Originally Posted by MN_Traveler
A couple questions as follow-up:
1) is the Howes additive available at standard auto supply stores (like AutoZone) or do I need to trek to my nearest friendly truck stop??
2) just what is the **downside** of using additives like this (expense? potential damage to the engine fuel system components?, long term degredation?? etc?). I guess another way of asking this is why isn't diesel #2 just available year-round (expense perhaps??).
I would second the Howes recommendation. I have been using the stuff in diesel trucks for years.
1) While I have not noticed it in the chain parts srores, niether have I looked for it there. Most any truck stop will stock it, and in fact, I bought a case of it last year at the Tampa RV show, at a decent discount.
2) The only thing that could be called a downside, I suppose, would be the purchase price of the additive. On the otherhand, if you are stuck on the side of the road with a gelling problem, Howes guarantees the tow, if you are using their product. I have never had ANY maintenance problem due to an anti gel additive, and have been informed that, with Howes any way, it will help the injectors out.
I use the stuff year around, regardless of weather.