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The reason the 2.7 is sludge prone is because it dissapates heat so well. Thus it takes longer trips to get the oil up to temp. I've noticed that the 2.7's that spend most of the time on the highways are usually clean inside. In fact, I just had one apart this week that is used mainly for extended trips and there was no sludge buildup anywhere except on the tips of the main cap bolts.
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what about ZMAX?? does it work
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I don't have any experience with it personally.
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Zmax did improve the gas mileage on a Silverado I owned. It gained just over 1 mpg. It seemed to run smoother and quieter. Zmax treats the metal not the fluids.
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My ex would put a couple of ounces per tankful of acetone in. He had read on a Chevy board that it made the gas burn cleaner and more efficient, therefore better gas mileage. My friend who is a mechanic wasn't keen on it, being concerned that it may erode any plastic in the engine (i.e tubes). I never did it to Blue because it scared me. I did use the Lucas stuff for a while but stopped that as well.
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The magnum engines are sludge pron because the returns in the heads are to small to return oil fast enough. And with the short trip driving they don't dissipate the water condensation build up. The bottom of those things will be super clean and the tops sludged up so bad you can't get the push rods out. The LA small blocks didn't nor did the B, RB's have this problem. There returns are so big one can change lifters without pulling the intake so the sludge went to the oil pan. Its a poor design in the heads.
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i had mentioned the use of a gallon diesel fuel in a full tank of gasoline might be beneficial to the fuel system. Upon doing some reading, it would drop the octane rate, therefore reducing power & increasing emissions, & making it harder to start. diesel fuel might not burn in the combustion chamber at all, but it can go down, past the pistons, and mix with the lubrication oil, which is at the bottom of the engine. This will result in the oil becoming leaner and less lubricative, which is obviously not a good thing.
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I pasted a link below where the manufactures of Zmax was sued by the FTC and Zmax did not win.

http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2001/02/zmax1.shtm
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I've heard of people with diesels adding a gallon of gas to their tank to aid in cold starts .
Yeah....some guys like to play that game by mixing gas in diesel fuel.
I think a good anti-gel is better for the injection system than galsone is.
Its like in the 80"s when I was in Texas. During the summer guys would add like a quart of diesel fuel to a tankful of gas to help control ping.
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Yeah....some guys like to play that game by mixing gas in diesel fuel.
I think a good anti-gel is better for the injection system than galsone is.
Its like in the 80"s when I was in Texas. During the summer guys would add like a quart of diesel fuel to a tankful of gas to help control ping.
Never heard of that before .
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