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Old 03-08-2010, 10:52 PM
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Truck won't start?

Well not sure whats going on but the truck won't start??? I had to leave it at work. It was cold today but not that cold. It snowed and blew fairly hard but I think it only got down to 32*. Also the gas light came on but the gauge still shows 1/8th of a tank and the light just came on....
It fired right up and drove to work fine. Fired and ran fine again at lunch but when I went to start it to come home no start? It turns over fine, cycles the glow plugs, builds oil pressure, but will not fire? I don't get it? how does it go from running fine to not even firing?
Anything I might be able to check? Or do I just need to have it towed to the dealer?
Thanks in advance for any advice
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Old 03-09-2010, 03:03 AM
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:43 AM
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Are you absolutly sure it has 1/8 tank of fuel? Sometimes when it's cold my gauge goes from 1/4 tank to empty instantly. ( I think the sending unit sticks)
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:03 AM
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If it doesn't even "try" to fire up (sputter, fart, sneeze, etc.), it sounds like a high pressure oil system issue.
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:18 PM
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It's official! I'm a MORON!

It was out of diesel. The gauge showed 1/8th of a tank but no diesel.... I put 5 gallons in and she fired instantly. I feel like a idiot!
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:32 PM
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Hmmm weird anyway be careful about running a 6.0 out of fuel, because the injectors wont last long after you do.
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:56 PM
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could have been worse. At least you didn't have it towed to the garage!
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:48 PM
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Hmmm weird anyway be careful about running a 6.0 out of fuel, because the injectors wont last long after you do.
Thanks, The other diesel guy at my work thinks that there was something else going on like bad Diesel? Water or gel or what ever? I don't know but I've never let it run to the empty mark and it was showing 1/8the of a tank.... But It's running great now and yes I've heard that you will hammer the injectors to death without diesel in them... I'm glad it never even tried to fire now at this point and that it's running just fine now
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