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      11-17-2011, 01:39 PM   #1
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Question to the board! Im planning to go to Big Bear Mountain over the Thanksgiving holiday and was wondering if I need to add anything to Diesel Fuel do to a possible freezing temperature. Thank you
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Being an English noob, what do the temperatures dip to there?
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you'll be fine. Diesel is good to about -5 or -6 CELCIUS before you have any problems...this is WITHOUT winterizers. Big bear will be about +5celcius...
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you'll be fine. Diesel is good to about -5 or -6 CELCIUS before you have any problems...this is WITHOUT winterizers. Big bear will be about +5celcius...
I was looking at the weather report and shows 22-24F in the morning. I don't know what that is in Celsius. Thanks
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F 32 degrees = C 0 degrees
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...and -40F equals -40C.
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20f is around -6c...if it's getting that cold i'm sure the diesel up there has a winterizer. if you're in San Diego i'll give you a bottle of the stuff i use in our diesel truck it's good for -11 to -15 or so Celcius. your diesel will like very much YA
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Our 330d has experienced -19 CELCIUS without problem . It just wanted a few extra seconds for the glow plugs to preheat the combustion chamber.
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Update. Called Shell gas station in Big Bear and very nice gentlemen told me that they carry what thy call winter blend which contains additives that provide protection from diesel jellying up in extremmly cold temperatures. According to him we are safe until temperature drops down to maybe 10F. Happy Thanksgiving everybody!
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figured you'd be fine. better be safe than sorry
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diesel fuel start to gel at 17 degrees farenheit
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diesel fuel start to gel at 17 degrees farenheit
Diesel #2, that is.

Diesel #1 goes down generally to -40C/-40F before gelling, although technically, the ASTM D 975 specification for diesel 1-D S15 requires only that the fuel not gel until 6C above the 10th percentile monthly low temperature of the State where the fuel is sold.

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Being an English noob, what do the temperatures dip to there?
Do you not like it over in the UK section of the forum?!
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Do you not like it over in the UK section of the forum?!
This is the general diesel sub forum. I think he is in the right place, what's the big deal? Would be nice if more UK diesel owners participated here, we US diesel owners could benefit from your experiences.
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To be honest, there is far more d talk in the UK forum than here!

There is no "big deal"
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To be honest, there is far more d talk in the UK forum than here!

There is no "big deal"
True, but they are mostly 18d and 20d owners. Few N57 owners frequent there as there is the dedicated N57.
Be careful where you are going with that, I wouldn't want to take this thread further off topic.
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Does ANYONE bother to read their owner's manual these days?!?


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