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post #1 of 6 Old 12-17-2008, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation De-jelling, need help.

Alright so I work nights and I cant plug in at work, sunday night it was plain ******cold (I think -17 with 20-30mph wind gusts), I filled up the week before with a 50-50 blend, I went out every 3 hours of my 12 hour shift and started the truck and let it warm up for 15-20 min to hopefully keep it from jelling. It fired up and ran for 20 min before I left work and i got about a mile down the road and it seemed to me it started jelling, it just acted like it was running out of fuel so i pulled over and shut her down before it died on it's own.

I got a ride back home and got back to the truck and dumped a bottle of diesel 911 in the tank and some in fuel filter, waited quite some time, tried firing it back up to it just huffing and puffing and still acting like its running out of fuel (still assuming its jelled) so i just had it towed home. Now its been plugged in for goin on 36 hours, I replaced the fuel filter, and it still fired up and runs for 5 min then starts doin the same stuff. I dont have a warm place I can park the truck, unless i have it towed somewhere else and probably have to pay to have it parked in a shop overnight.

I know now to run just number 1 in the cold with power service additive, but now that I've learned my lesson, anyone got any idea's or tips on how to get my truck goin again? Also anyone run any in tank heaters or inline heaters? Also since I had it towed home the abs light is on, anything i can look at or check? Thanks in advance its greatly appreciated

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post #2 of 6 Old 12-17-2008, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry if I posted in the wrong area, just let me know the correct one and I'll post it in the correct one, thanks and sorry if i posted in the wrong area.

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torpedo heater under the truck and block the sides from the heat escaping.
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yea thats what I ended up doin . . . thanks for the help anyways

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I've never had a problem with running #2. Although my climate only gets that cold occasionally.

I have a simple procedure, but time consuming. I sunk my truck a few years ago and had to flush the fuel system. It may help. I'll PM you my cell # if you want to give me a call.

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sounds like the fuel lines and tank had the gellin if the block heater was on

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