Well I ate my words on fuel additives this morning.

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

  1. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    FPPF polar power works great to keep from gelling if you can find it.
    Or just get a gallon of gasoline and half it in each tank..add a lil octane, make it run a little hotter.
     
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  3. jeffman164

    jeffman164 Medium Load Member

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    I use 100% kerosene for bunk heater.
     
  4. Cat sdp

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    The newest one don’t return much fuel.....
     
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    I do this when it’s -20 or below ..... to the primary fuel filter (outside of the frame rail)

    And the truck doesn’t shut off at that temp or below ....:)
     
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  6. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Makes sence cause when I had my flashlight in the tanks with the engine running at 1500 rpm I didnt see much movement.
     
  7. hookster359

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    I really believe it is this bio diesel crap that creates the problem. I use to fuel in Grand forks or Fargo Nd and it was going to be 30 below that night and I would put 20 gallons of number 1 in each tank and fill the rest with number 2 go home shut truck off and plug in the block heater go out in the morning hit the starter and it would fire right up and never miss a beat other than it took awhile to get the oil pressure to come up. Last winter I gelled up twice and it is like what the f as one time I fueled up and didn't even get out of the truckstop in Wisconsin and there I sat. I have never been a fan of buying fuel additives but it seems like you have to now.
     
  8. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    With the exception of Hardin the PFJ’s in MT all have the same fuel as Town Pump stores.

    That was one thing I liked about running Canada. Buy fuel up there and you have nothing to worry about. And we always had Canadian fuel at our tank at the yard.
     
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  9. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Takes a good 45 minutes to get my ISX to 150F water temp from 0F now.
     
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  10. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Well we have some not liking Howe's, some not liking PS.

    So what is the go to additives then, for those of us with no additives experience?
     
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  11. Gumper

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    And all the town pumps seem to be selling crappy fuel.
     
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