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The other night when I was on my way home from work my truck started running real rough then it died. I was able to get it started till I got home. Well Just assuming it gelled up so I added some diesel 911. Still wouldn't start so I pulled the fuel filter off and added some in the filter.
After cranking it a bit it still wouldn't start, so I cracked the banjo bolt on the fuel line and it finally started up. It will run for a few minutes then dies. After it died I cracked the banjo again and was getting no fuel drip from it.
I'm just going to assume my fuel filter is clogged? I repeated the process of putting fuel in the filter and it started then just died. Any other possible fix? No where is open today to go buy a new filter and I'm stuck
I run Tucker Sno-cats in the winter, they have a cummins in them also, and when they gell up, the only way I can get them running back to 100% is to wrap a tarp over them and put a heater or two under it. I get the engine, lines, and tank up to about 110 degrees, guessing, for an hour or two, change my fuel filter and its ready to go. I also use diesel 911.
If your not getting any smoke at all when trying to start then obviously no fuel.
Or put truck in a garage and heat the inside up. good luck
In short, you fuel has gelled up and you are experiencing icing and plugging on your fuel filter face. Once the filter is clogged, you are rather stuck unless you replace the fuel filter or get everything into a warm shop for 24 hours. This is why you should always carry an extra filter in the cab (saved me twice so far).
Also what you should carry is a bottle of AMSOIL Diesel Recovery or similar product in your truck that reintegrates paraffin and diesel fuel.
Be aware that adding tons of anti-gel once you have a gelling situation will not help you. Anti-gel will not reintegrate a gelled fuel.
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alright..well its been sitting in my garage for two days now about 80 degrees. I changed the fuel filter and now i cant even get it to come close to starting. Before it would start for a few seconds then just die until i filled the filter back up again.
but now that ive changed the filter im getting no signs of fuel at all. Again i tried cracking the banjo bolt and i get fuel from there, but after cranking the fuel ceases to appear anymore.
I can only assume that it would have de-gelled by now what else could be the issue?
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