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If you don't have an understanding of it, I'd maybe pass it along to someone that does. The high pressure fuel system in this engine is capable of making pressures upwards of 30,000psi. The second you do something wrong there, it can kill you.
As for the original problem, sounds like it went into engine protection strategy, likely from an EGT overtemp issue. If it got hot enough to shut the truck down, there is the possibility that it could have heat-cracked things. There may not be any visible cracks, I would have the heads sent out and checked at a machine shop.
I'm not trying to come off as a dink, but safety first... Not much sense in getting killed over something like a vehicle repair.
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