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Old 01-18-2009, 11:50 PM   #1
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2008 Duramax Diesel -30F


ANyone else experiencing any problems with the EXTREMELY COLD temperatures in the midwest? My D-max wouldn't run for the past two days as temperature here was -10F (-30F windchill). I heard that the diesel gels and waxes the filter. Any major issues driving the truck with a gunky fuel filter?
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I change my fuel filter every 10k miles at most.If you dont it will start running really bad and some times just die going down the rd.

And no they don't like that cold just plug it in at night put some diesel 911 in it and it should be fine.

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ANyone else experiencing any problems with the EXTREMELY COLD temperatures in the midwest? My D-max wouldn't run for the past two days as temperature here was -10F (-30F windchill). I heard that the diesel gels and waxes the filter. Any major issues driving the truck with a gunky fuel filter?

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Old 01-19-2009, 06:11 PM   #4
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It was 3 degrees here the other morning. I flipped the key forward so the glow plugs would light a couple times before cranking and mine started fine.

Hate to rub salt in a wound but mines a 99 powerstroke
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It doesnt matter what the brand is, it all comes down to the fuel. You should be using some type of additive if the fuel isnt cut properly. If it has gelled get the truck warm and it will start but you will have to replace the fuel filter. I replace my fuel filter every 6-12k during the winter and i only buy my fuel from one local supplier who cuts it 50-50 with kerosene. Since the fuel is already cut i dont need to use additive to prevent gelling and i havent used any for over 2 yrs now. My D-Max started with no issues several days ago at -27 deg and it wasnt plugged in. Oh, and that temp wasnt will chill either. Thermometer said -27.
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Cutting diesel with kero would be a big disaster on your pocket if dot or dec dipped your truck!

Are you running a lubricating additive?
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Additive. Block heater. No problems
Mine starts every time.
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retailers and suppliers in colder climate zones should be mixing their diesel with #1 now. I still use power services if it gets cold (-30)
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Cutting diesel with kero would be a big disaster on your pocket if dot or dec dipped your truck!

Are you running a lubricating additive?
The local station delivers home heating oil too so the owner cuts the fuel in his own tanks. There is no dye present so they wouldnt find it sticking the tanks but you can smell it in the exhaust. Everyone buys fuel from him around here as no one has ever had gelling issues. The owner fills all of his fleet trucks at the same pumps, we all know he isnt going to run crap fuel in his own trucks. I am not worried about added lubricity, the truck is under an extended warranty so if the injection pump fries the dealer can put in a new one. Once warranty is up and it fries then that is my opportunity to up grade the injection pump for more HP when i crank up the tuner. I do however put 2-stroke oil in my mini-ex for added lubricity, i am in no hurry to replace that injection pump.

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