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Don Atienza 08-06-2002 01:57 PM

Diesel Purge Question
Hi everyone!

I've read some very interesting threads about 'diesel purging' and have decided to give it a try on my '76 123 200D. I have one simple problem though: I have never seen a 'Lubro Moly Diesel Purge' product in my country! I have tried visiting them automotive stores, gas stations etc. but havent found this particular product nor any other product of THIS brand. I did find other diesel 'injector' or 'fuel line' cleaners. One such product is from STP.

My questions are 1) Can I use this product and not destroy any engine component?, and 2) Can I use this product the way it was described in those threads (i.e. use it pure/undilluted so as to maximize purging power)? I have tried using the STP diesel injector cleaner product before but I followed the 'pour entire contents' direction. Apparently, its not as effective if done that way.

I wouldn't want to cause irreversible/expensive damage by doing this thing. Any help would be appreciated. I'll give it a try soon and I'll report any effect whatsoever. Thanks!

leathermang 08-06-2002 05:01 PM

It does not seem easy to find even in the USA... I looked several places locally and they just had a blank look on their faces... So I mail ordered it from eigther Fast Lane or Performance products, I don't remember which...
I am not surprised you could not find it in a parts store... Greg

Don Atienza 08-07-2002 01:00 AM

Really... that's odd. I almost expected a 'duh, it can be found almost anywhere here...' answer. Thanks a lot! Now I will just try the other brand since I cant wait to try the procedure and not spend all my free time looking for the original product. Perhaps it will yield similar results. At the least it'll be a learning experience. Be back soon with the report...:) -Don

DCM 08-07-2002 01:49 AM


I bought my Diesel Purge there.

Don Atienza 08-08-2002 03:26 AM

Okay... just did the whole thing. The result was not quite like i'd hope. It might be because I didn't use the product in its pure form (30%diesel+70%STP diesel injector cleaner, not counting the amount of diesel inside the fuel filter). There wasnt any visible 'cleaning' as evidenced by the lack of grime that should have returned to the jar. There also weren't any noticeable changes in the engine's performance. But then this could all be due to the fact that I am quite religious in changing the fuel filters.;) I'm going to give it another shot, this time using the pure form. Be back again.

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