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post #1 of 20 Old 01-16-2009, 04:58 AM Thread Starter
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This morning it fired up no problem in -19 degree weather. It was plugged in all night. Well I let it warm up for about 15 minutes. I head out on my way to work. I get half way there and the truck stalls out. Now it will not start, I sat in the truck with no heat for 1 1/2 hours waiting for the tow truck. I kept all my digits but I got cold.

I have no clue at this point what the problem is. I didn't even get out of the truck to do any trouble shooting. As it was -19 degrees and I needed to stay warm as much as possible.

Here is the crappy part I counted 20 cars and trucks go by. Only 2 stop out of that group of vehicles. At 715am A guy offered to stay and let me sit in his warm truck with him while waiting for the tow truck.

Now I am out in the middle of the corn fields. Lucky for me this guy stopped. I started talking to him a bit. Found out he was a Marine Combat Engineer. Told him I was in the Marines as well. He was stationed at Camp Pendleton the same time I was there.

This guy didn't know me until today. But if it was not for him who knows what may have happened to me. Because the tow truck didn't arrive until 800am. That means I would have been in my cold truck in -19 degree weather 2 hours and 10 minutes. But this Marine stopped and got me warm in his truck.

Now my truck is at the dealer and hopefully I will find out what is wrong with it. I am hoping it is just a gelled up tank of fuel.


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Im betting its gelled up Scott. Same thing happened to my wife this morning -30 here

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Gelled up... If you had a fuel pressure gauge you would have seen it. I can see the pressure drop and drop and then bottom out when it happens to me.

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I don't understand what's wrong with people anymore, glad there are still a few good ones left. At those temps gelling can be a real issue. Did the CEL come on? When my CPS went it was as if I turned the key off. Hopefully that's all it is.

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Glad someone stopped, that's freakin cold.

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Im betting its gelled up Scott. Same thing happened to my wife this morning -30 here
That is what I am hoping for too. I filled it up last night, then this happened today.

I should have added more diesel service fuel additive.


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Sounds like the same crap that happened to me last night in -10 degree weather. I sat in the left lane for 10 minutes with hazards on and I still had idoits pull up behind me and lay on the horn instead of using the right lane and going around. Hoorah devil dog!

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This just happened to me this morning in -9 degree weather, w/wind chill it's like -30 degrees. I had to have my wife tow me back home with her chevy!

Needless to say I took the chevy to work!

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Well I got my truck back today. They parked it in the shop over night and this morning they fired it up and test drove it with no problems. They treated the fuel tank with some fuel additive.

The best part of this whole thing is NO CHARGE. The dealership did not charge me a penny. Not even for the fuel additive they put in the tank of fuel.

The dealership my truck was at is Spirit Ford in Dundee Michigan.

I went and got a bottle of diesel service anti gelling fuel additive. So now I have a jug in my truck for everytime I fill up I will add some in the tank.


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