Simple (and Inexpensive) Fix for Superduty Power Steering Issues

Superduty trucks are big and heavy vehicles, so the power steering systems in these trucks truly work for a living! When owners customize their trucks with large tire/wheel combinations the end result is usually poor low speed steering performance, especially when cold.

Until now the only choice for owners with big wheels/tires was to live with the poor steering characteristics. But, one of my customers recently told me about something simple and inexpensive he did that dramatically changed how his rig steered with big tires/wheels.

Check out this short video where I explain how one of my forward thinking customers added a small amount of Archoil’s AR9100 Friction Modifier to his power steering reservoir and how it radically changed the steering characteristics of his Superduty truck.

Special Note: The proper amount of Archoil AR9100 Friction Modifier to add to the power steering is 1.0 oz. It just so happens that is just the excess amount of leftover fluid when using Archoil’s 16 oz. bottle during an oil change on a Powerstroke. Here’s why…

A Powerstroke’s oil capacity is 15-quarts in the crankcase when changing the oil. Archoil’s AR9100 calls for a mix ratio of one ounce per quart of oil. That leaves you 1 oz. left over to treat your power steering system! Here is a link to the mix ratios of Archoil’s AR9100 for different fluid types from their company website:

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For a limited time you can get a sample of Archoil’s AR6200 Fuel Modification Complex, which will treat 80-gallons of fuel, for FREE!

Hurry... This FREE offer ends 3/01/2018! ~Bill Hewitt

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Dave Reply

Bill, I’ve got 327k miles on my 2000 F350 7.3 powerstroke. After dealing w/a no start condition around 220k miles I subscribed to your videos and determined that my original injectors were just worn out. I changed them out and now 87k miles later, I’m dealing w/a similar condition, however, I believe it’s more of a “stiction” condition rather than worn out injectors. Since I bought it w/81k miles on it, I’ve changed the oil every 5k miles you could calibrate your Swiss watch by! That’s probably why I got 220k out of the original injectors rather than the normal buck fifty. I decided to take your Archoil challenge, and to my surprise, I think you’re right. I used both the fuel and oil treatments as per the directions. After only about 500 miles, even with weak batteries, my truck will now start on the first crank in 60 degree weather. Something recently it would not do. I would have to have the block heater plugged in for at least an hour for that to happen. I might add that, instead of adding the 6200 oil treatment to the crankcase fill spout, I added all of it to the HPOP reservoir so that I’d get a higher concentration of the product fed to the injectors (where it’s most needed) at least for a short time. Thanks for the hot tip, I’m looking forward to reaching the 500k mile mark.

Dave in Prescott, Az.

Allen Reply

About 120,000 miles ago, I replaced all my injectors because one was not working. Recently, I started hearing a hard knocking in my engine when I first started it on cold mornings, and got a check engine light. The code indicated that my number 1 injector wasn’t firing. I got it verified that my FICM was weak. Since by this time I had over 345,000 on the engine (2004 6.0), I figured it’s time. I did a power supply exchange on the FICM, and it seemed to smooth out, but still sounded weak. That’s when I came to this site and bought the archoil fuel and oil additive kit. I don’t think I’ve heard this engine sound this good since it was new! So far, I have used only the fuel additive because I want to wait until I get an oil change before I use the oil additive too. I now have over 350,000 miles on my truck and engine.

Ian T Reply

504,000 miles, never changed injectors. Rotella since day 1 every 5000 miles. Changed to T6 full synthetic as soon as it became available on 10,000 mile changes.

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