Winters coming, first diesel with questions.

Upnorthbacon

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So I have zero experience with a diesel motor and winters. I doubt I'll drive the roxor at all this winter once they start salting the roads here in Michigan. What do I need to do in order to winterize it? Also now that it's starting to get cold and will be reaching the 30's soon at night, do I need to take any other precautions like fuel additives etc? Sorry for my ignorance, I normally dump some stabil in my gas engines tank and pull the battery for the few months and never had issues.
 
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Togo

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Keep the diesel tank absolutely full to prevent condensation. Thus preventing water build up in your tank. Water in diesel a very big problem.
 
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PineCreek

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Diesel Kleen w Cetane and anti gel.
I use this in the winter. Couple ounces every time you fill up. Never had gelled your Diesel when using.
There is a summer blend. I use in summer.
difference is the anti gel.
I have absolutely had better MPG when using.

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I have not used it, but I know most Northern/colder climate places sell winterized diesel. I agree with PineCreek I use the same stuff in my Roxor and HMMWV.
 
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I'm in AZ I do nothing...However I would recommend a diesel additive with anti-gel and as recommended above keep the tank full. Also don't forget to put the battery on a trickle charger. The roxor seems to do well in cold weather but without a heater and a cab I'm not sure the occupants would do well.
 
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