Opti-Lube Blog

  • Why the switch? Direct vs. Common Rail Injection

    Direct injection has been used in diesel engines since the mid-1950s. These powerful systems were by far the most commonly used system for decades. So why do we now see the switch to Common Rail Injection systems? Lets consider a general working overview of both systems. DIRECT INJECTION - Direct injection systems pump diesel...
  • Dealer Spotlight - ATP - Adrenaline Truck Performance

    HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AN OPTI-LUBE DEALER? ATP has been a dealer for 3 years. WHAT IS YOUR #1 SELLING ITEM? XPD Gallons are our number one selling item. HOW DO I ORDER FROM YOU? By phone: 208-685-1000 or on our Website - http://atptrucks.com/ Our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/Adrenaline-Truck...
  • The Rundown on DPF Systems

    There are variables to this description of the DPF system and ‘regen’ process. However this will give you a general overview of the DPF system and working process. WHAT IS A DPF SYSTEM? DPF or Diesel Particulate Filter is an emissions after-treatment control system designed to remove soot (technically ‘diesel particulate matter’) from the...
  • What is the Shelf Life of Opti-Lube?

    We generally say 2 years. We’ve had product on our shelf for years without separation or clouding. So why 2 years? We recommend storage for 2 years because the bottle manufacturer only offers a 2 year warranty. It can be difficult to find a container strong enough to hold diesel or diesel additives. To...
  • Dealer Spotlight - SpeedHouse

    Speed House was already an established suspension and gas engine performance and racing center but the rapid growth of the diesel performance market starting in the late 90's combined with huge advances in online sales channel technology really helped us grow rapidly in the diesel specialty market. Although we will...
  • Dealer Spotlight - Dmax Store

    From the DMAX Store Website: We strive to carry the best quality and performance products for your GMC/Chevy Duramax Diesel Truck. Know that all of the products on this Web site have been carefully selected to ensure the BEST performance, Selection, and Quality product for you Duramax Diesel Truck. HOW LONG...
  • Creating your own custom additive

    Here at Opti-Lube we are commonly asked if our Diesel Fuel Additives are safe to mix. The  simple answer is YES. Opti-Lube Additives are completely compatible allowing you to mix or create a formula specific to your fuel needs or goals. Let’s consider a few questions you may have about mixing products. WHY...
  • Fungicides and Biocides

    Many of our customers wonder why Opti-Lube does not offer a fungicide/biocide. Though these chemicals are sometimes necessary, there are serious disadvantages of using them continually. Fungus and bacteria grow at the water fuel interface. Fungicides and biocides work by stopping fungus and bacteria from growing in the fuel, however if fungus...
  • Extending the Storage Life of Diesel Fuel

    When storing diesel fuel, most everyone is familiar with the adverse effects of water or growth in their bulk tank. Are there other factors or elements that cause diesel fuel to degrade? The simple answer is YES. Storage life of any fuel is dependent on the storage conditions. Untreated diesel fuel can be expected...
  • Dealer Spotlight - Addicted Performance Diesel

    We started in our garage about 10 years ago doing small repairs, performance items and building Cummins engines. About 6 years ago we moved into our location that we are at now. We now do all repairs small and large on Dodge, GM, and Ford from brakes to all out Pulling or Drag race engines...

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