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Winter Summer diesel

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Just some interesting facts I got from my oil supplier this morning.
Diesel will gel at about 3 - 4°C and freeze at 0 if you ignore the altitude compensation. Up on the Highveld for instance, the fuel companies automatically add a maximum of 7% paraffin to the winter diesel to assist with cold start. This is legal with a max of 7%!

However, if you purchase your diesel at the coast and operate the vehicle up in altitude, you can safely throw in 1L of paraffin per 60L of diesel which will prevent freezing or gelling. Paraffin is anti-freeze for diesel. Any more than the legal amounts is called "crooking"!
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Thanks for this Rip, much to complicated. I'll just stick to my 3.3 V6 petrol guzzler. :blue-badgrin:
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