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No Start after replacing LPOP
I replaced the LPOP (gearrotors and front cover) and the truck was a total you-know-what to start. Once it started and got all the air out of the oil system, she ran good and smooth. Drove it about 30 miles and parked in the garage for about 6 days. Went to start her up, ran for 5 seconds and died. I discovered that the oil filter bypass valve (that's the one on top of the tower under the oil filter) was busted. I just installed the new oil tube that included that valve, filled the oil filter area with new oil, and she wouldn't start. Built ICP a few times, and she did fire a few times, but never started (batteries were always too low by that point). I had a battery charger and a chevy hooked up to the batts (brand new 1 month ago).
Needless to say, she never started even after re-filling the oil filter housing. And now, I think the starter may have run out of factory smoke.
My plan is to get back into the lpop and re-pack that bad mother full of lithium grease. Is there a better way (or at least an easier way) to get that lpop primed up? I read about someone pulling the Low Pressure Oil Switch (?) and filling that up with oil but I didn't have the right socket/extender to try that out tonight.
Also, I may have an extra 2 gallons of oil in there by now. Not sure if that has any adverse effects in this model because of the 2 part oil pan.
Any information here would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much for your help.
'07 6.0L F350, new oil cooler, egr/cooler delete, new batteries, new IPR valve, fresh 5w40 Mobil Syn, new factory filter, all within last 500 miles.