How to "cut" diesel fuel?

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by msb1766, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. msb1766

    msb1766 LawnSite Member
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    It is too early to get it at the pump this time of year, Can anyone tell me what and the ratio so I can do it myself.

    Someone told me to add kerosene to the diesel but did not know how much.
  2. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
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    Please pardon my ignorance. What are you talking about?:confused:
  3. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    Just buy the anti-jel additive at the parts store, quick and simple.
  4. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    I agree, look for ''power service'' good stuff there

  5. Tim Wright

    Tim Wright LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I bought deisel additive at Wal Mart.

  6. Rickco

    Rickco LawnSite Member
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    I always add anti gel conditioner but I also cut mine in the winter with kero. I run it at about 10/1
  7. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
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    i get diesel 911 and it works great put it in my truck and my transfer tank
  8. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Posts: 1,348

    What is the purpose. Excuse my ignorance. Thanks
  9. wnfd

    wnfd LawnSite Member
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    All the diesel that is sold in the Northeast has additive in it for the winter. You should not have to do anything. Change out the fuel filter before the cold hits, and try not to let the tank get too low.
  10. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    Diesel fuel has alot of wax in it, as the temp gets down around 32 degrees the wax will seperate from the fuel and plug the fuel filter and not let any fuel to the engine.

    kerosene is diesel fuel with one more refining process which takes some wax from it and hence it flows better in cold temps. The bad thing is kerosene doesnt have the BTU that diesel fuel does and its not good for the engine.

    Some fuel conditioners have cetane booster, which is like octane in gas.
    I may not hav e used the exact correct terms, but this is close


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