Anti Gel Additive

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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Howes has been around for a long time and they did reformulate their product a while back. If you've ever heavily dosed your fuel with it, you probably noticed one of the side effects was that it changed the odor of the exhaust. The other side effect is that it had a tendency to clog the #7 injector, the one inside the dpf canister and would wreak havoc on the system usually leaving you in the shop for a day or so. Power Service is formulated a bit differently and was one of the first to be re designed with DEF/ DPF systems in mind which is why so many companies prefer it over other versions. Years ago, before emissions systems, you could add a few gallons of gas in your tanks to keep fuel from gelling. I always keep a couple bottles of Rescue 911 in the side box along with a spare fuel filter, just in case.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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We are told to have the Rescue 911 too, but people rarely read the label. It says you need to remove the fuel filter clean it and pour the 911 on it in addition to putting it in the tank.

yeah, ok. in -10 degrees im gonna be disassembling truck parts and hoping i put it back in right.

My plan it to antigel it right the first time and not need the 911 lol.

And the comment of too much...well some people dont think about the over night temps. In Nebraska this week the temps went from 41 degrees to -9 wind chill in a matter of hours. You need more below zero. So if you dont look ahead, you could be jeopardizing your truck. The whole fleet is not wasting money because only those in really low temps will need the extra. and prevention is not waste.

Also it is better to put it in when fueling to mix it up. I once forgot then rocked the truck forward and back to.shake it hahhahah


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Susan D. 's Comment
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It's below zero here and I'm not talking wind chill. You can bet I've treated my fuel with extra antigel.

Dave Reid's Comment
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yeah, ok. in -10 degrees im gonna be disassembling truck parts and hoping i put it back in right.

Rainey, I draw the line at -9


Actually, I Iied....I'm not disassembling anything, ever. I've heard there are mechanics trained for that.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Heck my wiper fluid lines froze with the -32 de icer blend! i was gonna put it in the shop at TA for that. Im not breaking my neck. My TnT was like "i got it..i did this all the time in my last job". yeah ok, thanks. I will tip ya for a job well done.




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Susan D. 's Comment
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Last winter I had to drop my trailer and bobtail into a TA shop to let them that out in their warm shop.

Now in winter I use exclusively the purple power sold at TA and even in -20 temps, I've had no trouble so far. The blue crap our company uses in the shop freezes at 14 even though it isn't supposed to.


"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

PackRat's Comment
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Put half a cap of anti gel in the reservoir.

JuiceBox's Comment
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I only ever use it if I fuel in the south and head north during the winter. Maybe somebody else can elaborate but I thought fuel in the north was already pretreated? I've not ever gelled either. Thanks

Bird-One's Comment
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What's the general rule of thumb if you're using the whole bottle? I've heard half of it in one tank, half in the other. Others say it doesn't matter it can all go in one tank?

Btw anybody coming through Chicagoland area next week. On Wednesday they are calling for a HIGH of -12 so with wind chill factor at least 30 below. Summer anyone?

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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TA and Petro representatives told me they treat all stations north of I40. But neither could tell me to what temps we are protected. So i anti gel. If they arent sure, why am i going to risk it?

As for the tank thing... one of my Cascadias had 2 different pumps on the tanks and the tanks were not connected. The other Cascadia was indeed connected, but i still put a portion in both tanks. My friend kept running out of fuel because the truck was only taking from one tank and they said she had "a blockage" between the tanks. they never identified what the blockage was.

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