HOW TO PREVENT DIESEL GELLING DURING THE WINTER
It's no doubt that you've heard both good and bad things diesel. Whether you have always been a diesel-enthusiast or have recently flipped, there's something to keep in mind about diesel fuel when winter approaches. If you live in Canada, this applies to you. If you live in Saskatchewan (a province in Canada), this DEFINITELY applies to you. You know... with -45°C and all.
SIGNS OF DIESEL GELLING
When temperatures drop, paraffin wax in diesel fuel attracts to one another, forming larger crystals and clogging fuel filters and fuel lines. Some signs of diesel gelling include:
- Your engine won't start
- Engine starts then dies right away
- Fuel pressure is gone
- Acceleration is sluggish
OUR RECOMMENDATION: USE A TOP QUALITY ANTI-GEL SUCH AS POLAR MAX
One of our recommendations to prevent diesel gelling in the winter is to use a diesel anti-gel in your summer fuel. At DSG, we have an effective solution. 4+ Polar Max; a diesel anti-gel product that has been designed to adjust cloud point and pour point to suit colder conditions. If you're caught with the wrong fuel in cold weather, you can simply add 4+ Polar Max to your bulk storage tank by either splash blending or cycling through the fuel, and 4+ Polar Max will improve the cold flow properties. Add 4+ Polar Max to your diesel before the temperature drops below -4°C and it will:
- Prevent diesel from gelling as low as -45°C
- Stop water condensation as low as -54°C
- Depress the pour point of diesel
- Lower the cold filter plug point
Instructions for our 4+ Polar Max Anti-Gel
Add to the tank before adding fuel. Add 30 ml / 1 oz. for every 57 L / 15 us gal. of diesel fuel. For colder conditions, see the guideline chart below or review our 4+ Polar Max data sheet.
|Outside Temp °C||30 ml/1oz. Treats||Contents Treated Per|
|0°C to -18°C||57 L/15 US gal.||1820 L/480 US gal.|
|-19°C to -39°C||28 L/7 US gal.||910 L/240 US gal.|
|-40°C to -60°C||14 L/4 US gal.||455 L/120 US gal.|
If you need any other tips or recommendations to prevent diesel gelling, or for any other questions and comments, feel free to contact us! You can also browse other products in our 4+ line!
***KEEP AND USE 4+ POLAR MAX AT ROOM TEMPERATURE. PRODUCT WILL THICKEN IN COLD TEMPERATURES. FOR BEST RESULTS, ADD TO WARM FUEL***
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