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Fuel gelling, or other problem??
Truck is a 2008 dually, 26,000 miles. Made a 300 mile trip today, tank was 1/2 full, went into regen, after about 5 minutes truck started loosing speed until I could only maintain about 25 mph. It was surging and bucking, no engine light. I limped into a fuel stop, fearing a gelling problem. Temp was 14 degrees. (Any fuel should handle that, this time of year). Added a double dose of Howes, topped up the tank. Off I go, regen indicator still on, and now a check engine light also. Same problem, 25 mph. Fuel filters were changed about 15,000 miles ago. If I got some bad fuel, I can understand why it reared it's ugly head during regen- fuel demand is a lot higher. It stayed in regen for over an hour, never quit. Possibly because not enough fuel flow to heat the DPF enough to shut it off. Dropped it off at the dealer at about 9 pm. I'll have them change the filters and check it out, but do you think bad fuel is the problem?
I think I've had enough of this DPF. I will search this forum for a solution, but I'm looking to delete it at a reasonable cost. I'm satisfied with the horsepower, so I'm looking for a simple kit to get rid of the DPF and get the milage I should be getting. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I'm a tool distributor, and the local Ford dealer is a strong customer, so warranty issues will not be a problem, as long as I take the truck there. Thanks for your help.