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!