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post #1 of 8 Old 11-07-2008, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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fuel gelling

at what temp should I be concerned about gelling?

suggestions on what type or brand of anti-gel
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fuel shouldnt gel till it gets 10 degrees or less maybe. any brand has worked fine for me. i pick it up at any gas station.

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I'm not sure on the gell point, there's a lot of variables mixed in there too.


But I use Power Service, Diesel Fuel Supplement +Cetane boost in the winter months up here. I've been through 2 winters with my truck so far, never had any issues with gelling, all the way down to -40*f.

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i didnt start having any problems last year until it went under 10 degrees at night... and w/ -15 windchilll ... nothing worse than getting up in the morning to go to work and ur tk wont start...

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i have problems in mine when it gets down to about 15-20 at night. but im runnin red

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Fuel starts to get waxy at around 20* and will not gel until around 0-10* depending on the mix. Go to your local parts store or a truck stop and they will have anti-gel, it's all about the same.

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Power Service Winter Blend, you can buy it by the gallon at Walmart is my suggestion.



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another vote for powerservice. I don't take any chances though, I fill mine up with #1 as soon as it gets really cold. I had 2 close encounters when I was driving on the highway and it was starting to gel on me. Scary feeling!

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