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    Default When do petroleum companys start adding anti-waxing?

    Just wondering after reading a few threads, when do the oil companies start adding winter additives? I.E the anti waxing in diesel?

    Also wondering as my diesel seems to smell a little more that usual on start up with a puff of smoke

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    It is usually applied between October and April
    Some people notice the drop in MPG then a sudden rise

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    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    It is usually applied between October and April
    Some people notice the drop in MPG then a sudden rise
    Top man thanks

    I have noticed quite a drop in MPG and a bit of a whiff on start up, explains alot

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    I'd noticed a drop in mpg (42 down to 38) recently and it does smell more too. I just put it down to the engine taking longer to warm up due to the cold, I didnt realise they put extra stuff in the diesel in winter! Im assuming theres a reason why they do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdave1701 View Post
    I'd noticed a drop in mpg (42 down to 38) recently and it does smell more too. I just put it down to the engine taking longer to warm up due to the cold, I didnt realise they put extra stuff in the diesel in winter! Im assuming theres a reason why they do?
    So it does not freeze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdave1701 View Post
    I'd noticed a drop in mpg (42 down to 38) recently and it does smell more too. I just put it down to the engine taking longer to warm up due to the cold, I didnt realise they put extra stuff in the diesel in winter! Im assuming theres a reason why they do?
    Diesel, when it's cold enough becomes all thick and gloopy which can't be sucked through the fuel lines properly, if at all. Not the runny substance it normally is. An anti-waxing agent is added to the fuel to stop it happening.

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