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Old 09-23-2000, 12:00 AM
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I am thinking about adding kerosene to my diesel fuel when it gets very cold. What is the ratio that I shouyld use OR should I just stick with a commercil anti-gel agent. What are pro's and cons of each??
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Old 09-23-2000, 01:16 AM
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If your local stations (will)have winter diesel in the pumps than you should be fine with just an anti-gel. Kerosene doesn't lubricate enough and is power robbing. I've never had any problems here in Calgary, Canada, even at - 30 dC. It's also a good idea to keep the tank at least half full to minimize condensation.
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Old 09-23-2000, 07:57 PM
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Ratios are listed in owners manual, at least for my 116 300SD they are.
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Old 09-24-2000, 11:29 AM
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CJ MY 2cents is to buy a quart bottle of concentrated anti gel and keep it in the trunk. If you hit cold snap you can add a little then reclose the bottle.If MD. is like Pa.the state reguires that diesel be treated and you probley will not have any problems unless it gets really cold or you go way North.
Also, I have been told that you shouldn't add kerosen to treated fuel,but I don't know if that is true or an "old mechanics tale".
Good Luck,Jay
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Old 09-25-2000, 12:43 AM
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The state of PA requires fuel to have an anti-gel agent in it? I did not kow that, but it is a good idea.
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Old 09-27-2000, 02:54 PM
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CJ I stand corrected. I have now been told that I am wrong about the states having winter standards for diesel fuel. I have now been told that it is up to the suppliers. The two main "gas" stations that I use,tell me that they always have winterized fuel.
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Old 09-27-2000, 06:46 PM
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Thank you for the update, I was in the process of looking into this.
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Old 09-27-2000, 07:04 PM
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MB still refers to service bulletin MBNA 00/7 & it states that % of #2 diesel fuel to kerosene is dependant on ambient temps.
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