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Old 09-15-2010, 08:48 AM
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Pulled me a Duramax yesterday

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
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:53 AM
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ha ha that's sweet man
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:58 AM
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Too legit! (Special tool. lol.. God gave you two of them!)
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:09 AM
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it takes a special tool when some dillweed installed the filter...
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The special tool was the kicker. And you got my words exactly Ben! I told the guy I had 2 of em, as I showed him my hands.

The guy was the type that only took his truck to the dealer for maintenance.

If his wife hadn't been with him I would have given him a friendly hard time.
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Old 09-15-2010, 06:14 PM
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Lol! Well that was nice of you. Because it woulda been pretty harsh on the mans ego for you to: tow his truck, fix his truck, and then chastise him in front of the wifey.. LOL
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thats aweesome. my buddy i a big chevy guy ehich has a duramax and i cant wait for that day he gives me a call for a tow... but he said hell leave it on the side of the road befor a ford non the less, my ford pulls his chevy hahaha.
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we all should get used to this bc D-maxs are JUNK!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:04 PM
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yeah this is my second busted Dmax I've helped.

The 1st one was at ACE hardware trying to fix a rubber fuel return line.

I think I'll make a custom ammo can box for my trucker train and label it "Duramax Life Support"
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:44 PM
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Stories like this make me proud to be a ford owner! Always keep karma in mind, no matter what the other guy drives.

"ford owner through and through, you need a tow, were there for you".
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