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Old 11-06-2013, 11:51 AM
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Diesel Gelled Up

I was driving yesterday and my truck lost all power, then shut off. It wouldn't start again, so I thought; diesel has gelled up. I got new fuel filters and installed them, but it still won't start. HELP, I'm out of ideas!!
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:55 AM
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How cold is it where you are?

If you're problem is gelled fuel, try getting some of this:
DIESEL 9?1?1 For Winter Emergencies: Winter Rescue Formula ? use to reliquefy gelled fuel and de-ice frozen fuel-filters.

You might be able to find it at Walmart. I know a guy who used it to get him going again.
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:57 AM
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Could it possibly be cold enough, where you are, to actually gel? ULSD won't gel easily, not sure without the Winterblend what that would be but I'd suspect it might be in the Low Teens or even Single Digits (F). For gelling problems the next step might be to add some "Diesel 911"...

Maybe it's not fuel at all, what year is your truck?
How much Fuel in the tank?
Do you get a WTS light when you first roll-on the key?
Do you see cranking rpm on the Tach as you try to start (pre-'01)?
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:58 AM
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It was in the mid-20s. I changed the filters and put in the Emergency 911 (Red Bottle) additive, but, this blasted truck still won't crank/stay running.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:01 PM
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Sorry. Mine's a '07 F250 Diesel; had over a half tank and no, I don't get a WTS light. I'm not at the truck right now and I don't remember if I saw any cranking rpms.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:52 PM
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No gelling at the mid 20's...

Cranking rpm isn't any kind of an indication in your truck.

I'm not sure about about an '07 But, in earlier trucks no WTS is a sign the PCM isn't running. In most cases it turns-out to be a fuse. Maybe have a look anyway, I'm sure somebody who knows those engines will chime-in
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