|10-12-2011, 07:40 PM||eBay Motors #1 (permalink)|
Duramax Forum Supporter
Join Date: Sep 2011
Cold weather prep.
Hey guys got my first diesel last week, its a 04' LLY crew cab. I was just wanting to get some suggestions for winter operation, meaning like what is there out there for like anti gel additives and is there a product that does that and is also ok to run during summer months, basically looking for something that keeps me from gelling up in the winter and something to keep injectors and stuff lubricated in the summer. I live in NW Iowa so winter can get pretty cold like -30's sometimes with windchill is not unusual. thanks for all the help cant wait to get replies.
|10-12-2011, 07:47 PM||eBay Motors #2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ocala, FL
Power Service Diesel Kleen (sold at Walmart) has a winter blend (white bottle) and a summer blend (gray bottle) which seems to work well. Alot of people use it, myself included. Search around on the forum this has been talked about often
CURRENT: 2006 Silverado 2500HD 4x4 crew cab (black), 20" chrome Diamo 16 Karat wheels wrapped with 33x11.5 Cooper Discoverer ATPs, 2" wheel spacers, custom straight pipe exhaust, PPEI dsp5 tuned by Kory, Edge Insight moniter, 8k HIDs in head/foglights, Limo tint, 7" Pioneer Double-din, more coming soon...
SOLD:2002 CC/SB Duramax LS 4x4 LB7, Solid axle conversion, 14" lift, 20" XD Diesels (black), 39.5x16.5x20 Pitbull Rocker M/Ts, ATS E-power 160HP/360TQ Tune, Edge Attitude Moniter for Guages, Amsoil Custom Intake, PPE Boost Valve, Custom 5" Straight pipe, Limo Tint everywhere, HID 8k heads, Clarion 7" flip out, (2) 10" subs
|10-12-2011, 07:47 PM||eBay Motors #3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: San Antonio, Texas
You should have no problems. Use an additive like diesel kleen in each tank to help smoothness and the Fuel stations around you will add additives to the fuel to adjust for the weather. Buy fuel where lots of fuel is moved(truckstops) and just make sure to replace any bad glowplugs if you throw a code. I suggest plugging in your truck if temps drop to around 0 degrees F. A timer can be used in order to not waste energy all night.
2007 CCSB LBZ
|10-12-2011, 08:13 PM||eBay Motors #4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Tacoma, Washington
just give it time to warm up dont jsut start it and then slam it in drive like a soccer mom. give the truck a second to get some fluids moving and start warming up
Max - 07 LBZ ECLB LOWERED!
Plugged, Rerouted, Blocked, PPE Mod, DE 5 inch, DE 3inch DP, EFI Live DSP-5 by IDAHO ROB, Insight, Raptor 150,
Transgo Jr, Nicktane, PROEFX Steel Roll Pan, XD Revolvers -24 Offset 20x10 w/ 305/50 Nitto 420s, Alligator Sleeves,
Belltech 3inch drop shackles, T Bar bolts all the way out, DDM Tuning 6000k Low/3000k Fog, and about 50lbs of Zipties
|10-12-2011, 11:24 PM||eBay Motors #5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Irwin PA
Any of the anti gel stuff is decent. I like Stanadyne though
2006 Silverado 2500HD LBZ CC SB
Exterior: Escalade Handles, Front windows tinted to match the rear, painted bumpers & mirrors, billet grille, 305/50/20 Cooper Zeons on BMF Novakanes Death Metal, Cognito Braces, Stainless Sleeves, Train Horns
Interior: 4 Kicker 10in Subs in 2 custom box's, Autometer Ultra lite II Pyro and Boost gauges, Aeroforce Interceptor Gauge, HID Lows & Fogs, Painted accents
Performance: EFI Live Tuned by Blackout Performance, Custom Blackout Performance S475 over stock twins, 45 over stock injectors, MBRP Turbo Back Stainless Exhaust (Straight piped), Raptor Lift Pump, AFE Filter, GMAX6 kit with Suncoast 1057 converter installed by Blackout Performance
1999 Ford F-550 PowerStroke ''Wrecker'' **Jerrdan bed, S&B Intake
|10-13-2011, 08:19 AM||eBay Motors #6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Maritimes, Canada
I see -30 here pretty regularly so her's a few suggestions:
1) Run Diesel Kleen winter blend (white bottle) in each tank (carry a bottle of Diesel 911 with you at all times in winter)
2) Get a a grille cover and run it anytime day temps are below freezing
3) Open your WIF valve on your fuel filter and drain out any water before it freezes
4) Check your tire pressure because psi goes down as temps drop
5) Plug in the heater if temps drop into the minus territory outside
6) Give the truck at least 2-3 minutes in the morning to warm up before getting on the gas.
2005 Silverado EC/SB, LLY, 4WD, EFI DSP5 V2 (Idaho Rob at ATP), Edge CTS w/ EGT probe, LML Exhaust Manifold, PPE shimmed FPRV, Banks LBZ air cleaner, Profab intake, LBZ Turbo Mouthpiece, Kennedy twin lift pumps w/ megafilter, Corsa 304 SS Exhaust, Mike L tranny cooler, EXAXT Steering System, Redhead Power Steering Box w/ Amsoil PS fluid, Green Torsion Keys, Allison Deep Pan w/ Suncoast Filterlock and Transynd ATF, Bilstein 5100's (Norcal), Cognito UCA's, 17" NBS alloy rims, 265/70R17 Michelin LTX M/S2's, Pioneer AVH-P3200BT, CubbyCam Backup Camera, Pop & Lock Power Tailgate Lock, Extang Solid Fold Tonneau Cover, Tekonsha P3 Brake controller, Alphatherm AT-38OD Washer Fluid Heater
Last edited by MTL_Dmax; 10-13-2011 at 08:22 AM.
|10-13-2011, 08:31 AM||eBay Motors #7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: SW Wisconsin
^^^^^ x2 on the Diesel Kleen. I always carry a bottle of the 911 formula with me.
2006 Chevy LLZ
ReadyLift|EFI Live tuned by DDP|Autometer|
Waiting install:cab lights, building traction bars, Airdog, ATP Autocal!
Thanks ATP,ADP, & MA