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    Advise needed: Do we need to add additives to our 50ppm diesel to prevent freezing? If so what do you recommend?

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    Hi Werner I googled the technical spec of Bp and Engen 50ppm diesel.It seems no additive is needed since these companies do make adjustments for winter and summer.I am tempted to say all of them do but since I only checked on these two companies. Winter time they increase the freezing temperatures to between -1 and -7 degrees. It should be sufficient since we do not live in Antarctica.Very interesting question you asked never thought about it.

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    Morning Splashcamper, thank you for the response. We are planning a trip to Lesotho at the end of June and somebody told us that your diesel can freeze overnight. Itdid happen to my fiends fathers Discovery (-17) in Clarens a few years ago. Have you or anybody else experiece this before?

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    Werner
    Yes diesel will gel or freeze at any temp below -3 depending on conditions. Living in the US for many years it was always a concern. I know over there the fuel companies do adjust for the cold. I'm not sure over here though. I'm sure they do to an extent.
    Do they even sell an additive here?

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    On my uncles old Volvo 940 6cyl Diesel we had heated fuel lines fitted, which let the car run on summer diesel at up to -20* no problems. He would always take the car up to Norway in the winter so that was the main reason for the install.

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    Add 20+Cetane booster to your diesel it will increase the gel point to -35degrees.According to what I read you use it 10ml to every 100l of fuel.If you get follow instructions since I never needed to use it.

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    Splashcamper baie dankie vir jou raad en advies. Sal bietjie gaan na-lees daaroor en jou op hoogte hou.

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    Wynns make an anti-freeze additive in an orange bottle. We used it in Lesotho last year with temperatures at -16. It worked very well.
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    Jip,the orange bottle from wynns works and then Nitrous Fuel also have a product that could be even better,cant remeber the name.Something like outback guard or so

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    AFAIK SASOL (-7) diesel has a lower CFPP that e.g. ENGEN (-4):

    http://www.sasol.com/sites/default/f...ta_sheet_5.pdf

    http://www.engen.co.za/common/downlo...2050%20ppm.pdf

    I wonder on which date does the switch-over takes place? (From summer <-> winter diesel)

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    Never had a problem with diesel freezing in Lesotho before, even at Oxbow last year when it went down to -16 and we got snowed in. Always park your car with the nose down wind.

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    I understand that farmers use a 10% paraffin dilution in their diesel, but this is not advized for new gen hi pressure common rail pumps as it reduced the lubrication properties of the diesel.
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