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      11-16-2011, 08:39 AM   #1
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What does the 335d use to keep the diesel fuel from gelling in the winter? Do i need to do anything for it? I live in Nebraska and it gets to -30 every now and then.
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      11-16-2011, 09:19 AM   #2
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Gas stations are responsible for switching over to winter diesel, which should already have additives in it to prevent gelling in cold temperatures (that's also why you'll notice a slight decrease in fuel economy). If you want to be extra sure, you can use a product like the white winter variety of Diesel Kleen.
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What does the 335d use to keep the diesel fuel from gelling in the winter? Do i need to do anything for it? I live in Nebraska and it gets to -30 every now and then.
-30 in Nebraska? Is that a typo?
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nope. average temp is around 0 int he winter and then we get crazy cold days prob every other week. Last year we had a day where the index was prob -40 with the wind chill.
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nope. average temp is around 0 int he winter and then we get crazy cold days prob every other week. Last year we had a day where the index was prob -40 with the wind chill.
Wow, I never would have guessed. I suppose I can cross Nebraska off my 'possibly move to another location in US' list. I'd rather deal with 20's and snow rather than the bitter cold at 0 degrees + wind.
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When temperatures plummet, consider supplementing w/Diesel Kleen by Power Service

http://powerservice.com/dfs/
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lol its a really nice state to live in thought. THe summers get hot (around 100) and the winters get cold. It is definitely a state with 4 seasons. We get 28-36" of snow a year. Houses are cheap and the recession didnt really affect the state. I live in Omaha which has about a million people.
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lol its a really nice state to live in thought. THe summers get hot (around 100) and the winters get cold. It is definitely a state with 4 seasons. We get 28-36" of snow a year. Houses are cheap and the recession didnt really affect the state. I live in Omaha which has about a million people.
I was born there, on Offut airbase to be exact.
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This question made me think of another cold weather related diesel question. I remember way back in the day it wasn't uncommon to have to cover a portion of the radiator on trucks to keep the engine at an efficient operating temperature when it was really cold. I'm assuming this is not a issue with the d?

I haven't looked but, I don't recall seeing any type of shutter system in front of the rad. Does it just use a thermostat system?
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Diesel is blended for winter. Your fuel filter is heated and the now warmer fuel is recirculated back into your tank.
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      11-28-2011, 03:14 PM   #11
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Hey Messiah,
Im in Omaha too. Curious, since you have had a years worth of experience, how did it turn out last winter? Any issues?

Btw, shoot me a PM, would love to chat with you about what you have done with it....ie...JBD?
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