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Old 01-07-2014, 02:11 PM
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Exclamation -11F Ran havoc on my Truck

Started truck yesterday. had plugged in for 15 hours after being warm from night before. It was like the heater didn't do anything.

Started after 3 attempts... CHUGGED like crap! Then leveled out. I went inside let run for 15 min and came out... Oil leak coming down between the axle and fan shroud. Wasn't huge, but wtf, Was running like new!!1 JUst put 1K miles on her last week.

Drove it to get fuel and powerservice additive came back and leak seemed to stop.

Plugged back in....

Today, wouldn't start. Gelled. Finally turned over. Let run for 20 min, got 1 mile and truck shutting and no power like it was out of oil. Added a quart, it was a quart low, truck started back up, but no power... Let warm again. THANK GOD I MADE IT HOME, -35 wind chill right now.

1. Guys I would normally just crawl under and find oil leak, but its too damn cold. Any guesses? Do o-rings shink so bad in cold that they fail?

2. Just saw post on Gelling posted last night. Great link there, check it out. Could this have heppened? IS the fuel just crap and maybe thats why she died? Supposed to go out of town tomorrow for work. reconsidering that now. Nervous to go far.

Thanks any input appreciated!
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:18 PM
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Yes o ring shrink when they get cold. And they also get hard so yes leaks will pop up. When I was in the Navy we could fly a perfectly good running plane out of Guam (98* 100%hum) and not a leak. We could land in Misawa Japan (cold,snowing winter type weather) and by morning have a krap load of fuel and oil leaks.
Not gonna go out on a limb and say this is your problem, just stating that yup it the cold does effect the rubber seals.

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Old 01-07-2014, 05:51 PM
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Thanks man. That's pretty awesome story. I think your right. We will have to wait til this thing thaws out. Frustrating I can't go out there and diagnose for more than 15 seconds. Still below zero here in ohio.
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Old 01-09-2014, 04:14 AM
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Okay So I made it outside yesterday. Oil Cooler O-Rings. puking all over on cold start up. Fuel possibly gelled also.

Gonna do oil cooler. But she idles okay, a miss here or there, but the scary thing is, now its cranking....LONNNNNNNGGGGGG. BUT FAST!

IDK.. Oil Leak/orings on cooler allowing air in system therefore taking extra time to build pressure?
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:23 AM
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UPDATE********

Since nobody chimed in on here... This is what happened if you have this issue:


Weather warmed up to 32F. Didn't do anything. Average crank time- 1.50 seconds
No Chugs, No Sputtering. Guessing it was Gelled fuel and diesel 911 cured it. NO leaking now either.

So, from personal experience. If you have these symptoms in cold weather, the engine block heater might not even matter cause it doesn't heat the tank or the fuel lines, or the oil pan. If you can let sit until weather warms up. Add Diesel 911, and try again. Unless your getting extremely hard starts (Cranking 10+ seconds.) Then you should start looking at Glow Plugs, IPR, HPOP, etc...
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