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Fuel Additives/Diesels

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by truszip, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. truszip

    truszip Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    What's everyone using for the winter for fuel additives and how much per tank works best. I've got a 97 F350 dual tank job. Thanks.
  2. psdiesel24

    psdiesel24 Member
    Messages: 95


    We use keen diesel treatment. Seems to work pretty good.:drinkup:
  3. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    I haven't used anything in the past 185,000 miles for winter treatment. All the fuel stops around here buy their fuel from the refineries with winterizer already added. I am sure up in America Jr. :D they do the same. Just pump good ole #2 diesel and let it be. I do know of some people who add 1/2 gallon of K1 to a full tank of diesel. Keeps it from waxing it up I guess.
  4. clueless

    clueless Member
    from pa
    Messages: 43

    best thing to do is just use the winter blend that the truck stops pump out.if you have to use any additive,lucas fuel treatment is a good brand to use,also howes fuel treatment is good also.it has a antigel agent in with it.

    a mix of 75-25 diesel-kero mix is good for winter use.
  5. Nailit1954

    Nailit1954 Senior Member
    from ma.
    Messages: 100

    fuel additives

    I belive
    That all diesel in the northest starting in Oct. has additive . Increasing amounts in the coldest months. Summertime I usually stock up Lucas or Howes. When the temps are going to drop Below 10 degree or so I will add one small container( opp. 8 oz) just before a fill up.
  6. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    I hardly ever use any additives but when I do, I use Keen.
  7. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    I have had 2 Diesel vehicles with over 200k driven on each.
    Use the additive when you fuel in cold weather. The only time mine failed to start was when it was -10 and I did not add it. Do not trust fuel to be winterized! It's worth the cost to make sure your fuel does not gel at low temps. ( What's a tow truck cost?)Plus most have cleaners added to it too, can't hurt to keep it clean and gel free.
  8. wolfmanah

    wolfmanah Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Gotta watch the truck stops they often have both #1 and #2 no additives. When I see one of those stations I'll just get the straight #1 all the way. I figure what mileage I loose I won't miss anyways. You don't get a truck for fuel economy.
    When the first deep freeze comes in I'll add antijel to the tank just incase.
  9. grizz_chaser

    grizz_chaser Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I don't trust the stations anymore to have a proper blend, I had to sit in 20 below for 3 hrs. waiting on a tow. I use Stanadyne Performance Formula. I had heard Ford is now recommending the use of this product, not sure if thats true or not, but at just a few cents a gallon more I think it's worth it.