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Old 12-30-2017, 10:23 AM
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The only time I gelled on Howes was when my filters where on the old side and I was running a bunch of Bio diesel. Diesel 911 got me going, but more then 1/2 throttle and I was throwing low rail code. I made it the 900 miles home through.

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Old 12-30-2017, 01:13 PM
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I use Schaeffer's #137 Summer. The local winter diesel is mixed with PowerService when the tanker is filled so the 137 summer adds 4+ points of cetane for easier starting...
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Old 12-30-2017, 02:51 PM
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If you run bio diesel its a shot in the dark as to whether you're in the clear or not for gelling. Here in MN we are at a max 5% bio for the winter, but I've heard its tested as high as 8-9%. I've tried about everything. If you get some shotty bio, you're going to gel. I finally put a wolverine fuel heater around my cat filter, and the BD Diesel fuel heater that goes between the water seperator and the airdog. I wired those both into a switch in the cab, and together they work awesome! It's nice not worrying about gelling anymore.
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-8 here this morning. Gelled up for the first time in a few years. Ive always used the white power service in the winter, but bought a bottle of howes and a new filter today. I tend to agree that where you buy your diesel matters more than what you add to it when it gets really cold.
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If you run bio diesel its a shot in the dark as to whether you're in the clear or not for gelling. Here in MN we are at a max 5% bio for the winter, but I've heard its tested as high as 8-9%. I've tried about everything. If you get some shotty bio, you're going to gel. I finally put a wolverine fuel heater around my cat filter, and the BD Diesel fuel heater that goes between the water seperator and the airdog. I wired those both into a switch in the cab, and together they work awesome! It's nice not worrying about gelling anymore.
Ya we used to get the occasional load of shit fuel at the mine I used to work at that got it's fuel out of mn. We were told 5% max too but our lab tests were sometimes as high as 12%. They were trying to unload some of their shitty fuel banking the weather would stay warm and it didn't.
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I think the fass with the small micron filter is the main reason the truck has trouble in subzero temps. That cold fuel doesn't flow well through that filter.

Then there is that bio, that forms wax flakes when cold.
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pulled a jug of power service out of a friends storage trailer today the Artic Express and itself was gelled up. i have always ran howes never had problem.
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-10 on the thermometer in the truck on the way to work today with howes no problems, got to work and 3 people were late because of gelled up fuel when they got out on the highway. I poured howes in a few buddies trucks today. So howes vs nothing today proved itself.
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pulled a jug of power service out of a friends storage trailer today the Artic Express and itself was gelled up. i have always ran howes never had problem.


It common for anti gells to gell when not mixed with fuel. That is one of the things I like about Howes. You donít have to worry about it.


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whelp stanadyne and a couple bum batteries left me stranded for a bit yesterday. Always fun doing batteries and filters at -15 hehe
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I’ve gelled on howes, white bottle power service, and regelled about 3 hours after dumping a bottle of 911 in. Only guaranteed way is straight #1 in my opinion.
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Stanadyne gelled up on me on New years day, 911 got me going. Change filter and she runs like a top again, Looks like I 'll be switching to Howes
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Anyone try the winter 1000 stanadyne? I've always just ran the performance formula without any issues, but my truck never sets out very often either
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IDC what additive you use, if you have bio you are at risk of gelling. Buy a cheap wolverine fuel heater and forget about gelling. BD Diesel also makes a nice fuel heater. I have both, and gelling is a thing of the past!
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Well second time this year and below Zero and she gelled up pretty good this go round. I am beginning to lean towards it being too small of a filter. This time i was using howes on a single dose. I currently am using a cat filter 1r-0750 which is a 2 micron filter, Should I step down to a CAT Filter IP2299 which is a 6 micron filter for winter uses or always double dose on the Howes?
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