Will gasoline freeze?

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Old 24 Dec 2004, 05:55 pm   #1 (permalink)
Rog
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Default Will gasoline freeze?


The temps are in freezing range in Chicago now. I'm wondering, should I use
the "Heet" or similar gasoline additive to prevent gas lines from freezing?
I thought that gasoline can't freeze anyway.


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Old 24 Dec 2004, 06:14 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Don't worry about gas freezing --- its the water that gets in gas from
condensation or the gas station tank that will freeze (and usually in the
supply line). Heet and other alcohol-based products absorb that water. If
you use a quality gas brand and go thru a tank a week ya probably have
nothing to worry about. A tank a month and I'd add a gas supplement.

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> The temps are in freezing range in Chicago now. I'm wondering, should I
> use
> the "Heet" or similar gasoline additive to prevent gas lines from
> freezing?
> I thought that gasoline can't freeze anyway.
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Old 24 Dec 2004, 06:33 pm   #3 (permalink)
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If you drive every day you should be OK ,

If not , an additive "Heat" will help.

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Old 25 Dec 2004, 03:54 am   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks guys!

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Old 25 Dec 2004, 07:20 am   #5 (permalink)
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On Fri, 24 Dec 2004 23:55:54 GMT, "Rog" <anon@blog.com> wrote:

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>The temps are in freezing range in Chicago now. I'm wondering, should I use
>the "Heet" or similar gasoline additive to prevent gas lines from freezing?
>I thought that gasoline can't freeze anyway.
>

If you lived anywhere in the north, except Chicago, there's no
problem as additives added by the oil companies prevent freezing.
Chicago has stricter pollution standards so you should check
locally. Here in Minnesota, I drive once or twice a week with no
problems.

The design of the fuel supply system can diminish the gas line
freeze problem. Gas, as we recall from all those WW2 sea
battles, doesn't mix, but floats on top of water. The condensed
moisture collects at the bottom of the tank below the gas line
(and the line doesn't have low points where water can collect).
Water will collect at the bottom of the tank during the winter
and gradually dissipate, either from additives or with the help
of summer's heat.

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Old 26 Dec 2004, 06:24 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Try to keep your tank full of gas in the
winter to minimize the air inside of the
tank that condenses into water due to
temperature changes.
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