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Old 12-15-2008, 08:27 PM
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Default Fuel gelling...

Anyone have a link to any kind of a filter heater? This is the second time in two years... Heater under the fuel tank for a few hours fixes it but I am looking for something I can slip over the 3405 filter under the truck...

Also thinking of adding a oil pan heater to the bottom of the fuel tank??? Something for when it gets down into the teens...

Dont think the fuel pump was very happy...

Made for a LONG monday...
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:36 PM
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whole town of bend sold out of any fuel gel treatment.. roomate gelled up today too
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:38 PM
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How often do u treat your fuel Joe?? I treat every tank of fuel once the colder weather starts coming in, you never know how cold it will get and how quickly. Also, where ar eu buying fuel at?? That might have something to do with it
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:43 PM
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How often do u treat your fuel Joe?? I treat every tank of fuel once the colder weather starts coming in, you never know how cold it will get and how quickly. Also, where ar eu buying fuel at?? That might have something to do with it

Part of the issue is Portland requires 5% bio and I filled up before leaving friday. I normaly do not fill up in Portland for that reason, but was in a hurry to get to my daughters 7th birthday.

I add Powerservice when I think about it, but I think the bio killed me. I added 4 qts to the main tank and almost a gallon to the 105 tank, so I think I am good to go now...LOL

All the school buses in Bend jelled up today so they canceled school...
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:25 PM
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You guys need to find better service stations. My dad owns a gas station and hasn't had a customer gel in over 10 years...

The key is finding a place that blends their fuel. I run 50/50 No. 2 and No. 1 mix, never once, gelled or clouded.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:32 PM
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You guys need to find better service stations. My dad owns a gas station and hasn't had a customer gel in over 10 years...

The key is finding a place that blends their fuel. I run 50/50 No. 2 and No. 1 mix, never once, gelled or clouded.

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Old 12-15-2008, 11:35 PM
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I have never gelled myself. I treat my tanks every time i fill up, and never once had a problem, not even in Alaska wher ei lived for 6 years and saw temps in the 40 below range often. and stay away from Bio diesel!!!
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:34 AM
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You guys need to find better service stations. My dad owns a gas station and hasn't had a customer gel in over 10 years...

The key is finding a place that blends their fuel. I run 50/50 No. 2 and No. 1 mix, never once, gelled or clouded.



I use Pacific Pride too, never had a gelling issue and it was down to -20 last winter.
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:22 PM
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it got down to -12 the other day where i was and i had 3 diesels (all filled up at different places and times) around.... none of them gelled.... and i think one of them still has summer diesel in it...

weird..................
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Old 12-20-2008, 05:16 PM
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I fill up at shell I havnt had a problem with gelling.
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