First Day Solo Snow Storm Coming :(

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Michael M.'s Comment
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Sorry I meant I turned opti off to verify fuel was causing the shut down. I’ll try some product later. Thanks.

PackRat's Comment
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Is it shutting off on it's own, as in a three minute idle limit? Or is it shutting off even after to bump the throttle every couple of minutes?

Michael M.'s Comment
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It’s not timed out. Just starved.

PackRat's Comment
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If it's doing that, you'll need to add Diesel 911 in the red bottle to it, as it's already gelled. You may need to have the water separator changed, also.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Would plugging in the Block Heater on the tractor (w/a drop cord to the garage) help? That's what we do.

Or is it too late ? IDK. Still learning myself.

~ Anne ~

PackRat's Comment
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A block heater is keeping the oil warm so that's not like concentrated molasses on start up.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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A block heater is keeping the oil warm so that's not like concentrated molasses on start up.

Ah, okay..thanks! So nothing with the 'warmth' of the block heater help any other components? Just plugged in ours. (With obviously no clue why.. so, thanks . . !)

I knew it meant 'warming the engine/block' but figured with THAT being at an elevated temperature, it'd help the other incidentals in the vicinity. I guess not.

I try, LoL.

~ Anne ~

Turtle's Comment
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A block heater does nothing to help the fuel in the tank, Apu , filters,, or any fuel lines going to and fro. Separate animal.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Ryan O.'s Comment
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Keep in mind you are not the only driver that called off due to the weather. Everyone knew it was coming. Boss man told me Monday morning. I want your butt back here at 2 o clock when it suppose to start. Park in the sheds and plug em in. Plan on taking Tuesday off. I said copy that. Friends that are drivers said they were told the same thing or they told dispatchers they weren't running.

Nobody is going to disagree with you.

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
PackRat's Comment
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Any update Michael M.?

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