Thaw Gelled Diesel Fuel in an Emergency

 How to thaw gelled diesel fuel in an emergency. Preventing diesel fuel from gelling by using risky fuel line heaters, using portable propane heaters (very unsafe) and doing all sorts of other not-so-safe maneuvers or even paying a shop to make an emergency repair/thaw out at your stranded location? Pff… read on and make your life easier by avoiding an unnecessary emergency situation from happening to you in the first place. 

Thaw Gelled Diesel Fuel in an Emergency

As you already know, gelling of diesel fuels occurs in winter conditions and affects all drivers that live in very cold areas. The secret on how to thaw gelled diesel fuel in an emergency is having the right stuff on board. Continue reading.

At times, winter seasons are sometimes longer and more extreme. This makes winter fuel blends found at most truck stops and other fueling stations incapable of handling the colder temperatures for a diesel engine to operate trouble free.

New and useful formulas have to be invented and formulated in order to keep up with changing climates and colder temperatures. 

Adding a quality diesel fuel supplement or anti-gel to your tank greatly decreases the chances of gelled fuel in the first place.

But what do you do if you forget to add this miraculous fuel additive or if this crazy weather caught you off guard?

Fixing Your Gelled Fuel Lines and Filters

If caught off guard by the cold weather your diesel powered rig or light truck might be very hard to start or not start at all.

This happens because diesel fuel thickens inside the filters and fuel lines and by becoming a gel, it clogs your truck’s fuel system. This can be a very expensive cost to a truck owner/operator or anyone trying to travel and becoming stranded on a dark and lonely highway in the middle of nowhere. Emergency call outs to thaw a gelled system can range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand depending on severity and location.

CleanBoost® Diesel Rescue Emergency De-Gel™ is designed for one purpose and one purpose only… to get you out of an emergency situation and back on the road as soon as possible. Read on.

What to do in case of an emergency?

All the products on the market either try to help you prevent fuel gelling or help you transform the gelled fuel back into a liquid fuel again… however, it’s important to understand that there are preventatives (Anti-Gel’s) and then there are emergency rescue products (De-Gel’s). If you’re pouring in an anti-gel after you’re already gelled up, well, let’s just say you’re in for a long, long day. If on the other hand you’re using a de-gel product to prevent a gelling situation, then you’re also doing harm to your expensive diesel fuel system components by introducing emulsifiers and high concentration alcohols that exasperate water dispersal that tend to score or wear down the close metal to metal tolerances of the injection system. Alcohol has one other very negative effect on diesel injection systems. Alcohol by its very nature is a drying agent. As such, it dries out and hardens seals and o-rings in your fuel system. This leads to all kinds of nasty side effects down the road as you will learn more about herein.

CleanBoost® Diesel Rescue Emergency De-Gel™ is the only formula out there that helps you INSTANTLY. All you have to do is follow the instructions. It instantly goes to work on re-liquefying gelled diesel fuel. It thaws out frozen fuel filters (that are mostly filled with ice, water and gelled fuel). It prevents fuel filter icing while removing water from the fuel system. Finally, it extends the life of frozen or gelled fuel filters, injectors and pumps. CleanBoost® Diesel Rescue Emergency De-Gel™ is effective in all diesel fuels, including ULSD (ultra low sulfer diesel).

No more waiting around and hoping that the fuel lines will get unclogged eventually. This formula helps you in those situations where losing time is not an option for you or your schedule. The important thing here is that you better have it on your truck(s) stored and ready to deploy when this tragedy strikes. These on the road emergencies happen quickly and without notice. It will do you no good if you don’t have it with you. Order today, get fast and free shipping and keep it in the truck always!

How does CleanBoost® Diesel Rescue Emergency De-Gel™ help you?

CleanBoost® Diesel Rescue Emergency De-Gel™ is a great product that looks after your truck fuel system in more ways than one.

With it you can liquefy fuel, thaw frozen fuel filters and even remove water from the fuel system.

All you have to do is follow the instructions below:

In order to Liquefy Diesel Fuel:

This is all you have to do !

In order to Thaw Frozen Fuel Filters:

In order to Remove Water from Fuel Systems:

Treat your fuel according to the following:

Note: B20 (biodiesel blends) use double the amount of additive

All the steps above can be done in a matter of minutes and the results will be instant.

How to Prevent Gelled Diesel Fuel in the First Place

After performing any of the processes from above, it is recommended that you use CleanBoost® Sno-Cat™ regularly, in order to prevent future gelling. You can read all about what Sno-Cat is here. However, one of the most important things to understand about gelling diesel fuel, is first how to prevent it in the first place. In order to further your understanding, it helps a great deal to understand how many products… that are available at truck stops, auto parts stores and diesel service centers do their job.

In essence, many are using alcohol and light aromatic solvents. This is a dangerous formula since they work by allowing water to emulsify and/or disperse water into the fuel using these alcohols and solvents. This represents more than 90% of the ant-gel products that will find on the shelf. This dangerous formulation allows for further damage to key system components by allowing the water to pass through the fuel/water separator. Since water is abrasive by nature, it tends to ‘score’ or wear down the close metal to metal tolerances of the injection system causing smoke and loss of performance/MPG.

CleanBoost® Sno-Cat™ is first and foremost a combustion catalyst. It acts to demulsify and displace water out of the fuel, as it contains NO alcohol. This leaves pure fuel to burn. As a truck moves and agitates, water is easily removed by the fuel/water separator filter. This is all done without emulsification and/or disbursement. Once again, the key differences being demulsify vs. emulsify AND displacement vs. disbursement.

CleanBoost® Sno-Cat™ is made up of organic compounds and only 2% light aromatic solvents, while once again, containing NO alcohol and this is how it works to demulsify and displace water rather than emulsifying and dispursing water, which is harmful to fuel system components. Check it out today and for a limited time, you can purchase a 1 – 2 punch of CleanBoost® Diesel Rescue and a 32 ounce bottle of CleanBoost® Sno-Cat™ for a nice package savings! Check it out here.

To learn even more about diesel fuel gelling, including another method on how to fix gelled diesel fuel, click here to read this article here on Fuel & Friction!

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