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  • Sponsored Spotlight – Deuces Wild

    -Your Name and others in your Team: Dave Todd owner and Driver.   Suzi Todd - Wife, co-owner and Pit Crew! -Truck Name and tell us the story behind the name: Deuces Wild - Light Limited Super Stock Tractor. Name was inspired by the Aerosmith song. - Year, Make and...
  • Sponsored Spotlight – Wild Anytime

    -Your Name and others in your Team: Colby Swanson and my wife Madison. -Truck Name and tell us the story behind the name: Wild Anytime "Wild" is for Wild Diesel and "Anytime" for Anytime Services, my family business. - Year, Make and Model and tell us why that one: 1999...
  • ATF, 2 Stroke, or Power Steering Fluid for Diesel Additive?

    Using an 'alternative product' is an idea that has been around for a long time, but it raises the question, “Does it really help?” Many people find the quality of diesel fuel questionable, even when fueling at their station of choice. At Opti-Lube we occasionally meet people who have questionable ideas about adding...
  • Emulsifier vs. Demulsifier

    For years there has been a spirited discussion regarding the use of either an emulsifier or a emulsifier in fuel additives. Diesel people and additive producers often have strong opinions. In order to better decide between the two, let’s first look at the differences that set each of them apart. Arguments on...
  • Event Report: Ultimate Callout Challenge

    In recent weeks the second annual Ultimate Callout Challenge (UCC) was held in Indianapolis and Opti-Lube had the pleasure of attending and being a vendor. This three day Event was a huge success which drew upwards of 11,000 spectators and 110 vendors. WHAT IS THE ULTIMATE CALLOUT CHALLENGE? The UCC Event 'calls...
  • Coming Soon To a Bottle Near You

    Peel Cap Seals! Everyone can agree that diesel fuel additives stink. The last thing you want is to get it all over your hands trying to open the seal. If your like us, you were fumbling for a key or something to jab a hole in the seal. What a pain! No more! Our...
  • What is a Micron?

    Despite their small size, microns play a big role in diesel performance. Here we learn why. A micron is a very small linear measurement. Why does this matter to us? Microns are the most commonly used measurement for fuel filters. Fuel filters vary in ‘micron size’: from 30 microns all the way down to 2...
  • Customer Spotlight - Kyle

    2007 DODGE RAM 2500 5.9 COMMONRAIL CUMMINS "I have religiously used Optilube XPD starting at 20k miles on every fill up with the recommended dosage. 200k miles with no injector issues. My highway hand calculated MPG improved by 1.2 MPG. In addition to improved fuel economy, there has been a drastic reduction in...
  • What Happened to ULSD’s Lubrication?

    By now all of us are at least mildly familiar with Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel and its affect on lubrication. However there is still a lot of confusion as to why the change was made and how sulfur content can affect lubricity, so lets take a moment for a brief overview. Is sulfur...
  • Diesel Fuel and the Refinery Process

    Learn how crude oil is transformed into different types of fuel, and in this case, diesel fuel. CONVERTING CRUDE OIL All petroleum based products start as crude oil. Crude oil is a naturally occurring liquid made up of different kinds of hydrocarbons that are formed in chains of varying lengths. Through a process called...

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