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Will heet thaw my frozen fuel line

My van has been sitting for about a month with very little fuel in it and I added some gas to see if it would start.  It won't and I'm wondering if its too late to add heet to thaw the fuel line but I'm leery because it might harm the fuel injectors at this late date.

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  • blue1872008 Jan 17, 2009

    frozen fule lines my car wont start . one day it was cold as hell and the next day it wont start


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Its never to late to add heetand you definitley want to catch it before the fuel lines split, and adding some more gas will help too

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My fule line are frozen in my car how do i unfreeze it?

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