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What Flavour of Diesel Fuel Additive is Right for your Truck?

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What Flavour of Diesel Fuel Additive is Right for your Truck?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 additive. 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...
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Does your truck sound weak? Flo~Pro Exhausts will put some hair on your truck’s chest!

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Does your truck sound weak?  Flo~Pro Exhausts will put some hair on your truck’s chest!When our trucks leave the factory, the exhaust is tuned for a compromise between power and sound. Generally, they are tuned to be quiet more than anything else. This is fine for some people, but not us. We want more power, better sound and lower exhaust gas temperatures. A big name on the diesel exhaust upgrade scene is Flo~Pro. They are famous for their 4 and 5 inch single race exhausts available for Duramax, Powerstroke, and Cummins diesel engines. These systems are much straighter and higher flowing than the original systems that come with these trucks. Most Flo~Pro exhaust systems come with a machined flange to match up perfectly with your turbo, stock or aftermarket. Competitive systems just flare the pipe out around the turbo which causes a weak spot in the down pipe that eventually gets damaged by the vibrations from the turbo.  Flo~Pro also over engineers another typical weak spot of aftermarket exhausts; the hangers. Most systems make do with an inch of weld fo...
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