Winter’s Bite: Gel and Ice
There’s an easy way to keep your diesel running — or even to get a frozen engine to start — no matter how hard Old Man Winter hits.
It’s cold and night is falling fast. You climb into your diesel-powered car or truck, eager to crank it up, get warm and get home. But, even though the battery is turning over strongly, your vehicle won’t start. Or maybe it does start — but the engine is sluggish and only delivering low power.
What’s going on?
Well, in all likelihood, you’re dealing with one of two problems: an iced fuel-filter or gelled diesel fuel.
Iced-up fuel-filters or fuel lines are common in diesel engines when the temperature is very close to 32 degrees F. — usually because there’s too much free water present in the fuel. These small water droplets freeze and accumulate on fuel filters, causing restricted or no flow.
Gelled diesel fuel happens when paraffin wax solidifies and accumulates on fuel filters. This happens at temperatures below 30 F. but will vary depending on the wax content of your particular fuel.
Diesel 911 to the Rescue
Power Service has an emergency diesel-fuel solution that can get you back on the road in no time. It’s called Diesel 911 and it’s a winter emergency-use product specifically designed to get an iced or gelled-up diesel engine back to running quickly.
This Winter Rescue Formula reliquefies gelled fuel and de-ices frozen fuel-filters to restore the flow of diesel fuel to an engine. Simply put, Diesel 911 begins melting ice and gelled fuel on contact. And, even in very cold situations, it can remove ice and allow your engine to start in as little as 30 minutes. No wonder drivers have trusted it for more than 20 years!
Even better, Power Service has diesel fuel treatments that can prevent an iced-up fuel system in the first place. Just make Power Service Diesel Fuel Supplement + Cetane Boost a regular part of your wintertime fuel-system maintenance. Just add a bottle every time you fuel up and its special formula will prevent icing and gelling — even in the most extreme arctic blast.
Winter is tough on diesel engines. But Power Service has the diesel additives you can count to keep gel and ice at bay and get you back on the road fast when freezing temperatures clog up the fuel flow to your diesel engine!