my fuel additives.
    (Diesel Quality in this country is horrid - So adding my 6oz every fill up just makes me warm and fuzzy inside) - Number crunching puts it at an extra $1.32 per fill up!

    As for a Waste of $$$ ?
    I honestly think adding $3K worth of larger wheels and tires is waste of $$$
    As well as those $1K-$2K lift kits.
    Maybe go so far as those $1K dollar audio upgrades most do.
    The best is spending $300 for a CAI! :banghead:
    Even adding $1K worth of tuning - just to blow black smoke? :buttkick:

    Possibly running synthetic oil is a huge waste of $$$.
    Now: The newest craze spend $400 for a dam rearend cover!
    Anyone with any common sense at all would realize - Really $400? Now that’s $$$ we’ll spent! :hump: :Hump:


    I wont even go into - Those who Smoke - Dip- Drink- & do drugs as the largest waste of $$$...

    We all waste $$$ every min of every day!

    In my mind: that argument is & has been totally worthless ----> Just Me & My of course LOGICAL Opinion!
    My fuel additive fetch costs me around $70 a year.
    Honestly - I make that in 2 hrs @ work - So if that's all the $$$ I waste on the JUDGE ---> I'm in great shape.
    :cheers: Have a Great Day Everyone!

    This is from last year!
    Yes I bought a billet cap or plug for the fill hole.



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    Last edited: Oct 6, 2019

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