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Old 01-31-2010, 10:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Gelling while driving...

Well I had a first time experience the other day... For the first time in 10 years of owning various diesels (first CTD), my truck started to gel up while I was driving...

It was below 0 in the a.m. when I started it... It started fine and ran fine for the first 2-3 miles, then started to lose power... Once I got off work the temps had come above 15* and the truck ran fine.

So what are you guys doing to prevent gelling when driving?
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Yep on both. had a 2 week stretch of negative temps. Put that goop in and no problems.
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My son drives three diesel vehicles in Minnesota. They mandate a small percentage of bio-diesel there. Even a gallon of anti-gel did not prevent his Kenworth from gelling. He tries to fill up in a non-bio-diesel state but an accident as he was leaving Iowa blocked access to an off ramp and forced him to carry on and do a fill at home. Ouch.

His payloader and his semi gelled. He pulled both with his 98 cummins and even it was on the edge of gelling. He was lucky a neighbour had a shop big enough to put both units in. I think Minnesota should ease up on the bio-diesel in cold weather or somebody ought to formulate an anti-gel which works with bio-diesel.
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QUOTE=freak007;2574950]Well I had a first time experience the other day... For the first time in 10 years of owning various diesels (first CTD), my truck started to gel up while I was driving...

It was below 0 in the a.m. when I started it... It started fine and ran fine for the first 2-3 miles, then started to lose power... Once I got off work the temps had come above 15* and the truck ran fine.

So what are you guys doing to prevent gelling when driving?[/QUOTE]

put some diesel additive in it. we run it in all of our tractors and my dad's dmax *gags* cant change my dad's opinion
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I run 50/50 1 and 2 with a mix of PS, MMO, and motor oil.
I also have fuel heaters.
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