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Is there a preferred diesel additive to prevent gel forming?

Hi

So I had a first ever experience today here in Massachusetts. Went out to start my diesel after work and nothing happened.

24 hours old and the fuel froze. Guess with the wind it got a lot colder than I expected. Anyway, car is in the shop "thawing out".

Is there a preferred or "better" additive to add to the diesel to prevent freezing?

I haven't had a diesel car before and where I grew up the fuel companies added the antifreeze so that gel formation didn't really become an issue until about -30 or lower.

Thanks for any pointers.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:20 PM
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Re: Is there a preferred diesel additive to prevent gel forming?

I like PowerService...I believe in it all year around...I use the Silver bottle...you may need the White bottle the 911 stuff. Here's what it looks like: Power Service Diesel Fuel Supplement Cetane Boost Diesel Fuel Anti Gel 16 oz 1 | eBay

www.powerservice.com for more information...Hope you get her running soon
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Re: Is there a preferred diesel additive to prevent gel forming?

Head over to the grand cherokee forum for more responses, no diesel Cherokees in NA.
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Re: Is there a preferred diesel additive to prevent gel forming?

Thanks WK2OverlandII! Appreciate the link and quick response. I will check it out.

Clew, actually the 3.0L Diesel options have been in the NA dealerships since I believe mid-late November or early December.

In Massachusetts, I know of at 3 dealers who have them on their lots finally (about 6 months later than was originally expected from what I had been told last year).

Again, appreciate any pointers.
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Re: Is there a preferred diesel additive to prevent gel forming?

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Thanks WK2OverlandII! Appreciate the link and quick response. I will check it out.

Clew, actually the 3.0L Diesel options have been in the NA dealerships since I believe mid-late November or early December.

In Massachusetts, I know of at 3 dealers who have them on their lots finally (about 6 months later than was originally expected from what I had been told last year).

Again, appreciate any pointers.
Actually what he is saying is that this is particular part of the forum is for the 2014 Cherokee not the Grand Cherokee. There is not a diesel engine in the Cherokee for North America.

You will get more responses if your question was in the WK2 part of the forum.
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Re: Is there a preferred diesel additive to prevent gel forming?

lol, thanks Hudsonhawk! Guess the fuel wasn't the only thing messed up yesterday.
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