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Old December 28th, 2017, 17:24   #46
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I believe I was the first to say "save the B100 until spring".
2000 Red NB TDI, 350,000+ miles
Now 5 speed manual and onto 500,000 miles + !
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Old December 28th, 2017, 17:30   #47
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Originally Posted by fbio View Post
Thanks. everyone. Not sure I'm up for the propane torch idea, but at least it made me laugh! It "melted" in a warm garage and is now running. I do think it was crystals from partially frozen bio, clogging the fuel filter. Because it is still very cold I'm going to siphon about 5 gallons out, and fill with regular diesel, which should get me to 20% or less bio (and no more bio until spring! Though I do have a cool 50 gallon drum of 100% bio in the garage, and a great love for that fuel. I was already using additives, but I will try Powerservice. Someone told me they used 911, even though it says it is just for after gelling. I'm also going to get a "heat blanket" for the engine compartment and a magnet fuel tank heater, to take care of my unheated garage problem. Hopefully this is the last breakdown for the winter. And I'm going to carry a spare fuel filter for emergencies!
Did you change your fuel filter? I'm sure it was damaged by freezing/ice crystals and will not filter your fuel apprriately any more
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Old December 31st, 2017, 06:32   #48
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Just a little heads up , any of the Casey's gas stations I've been to say BIO-FREE on their diesel pumps . I also run Powerservice in the white bottle and have never had a gelling issue .
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