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Posted 11/21/2014 04:02 (#4191296)
Subject: is it ok to use #1 diesel, cont...

I've been fortunate this winter "so far" not have any gelling problems with the fuel...still harvesting so plenty of engines being used yet.

No heated shops to park them I added an early treatment with "Howes"....probably way over treated on a recommended per gallon basis.

I had most of the farm supply tank, tractors, combine, and vehicle tanks mostly filled with #2 when the forecast called for much lower temps...unable to burn it all out before adding they got the "howes" treatment right away.

After they got used more..there was room for #1 to dilute the #2.

Point of all this is that I got the "howes" into the tanks before the fuel temperature got real cold.

I was told that if you do it before the fuel temp in the tanks goes under 55 degrees will mix better and not stratify out while sitting in a cold tank.

Just wondering if this is true in anybody else's experience?

I've had enough trouble in the past to last me a lifetime....especially the year we were using biodiesel when it got cold.

Also, this link from Iafarmerken was most interesting, thanks Ken.

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