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Whats the best anti-gel additive to use for a common rail cummins? my brother lives in Minnesota and they sell #1 diesel at the gas stations because it gets so cold there and wants to know what everybody runs?

We were thinking opti-lube but what else is there or is that a good brand to go with?


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the white diesel-kleen bottle works great i have never had a problem with it

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Whats the best anti-gel additive to use for a common rail cummins? my brother lives in Minnesota and they sell #1 diesel at the gas stations because it gets so cold there and wants to know what everybody runs?

We were thinking opti-lube but what else is there or is that a good brand to go with?
OptiLube is a really good choice, and promotes water serperation (very important for your CR's). Do they sell straight #1 or is it a blend like 70/30. If that's the case then it's blended to support the temps you see already.

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Fuel Additive Report

The fuel additive report is here:
http://www.johnfjensen.com/Diesel_fu...itive_test.pdf

Personally I use Stanadyne Performance and never had a problem.
I use it because it is approved by OEM's.

Hard to find retail, but I order it on-line by the case.

Wally-world carries Power Service Diesel-Kleen (White bottle has anti-gel/grey bottle does not) for ~ $6.

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The #1 diesel has a much lower gelling temp than #2 we get around here. The problem that comes up with #1 is that it is even lower lubricity than #2 from what I've seen. If he does end up fueling up with #1 on a regular basis he'll want to have Opti lube or some other lubricity formula on hand to dump in to keep things moving smooth.

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Power Service in the white bottle has been working great in all my diesels for forty years plus it's the easiest one to come by.

Beware, I've heard of some very bad problems resulting from mixing different additives.
Buy one brand and try to stick to it.

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I'm in northern MN and the fuel is blended #1 & #2, maybe in January- feb when it gets down to -30 -40 I'll add a little power-service in the white bottle. Other wise you don't really need any as the blended fuel is sufficient.

ps I've also run heavy equipment like the cat in my avatar that is cumming powered. we run them all night long all winter with out an additive with no problems.
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ps I've also run heavy equipment like the cat in my avatar that is cumming powered. we run them all night long all winter with out an additive with no problems.
I need to read up on the latest fuel standards

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The only diff between off-road and on road fuel is the tax and dye. Even the guys that deliver the fuel tell me this.
as it comes out of the same tank at the depot.



Some times he shows up with a load of undyed fuel but he says it's ok as there is enough dye in the tank to turn it all pink.

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off-road diesel (if thats what you run in that) is a TOTALLY different animal for chemical composition and cetane #
I can't beleive you just posted that.

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