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Old 02-03-2011, 12:30 PM
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are you gellin ?

Anyone having trouble with their fuel gelling up with the cold weather we are having. got down to -14 last night. my truck started and ran fine, but my boss, hie 7.3 got about two miles down the road and stalled on him. his diesel was gellin
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:05 PM
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I put a bottle of Howe's in every tank this time of year. In 4 years of owning a diesel, I've never had a problem with the fuel gelling.
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Is #1 fuel not available where you guys are from? I don't really travel out of state too much so I'm not sure but that's all I run up here during the winter when it is below 20 or so and don't use any fuel additive. It was -50F here yesterday and the day before and I didn't have any problems.
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Is #1 fuel not available where you guys are from? I don't really travel out of state too much so I'm not sure but that's all I run up here during the winter when it is below 20 or so and don't use any fuel additive. It was -50F here yesterday and the day before and I didn't have any problems.
We were -9F here in KC area last night and #1 is no where to be found that I can find it.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:08 PM
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Huh... that's good to know if I ever decide to travel out of state in the winter time! Do they blend their fuel at all or do you guys just have straight #2 all year round? Guess I'm so used to having #1 up here I figured everyone else did too! ha
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Huh... that's good to know if I ever decide to travel out of state in the winter time! Do they blend their fuel at all or do you guys just have straight #2 all year round? Guess I'm so used to having #1 up here I figured everyone else did too! ha
Just #2. I actually saw a little bit of blue smoke this morning. I was pugged in though so she started without any complaining.
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We were -9F here in KC area last night and #1 is no where to be found that I can find it.
I have never seen it around KC area...

When it gets below 0 I just do a double dose of the Powerservice to be safe.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:21 PM
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That's good to know! Thanks guys!
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:56 PM
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I have never seen it around KC area...

When it gets below 0 I just do a double dose of the Powerservice to be safe.
What is Powerservice? Is it an additive you are running? If so, I am running Standyne so that would be why I am ok I guess. If not, please explain.

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