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Old 12-13-2011, 06:16 AM   #11
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Diesel fuel already has the additive in it. You don't need to add anything.
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:07 PM   #12
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Yea. I read on a diesel truck forum that diesel #2 doesn't start to gel until 10 degrees or lower. Winter blend is a blend of diesel #1 and diesel #2 and it won't gel until well below zero. Additive helps in both cases. I truly appreciate everyone's input. I am a newbie when it comes to diesel.
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:32 PM   #13
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We have had diesel trucks for the last 13 years and we live in North Idaho. We do get winter there and we have never had to add anything to the fuel. In my opinion the need for additives is something that the additive people have created.
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:53 AM   #14
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We have had diesel trucks for the last 13 years and we live in North Idaho. We do get winter there and we have never had to add anything to the fuel. In my opinion the need for additives is something that the additive people have created.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:01 PM   #15
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Feeling kind of stupid. I have been worrying for weeks about having issues with my diesel fuel in the cold weather. Today when I filled up I read the label of the additive that I have been using. The brand has two formulas, one for all season and the other for winter. Guess what. The all season protects the diesel to 40 below. Lesson learned....read the label.
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:22 AM   #16
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The truck stops should have it also. Ranching in Wyoming now. Used to live in Torrance long long ago.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:28 PM   #17
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I use a conditioner sold by a company of the name Conklin. Supposed to drop the gel point 20 or 30 degrees, I forget which. Have used it in my diesel, which i just sold, since I bought it and have never had it gel. Use three ounces for normal conditioning and six ounces when the weather gets cold. Pretty expensive, but it goes a long way. Good luck on your search.
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I use a conditioner sold by a company of the name Conklin. Supposed to drop the gel point 20 or 30 degrees, I forget which. Have used it in my diesel, which i just sold, since I bought it and have never had it gel. Use three ounces for normal conditioning and six ounces when the weather gets cold. Pretty expensive, but it goes a long way. Good luck on your search.
You are probably talking about Fuel Mate. It is expencive and most likely dosn't do much more than lighten your wallet.
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clutch, it's actually Diesel Plus and I truly believe it adds a bit of lubricity to the diesel that was taken out when we went to ultra low sulphur diesel a few years ago.
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clutch, it's actually Diesel Plus and I truly believe it adds a bit of lubricity to the diesel that was taken out when we went to ultra low sulphur diesel a few years ago.
Yup, I forgot about diesel Plus. We have been with Conklin since 1979. Mostly inactive.
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