I have nearly 500,000 hard driven miles on my 1978 Dodge pickup. Over the years I’ve used just about every kind of motor oil and I’ve also tried the different fuel additives that promised a lot of hype they never delivered.
I’m easy, so I try everything I run across. I try it at least once, always with the hope that this time, I’ll get what I’m supposed to be getting for my money because I work just as hard as my old Dodge does.
I hadn’t heard of Polytron Fuel Conditioner, or I guess they call it Polytron GDFC. But a month or so ago I was in my neighborhood auto supply store getting new windshield wipers. The guys who are supposed to know say we’re expecting a hard winter this year, and besides, our hot dry summers do more damage to the wiper blades than the rain and snow do in the winter time.
Since that old Dodge probably needs all the TLC I can give it, I picked up a bottle of diesel fuel additive too, although I felt it was never much help. Since I shop there on a pretty regular basis, I’ve got to know some of the clerks well enough so that we call each other by name, and Andy, the clerk on that particular day, looked at my purchase and leaned over the counter so he could whisper. “Listen,” he said, “I know I shouldn’t be touting a product we don’t even carry here, but if you go online and order Polytron GDFC, you’ll be a lot happier camper. Just don’t tell anyone where you heard about it.”
I know Andy well enough to know he wouldn’t go out of his way to tell me something unless he knew what he was talking about, so that evening I got on the Internet and looked up Polytron. There it was! Polytron Fuel Conditioner, Oils and other products too! And frankly. I liked the part about how I’d get better mileage and performance along with higher compression with this additive that also worked at cleaning all the engine parts wile I drove. It promised quicker starts in winter. Winter hasn’t quite got here, but considering what I’ve experienced so far, I expect Polytron Conditioner to deliver on that promise too.
I noted it was fully compatible with all fuels and would not violate any warranties, so I decided to follow their advice and started using Polytron motor oil together with my fuel additive.
I only use about two or three ounces with every fill-up, so the cost doesn’t really bite me. Another great feature I hadn’t expected was that my old Dodge really does have lower emissions and I no longer see that smoke I was constantly getting less than a year ago. And it didn’t take months either! Just within an hour or so, the smoke had completely disappeared. At first I thought it was just a fluke and expected it to be back in a few minutes, but that was the last time I saw that smoke adding more pollution to the atmosphere.
But I’m the kind of guy who likes to know all about what I’m using, especially when a company makes a lot of big claims for its products. Well, I quickly learned to my great satisfaction that Polytron never adds solid additives as many other brands do.
Often the volume of a container has anywhere from fifteen to twenty percent of unappetizing and potentially harmful solids or other worrisome additions such as Teflon, asphalt along with other compounds most of us would never want to pour into our precious engines.
When that vehicle fails to start, most of us are in real trouble and nobody wants to put stuff into the engine that can shorten its life or even ruin it.
I learned that Polytron hangs in there when the engine is turned off too, saving a lot of extra wear and tear on that baby.
Polytron guarantees that you’ll find no strange materials such as graphite, lead, copper, ceramic or things like molybdenum (whatever that is!).
I can honestly say that Polytron has proved itself to be a real diesel fuel conditioner. Even despite some of the poor quality diesel fuel I’m sometimes forced to buy due to my remote location, it keeps my old Dodge running smoothly as a new truck.
The company claims to have gone through a great deal of high quality research in their quest to create a better diesel additive to keep your engine in top running condition, and I believe they’ve achieved that goal.
The takeaway from this little blog is I’m casting my vote for Polytron. It’s the real thing.