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fuel questions for winter time.

Hey guys... i've had my phat bottom girl for less than 6 months, so this is going to be my first winter. I'm curious about fuel additives... and i'm worried about my fuel geling.

I've been using the C-tane boost from ford... but, to be honest, i'm not sure if i need to use another additive or not. I've done a search on here... and of course, i get back 100 threads that all give different info from members all over the U.S.


so... anyone care to break down the fuel additive thing and give me suggestions?


should i stick with the C-tane from ford? or...??


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What's the coldest you've seen?
In Texas, where it was 8 once, I've never had any problem with that. And that was no additive. If the cetane booster from Ford also says anti gelling you should be ok.



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I just went to the ford place at lunch... and they had the Cetane booster(what i usually use) and then they had an anti-geling bottle(bottle was identical to the Cetane, but a different color cap)... the guy wasn't sure if i can use them together or not, so i'm supposed to call this afternoon.


coldest around here is in the teens... i think it was 20 degrees the other night and my truck had a tough time starting that next morning(Only tank of gas without cetane since i've owned it).

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I use Diesel Kleen in the white bottle during the winter and the gray bottle in the summer. You can get this at any auto parts store, and wallyworld.

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thanks for the info and link Powered... i appreciate it.

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No prob, the ORG is a great place to look for help. I guess that why I hang around so much.

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by the way... i used to live up there in your neck of the woods. cherry point, to be exact. nice area...

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Yeah I like it out here, only a few stations I can go to and Cali sure aint one of them.

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It doesnt really get cold enough down here to worry about it. I dont use any anti-gel additives and I have been fine.

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It doesnt really get cold enough down here to worry about it. I dont use any anti-gel additives and I have been fine.

Goose, i may have other problems that i don't know about then... b/c it was really tough to start mine the other day. and once it started, the whole darn truck shook until it was warm...


i had an injector go out at 115k miles... so, i guess i might be alittle paranoid.

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