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PostSubject: Duramax DOWN   Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:32 pm

The temps here have been near zero chill factor for a while. I let the Duramax get down to 1/2 tank. It sits a week or two sometimes. I did drive it about 6 days ago when the weather was in the 50's or higher. Took it out yesterday after it warmed up for 20 minutes or so. As soon as I hit the interstate about 4 miles from home, it shut down and would not start. I figured with the temps and me letting the fuel sit below 3/4 of a tank, the fuel filter or something gelled up.

Anyone ever have to use a treatment to fix this? It is suppose to warm up to the 40's tomorrow. I can add a treatment after it starts or warm up the barn with the torpedo heater first. I just don't want to have it towed home again.
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PostSubject: Re: Duramax DOWN   Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:28 pm

i never had any trouble with mine but i to use treatment every other tank. i dont drive it very much. once every 2 weeks may be



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PostSubject: Re: Duramax DOWN   Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:02 am

howes treatment, if you are using it and the truck wont run because of fuel jell, they will pay the toll ! they also  have a winter thaw for jelled fuel. pour it in and turns the fuel back to a liquid. most problems are at the fuel filter. when I change my filters I fill them with howes,  cleans injectors , runs smoother. I dump 1/2 bottle in every other fill.  I buy this by the case  . start out the winter with new filters also helps. this seems to work for me. never  ben down for fuel problems.
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PostSubject: Re: Duramax DOWN   Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:08 am

oh, gimpy I forgot....... DURMAX  roflmao ,, that's your problem
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PostSubject: Re: Duramax DOWN   Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:46 pm

I use Lucas treatment every other fill up. But I think that is only for cleaning. I now have Lucas Gel treatment. It is 39 degrees this afternoon and continuing to warm up overnight through the next few days. I think I will torpedo heater the barn and if it starts I will just add the Lucas then probably use the Howes like Pushrod says. I saw that at Pilot yesterday. I also saw the one Bush has listed. I should have never let the fuel run down to only 1/2 of a tank.
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PostSubject: Re: Duramax DOWN   Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:46 pm

Change the fuel filter and add treatment in the filter like Mike said.  Could be water in the fuel or filter or just sucked some air.  Any engine codes?  
My truck sets most of the time but has always started even at 0 and at 1/4 tank. I always try not to let it not get much below that. And I have never used the block heater

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PostSubject: Re: Duramax DOWN   Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:44 pm

It still would not start with 55 degrees today. I went to prime the filter and found the plastic moisture drain and valve at the bottom is leaking fuel bad. I have to change the filter for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: Duramax DOWN   Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:43 pm

Get er going yet Les?
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PostSubject: Re: Duramax DOWN   Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:58 pm

is there any cab service in the area  ? roflmao
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PostSubject: Re: Duramax DOWN   Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:15 pm

Mike your being bad thatsright
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PostSubject: Re: Duramax DOWN   Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:32 pm

That's what you get for owning a Chevy roflmao

There are several companies that make fuel treatment to prevent diesel from gelling and also fixes if it already has gelled.
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PostSubject: Re: Duramax DOWN   Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:26 pm

thatsright   haven fun:lol!:    hey goose check out the nexst one.


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PostSubject: Re: Duramax DOWN   Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:31 pm

hey joe , u better keep that ford pluged in, or u and gimpy will be fighten over whos going to ride in the front seat of that cab. roflmao roflmao now that's sum funny shit rite there !!
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PostSubject: Re: Duramax DOWN   Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:52 pm

I bought new and changed out the fuel filter, the mount and the water separator. Had to keep priming but she started. Run it down the interstate at high speed and back roads. Doing good. Put in the anti gel only, since it started now that it has been in the 60's.
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PostSubject: Re: Duramax DOWN   Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:22 pm

ill call the cab company tellem were good  cheers , 10-4 ?
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PostSubject: Re: Duramax DOWN   Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:27 pm

pushrod 1 wrote:
hey joe , u better keep that ford pluged in, or u and gimpy will be fighten over whos going to ride in the front seat of that cab. roflmao roflmao now that's sum funny shit rite there !!
now you are hitting close to home Mike roflmao
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PostSubject: Re: Duramax DOWN   Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:42 pm

Yahoo lol!
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