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post #1 of 16 Old 11-21-2012, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Picked up my 6.4L (3100 mile trip), parts on the way!

I flew down to Salt Lake to pick up a 2010 F350.

Well after driving 60 hours straight (I had a helper and we switched back and forth driving 24/7), 3100 miles, an unknown quantity of diesel and 2 gallons of gasoline (stupid green handles on Canadian gas pumps), I made it back to Alaska. Everything went good except for one miss-hap, we were about half way through Canada when I realized the dealership didn't put cold weather windshield wiper fluid in and it froze solid, good thing the roads were dry! Glennallen, AK was the cold spot at -37*F.

I already have an H&S XRT Pro, and I wanted to give Nate @ PTP a shout out. I ordered a MBRP 5" DP back exhaust from them and he worked with me on the shipping, awesome to deal with, they have secured a loyal customer for sure!

Let the fun begin!

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Congrats on the new truck! Lets see some pics!

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That's one heck of a drive!

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I flew down to Salt Lake to pick up a 2010 F350.

Well after driving 60 hours straight (I had a helper and we switched back and forth driving 24/7), 3100 miles, an unknown quantity of diesel and 2 gallons of gasoline (stupid green handles on Canadian gas pumps), I made it back to Alaska. Everything went good except for one miss-hap, we were about half way through Canada when I realized the dealership didn't put cold weather windshield wiper fluid in and it froze solid, good thing the roads were dry! Glennallen, AK was the cold spot at -37*F.

I already have an H&S XRT Pro, and I wanted to give Nate @ PTP a shout out. I ordered a MBRP 5" DP back exhaust from them and he worked with me on the shipping, awesome to deal with, they have secured a loyal customer for sure!

Let the fun begin!
Congrats on the new truck. Where abound were yu when the gas mistake happened?

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I flew down to Salt Lake to pick up a 2010 F350.

Well after driving 60 hours straight (I had a helper and we switched back and forth driving 24/7), 3100 miles, an unknown quantity of diesel and 2 gallons of gasoline (stupid green handles on Canadian gas pumps), I made it back to Alaska. Everything went good except for one miss-hap, we were about half way through Canada when I realized the dealership didn't put cold weather windshield wiper fluid in and it froze solid, good thing the roads were dry! Glennallen, AK was the cold spot at -37*F.

I already have an H&S XRT Pro, and I wanted to give Nate @ PTP a shout out. I ordered a MBRP 5" DP back exhaust from them and he worked with me on the shipping, awesome to deal with, they have secured a loyal customer for sure!

Let the fun begin!
I am new to the diesel world and accidentally grabbing the gas nozzle rather than the diesel as me a little paranoid. If I were to have a brain fart and do this what would I need to do if I catch it after a gallon or two?
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Personally. I Would drain my tank and refill it with clean diesel, but I'm a little anal with my vehicle so maybe that's a bit of n overreaction, I'm sure one of the mechanics can weigh in on this one


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I'll get some pics up later today.

As for the gas, I think I was in Fort St. John, BC. It was 2 of 30 gallons, truck never missed a beat and I refilled it around 1/3 tank again. I wasnt paying attention and whent straight for the green handle instead of the yellow one lol, our diesel handles are green and gas is black here.
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If it is just 1-2 gal in 30+ you will be fine. Just fill the tank as full as you can and maybe add a little fuel additive. More then 5 gal in 30+ is when I would start concerning yourself with pumping/dropping the tank.

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I'll get some pics up later today.

As for the gas, I think I was in Fort St. John, BC. It was 2 of 30 gallons, truck never missed a beat and I refilled it around 1/3 tank again. I wasnt paying attention and whent straight for the green handle instead of the yellow one lol, our diesel handles are green and gas is black here.
I was going to say you came through town here.... shoulda stopped on by!

Congrats on truck! Seems like every place I go the diesel pump handles are a diff colour. I saved an older gentlemens ford a few months ago from filling up with gas, he had no idea..

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Well, 2 mishaps if you count the gas bit

Personally, knowing how these truck react to water in the fuel and how expensive these engines are, I'd drain that tank dry. I'd say it's risky to have a 1/2 gallon of gas in this thing... let alone 2 gallons.

It's cheap insurance over what it'll cost you if something goes wrong.

Congrats on the purchase otherwise.


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