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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-16-2008, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Winter fuel additive

My fuel froze up on me last winter untill I put some winter fuel treatment into it. This year I want to get a jump on it so at what temp should I be putting it in at? It's already getting below 0 at night here.

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Gas station should be switching to diesel winter fuel in a month
I would start with additives at -10*C. Winter diesel fuel should not start to crystalize till -20*C



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Thanks, I'll keep a bottle in the truck ready for -10

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if your really worried i know they make em for big rigs but im sure ive seen them for pickups, fuel tank warmers basicaly a heating blanket you wrap the tank in and plug in like the block heater

for condnsation youd still need an additive but the heaters an idea


they aso make hockey puck size magnet heaters stick on (if its a meteltank) and plug in work great keeping hydrolic tanks from going solid
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We had a problem last year in timmins Ontario, when the temperature hit -25*c at night, it gelled up all the raccor water separators, This was the first time I seen it happen. It looked amazing how the little crystals where moving around
Man was this ever a long night night



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haha u should see what fluids do at -50


pretty neat seeing a cup of water tossed in the air and freeze before hitting the ground brrrrr
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Yeah I have heard of them but never saw them for pickups. I was also told about an oilpan heater that works the same way as the fueltank heater but never saw them either. Anyone know of a company that might sell stuff like this?

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You are looking for electric battery warmer, Ford use to sell them
Its a 150 Watts blanket heater (that rap around the battery) and plugs into 120 Volts



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Yeah I know about those but I am looking for someone who sells oilpan and feul tank heaters. Thanks though.

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I use Howes additive. Anit Gel and conditioner, temps well below -40 here, No problems.

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