All Things Moto! Dirtbike Forums

Go Back   All Things Moto! Dirtbike Forums > Dirt Bike - ATV - Suspension Forums > General Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-28-2009, 12:26 PM
VET393's Avatar
ATM! Pro Class
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Last Online: 09-17-2013 12:07 PM
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 3,474
Default OT; Any GM Mechanics

     

2004 GMC 2500HD Duromax engine. Fuel gels in filter below 20 degree(f)
Additives dont work, tried a heat pad ,didnt work.
Any suggestions???????
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-28-2009, 03:34 PM
OlSchoolFool393's Avatar
Pro Class
 
Join Date: May 2004
Last Online: 09-12-2018 04:12 PM
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,435
Default

Move to South Texas .......Problem Solved!


Always gotta be a smart A$$ Huh

Have You contacted G.M. and what do they say?

There has to be a product for extreme cold Maybe Dane can chime in and Amsoil has something?

OSF
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-28-2009, 03:39 PM
Silver_Fox's Avatar
ATM! Pro Class
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Last Online: 02-22-2017 10:36 AM
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 3,441
Default

Gasline antifreeze and diesel additive.
these guys make good stuff.
http://www.powerservice.com/

Last edited by Silver_Fox; 01-28-2009 at 03:44 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-28-2009, 04:23 PM
merlyn1965's Avatar
Novice Class
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Last Online: 11-30-2017 02:50 PM
Location: nova scotia
Posts: 96
Default

To tell you the truth, change where you're getting your fuel from. Here in Canada and specially up north, the best fuel is from Irving (I heard this from big rigs drivers and they sure know what they are talking about). Certain company add additives in their fuel for the cold seasons and others are just trying to get rid of their old summer stuff.
On the other hand, did you check your fuseblock for the fuel heater? There an electric fuel heater in your fuel filter assembly. Pray it is only the fuse otherwise better get some $$$ to get a new heater. The heater is there to prevent the fuel from turning into jelly.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-29-2009, 06:48 AM
VET393's Avatar
ATM! Pro Class
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Last Online: 09-17-2013 12:07 PM
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 3,474
Default

This is a co-workers truck. GM dealer doesn't do anything , they just say replace filter. He has replaced the filter many times. I dont know if he knows there is a heater in the filter or not, he bought a wrap around heater from some place in Canada and installed it and it doesnt seem to help. He has tried getting fuel at differant stations and this doesnt seem to help either.
Thanks, John

OlSchoolFool393,
We are looking into the possibility of moving south at this time. Just checking some things out.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-29-2009, 08:04 AM
ATM! Pro Class
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Last Online: 06-13-2013 05:37 AM
Location: SO-CAL/Ontario,Ca
Posts: 4,180
Default

i think if he can find any, airplane fuel will work to keep them thawed out. Just dont use alot. About the same amount you would use in the fuel additive bottles. Not to sure if he would be able to find any or not, i think Nitro will do the same thing. RC car fuel... I will do more diggin and see what i can find...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-29-2009, 11:12 PM
Freak's Avatar
Hook'Em
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Last Online: 02-12-2019 07:55 PM
Location: House Of Pain
Posts: 2,228
Default

Someone already said it, change stations. The stations your getting the diesel from, are not adding additives. Were always a lot colder than 20 around here, and I have never had a problem.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-30-2009, 10:59 PM
psycho393's Avatar
ATM! Pro Class
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Last Online: 09-14-2015 04:18 PM
Location: Keene, ND
Posts: 3,238
Default

We have 25 trucks in our fleet and this winter have regularly run in temperatures -30F and have had a few days that went as low as -50F we run strait #1 diesel and .5 bottle of this stuff per diesel fill.( Total Power 12oz - Default Store View ) No problems so far and we are supposed to be getting another round of cold in the next week.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-31-2009, 07:09 AM
VET393's Avatar
ATM! Pro Class
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Last Online: 09-17-2013 12:07 PM
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 3,474
Default

His does this regardless of where he buys his fuel. Even the heat wrap doesnt work. He has talked to GM and they have a replacment filter suggested that is alternative to the OEM filter, has something to do with the micron rating they recommend. Not sure what he is going to do, not a happy camper at this time. New filter everytime the temps drop. very costly. Truck is still under warrenty and they wont take care of the problem.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-31-2009, 07:24 AM
Ekholm's Avatar
Pro Class
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Last Online: 12-22-2018 12:37 PM
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Posts: 1,101
Exclamation

I will tell you, squeeky wheel gets the grease. Meaning, if he complains enough, the dealership will take care of him. If that doesn't work, go to GM direct. Working in auto dealerships for many years, I have found that GM WILL get this taken care of. Change dealerships if you have to! With the truck still being under warranty, they should be taking care of him. It's guaranteed money for the dealer (parts and labor). I have seen GM split the cost of repairs with customers that were OUT of warranty because they complained to the right people. Complain, complain, and then complain some more. Unfortunately, that seems to be the ONLY way companies will take care of you any more. But don't just whine to the service writer, move your way up the ladder, Service Manager, General Manager, Owner, then GM Regional rep. There is no good reason why they shouldn't be able to take care of this problem.

My .02 worth. Good luck!
Reply With Quote
Reply

  All Things Moto! Dirtbike Forums > Dirt Bike - ATV - Suspension Forums > General Discussion


Thread Tools


Similar Threads for: OT; Any GM Mechanics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
any boat mechanics Freak General Discussion 13 07-21-2008 10:45 AM
All you mechanics and smart people out there! redrider4 General Discussion 19 12-21-2005 04:08 PM
OT: Combine Mechanics???? VET393 General Discussion 7 10-04-2005 10:14 PM
any dealer mechanics out there. quadfather03 General Discussion 11 12-06-2004 04:15 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright ©2002-2019, JDub Consulting, Inc. All Right Reserved.