Best Anti Gel Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Blanche, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

    Apr 8, 2012
    Orion's Belt
    Kero is the tried and true way to deal with your fuel in cold temps. However it getting harder to find these days. So you really have to go the additive route. #1 Watch where you get your fuel . I use power service at 1/2 the ratio on the jug. If it goes below 0 I bump it up to what's on the jug. And let the truck run, when it gets really cold bump up the idle a little.

    I got an analysis sheet today from my fuel supplier . Cloud point was -21f. This is probably the best diesel around the northeast right now.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2013
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  3. dude6710

    dude6710 Road Train Member

    Mar 26, 2010
    It's going to be cold up here this weekend, ill be adding some 911 to my tanks and idle it for 10min before it sits the whole weekend. Ill add more at the end of the day Monday and Tuesday just to be safe. A frozen fuel system isn't fun.
  4. truckbuddha

    truckbuddha Medium Load Member

    Nov 26, 2012
    Salt Lake City, UT
    For the second time on this gelling subject, some one earlier said, "Wind chill doesn't matter or make a difference." I can only disagree, try standing in zero degree weather, and yeah its cold, then try standing in zero degree weather with a 20 mph wind, you'll freeze. So would bare metal containing our fuel or our fuel lines or filters.

    I have had real good success with Diesel Kleen so far. The cetane booster really makes a difference in engine, where as Howes, also a great product, doesn't have that attribute.
  5. moosc

    moosc Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2009
    Lincolnton NC
    Once again: a wind chill factor only has on affect on humans and animals. Not intimate objects

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  6. Cranky Yankee

    Cranky Yankee Cranky old ######

    Jan 31, 2012
    Green Bay Wi
    think what you will if you think fuel has feelings like you good luck with that

    here is a scientific article on the subject
    although i knew this 50 years ago
    my father has owned mercedes diesels since 1962
    and i have had diesels since 1972 in cars boats trucks and equipment
  7. milskired

    milskired Road Train Member

    Jul 20, 2007
    Plainfield, IL
    Transam, seafoam actually is good to fill the fuel filter housing with or just one bottle. Says right on the back of that stuff that you can do it and wont harm the engine. I surely wouldn't do what that mechanic did to your truck ever let alone at first start up after an overhaul.
    As for wind chill, ambient temp effects gelling of fuel not wind chill temp. The ground or metal doesn't get colder from windchill, only actual temp(ambient). Learned all about this crap in cold weather mountain training back in the corp.
  8. 75nova

    75nova Bobtail Member

    Sep 30, 2015
    Just do what works good for you and that's it jeez you guys beat the bones out of that horse
    x1Heavy Thanks this.
  9. lilillill

    lilillill Sarcasm... it's not just for breakfast

    Nov 7, 2007
    Possum Booger, Alabama
    Lol, and you dug the horse back up after 5 years and beat him again. Poor horse.
    kylefitzy, x1Heavy and snowwy Thank this.
  10. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas


    In topic, I run that engine. I don't care how cold it gets. Espeically when it gets cold.
  11. Fold_Moiler

    Fold_Moiler Road Train Member

    Mar 17, 2017
    30/70 1 and 2 blend and you’ll be good.

    I don’t use additives unless I’m fueling in Iowa or something. But even then I’m just pumping 70 gallons on top of my winter blend to get a free shower.

    I fuel at my yard almost always and we run good fuel so I don’t have to worry about gelling much unless I spend a night or two on the road.
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