What's up with the (lack of) winterized diesel fuel this winter season? (2017/2018)

ironpony

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I heard that tonight at the horseshoe drivers counter, too. Buddy said he heard it from his cousin who's wife's sister is dating a tanker tanker.
Considering the abnormally high number of folks reporting gelling, I tend to agree with that. I've used a heckofa lot more antigel than I usually do, and have not been running in especially cold temperatures.
 

Duck

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Ok the permits lady just walked in and handed me a memo she just received from Pilot. As if she knew...
OMG they're spying on my online activity! TINFOIL!!

Anyway..

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Mike

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What is with TA/Petro cutting back on customer service lately
dunno. I contacted them via email when I started this thread to see if they could provide me with any information to pass along, and got no response at all.
 

ironpony

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Them being silent is to be expected. No way it can come back to haunt them.
Of course. It comes down to the financial jeopardy that a given consumer presents to a large corporation. Mike Mike Inc? Who cares. An account with thousands of trucks that threatens to pull it's business is going to get a response.
 

dchawk81

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Better yet, send another one pretending to be the fuel manager from SNI, mad as hell about all the gelled up trucks you've got.
Apparently that won't work. I got a message on my Qualcomm saying if the truck won't start because of gelled fuel, turn the key to the on position for about 20 (don't remember if it was seconds or minutes) to make the fuel heater work.

So uh I guess that explains why we haven't been having problems. We have fuel heaters.

Go figure SNI would spend money on something worthwhile.

I'm as shocked as you are.
 

Duck

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Apparently that won't work. I got a message on my Qualcomm saying if the truck won't start because of gelled fuel, turn the key to the on position for about 20 (don't remember if it was seconds or minutes) to make the fuel heater work.

So uh I guess that explains why we haven't been having problems. We have fuel heaters.

Go figure SNI would spend money on something worthwhile.

I'm as shocked as you are.
Yeah, run down your already frozen batteries. Brilliant.

Leaving the key on runs an electric heater in the fuel filter base.

Throw a battery charger on it first.
 

Hammer166

Instigateur №166™
Those wimpy heaters in the filter base aren't really to heat fuel anyways. They're to keep any moisture in liquid form so it will drain. Even at a 10 amp draw, that's only 140W.

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Racor used to make a filter housing designed to heat fuel, but it was rigged up with a 6 or 8 gauge wire, too.
 
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