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Offline rlwitt

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Fuel Additive
« on: November 02, 2015, 06:37:58 PM »
I have a Cummings ISL 400 and we are parked for the winter (5 months) in south Texas.  What is recommended as far as an additive.  Should I use an additive and if so, what is the best one to use?  TIA

Offline Brett Wolfe

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Re: Fuel Additive
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2015, 05:26:49 AM »
rlwitt,

Welcome to the Diesel RV Club.

Yes, when parking for that period of time, it is a good idea to add a BIOCIDE such as http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/biobor-jf-16-oz-fuel-microbiocide

Then, completely fill the fuel tank to reduce condensation.

Drive far enough for it to circulate throughout the fuel system (including generator) before parking.

Since you will be in South Texas you don't need to worry with fuel gelling.

Do not start the engine unless you can drive a minimum of 25 highway miles (enough to get the oil, not just coolant up to operating temperature.

Brett

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Re: Fuel Additive
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2015, 06:06:33 PM »
Thank you Brett.  I had an additional question.  Sent you a PM