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my 97 psd sat outside all night when it was around zero degrees with out being pluged in. i had low fuel level and i started it up the next morning and i was in a hurry so i just took off. while drivin down the road i noticed loss of power and it kept loosing power intell it finally died. i thought my fuel was gelled up. does anybody think it still could be even if i added some additive. it has sat outside in the cold weather for 4days now and still wont start and its still very cold here in missouri??? if anybody could give me some adivse i would appricate it. Thanks
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Adding fuel treatment now is like shutting the door after the horse gets out of the barn. The problem you are most likely having is the filter and lines are clogged. If you can get the truck into a garage and warm it up you may be able to get it to run. Some times you have to bleed the system to get the fuel to flow again. Its kinda like running out of fuel. Good luck!

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does it sound to you like its jelled up?
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and how do i bleed the system?
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Do you have a block warmer, plug it in, then find a tarp and one of them reddy turpedo kerosene heaters. Put the heater behind the back bumper run the tarp all the way around the truck to keep the heat from the heater under the truck. Wait about 1 to 2 hours go outside and try to start the truck. This will degell the fuel then let the truck warm up to normal temps. Then go to a fuel stop get a full tank of premium diesel add your anti gell additive according ot the directions on the bottle. Then go to the closest parts store and get a new fuel filter. If my heater thing don't work then there is something else wrong.


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Also if you had a fuel light on make sure you didnt run out of gas. I would put some diesel in the tank also. I have heard if you run the tank dry you need to put I think at least 4-5 gals in for it to start. Just a thought.

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