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Is there additive in diesel at this time of year to stop it freezing? Taxi wouldn't start this morning even though it was spinning over fast on the starter. Temp outside was -7C It spluttered a couple of times then just cut out. Put an electric fan heater underneath it for 1/2 hour, hand primed the fuel system and it started then no problems. I've been off work for 2 weeks so the fuel that was in it was put in 2 weeks ago when it wasn't as cold as it is now. :cool:
 

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Is there additive in diesel at this time of year to stop it freezing? Taxi wouldn't start this morning even though it was spinning over fast on the starter. Temp outside was -7C It spluttered a couple of times then just cut out. Put an electric fan heater underneath it for 1/2 hour, hand primed the fuel system and it started then no problems. I've been off work for 2 weeks so the fuel that was in it was put in 2 weeks ago when it wasn't as cold as it is now. :cool:
Bell ADD has an winter aditive. Used it for a winter holliday in Norway - 24C started first time.
 

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In the old days we used to add a gallon of petrol to every tank of diesel, you reckon this would harm modern engines nowadays though?
 

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Diesel is indeed a different blend in winter but it does still get thick in the cold petrol in the diesel was a good solution years ago but it wont do your pump a lot of good on a modern engine :)

Once you are using it daily it will be fine even the stuff you bought a few weeks ago will be winter grade.
 
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