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 12-04-2005, 06:35 Post: 120356
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Looking for the latest, greatest fuel additive for cold
weather. -30 or more? Any suggestions would be appreciated.






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 12-04-2005, 06:45 Post: 120358
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Kerosene 60/40(60 diesel 40 kero). Not a new discovery but tried and tested in the construction industry. Lighten the mix as the weather warms.

Add a centain booster if you desire but it is not needed.






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 12-04-2005, 16:19 Post: 120381
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Thanks Harvey
I planned on going with a 50/50 mix. I ran straight k-1
last year until Art commented that was not a good idea.
I remember a post discussing additives, I am not familiar
with them and thought I would ask. I want to make sure I am properly lubricating the engine. If I remember right it was
a concern of Art's and other's using just K-1.
I guess motocycle season is really over?






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 12-04-2005, 17:54 Post: 120384
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Go to your local Napa and get Power Service, a good anti-gel and booster.

David






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 12-04-2005, 18:50 Post: 120386
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You can run straight K-1 but it should have a lubricant added to it. Usually about 1-2 quarts of oil per 5 gallons works well. The military run most of its diesel equipment off of straight JP-8 which is much more refined and has a lower lubricity than K-1. 50/50 K-1 & #2 diesel works and is much cheaper. Power Service in the white bottle is cheap insurance too.






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 12-05-2005, 11:56 Post: 120437
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Most of the diesel pumps I use have a pre-mixed winter blend of 30-50% #1. So using that has resulted in no issues to date in either my pickup or my tractors. I've started to add the Powerservice as extra insurance.






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 12-06-2005, 12:17 Post: 120503
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As a follow-up, I put PowerService in the pickup yesterday morning before my drive to work. Really cold day as the truck satin the parking lot (no sun, wind, single digits) and it fired up much better than it had been. By much better, I mean no surging, no groaning, less vibration and noise. It behaved. I'm sticking to powerservice the rest of the winter!






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 12-06-2005, 23:12 Post: 120553
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When you go to Wal-mart look on the BOTTOM shelf of the automotive fluids section. They have at least 2 types of the Powerservice there on the bottom shelf and it's cheap.

Definitly good stuff. I run it in all my stuff and never had an issue. Put that in the fuel and 1 hour before I plan on using the machine I slap the magnetic heater on the bottom of the pan and it fires up at any temp. I even dump it in my Freightliner at work.






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 12-06-2005, 23:51 Post: 120555
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I'm glad to hear all the good reviews of Powerservice in the white bottle. My brother-in-law who operates heavy equipment recomended it and I've been using it year 'round in our tractors. I mix it at the extra strentgh ratio. I figure it's cheap insurance.






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 12-07-2005, 08:43 Post: 120585
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OK. Anybody know what the difference is between Powerservice in the white bottle and same in the silver bottles ??






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