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post #1 of 4 Old 01-09-2011, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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truck lost power seemed like it gelled

i was running down the roadtruck was still cold no cel but it lost boost then started chuging and then if i let off the throttle it would idle but if u got on it at all it would sputter then i drained ficm and fuel looked good started truck and seemed alright i just took it real slow till it warmed up to temp then it seemed good i run number 2 with howes. in my 7.3 i never gelled up but maybe these 6.4s are pickey any advice

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no advice here but the same thing happened to me. truck sat in -8 degree weather overnight. let it warm for a while, then tried to get on a freeway. i lost power. i pulled on shoulder, stopped and tried to gain speed, only made it to 45 and threw a code. plugged h&s xrt pro in and read p0028 or something. cleared it, and truck was fine.
i think it was gelled.

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we always run #1 in the winter with a little howes for lubricity. we never have trouble

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It probably gelled, I'd run run extra fuel conditioner and put clean fuel filters in it.

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