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Old 05-01-2022, 08:25 PM
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Changed to Propel Fuel...Fuel Filter Clogged

Hi,
I filled my tank with the Propel Diesel Fuel recently I already had some
regular diesel fuel in the car. Supposedly it's fine to combine them
Well the tank is full, and I went out yesterday and the car started
shaking and I had to really rev to go a few feet, and had to keep
starting it since it would die. I finally got it into a parking space. I changed the fuel filter, and that seemed to do the trick. I've read that you usually don't have
this problem with a full tank. I am a bit nervous to go to the store a
mile away. Does anyone know if it was probably just a normal time to change
the filter, or if it could be a recurrent problem because I introduced a new
fuel to the car?
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Old 05-02-2022, 10:16 AM
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What is the difference between Propel fuel and regular diesel?
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Old 05-02-2022, 04:37 PM
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I really don't know...

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Old 05-02-2022, 07:15 PM
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This thread may be helpful:
Propel Fuel instead of my regular diesel fuel?
Post 13 addresses the OPís question, both now and then, actually.
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Old 05-02-2022, 07:30 PM
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Not specific

Nope that thread doesn't answer my specific question.of having a problem with more fuel filters, if the new diesel fuel can cause sludging in the tank..very specific
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Old 05-02-2022, 08:55 PM
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New fuel could have possibly broken debris loose in the tank where it wound up in filters, ip, etc... or even plugged fuel screen.
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When I read through the thread, especially post 13, it seems to specifically address the need to change the fuel filters after the first tank. Iím not sure what the second part of your response means, but posts in the thread I linked to suggest that Propel can loosen ďjunkĒ in the fuel system. I suppose hypothetically that could lead to some sludge in the tank and possibly lead to a clogged tank strainer. Seems to me like the most cost effective thing to try is to change both under hood fuel filters and see if that takes care of the problem. That seems to be what is suggested in the other thread. Good luck.
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Old 05-02-2022, 09:01 PM
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Thanks Egatwork - that's helpful...sounds about right, I'm just going
to check the fuel filter alot in the coming weeks That's what I was
wondering...
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Old 05-02-2022, 09:20 PM
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There is a screen where the hose screws onto the tank at bottom. I added some biod to a car that had never had it and had issues till tank screen was cleeaned/replaced.

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