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Old 12-25-2008, 06:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fuel Gelling??

I've seen a few gelling threads lately and today I stumbled across this article so I figured I'd post it up here.

ULSD Cold Weather Information

I don't know anything about the company, I just thought it was interesting reading.
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Old 12-25-2008, 06:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My truck gelled the other day. Changed the fuel filter and treated with powerservice 911 and I was on my way.
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Power Service was taken off the shelves for a couple weeks when ULSD first came out then came back reformulated and relabeled.
I figured as long as I followed the directions on the label I'd be fine and so far I have for last winter and this year.

I think people who have had gelling problems and have used the proper amount of additive probably have gotten some bad diesel. Most likely water or a low percentage of biodiesel.
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Old 12-26-2008, 10:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have to agree with that article, when my truck gelled up earlier in the week I saw exactly what they were talking about. I also used products that said they were for USLD, and I used a little more than what was recommended.

I've never had the LSD fuel gel up on me when I used an anti gel additive before. So I can agree that this new ULSD is not as good of a fuel when the weather is cold.
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Old 12-26-2008, 10:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
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very interesting mojo. luckily for me i'm far enough south not to have to worry about that much...I still hate ULSD
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Old 12-26-2008, 03:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I went snowboarding the last weekend and when I went to start the truck to leave the snow it sounded funny. I shut it off right away and bumped the starter... I didn't hear the fuel pump run... checked the fuses and the airdog fuse was blown.... I think the fuel gelled or froze in the pump and drew too many amps and popped the fuse...
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Old 12-26-2008, 03:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I didn't have anything in the tank to treat the fuel and were I live its really not that cold all the time.... so I guess I got a lesson on cold weather and diesels.
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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It's been below 0F in my parts for about two weeks.
Seems if ULSD had the gelling problem some are thinking
that there would be broken down rigs all along the road.
There isn't...
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It's been below 0F in my parts for about two weeks.
Seems if ULSD had the gelling problem some are thinking
that there would be broken down rigs all along the road.
There isn't...
Did you miss the tons of threads on here from monday and tuesday when it was really cold here around PA?

Heck I had 2 gelled up trucks in my driveway, mine and my father-in-laws and we both use anti-gel.

Not to mention the numerous people I've talked to that had some form of starting/gel'ing problem also.
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:44 AM   #10 (permalink)
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luckily when itz been cold in jerzy oth my Ford and Dodge both start rite up...cant plug them in either...live in appt. complex !!!
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:29 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Mine gelled up on me the other morning on the way home. I think the place I get my fuel got a bad shipment because two weeks ago it was -15 and no issues. Wednesday morn it was only -2 and it gelled right up. I poured two bottles of Diesel 911 in and it fixed it right up. Probably shouldn't have used so much but by the time I got it and put it in I didn't feel like sitting around any longer.
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seems early in winter is a problem probably fuel wasn't a winter blend.i haven't had any issues in 3 years of ulsd in below 0 deg f with no anti gel.
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