Join Date: Oct 2021
Location: Fife, Scotland & Vendee, France
My Motorhome: I drive...Burstner Ixeo 590 IT Time Sovereign
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Is there not a [relatively] high water content in Diesel that can lead to freezing when the tank level drops? I know that there has been alot of technical developments with chemical additives to produce 'Winter Diesel' but my 1986 Citroen BX17RD had a removable bottom of the fuel filter housing to allow the accumulated water to be drained off; and, back in the infamous Winter of 1962/63, Dad was a mechanic at Bradford's Bakery in West Bromwich. He was called out on Sunday night to deal with Delivery Vans that had frozen fuel lines, and the next time we saw him was on Thursday morning ... The fleet was either 236 or 263 Vans, and, as fast as they thawed one Van, the next one froze
His next wage packet was huge, with all that overtime, and in the immediate aftermath, the Boss gave every mechanic a baker's tray of Chelsea Buns, Pineapple Fancies, Apple Turnovers etc, most of which remain around my ample girth to this day!