gelled fuel question - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 Old 01-05-2014, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
twitchcvma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 57
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
gelled fuel question

'97 Stroke....I put Diesel Kleen winter formula with anti gel in every fill up beginning in October. EVERY FILL UP. A couple weeks ago here in Colorado it got real cold. At night 0 to -8 and highs in the low to mid 20's. Never had a problem. Plugged her in at night and even at work. Last night it was around 0. She was plugged in. i went to get an alignment and she just stopped. Got a push to the mechanic. I checked the fuel bowl and everything was liquid. He said the fuel gelled. Now what the hell? If I put anti gel in the fuel every time I get fuel and it still gels, what can I do so this doesn't happen again? Were the stars simply aligned properly? Did my flux capacitor not work? thanks, guys. I appreciate it
Twith
twitchcvma is offline  
post #2 of 13 Old 01-05-2014, 05:12 PM
DERAIL MOD!!!


 
351fifty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Canton and kennesaw
Posts: 23,180
Thanks: 34
Thanked 207 Times in 195 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
The stuff is to help with gelling, it's not and end all super thing, a tank heater is honestly the most perfect thing for that situation

-Kris-
2000 excursion V10 2wd 230k
2000 Excursion 7.3 4x4 246k
1995 CCLB DRW 324K
2001 CCLB DRW 319K
Dp tuner infinity, exhaust, intake, chipped, tricked, and wrecked


Quote:
Originally Posted by marine5811
The stock downpipe in an OBS is flat because I'm a ginger.
Quote:
Originally Posted by alberta 7.3
Finding a decent woman is like shopping for a used truck. You spend most of your time picking through the money pits, wrecks, and basket cases until you find one that you can tolerate
Quote:
Originally Posted by JJFLASH
Well at least you caught the loose bolts before they cause any damage. Nothing worse than a sloppy hole
351fifty is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 01-05-2014, 05:15 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
jesilvas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
Posts: 11,148
Thanks: 0
Thanked 27 Times in 25 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Plugging in doesn't help the fuel, just the motor.



2000 F-350 Lariat Super Duty, Dually, CCLB, 7.3L
4R100, 2wd
330,000 + miles
jesilvas is offline  
post #4 of 13 Old 01-05-2014, 05:19 PM
m j
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 298
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
that doesnt seem cold enough to gel.
where did you buy the summer fuel from?

1997 F250 rclb 4x4, Comp910s, SRP1.1, Irate T4 s468,FullForce 350/200, homebrew efuel with i̶n̶ ̶t̶a̶n̶k̶ ̶a̶e̶r̶o̶m̶o̶t̶i̶v̶e̶ ̶1̶1̶1̶4̶2̶ A1000 5/8" drawstraw, Diesel Innovations fuel rail feed fittings, balljoint D60f Detroit Locker, zf5 sachs K70263-01CB ceramic clutch , Grizzly locker 10.25, 315/75/16 Wrangler MT/Windowed 7.3 Oct 9/14
m j is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 01-05-2014, 05:27 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
977300's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Central Indiana
Posts: 157
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
We got 10 inches of snow today and my block heater has created a dry spot by the antennae. From the warm heater box. I would think that between the pump and filter housing being in the valley, power service in the fuel system and the fuel bowl heater it would be hard to gel a 7.3

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App

97 F-Super Duty 5 speed...T&S Performance Chip. More upgrades to come.
95 F-Super Duty 5 speed. The current project.
94 Dodge 2500 SOLD!
94 Dodge 3500 Sold to buy Superduty parts
95 Dodge 3500 Sold to buy more Superduty parts.
03 Dodge 3500 SRW, 4 door, 4X4, Cummins
Banks exhaust. Transmission upgraded.
977300 is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 01-05-2014, 05:32 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
977300's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Central Indiana
Posts: 157
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
And the turbo in close proximity to the pump.

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App

97 F-Super Duty 5 speed...T&S Performance Chip. More upgrades to come.
95 F-Super Duty 5 speed. The current project.
94 Dodge 2500 SOLD!
94 Dodge 3500 Sold to buy Superduty parts
95 Dodge 3500 Sold to buy more Superduty parts.
03 Dodge 3500 SRW, 4 door, 4X4, Cummins
Banks exhaust. Transmission upgraded.
977300 is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 01-05-2014, 05:34 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
jesilvas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
Posts: 11,148
Thanks: 0
Thanked 27 Times in 25 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You have two big fuel tanks that are NOT by the heater. So it'll crank at first but then not be able to suck anything up and run dry.
An electric pump could circulate that warm fuel but that little warm fuel wouldn't do much for all the gelled fuel, I wouldn't' think.



2000 F-350 Lariat Super Duty, Dually, CCLB, 7.3L
4R100, 2wd
330,000 + miles
jesilvas is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 01-05-2014, 05:55 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
977300's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Central Indiana
Posts: 157
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
No, gelled is gelled. Takes a lot of heat if the tanks are the problem.

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App

97 F-Super Duty 5 speed...T&S Performance Chip. More upgrades to come.
95 F-Super Duty 5 speed. The current project.
94 Dodge 2500 SOLD!
94 Dodge 3500 Sold to buy Superduty parts
95 Dodge 3500 Sold to buy more Superduty parts.
03 Dodge 3500 SRW, 4 door, 4X4, Cummins
Banks exhaust. Transmission upgraded.
977300 is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 01-05-2014, 06:46 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
leojr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 675
Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Trouble shoot it as if gelled fuel was not the problem. Replace the CPS? Tach move when you crank the starter? White smoke during cranking? Etc.

The way I read your first post, you are assuming the mechanic was correct that the fuel was gelled...where is it gelled? Because if he could tell you that you would know where to apply the heat. I suspect he can't... You don't have a gelled fuel problem. You just have a problem...and it is very cold outside, two separate issues.
m j likes this.

Denton, TX

I envy those that know exactly which modification to make and in the most logical of sequences. But not enough to trade for my meanderings and misfires.

1996 F250 crew cab/short bed, 4x4, auto PSD, 6637 air filter, interior grab handles, stainless window vents, remote door locks work with engine running mod.
Link to my D60 refurb and OBS swap thread
Link to my OBS air vent R&R thread
Link to my grab handle install
Link to my tire size comparison pics
leojr is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 01-05-2014, 07:03 PM
m j
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 298
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
well said. I tried to type that a few times
if fuel is gel at only -17C you need to buy fuel elsewhere

1997 F250 rclb 4x4, Comp910s, SRP1.1, Irate T4 s468,FullForce 350/200, homebrew efuel with i̶n̶ ̶t̶a̶n̶k̶ ̶a̶e̶r̶o̶m̶o̶t̶i̶v̶e̶ ̶1̶1̶1̶4̶2̶ A1000 5/8" drawstraw, Diesel Innovations fuel rail feed fittings, balljoint D60f Detroit Locker, zf5 sachs K70263-01CB ceramic clutch , Grizzly locker 10.25, 315/75/16 Wrangler MT/Windowed 7.3 Oct 9/14
m j is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome