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Old 01-09-2010, 12:10 AM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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How to tell if fuel is gelled?

Well I have been busy and havent driven my truck since christmas. Since then its been cold here and I dont even remember last time I got fuel so Im not sure if I got winter blend.

So I sorta got 2 questions. Is there and way to tell if the fuel is gelled without starting it? Also, does fuel ungell? Like its suppose to be 30 next week. Should I start it then and add additive?

I feel like a idiot
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Try priming it at the fuel filter. If nothing comes out and the button is solid, then you've got a good chance that it's Jell-O. Last time mine actually froze up, I let it thaw on its own... problem with doing that is that ice crystals can form in there, and that could cause you to have to change the fuel filter out.
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Just try starting it up Jason. If it starts, and the engine will rev faster than idle, you're probably fine.

Also, the antigel additives mix best with warmer fuel, so it's best to add it when you fill up since the fuel is ~50-55*F from being underground.
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thats why you put in addative before you let it sit
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:40 AM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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Thanks guys! Well its suppose to be 40 here tomorrow. Im gonna trry to start it around lunch time

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thats why you put in addative before you let it sit
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what is it with U.S. fuel any canucks had gellin problems? mine was good right thru our cold (-40*C) snap
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what is it with U.S. fuel any canucks had gellin problems? mine was good right thru our cold (-40*C) snap
Canadian standards are far superior to the U.S
Never heard of a canuck gellin unless of course they got some U.S fuel........Ive been down to -55*C with pump fuel no problems... except cold feet
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Try priming it at the fuel filter. If nothing comes out and the button is solid, then you've got a good chance that it's Jell-O. Last time mine actually froze up, I let it thaw on its own... problem with doing that is that ice crystals can form in there, and that could cause you to have to change the fuel filter out.
How would you know if there are crystals in the filter? My truck started to gel and limp 2 weeks ago. I poured some addative in and Walla - no problem since? Some say once they form they never go away? How would I know other than watch mileage for awhile?
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ive let my truck sit for three months this winter cuz i lost my license and started her up in minus 30 weather snd she started like normal. damn right canadians have hhigher standards just look at our women ahahh. alberta beef= nice alberta ass aahah
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Just try starting it up Jason. If it starts, and the engine will rev faster than idle, you're probably fine.

Also, the antigel additives mix best with warmer fuel, so it's best to add it when you fill up since the fuel is ~50-55*F from being underground.
unless you here where some places have above ground tanks...
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