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Old 01-05-2010, 07:06 PM
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Ha Ha, problem...or not!

What a day, havnt run a single bit of diesel additive in these cold temps yet this winter! manager at Kum N Go tells me they mix there diesel with PowerService.. im good friends with the guy, he guarantees me through the company if my truck gels, they will pay for the repairs/ towing.. last friday, three friends of mine gelled up! my truck started just fine, no additive! all three were running same fuel, two days later, my truck lost power going down the interstate, about (-10 out). so i freaked out a bit and decided maybe we all got bad diesel.. so i bought a 80oz bottle of power service, went to a truck stop and filled up my tank and added the proper amount of additive.. figured with the additive + a good fuel source i should be fine.. truck sat overnight, plugged in, about -17 was the low.. so i was rushing to get to a team meeting at work this morning, truck started fine off the remote start, got about 2 blocks away from home..and the truck dropped what felt like 7 cylinders!! thing wouldnt run for crap! i couldnt believe after a full tank of diesel with "a good reputation" plus additive would gel up like that..

heres the stupid part, i called AAA, waited an hour or so for a roll back, and finally got the truck towed to work! the truck still ran, and actually over time started to run better..? so after i let it sit inside the shop all day. i went to change out the filters, got to looking and i just happened to see my mass air was UNPLUGGED! that might make it run a little rough eh? i removed my intake a couple days before to check for cleanlyness and must not have snapped it all the way... kind of a kick in the teeth..lol oh well, best part is when i pulled the upper fuel filter, the stem inside the housing broke off inside the filter that i DIDNT need to replace!

check this day off on your calendars, ive had MY DAY for this month!
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:10 PM
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What a day, havnt run a single bit of diesel additive in these cold temps yet this winter! manager at Kum N Go tells me they mix there diesel with PowerService.. im good friends with the guy, he guarantees me through the company if my truck gels, they will pay for the repairs/ towing.. last friday, three friends of mine gelled up! my truck started just fine, no additive! all three were running same fuel, two days later, my truck lost power going down the interstate, about (-10 out). so i freaked out a bit and decided maybe we all got bad diesel.. so i bought a 80oz bottle of power service, went to a truck stop and filled up my tank and added the proper amount of additive.. figured with the additive + a good fuel source i should be fine.. truck sat overnight, plugged in, about -17 was the low.. so i was rushing to get to a team meeting at work this morning, truck started fine off the remote start, got about 2 blocks away from home..and the truck dropped what felt like 7 cylinders!! thing wouldnt run for crap! i couldnt believe after a full tank of diesel with "a good reputation" plus additive would gel up like that..

heres the stupid part, i called AAA, waited an hour or so for a roll back, and finally got the truck towed to work! the truck still ran, and actually over time started to run better..? so after i let it sit inside the shop all day. i went to change out the filters, got to looking and i just happened to see my mass air was UNPLUGGED! that might make it run a little rough eh? i removed my intake a couple days before to check for cleanlyness and must not have snapped it all the way... kind of a kick in the teeth..lol oh well, best part is when i pulled the upper fuel filter, the stem inside the housing broke off inside the filter that i DIDNT need to replace!

check this day off on your calendars, ive had MY DAY for this month!

Kidding..good luck in 2010
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:34 PM
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damn the bad luck man, you could have pulled the plug out of the water seporator to see if it was gelled up huh? not being rude or anything, i dont have to fight the cold weather here in houston, but just a thought.correct me if im wrong tho.
sorry about the bad luck though.
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damn the bad luck man, you could have pulled the plug out of the water seporator to see if it was gelled up huh? not being rude or anything, i dont have to fight the cold weather here in houston, but just a thought.correct me if im wrong tho.
sorry about the bad luck though.

No that would have been a good idea, although i was sitting in a gas station parking lot and didnt feel like laying on ice in -10 weather with wind to check it
! The towing was free with AAA membership so it wasnt a huge loss, pulling the plug was the next step after pulling the upper filter at the shop to check the fuel in it, but that was when i discovered the MAF plug... im going to change the filters tomorrow anyways..
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