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post #1 of 26 Old 01-25-2008, 05:16 AM Thread Starter
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KILLER COLD II......

I'm back with a lot of the same problems. I posted a thread the other day about -34 degree weather in Maine that reeked havoc on my commute to work. It was -35 last night and the same thing happened. I had it plugged in and it started fine. I let it warm up for about 20-25 minutes. I started of to work and it was fine for about 1/4 mile then all of a sudden it loses power and feels like it is running on one or two cylinders. Here are more specifics. The other day when It happened I put in a bottle of the Diesel 911 that Napa sells. It seemed to do the trick. In fact it ran better than it ever has. I figured my problems were solved. The temp dropped to about -20 the next day and there were no further problems. Today.....Another story!!!! I had a half tank of diesel and it was -35 below! It did the same thing as the other day so I dumped another bottle of Diesel 911 in the tank......Nothing! It took me an hour to get the truck to work. I would have to put it in park and let it idle until it idled smooth then I would get going. It would shift through the first several gears fine then it would no longer shift and the RPMs would get rather high. All of a sudden it would shift to a higher gear with no power "AT ALL"!!! It would then shift all the way through the gears into overdrive with no power to move it hardly at all. I would pull over, let it idle until smooth and then start all over again. We are going to get more cold weather this week and I am in need of some good advice as to what the problem could be. HELP!!!!!

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I am having similar problems but not as cold -4...Help us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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no answer, but do you park it outside?


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post #4 of 26 Old 01-25-2008, 05:36 AM
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is this the cause of gelling fuel??? just an idea.


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If it is gelling fuel don't you need to change the fuel filter.

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change your fuel filter.
post #7 of 26 Old 01-25-2008, 12:25 PM
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you get wax buildup in your filter. and you probably got some ice in there. drain the water out of that and change your filter

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like stroker said drain your water seperator, and replace your fuel filters. that is a start make sure you buy good fuel also

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thanks for the info....I will try to drain the fuel water seperator myself. Is it a hard thing to do? I also was wondering if the fuel filters were hard to replace or if I could tackle that myself as well. It is pretty cold here and I have no garage to speak of!!!

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Try t find a additive Called K-100 white bottle with yellow label, Works better than the 911 stuff. most napas or truck stops carry it. And yes change your fuel fiters.

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