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Old 12-27-2017, 07:44 AM
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Default What are you guys Running? Powerservice, Howes, Stanadyne

Our first big cold snap hit last night(-8), the truck started and ran fine, just 5 minutes down the road it started to gel up. I limped down back back roads to get to work after dumping in some 911 and still wouldn't build pressure past 10K. I have always run powerservice, and only had a couple issues and that was to due to biodiesel. What are you cold weather guys running for additives or do you guys just recommend going with a fuel pump heater.
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Old 12-27-2017, 07:51 AM
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I have never had my truck gel up using howes. Iím not saying itís the end all be all but so far so good.


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Old 12-27-2017, 07:57 AM
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Howe’s here also. I farm and in the cold months use straight #2 and Howe’s in all my equipment as well as my pickup never gelled using it. I live in North Dakota it’s -15 right now, no issues.

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Old 12-27-2017, 08:50 AM
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I donít run any additives. I just make sure I get my fuel at the right stations. I avoid biodiesel like the plague
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Old 12-27-2017, 09:01 AM
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I've ran all three you listed at one time or another, but a couple years ago when it got down to -20 for a week or so I ran Howes at double strength. Been running it since, and it's cheaper than the others.
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I donít run any additives. I just make sure I get my fuel at the right stations. I avoid biodiesel like the plague
I stay away from KUM and GO, their diesel is horrible, currently I run QT, GIT N GO, and Casey's. Last year I had no issues, but I guess I need to start taking Diesel samples again.
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Howes itís cheap and plentiful and does the trick. Havenít jelled up yet on it.


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Old 12-27-2017, 10:16 AM
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Stanadyne here just cuz it's easy to grab and dump in. No issues here past 3 winters.
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I stay away from KUM and GO, their diesel is horrible, currently I run QT, GIT N GO, and Casey's. Last year I had no issues, but I guess I need to start taking Diesel samples again.
I try to only get fuel at hyvee or Caseyís. I stay away from everywhere else. My 16 hasnít gelled and neither has my jetta tdi. My 05 only gelled once and thatís when I got fuel at Kum and go
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I don't run any anti gel

But I do use a cetane booster on every tank full
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Stanadyne here just cuz it's easy to grab and dump in. No issues here past 3 winters.


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Old 12-27-2017, 05:14 PM
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Howes -4į this morning no problems
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Can we take a poll on this and maybe stick it in a winter driving thread lol. It would be easier to see who uses what that way.
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Old 12-29-2017, 05:47 PM
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I used to use lower service and after I put 6 filters in 3 days I dumped 32 oz of howes and let it run all night. Never gelled since in 5 years and that was the first time I had gelled. It a cheap and in every truck stop in America so I use it

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When in Wisconsin and sub zero temps, I was running Howe's. Truck sat for 3 days at sub zero while I was on leave for a week. When I got back, cycled the key several times and started the truck. Was not slow to turn over and started on about the 3rd rev as normal. Oil filters screamed and pressure was through the roof. It scared the crap out of me and I turned it off thinking it was the Turbo. Opened hood, started truck and climbed all over till I found the noise (in the snow of course). Turned out to be the amsoil dual filter kit bypassing and making the noise. After I got it started that morning, it never did it again.
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