Our trucks run on diesel, the decomposed bodies of dinosaurs,
supposedly. Diesel has needs. Whether you are sweating your bag off
at a donkey show in Tijuana Mexico; or shivering and teeth
chattering up in Sniffbutt, North Dakota, your fuel has varying
needs that can be met with a correctly chosen diesel fuel
In the latter, in the cold weather, diesel has a tendency to gel up
and not flow so well. This can lead to fuel filters plugging up and
stopping your truck in it’s tracks. This happens because the
naturally occurring wax in diesel starts to crystallize in cold
temperatures. The lower the quality the diesel, the less cold it
needs to be for this to happen, some fuels gelling up at 40 degrees
Fahrenheit (4 degrees celsius). This point is called the cloud
point of the diesel. This arbitrary temperature limit can be very
inconvenient in the northern climates.
To combat diesel gelling, Amsoil makes a product called
“Amsoil Diesel Cold Flow” that can lower th...