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Fuel Antifreeze?

I am taking "the Big Girl" into freezing temps next week, and I need to know what type of preparation I need? I do not think it will be much colder than about 30F. Any suggestions at to what I should use for the fuel?





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Temps of 30 degrees should not pose any problems with your fuel at all. If you think they will be colder than that you can just add some Diesel Kleen with anti-gel additives just to be safe. If you have a block heater and have access to electric to plug it in you can do that at night for easier a.m. starts.

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Temps of 30 degrees should not pose any problems with your fuel at all. If you think they will be colder than that you can just add some Diesel Kleen with anti-gel additives just to be safe. If you have a block heater and have access to electric to plug it in you can do that at night for easier a.m. starts.
I do not have a block heater. I suspect that it could easily get into the mid to high 20's. I will be out near Odessa, TX, and the forecast it for 31F.

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I personally think you will not have any issues. Just add an anti-gel additive to be safe. Your truck will start a little rougher in the cold temps but this is normal.

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You should have no problem at those temps. But if it makes you feel better, get a bottle of the diesel kleen, or other similar additive, with anti-gel protection. I live in Alaska, and last winter I wasn't using any additive, wasn't plugging it in, (no pwer source ) and I never had any issues, even down to about -15 deg F. Hope this helps

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you shouldnt have issues i started mine when its 15 degrees with no additive and no problems and with out plugging in iv started it in -10 degree sounds rough but warms up pretty fast.

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You will be fine at 31 degrees or even a little colder.

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