Change That Filter!
While Power Service 9-1-1 products are perfect for fuel gelling emergencies, wouldn’t it be easier to just prevent the emergency?
Changing out your fuel filter is a great way to start the winter trek. The current fuel filter in your engine may contain some water from the changes in temperature or excess fuel that can turn into a gel. In the case of paraffin precipitation from fuel, a dirty fuel filter will clog up much faster, and to a greater extent, than a new filter. It is worth changing the fuel filter before every winter, especially since new filters are much more effective in stopping contaminants and separating water.
This is one of those basic maintenance things. While it's easy to put off it's necessary to get it taken care of. If your fuel flow becomes reduced because foreign particles are not being filtered out, then you will risk reducing your engine's performance, as it won't be able to freely draw fuel, as it so desires. So, be sure you are mindful of signs that it's time to replace the filter.
When should you change your filter:
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