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Fuel line freezing

What can I do to fix my fuel line from freezing..I put dry gas n premium gas in and the problem is not resolved. It stall out as soon as you start it. But if you drive its fine..just hopefully you don't have to stop. I got the fuel filter,fuel pump checked all good. They said I have water in my gas do I fix it though???

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    car has not started since freezing temps acts like it wants to start not the battery, has gas. no othe signs noticed.



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If you got freezing and all these problems persist. And you did all that you said you did, then I must say first of all, You got one H*** of an engine. But, No choice, You have to drain your Fuel Tank. I think you already knew that. Just hope you don't keep it topped off. Good Luck.

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