Well I ate my words on fuel additives this morning.

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by bzinger, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. Doealex

    Doealex Medium Load Member

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    I guess we should expect another rate increase when insurance renewal comes:(
     
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  3. Gumper

    Gumper Road Train Member

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    Many PFJs stopped treating their winter fuel. I’ve never had trouble with diesel gelling until last year when it happened twice (even while using PowerService, what a sham). It’s been hovering around zero here, and my fuel suction gauge has been getting above 10”hg when normally it’s 5 or below. I think they’re no longer putting additive in the fuel so then you have to spend $25 a fill up doing it yourself. If I can’t put in some #1 then I’ll use an additive.. that isn’t power service.
     
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  4. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    Provided that RJ's bar and grill is open I say let it snow... Theyve got really good food & drink... May as well wait it out anyhow, ya get a dusting of snow on these roads nowadays ya cant get anywhere anyhow with the amount of idiots jackknifed and crashing out here.
     
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  5. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    That's the plan buddy ! ..I'm loaded to Omaha , almost out of hours for the day and would run right into the storm anyway .
    Sort of a pick your spot situation.
     
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  6. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I say drive into the storm.
     
  7. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Huh ? Lol
     
  8. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Man 17 below is serious. Some drivers split the bottle of additive between the two tanks. In those conditions, one bottle per tank after fueling I find to be effective
     
  9. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Lmao ...I'm a native north dakotan, 17 below is just getting started .
     
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  10. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

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    I woke up in Rawlins WY this morning and it was -3 outside. I rarely come this far east in the winter, but the thought of my tanks gelling up kept me awake so I idled at high RPM for a good 20 minutes before going to bed, and woke up 7 hours later and did it again. No problems. I was curious if reefer tanks recirculate the fuel to warm it up. I ran my reefer all night. Those reefer tanks hang low and are exposed to the cold. Just curious.
     
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  11. jeffman164

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    Howes did a number on me one time . Pick your poison I say.
     
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