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Old 07-27-2012, 10:41 AM
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Alright well ill be in the snow most of the winter this year and want to know what the best additive is. my truck has 50k miles so id also like to know about some injector cleaners or fuel additives to help clean it up as well.

Some fuel treatment, anti gel maybe, oil additives to keep it from taring from the cold, that kind of stuff.

anyone have any input on good types or brands?

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Old 07-27-2012, 12:59 PM
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Power Service...white bottle
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I agree with the Power Service Diesel Kleen (white). I had to go to Oregon a couple winters back. It was recommended to me and it performed great. Temps were down into the single digits. No gel problems - Truck started right up every morning when it was coldest. I didn't have access to a plug for my block heater.

Which is another thought - If you will be in a place where you can plug in your block heater (you may have the heater, but should check to see if you have the cord). That will help also.
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X2 on the white bottle and I wouldn't do any oil additives. Where I live it goes down to minus 40 in the winter most guys run 5-40 I run 0-40 mobil1 full syn year round and have no issues even on that cold of days. Just to clarify cause lots of people ask the 0/40 is a diesel oil
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My truck spends alot of time in sub zero weather in the winter, whether that be at work, or snowmobiling... I add powerservice white bottle as well and switch to 5-40 syn oil. Truck has never had an issue starting. Coldest Ive seen was a -36F one morning.

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thanks for all the responses, so the transmission is alright on the ford brand tranny fluid. ok and ill look into the oil for that time since it will be about the time i should change anyways.

powerservice diesel kleen white bottle. got it, thanks again

and i do have the block heater, i just dont really know when or how i should plug it in. do i plug it in all night overnight or just for an hour or so. i dont think i have access to a plug where ill be parking anyways
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Dont plug truck in 2 long...ur electric bill will skyrocket !!!

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Old 07-27-2012, 10:49 PM
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ya i heard of putting it on a timer or something for like every three hours, i wont have a connection so i guess ill have to leave it to antigel
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I plug the block heater on a timer set to come on 4 hrs before I need to start the truck. That is usually enough to get the block warmed up. If im at a hotel though I plug it in all night!
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The timer is a great idea and 4 hours usually works pretty good. I plug mine in lots and hardly knotice a difference if and at all in my electric bill
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