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Old 12-10-2007, 02:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Freeze Point of Diesel #2??

What is a safe freeze point for Diesel 2#? I'm headed to some 5-10 degree temps for a few days.

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Re: Freeze Point of Diesel #2??

You are probably OK. I think No 2 typically gels below OF but it can start clouding above that. If it got any moisture in it that might raise gel point, too. Wouldn't hurt to put some antigel in there just to be safe.
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Re: Freeze Point of Diesel #2??

As long as you are not running on very old fuel, your fuel is already blended for winter use.

Untreated summer fuel will start gelling @ 15* F.
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Re: Freeze Point of Diesel #2??

It doesn't freeze in cold temperatures - wax flakes form and block filters and small openings. If you bought diesel in Florida, for example and tried to run in zero degree weather you'd soon roll to a stop. In the Great NorthWet I'm sure fuel is blended for the mountain passes even if you buy it at the coast.
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Re: Freeze Point of Diesel #2??

Like Moe says, if in doubt, use anti gel. Better safe than sorry. JMO! Curious..

How you guy's near/on East coast know fuel (for sure) is blended on west coast? Is there a mfg. site that say's.? TIA
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Re: Freeze Point of Diesel #2??

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: OT</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
How you guy's near/on East coast know fuel (for sure) is blended on west coast? Is there a mfg. site that say's.? TIA </div></div>

I assume that any supplier will blend for conditions within a tank away from the station. A driver in coastal Washington state could head east just as easily as south.
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Re: Freeze Point of Diesel #2??

Mix with Antigel or some #1.....
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