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Old 11-05-2015, 08:07 PM   #21
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Be very careful. Last year we had an early cold snap. Even though the local stations were using "winter blend", tons of big rigs and pickups gelled up. Quite a few in the parking lot of our truck stop. Only 1 station in town has #1 anymore and it wasn't it. I used to drive bulk truck. Sometimes winter blend is a 60/40 mix. Other times it's the station adding the additive themselves to #2. If it's a blend, is it really 60/40 going into your tank when they added to existing 100% #2? Did they put enough additive in for 8,000 gallons??? I have personally added additive from 5gal buckets.

Do you trust your truck in the winter to somebody making $10 an hour??? A winter fuel additive is cheap insurance for a $60,000 rig. Our work trucks we run stanadyne from late October to early april. In addition, I will top off with #1 when a cold snap is forecasted. I damn sure don't want to gel up in the middle of nowhere with no cell service and -25F with -40 chill factor. Nope nope nope.

Canada only has one diesel fuel.

I get confused every time i used to go to the states with my Mercedes.


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Old 11-05-2015, 09:11 PM   #22
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It sounds like Canada has higher standards for their diesel fuels.

Running a winter additive isn't just about Cetane # or cloud/pour points. It undoubtedly helps those, but it is also a de-icer, like Heet in our gassers.
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