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01-03-2018 06:02:13

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New to site, sure this has been discussion before. Have a 1975 Massey 165 with perkins engine. When the weather gets below 32 degrees I have to change out fuel filters every time I use the tractor due to either jelling or freezing fuel.Try two different types of additives with no help over the last few years. Looking at buying fuel filter heaters and fuel tank heater. Any help to the problem would be greatly appreciate.

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01-06-2018 14:00:08

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 Re: Fuel in reply to Theady, 01-03-2018 06:02:13  
Something does not sound right with your fuel jelling at temps just below freezing. My current 165 and 265, and prior 135D always started and ran fine in temps down to 12 F, like yesterday morning. Like others said look for water accumulation, perhaps in tank if you've been replacing filters already.

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Bob N.Y.

01-03-2018 10:37:10

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 Re: Fuel in reply to Theady, 01-03-2018 06:02:13  
I have a late model 65 diesel which has the same engine as your 165. I have been running it for years on fuel oil I pump out of my furnace tanks. I add 1 once of Power Service to one gallon of fuel. We have had sub-zero weather lately and it ran fine this morning.

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01-03-2018 07:11:34

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 Re: Fuel in reply to Theady, 01-03-2018 06:02:13  
Standard winter grade diesel should be good down to -12 C (about 10 degrees F) without any additional additives to prevent gelling. Sounds like you have a bit of water in your system. Jim

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John Deere D

01-03-2018 07:08:50

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 Re: Fuel in reply to Theady, 01-03-2018 06:02:13  
I'm interested in your location.

Refineries produce Winter Grade Fuel that is automatically sold to customers here in North Western Canada. Two weeks ago we had -40 daily over a period of 8 days. Diesels never Jelled off. Winter grade fuel runs ( process at refiners) start at the Refineries in early Fall.

I ran my Case 970 ploughing Snow that sits out side with a block heater. Same for my 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Cummins.

I's suspect other than just Diesel in your machines fuel Tank?

Bob...North Western Alberta Canada...........

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01-03-2018 13:03:20

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 Re: Fuel in reply to John Deere D, 01-03-2018 07:08:50  
I am in Lebanon Tn. which is 30 miles east of Nashville

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Brendon Warren

01-03-2018 06:19:12

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 Re: Fuel in reply to Theady, 01-03-2018 06:02:13  
It's sounds like you have a water problem. I'd drain and flush the tank. In really cold weather I cut the fuel with straight kerosene.

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