Join Date: May 2004
Location: Clarksburg, MD
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Help! Gelled fuel
I believe that the fuel in the truck has gelled and now the truck won't start. I had added anti-gel and everything was fine down to about 20F, but we had a couple of days of below zero temps and now the truck is a no-go.
Here's the basics:
Truck cranks fine, just won't fire up.
I've added Diesel 911 to both the tank and the fuel filter bowl.
Truck has sat with Diesel 911 in it for 2 days
Last two days temps reached the low 40's
I have been running the engine heater for a few hours each day
Drained the fuel bowl and changed the filter.
Now when I try to crank it, the fuel bowl won't even fill. (Doesn't matter which tank, front or rear, I try to use.)
Is there another common inline filter that I am missing?
Where could the problem be?
Additional notes: The diesel I buy is supposed to be winterized, but I don't trust them, so I always add antigel from diesel power services.
Also I believe that many of the local stations maybe running 10% biodiesel as I have seen several stations suddenly add HANDWRITTEN signs stating 10% Biodiesel. I've heard rumors that diesel additives and biodiesel should not mix and can gel. So I'm worried I picked up some biodiesel unknowingly.
Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have to report for duty in one week and really need my truck to start.
97 F250HD crew cab 4X4 5spd XLT, LUK clutch and Flywheel