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anyone have their diesel freeze/gel up?

the cold weather has not been good on some of the truckers.

had to go rescue my buddys dump truck today...

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I'm assuming they are putting anti gel additives in the fuel. Which doesn't seem true from what I'm hearing from other people.
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I'm equipment Maintenance for a small Indipendent trucking co.(44 tractors and 169 trailers) I still cant talk about it. I'm suffering from PTSD.
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We've only had one truck gel up. The driver took it home but had less than half a tank. He claims he added anti-gel too. He made it six blocks from his house and it stopped. Had to tow it in and set it in the shop for a few hours till it all thawed out. I bet he still doesn't learn his lesson.
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Froze fuel?

there are additives to prevent this, but not many to fix it once it has happened.

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I had shipments scheduled to arrive Thursday morning between 5am and 9am. I got calls from 4 trucking dispatchers telling me their trucks were shutting down due to the cold weather. A total of 5 loads were late due to the cold weather, two of them were 24 hours late.

Yeah, dunno what they are putting in this new low sulfer blend... obviously not enough anti-gel substance.
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I use this in every tank in my tdi.



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never had an issue. My car sat outside at work all day both days that it was in the negatives. started right up at 11pm in the minus whatever it was temps. 3.5 years of ownership and it's been all good.

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good cause just diesel wont cut it in that type of weather

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Yeah, dunno what they are putting in this new low sulfer blend... obviously not enough anti-gel substance.

Thats what I'm guessing. Cuz i don't remember it being a huge issue last year. Unless the truckers wanna comment. And supposibly they're suppose to put the additive in the diesel before it arrives at the gas station.
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the stations typically start selling winter blend 1-Dec until end Feb, IIRC.

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All that anti gel you guys are buying is nothing more than kerosene in most cases.

Yep, trucks don't like this weather. We stopped starting trucks for people last thursday. they would get them started, drive ten miles, freeze up again. I know a road service guy who hasn't left the truck since last sunday.
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here's the MSDS..

http://www.stanadyne.com/docs/pubm/P...%20Rev%209.pdf

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Diesel 911 is a post gel-up fix... we use Howes when it's cold in the Freightliner and have never had a problem. Also stay the hell away from Bio-Diesel when it's cold, it gels up at a higher temp than regular diesel.

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Most of the winter I never ran anti-gel and had no problems in my SD. However, I started reading about a lot of people gelling up so I started to use it.. but many times I forgot to put it in. Ran my tank almost to empty and still no problems. Course I know I will be replacing my fuel filter soon enough.. blah

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its typically not the fuel thats freezing, but water that finds its way into the fuel. how well you maintain your truck will definitely show itself in the colder months. biofuel is bullshit ill be the first to say it. ive cleaned enough inlet screens of green algae lookin stuff to know its no good.
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Most likely those were biodiesel blends.....I work in the industry and we had problems with certain ADM's bio part of biodiesel. We get the soy bio seperate and blend it to what percent the customer wants...seems that ADM has very loose specifications and it was gelling pretty bad last winter until we started adding three times the amount of winterizer. With bodiesel..you have two winter additives, one for the bio itself..then the other for the diesel.
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I usually use b5-b20 and have never had an issue. though I always use Stanadyne with every tank. it's always in the back of my mind, but thankfully I've been lucky so far.

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should be getting No 1 mixed in this time of year

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