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Old 01-21-2008, 06:27 PM
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Need help stuck in the middle of no mans land

Working in the oil fields of wyoming 80 miles from anything that looks like pavement. Temp. dropped to -25 below 0 last night woke up this mourning to start my 2005 f-250 king ranch. the truck just turned over would not fire cranked on it until i killed the battery.not a problem my buddy's got j-cables still no go after the jump start i'm suspecting gelled fuel? the truck was apparently build with no block heater ( thanks ford) and i've been to busy to let the truck go for a 2 day repair. So if it is gelled fuel what can i do to un freeze it. I would tow the truck to the nearest town 80 miles away but thats to easy. i need to try to fix it here at the oil rig. any suggestions?????? I have propane blow torches,steam heaters from the rig, a battery charger and a hand full of tools. no heated garage with tile floors. so if we have any back *** back yard mechinics out there i need the help........thanks ya all
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:30 PM
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new fuel filter will be a must.

Hopefully it'll warm up and you'll be able to start it with some voltage assist... also some anti-gel fuel additive.
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:38 PM
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I thought 05 and up that all the 6.0s have the block heater, just not the cord?

Quick check is to look immediately above your starter slightly towards the rear and you should see a round threaded plug with 2 small metal prongs in it. That is your heater.

Like I said, I am pretty positive all 05s and up got 'em...Ford just made the cord an option.
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:44 PM
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Is that right ? you know someone else told me that too the dam dealer said they needed to install the whole $400.00 package thanks for your help i'm going to crawl under there and look if i get this thing started i need to get into town and get some prev-maintainance done
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:47 PM
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all ford DI diesels came with a block heater..thats something i forgot to tell you in the PM...

Not all came with a cord...so you might need to pull the cord off of another truck if you have one handy and use it...
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:49 PM
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for a tech........
Mabe a shot of WD-40 to see if it will lite off
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Three articles that will help you. Take special note of the fuel heater in the last article.


http://www.forddoctorsdts.com/articl...icle-05-19.php
FDDTS - 6.0L Block Heater Cord Location and Routing
Page 29: Fuel Supply System
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I'd say try and get a large tarp to wrap around the truck for a type of skirt and use a salamander type heater to blow warm air underneath the truck, that may generate enough heat to thaw it out enough to start it. Hopefully you got a generator and a battery charger for power. Your going to need full batteries to get her cranked up. I'd change the fuel filter before trying as well.......Good Luck.
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:13 AM
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there is this stuff sold in truck stops, i cant remember the name. that is an emergency situation anti gel for frozen fuel.
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