Cold Weather Prep
Coming on to my first cold-front, I'm trying to determine the best way to get me through the winter. I'm still in the conversion phase, so I'm not really driving the bus other than a 50 mile drive each week or every other week just to keep the bus from sitting. My tank was filled at the end of August. It is about 2/3 full, so I'm entering winter with the summer blend in it.
I just purchased an 80oz bottle of Power Source Diesel Fuel Supplement + Cetane Boost. My plan is to add 16 ounces to the approximately 40 gallons I have in there. On my next trip out, I figured I should top off the tank with the Winter Bland.
Assuming I'm doing the right thing with adding the supplement, how often do I need to add the supplement? If I add 20 gallons of new fuel, do I add an additional 8oz of the supplement at that point? Possibly I won't re-fill again until Spring, so do I need to add more of the supplement at any point since the current fuel would have already had it added? Is it possible to add too much of this supplement?
In terms of the heater, is there any benefit to running the heater if I'm not planning on starting the bus? Do I just need to run the heater the night before I do plan to start the bus?
Is there anything else I would need to do to survive the winter? I'm in CT, so we will hit 0 or a few degrees below. But nothing extreme here compared to other areas.