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Old 12-07-2006, 12:57 PM
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My 250 just shut down today?

OK, I've noticed that sometimes I can go 20 miles with no probs after the low fuel light comes on and sometimes it will start to run real rough shortly after the low fuel warning comes on. Today, about five miles after the warning light came on the truck just shut down. I killed one battery and it took 4 gallons and a new battery to get her back up and running, what is up? this very same thing happened once before but after sitting for awhile she did start back up and ran rough for a few minutes and then drove fine and I made it another 5 miles to the gas station. I will check for codes later when I have a chance.
will a fuel psi guage be helpfull to me?

Scott
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OK, I've noticed that sometimes I can go 20 miles with no probs after the low fuel light comes on and sometimes it will start to run real rough shortly after the low fuel warning comes on. Today, about five miles after the warning light came on the truck just shut down. I killed one battery and it took 4 gallons and a new battery to get her back up and running, what is up? this very same thing happened once before but after sitting for awhile she did start back up and ran rough for a few minutes and then drove fine and I made it another 5 miles to the gas station. I will check for codes later when I have a chance.
will a fuel psi guage be helpfull to me?

Scott
Your sending unit may be way off and your actually empty when you should still have like 6 gallons when the low fuel light activates. Just always filler up a little sooner.
I do have a FPG myself.
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Don't kill the starter trying to crank it if it happens again, turn the key on and listen for the pump to engage and wait till it stops, then turn key off and back on...repeat pressuring up the fuel system and then try to crank for 20 seconds. If no crank. Repeat the process.
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Thanks for the reply. Yeah, always fill at 1/4 tank is what I told myself last time this happened, but sometimes one gets caught up.
Did you hook up your FPG yourself? if so would you mind letting me know how to hook up the sending unit. I did all my gauges myself but had to ask a few questions first. It was pretty easy but would not know how to install the sender.

Thanks again
Merry Christmas
Scott
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Yea! Veggie Oil F-350 has it right... The first pump in the chassis rail, your drivers side, dead under the driver inside the rail, that has the small fuel filter in it; is a fuel transfer pump... Sort of a fuel delivery pump to the main engine pump, give it time to get the fuel up to the engine from an out of fuel situation...

Hey Clay, what kind of veggie oil are you running? Thinned? 50-50 mix? Recycled fryer oil like here in Oz? And are you happy with the bottom line for the mechanical problems it has caused with injectors and such?

Cheers from Oz...
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