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difference between winter and summer fuel

Just wondering what the differences are. I've heard that the winter fuel is worse and that it doesn't yield the mileage than the fuel provided in the warmer months.

What is exactly different about the fuel and what is the average mileage percentage that is lost in the winter months.

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additives to keep it from gelling.

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dont know the additive used. but i lose 2-3 mpgs.

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here:

Diesel Fuel Characteristics and use

see is cold weather fuel different from summer fuel question. thats a start...

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So there would be no need for me to add any more additives or conditioners if the fuel is already treated correct? I have still been adding about 10 oz. of diesel kleen for every 29 gallons of fuel (as closely recommended on the bottle).

So, in the summer, I'm still using the diesel kleen for added lubricity and cetane values. Is this still ok or are we talking about a totally different type of "additive" in the winter that is different than like Stanadyne and diesel kleen, etc????

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i woudl think you would be fine. i dont use additives and havent had any issues down to -5 (cold as it been so far)

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I guess the way I meant to ask in my last reply was:

Are the Stanadyne and Diesel Kleen additives/conditioners similar to the additives that they put in the winter fuel? If so, how can Stanadyne and Diesel Kleen advertise more cetane???? And more importantly better mileage????

Even in the summer I use the diesel kleen and seem to get better mileage, so the additives they use in the winter must be different than what I put in there?

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im sure they are different.

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I use Diesel Kleen -

White Bottle For Winter

Gray Bottle For Summer

They are suppose to Increase the Cetane Number of Fuel

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