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Gelled?

Hey guys, Ive been around the site for awhile, and I finally got a 95 this weekend, I know a little about diesels but not as much as I would like..

So, to get to the point, I was driving thru town this evening and it had been running fine, All of the sudden it started chuggin and stuff like it was out of fuel, but i know this isnt possible as I filled it up this weekend. I know it should have a winter mix at the station, but it was in fort collins and I am from fort Morgan, 100 miles? Anyways, I added some additive that the previous owner gave to me... Diesel Kleen I think it was... It was -2 tonight...

I dont know what to do at all, so help me out a little guys?

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Read through this, it may help.

Gelled fuel

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Read the bottle of diesel kleen, it does not protect against gelling. Change the fuel filter first and foremost, and put some additive in the tank(s)

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the DK in the white bottle is what you want to keep from gelling.
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There are two types of diesel kleen, basically the same thing, except the white one keeps from gelling. Open your fuel filter and see if there is any gelling in there. If so, you can use a product called diesel 911, I used it recently on a bobcat with good results.



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The white bottle isnt Dk, it is powerservice, diesel kleen is in the gray or green bottles. Either way its the white bottle to treat for low temps

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I had been using the white bottle of PS. Today, I went out and have been screwing around with it all day, I checked the fuel filter, good, little dirty, but still ok. Took the altenator off and had it checked. OK. Charged the batteries many times, topped off the oil and antifreeze, still nothing, now its cranking over and right as its about to finally start up, it acts like the battery is completely dead, any thoughts?

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Try putting a forced air heater under the front aimed at the motor. Done it many times on diesels that won't start when its cold and it usually works. Did you replace the fuel filter because once they gel they are pretty well junk and try pouring a 50/50 mix of diesel and anti-gel in the filter housing.
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