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Old January 21st, 2013, 06:25 PM
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Question Diesel Gel'n

I'm in Iowa now and it's in the single digits... Do I need to add anything to my diesel fuel to keep it from gel'n?


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Old January 21st, 2013, 06:38 PM
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Old January 21st, 2013, 06:51 PM
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Buy winter diesel
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Old January 21st, 2013, 06:51 PM
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Yes, you should. Cetane boost is available everywhere. Some also use Kerosene.

I use this stuff all year round.

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Old January 21st, 2013, 07:17 PM
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As long as you buy your fuel locally in your area, you should have no problem as fuels are winterized for the areas they are sold in.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 09:00 PM
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You can also check your glow plugs to make sure that all of them are working.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 09:09 PM
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I put in 8oz of XPD Optilube in every tank, year round. Bumps my economy and prevents gelling.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 09:45 PM
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When its very cold out a bit of petrol in the tank works wonders. (a very little bit)
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Old January 21st, 2013, 10:56 PM
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Opti-lube XPD = cats pajamas.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 11:08 PM
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Winter Blend diesel is sold in the winter regions from oct-april (its the only diesel you can get in winter), so unless you are getting extreme temps you do not need to put any additives in.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 05:45 AM
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It's -30f since sunday night. The diesel bought localy don't gel. Never had to add anything to it as 1,40$/liter is already expensive!
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 07:49 AM
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Mechanical Options

You didn't mention the type of diesel you own, so this is a general answer to a general question.

If you still have issues after trying additives...
On eBay you'll see a wide range of heater wraps for metal injection lines, heat exchangers, heated sedimenters & filters, and devices that heat fuel using a single glow plug immersed in the fuel. Some of these use engine coolant, so they won't come into effect until the engine warms up, but those that rely on 12V can be switched on and off as needed.

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I'm in West Des Moines.

There should be fuel conditioner available most anywhere...we seem to get "winter" here on an almost annual schedule


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