Well I pulled up to a stop light and there was a newer duramax already sitting there with his hood up.
Seams he ran out a fuel even though his gauge read just over E. He was traveling with a friend and they had walked to a station and put 2gal of diesel in it and he couldn't get it to prime.
I rolled down my window and asked if he needed help. he neither said yes or no, so I figure his a bit embarrassed or out of his element. So I stop any way.
We pumped the primer on his filter and opened the air bleed, but thats only really for when you change the filter right? I wasn't optimistic about it pulling a prime all the way from the tank.
So we mess around for about 5 minutes and I'm not seeing any progress. I figure the fuel level might be to low considering the level of the ground we were on.
I've got a 3/8 trucker chain in my truck for just this sort of situation.
I tow the guy 3-4 blocks to the station and he starts pumping diesel. I ask if he minds if I take off his filter so we can fill it? His reply "Oh that takes a special kind of strap wrench to do, you won't get it off" So I say, mind if I try any way?
Filter comes right off with a twist. We fill the filter, pump the prime, start the truck. It stalls, we work a few air pockets out.
And he's good to go. Tries to toss me a $50.-
Nope, sorry I say. No cash needed. you have your self a good day folks.
My only regret>> I didn't get pics
My OBS pulled that duramax with her head held high