Diesel Freezing warning

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Diesel Freezing warning

Post by preppergb » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:31 pm

Be careful Diesel drivers reports are now coming in from across the UK that diesel vehicles fuel lines are freezing., BBC news 2.15PM 1st Mr 18

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Re: Diesel Freezing warning

Post by Arzosah » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:56 pm

I've had a personal report of undiluted screenwash freezing in the pipes. Not driving myself, I don't know if thats rare or not, but its certainly happening today.
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Re: Diesel Freezing warning

Post by Brambles » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:05 pm

The Brambling reported his diesel forklift was not behaving today. He's praying it gets really cold so that it freezes and they have a snow day. Working out in this is no joke.
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Re: Diesel Freezing warning

Post by Jamesey1981 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:06 pm

I have a rather first world problem, but the pipe that feeds the filtered water dispenser and ice machine on my fridge has frozen, it runs a short distance outside. That's never happened during the day before.

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Re: Diesel Freezing warning

Post by Wood cutter » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:29 pm

Jamesey1981 wrote:I have a rather first world problem, but the pipe that feeds the filtered water dispenser and ice machine on my fridge has frozen, it runs a short distance outside. That's never happened during the day before.
That's your own fault for having a fridge that's too fancy for its own good. Our fridge is a good ten years old and wouldn't dream of such nonsense. :D

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Re: Diesel Freezing warning

Post by unsure » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:57 pm

my landrover has been playing up a bit today , seemed a little short on power . its never been fast but this might explain it . :?
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Re: Diesel Freezing warning

Post by Jamesey1981 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:22 pm

Wood cutter wrote:
Jamesey1981 wrote:I have a rather first world problem, but the pipe that feeds the filtered water dispenser and ice machine on my fridge has frozen, it runs a short distance outside. That's never happened during the day before.
That's your own fault for having a fridge that's too fancy for its own good. Our fridge is a good ten years old and wouldn't dream of such nonsense. :D

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Re: Diesel Freezing warning

Post by Jamesey1981 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:24 pm

unsure wrote:my landrover has been playing up a bit today , seemed a little short on power . its never been fast but this might explain it . :?
Is it a turbodiesel? My truck has been fine but it has a pretty hefty turbo, so it will probably balance out any loss of power as they work better on cold air.

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Re: Diesel Freezing warning

Post by unsure » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:26 pm

Jamesey1981 wrote:
unsure wrote:my landrover has been playing up a bit today , seemed a little short on power . its never been fast but this might explain it . :?
Is it a turbodiesel? My truck has been fine but it has a pretty hefty turbo, so it will probably balance out any loss of power as they work better on cold air.
300tdi , but just seemed down a bit on power , cold air aside , its a fuel issue . when the wind drops i`ll go check the filters for waxing
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Re: Diesel Freezing warning

Post by Jamesey1981 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:31 pm

Maybe it's gone a bit sludgy in the lines, I think mine run through the floor, if yours run underneath then they'd get colder, could also just be warmer here, it's cold by sussex standards but there a places much colder.

I know in Scandinavia they have electric heaters that stop the fuel going sludgy in winter.

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