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post #1 of 4 Old 05-07-2009, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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Fuel Filters and EGR valve

Hello Everyone, OK I have been so unhappy with this truck it has been into the Dealer 4 times for major things. one was the radiator leaking which was warranty.

The big problem I have been having is with the Fuel filters? I had the truck towed twice during the winter. the thing just dies on the road no warning at all. lost all power. both time it was fully warmed up and had been running for over an hour..driving.. the dealer claimed the fuel gelled up and that I needed to put an additive in the fuel. which we started doing. then about a month later it happened again. same thing. had it towed again and the dealer says it was the same problem again and asked why i wasn't putting the additive in.. I told him it is in there..WTF.. so this time they charge me because it had happened before and its not warranty. they didn't charge the first time because I was new to diesels they said.

Anyhow After $500.00 dollars and another day of lost work we are back on the road. till today. the same thing happens again. It died on the road. I had it towed again. Now the dealer is telling it the EGR valve was stuck open. Would this cause this kind of Problem? or are they telling me this to prevent me from going after the Lemon law we have here in Illinois.
both times the gas Gelled up the temps were in the teens.

I am looking for any suggestions. I am ready to sell this truck now and go by something else.
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Temps in the teens is definetily a concern for fuel gelling especially if you're not using an additive.
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I've run into both issues.

I had fuel gelling this past winter, even though I was using the Ford anti gell additive. We had a cold stretch where temps were sub zero for a week or so.

I've also had to have my EGR valve replaced because it stuck open..

The difference between the two issues was that with the fuel gelling, the motor just stopped (no fuel getting to the engine). With the EGR valve issue, having the valve stuck open sent the truck into "limp mode" where it would only go like 15-20 MPH. When this happened, it was also spewing smoke and oil out the tail pipe.

2008 F250 CC 4X4
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I guest had the same thing happen to me the egr valve stuck open the truck done the same thing would only go about 15mpg
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