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Now that it is getting colder out just wondering what everyone runs for additive to keep fuel from gelling up. This is my first winter with a diesel and i am wondering what is best to add to fuel and what temperature outside do i need to start thinking about adding additive.
 

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Now that it is getting colder out just wondering what everyone runs for additive to keep fuel from gelling up. This is my first winter with a diesel and i am wondering what is best to add to fuel and what temperature outside do i need to start thinking about adding additive.
In the summer I use the Power Service silver bottle at each fillup.

Now I am switching to the Power Service white bottle which is for cold temps.

I will keep a Power Service red bottle (9-1-1) in the shop just in case my fuel gels on me.

Here is their website with descriptions of each product:

http://powerservice.com/psp_product/diesel-fuel-supplement-cetane-boost/

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I don't know how cold it gets in your area but fuel gelling is no fun. There are a bunch of different additives you can use, I use PowerService in the white bottle or Stanadyne all season diesel fuel conditioner. There are many others but I usually just go with the PowerService because they carry it at WalMart and it's reasonably priced, also seems to work fine.
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I live in Colorado at 7000' elevation and have never had a problem with the fuel gelling. Depending on where you live the distributor that delivers the fuel will put additives into it to prevent if from gelling.
 

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In the summer I use the Power Service silver bottle at each fillup.

Now I am switching to the Power Service white bottle which is for cold temps.
This is what I use seasonally (10oz/tank) plus 30oz/tank of wally world 2 cycle for lubrication.
 

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I live in Colorado at 7000' elevation and have never had a problem with the fuel gelling. Depending on where you live the distributor that delivers the fuel will put additives into it to prevent if from gelling.
The house is at 8500' and it quite often gets down to -20F and colder and I have never added any additive to the fuel. I have never had a problem.

I noticed the local station has a sign on top of the pump stating that Power Systems additives have been added.
 
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