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Old 02-05-2007, 02:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Frozen fuel Lines-How to fix

Had my 2001 Duramax plugged in this morning, as the temp was 2 above. Started her up, and let her idle for while while I was warming the wife's car. After about 10 minutes of idleing, the truck stopped running. Ahhh... I thought, the filter is iced up/gelled. Took my wife to work, dropped by the local GM dealer, bought a new filter, took it home and installed with my brother in law.

The old filter had a chunk of ice in the water sensor area about twice the size of a golf ball.

The problem I'm having now, is that I can't prime the new filter (pressed the primer pump with the bleed screw open about 300 times). I also can't get the stupid truck to anyplace warm (and its 8 degrees outside). What's the best way to fix this? I've read all of the posts, and the consensus seems to be to use Diesel 911 and run out all of the all of the old diesel and get new.
Does Diesel 911 actually work? Otherwise, I'm without a truck until it warms.

That will probably be March, the way its going.
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Old 02-05-2007, 03:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Diesel 911 does work. Put it in your tank and pour some in your filter. I would add a little more than the recommended amount.

Where are you located? I'm in Grand Rapids and we're having a big discount on Diesel 911. We had a trucking company return about a 1/2 pallet because they cases were stained, but the product is fine.
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Old 02-05-2007, 03:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Frozen Fuel Lines

I'm about 70 miles south. Although, I do have to go to GR tomorrow for work. Where are you located?

Also, how many pumps on the prime pump does it usually take to fill a filter?
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I would stay away from 911. From what I understand it has alcohol in it which is no good for you injection pump. Add some howes, power service, standyne treatment to you fuel and bring it in someplace to warm up. You could treat the tank and change the filter. Your lines probably aren't frozen up just your filter.
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Winter... I already replaced the filter, and now I've pumped the primer pump about 500 times. I also don't have a place to warm the silly thing up at because the truck is too long to fit in the garage.
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Old 02-05-2007, 03:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Find a "salamander" (torpedo type) heater and point it under the truck. Drape some tarps or plastic sheeting down over the sides to hold in the heat and keep an eye on it. It'll thaw out in a couple of hours and you can add an extra dose of additive to the fuel and prime and start. When you get it running, purge the WIF drain a few times, waiting a few minutes in between purges. That should get most on the water out. Point the heater in the back and let the heat come out the partially open hood. That will warm the fuel in the tank faster. Good luck.
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Old 02-05-2007, 07:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Find a "salamander" (torpedo type) heater and point it under the truck. Drape some tarps or plastic sheeting down over the sides to hold in the heat and keep an eye on it. It'll thaw out in a couple of hours and you can add an extra dose of additive to the fuel and prime and start. When you get it running, purge the WIF drain a few times, waiting a few minutes in between purges. That should get most on the water out. Point the heater in the back and let the heat come out the partially open hood. That will warm the fuel in the tank faster. Good luck.
x2, just make sure you top off the tank first, that will cut down the amount of condensation forming inside the tank. i had a truck once that stuck out 3 feet beyond my garage door,and we did the same thing . lowered the door down onto the bed and then stapled a tarp to the bottom of the door and draped it all around the truck, and held it down around the truck with boards, put the torpedo heater on it and had it thawed out in no time . if ya can find some of those insulating tarps they put over concrete they work great. good luck
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Old 02-05-2007, 07:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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what kind of fuel you guys burning over there,.....Im in ontario,its dam cold over here,and were not having those problems,....is you oil company switched over to winter fuel?
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Old 02-05-2007, 07:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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what kind of fuel you guys burning over there,.....Im in ontario,its dam cold over here,and were not having those problems,....is you oil company switched over to winter fuel?

x2 in Manitoba.......cold, cold, cold. -37 last night.
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Reddmax, we just got done doing a buddy of mine's 2001 Dmax. We had the same problem, probably pumped the primer close to 500 times. We turned the key to the on position, and we had pumped the primer and wala we had fuel. The bleeder was tightened and we primed the primer about 15 times more. Started the truck, no problems.
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