Originally Posted by rurak
The company I do a lot of wiring for has a 10000 gallon diesel tank at their construction yard. It gets below zero here but its never gelled. They must get winter blend delivered. My van is a 2008 e350 with a 6.0 powerstroke and the worst ive ever had was a full water seperator. What do you do to fix the problem Cinder? Tow it into the garage and let it thaw???
Originally Posted by gwk4667
Something that always gets to me is when people say " You're so lucky, none of your equipment ever gells"
I feel it is more that I have figured out that every year we get cold weather and you have to stay ahead of the game and use blended fuel, clean filters every fall, engine panels in place. Many people think the engine panels are just cosmetic. They help keep your engine clean ( allowing you to spot problems early ) and hold the heat in when it is cold out.
Most diesel engines pull many times more fuel from the tank than what is burned and return the excess - - - if your engine panels are in place you will soon have warm fuel tanks.
It depends on how bad it is, the CAT I worked on last week the tanks weren't gelled up but the lines were so I just changed the filter and primed it until I was getting liquid. Otherwise we get the forklift and move them into the shop and turn up the heat.
Our biggest problem is we get these trucks all year so some of them have been here since August and the fuel that's in them is what we get. We don't have any fuel here other then what's in the trucks.