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post #1 of 2 Old 08-07-2009, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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I just wanted to say thanks to everyone on the forum for all of the advice/info that you've put togethere here.

I JUST got my first diesel (1996 F-250) and this morning I made a rookie mistake. I was cruising down Hwy 281 in San Antonio and she started sputtering and blowing white smoke - I didn't seek out a gas station with Diesel fuel until it was too late. It's amazing how few there are when you need one...
I coasted over to the shoulder, whipped out the handy iPhone and got on While my girlfriend was on the way with a can of diesel, I had her stop by autozone and pick up a can of WD-40 instead of starter fluid - a tip I found on the org.
When she got there , I put 5 gallons in the back tank, and had my girlfriend crank while I sprayed. After keeping it running on WD-40 for about 20 seconds I stopped spraying and she was idling just fine!
I had been freaking out because I didn't know that letting a diesel run out of fuel was such of a pain in the a$$ - after the WD-40 advice, I calmed down. I never would have thought of it on my own

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post #2 of 2 Old 08-07-2009, 09:11 AM
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Glad you got it back and going with minimal troubles...

and I'll bet you don't let it run out again anytime soon.


'06 True Blue/Silver 250 crew cab
ARP's, EGR blocked
AFE stg.2, MBRP 4" pipe
Air Dog 150, ITP reg. return
Bulletproof oil bypass system
Banks technicooler
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EGT, boost, and fuel pressure gauges by DiProcol on the pillar

Plus a few other odds and ends...
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