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Happy New Year!
Remote startered it up, ran for a few minutes, got 2 grandkids in and noticed a weird steady high pitched wining coming from under the car, and it wasn't the grandkids. Now it has been 8 degrees out for the last few days, so I pulled out and got about 1/4 mile and the truck hesitated and died. Pulled over, started it up and continued on to town. Got about 1/4 mile and did the same thing. Nothing open on New Years Day so I turned around to get my wife car and left the truck home. I have 4000 miles on the vehicle so was not expecting something like this to happen.
Does anyone have a clue as to what this could be?
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I've noticed that the fuel pumps really whine when it is very cold. It could be that your fuel had jelled up the fuel filters and you just aren't getting fuel.
 

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Thanks Andy. I thought it might be the fuel pump and did some digging concerning the diesel engine. Having never owned a diesel I had no idea diesel fuel thickens so I will put an anti-coagulant additive to the fuel tomorrow.
 

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Whenever it's cold out like that (a wonderful 0 here in Missouri), it gets below freezing, I run an anti-gel like Howe's or Power Services (Arctic formula). They also condition and lubricate the dry diesel fuel we have.

Most fuel stations to treat their fuel with an anti-gel but I don't know how reliable that is. Also, if you don't have your truck in a heated garage right now where the fuel can warm up and become liquid again, putting anti-gel in there won't work. It needs to be liquid for that to work. If you can't get it inside and warmed up, you need to go get Power Services Diesel 911. It is an instant de-gelling liquid.

Good luck!
 

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Sounds like this guy had a very similar experience -
http://coloradofans.com/forums/226-diesel/373009-frozen-diesel.html

I was just reading this the other day. There is some good information. Id definitely try a anti-gel additive, maybe add a block heater? Ive been worried about this as well and these topics aren't helping...
I started a thread on this since I do have a block heater and wondered when it made sense to hookup. So far, at minus 3-5 this weekend, truck started and didn't have any of the issues you mentioned. Granted it's upstate NY but this weekend was brutal.
 
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