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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-21-2008, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Water in my fuel?

What do you guys think? I have remote start in my 2008 3.0L and last week when it got really cold, I set my automatic timer to start the truck every three hours for 15 minutes of run-time. It worked fine until the next day.

My truck started and then died. I went out and manually started it, and it ran for about 20 seconds then died. I tried cranking it a few times and it caught once, and again, died after about 20 seconds (when I stepped on the throttle).

I used my other "4x4" for the week and left the Ranger in my driveway. Today I tried manually starting it, and once again it started for about 20 seconds and then died. I tried a few more times but the battery started to drain and no ignition.

My thought is that I have moisture in my fuel. What do you think? Should I purchase a gas-line antifreeze of some type? What is the best one to use?

Thanks for taking the time to read this and I look forward to your suggestions.
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I think with all the auto starts it sounds out of gas.

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Doesn't hurt to put Gas Line Antifreeze in at every fill up I put in a full bottle every time I fill the tank(when it's empty) during the winter months.


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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-22-2008, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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I think with all the auto starts it sounds out of gas.
Yes, that thought did cross my mind. Too bad it is not as simple as that. The tank is lower than normal (now at 1/4 tank) and I usually keep it above 1/2.

I will try to get it into the garage to warm up and take it from there.
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in this kind of weather a fuel tank that is constantly below 1/2 tank will build up condensation,it's always a good idea to use gasline a/f.


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Try changing the oil and set your timer for a longer run time. At least smell the oil and see if it smells gas enriched.
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