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Truck Talk - December 2018

Nate Brekken  | Published on 11/27/2018

Keep an eye on the weather.

 

It’s that time of year. Cooler temperatures abound across the state and country. Although in Phoenix we do not usually worry about it, winter temperatures are on their way. Depending on where you live, diesel fuel may be changing to number 1 instead of the normal number 2. Number 1 diesel flows easier in the cold. This fuel is less likely to jell when temperatures fall below 30 degrees. There are plenty of additives on the market these days to help with the fuel jelling. With these additives in your tank a number 2 diesel fuel will work in cold weather. 

Fuel economy, power and how your truck drives, may change if you are running number 1 diesel. Make sure your fuel filter (s) are changed and ready for the winter season, even if you are almost due on mileage, it may be a good time to swap them out. Strictly Diesel recommends every 15000 miles for your fuel filters to get serviced. 

If you do go up north or to cold country in general, and think you may have an issue, here are a few things to look for:

 

·         your truck does not start

·         running rough

·         water in fuel light

·         lack of power

·         stalling

 

Strictly Diesel has a wide variety of great fuel additives in stock. We can get you set up for your cold country needs. Let Strictly Diesel look over your truck with our free multipoint inspection. We will make sure your truck is set for the cold weather and your trip. Give Strictly Diesel a call today, or just stop by.

Strictlydiesel.com 623-582-4404