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Old 06-06-2011, 09:01 AM
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Coming back from a buddies house last night and when i go to crank my truck i notice i had to hold the key over about 2-3 times longer than usual to start it, didnt give it any thought because i was tired and wanted to get home. When i was about 5 miles from my house i noticed that my truck was running really sluggish, so i gave it a little more gas and it wouldnt get over 55 mph, i was hoping to make it home but coming up a hill close to my house and it just started lossing more and more power. Got over the hill and and coasted the other side and was about to turn into the road where i live on and "Big Nasty" laid down on me and she wouldnt start back, luckily i have a good friend who towed me back... I didnt see any smoke but granted it was dark, checked oil and didnt see any coolant..... Anyone have any idea where to start on her? Also tried pulling codes this morning and didnt get anything...


p.s it was a duramax who towed me back.... yea embarressed
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:15 AM
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sounds like a bad hpop, what year truck we talking about?
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:20 AM
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What is "Big Nasty"....Year? We share a common engine, but the years have many differences between them. What is known to fail on an 03 truck is not the same as on an 07 truck. What mods have you done to the truck? Any recent work/mod? Tuner? What one, whos tunes? Any past significant repairs? Filters you use? Oil you use? Last time it was changed? Fuel filter brand? When were they changed last?
What were the gauges reading? (do you have gauges added or only stock?)
I'll pretend I didn't read that you let a Duramax tow you.
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:27 AM
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From this thread looks to be a 2003
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:31 AM
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Sorry, its an 03 its had trouble starting before..... but when cold.
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:35 AM
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I have 4 inch exhaust, cold air, and sct tuner with street tune, oil was changed around 1500 miles, also changed fuel filters, with puralator, gauges all read normal they are stock gauges, no signifacant repairs lately, was running horrible a while back and unplugged the egr and it ran fine, has ran fine for a while... till last night
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:37 AM
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Things you can check without a good scan tool:

1. Crank engine with oil cap off, does oil canister fill?
2. Turn on key with fuel filter cap off, does fuel fill?
3. Check for obvious loose / chaffing wires
4. Check FICM

Otherwise you'll need access to a tool that can read live data to identify the issue.
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:45 AM
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Thanks, I will get on that today and let ya guys know what i find.
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:08 PM
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Ok just checked with the fuel filter cap off. It fills quick when the key is turned to the on position. I also checked with the oil filter cap off. It does nothing when key is in the on position, and when trying to crank it slowy fills up with oil....... Is this normal? Will check for chaffing of wires and the FICM tomorrow...
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:51 PM
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Anyone know if the oil filter bowl is supposed to fill up quick, or slowly fill up?
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