Diesel Fuel and Cold Weather

While it’s been a pretty mild winter so far in northeast Ohio,  we can be pretty certain that colder weather is coming as we head into the heart of winter.  Cold winter weather has some interesting effects on diesel fuel. Gelling Diesel fuel turns to a gel-like consistency as it approaches what is know as the cloud point.  The cloud point is defined as the temperature below which wax in diesel forms a cloud appearance.  When the wax is solidifying it will thicken the oil and clog fuel filters and injectors in engines.  The crystals formed will build up in …

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