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7.3 won't start, I'm confused
My friend has a F-350, 5 speed, with the 7.3 IDI. Somewhere between a 1990 and a 1993, I can't remember for sure. It's been sitting for a year, and we can't get it to start.
There's fuel in the filter, and if you hit the bleeder at the top (might be to check pressure?) fuel comes out while cranking
I pulled an injector and watched it, fuel was coming out. I couldn't see it very well at this point, it was outside and starting to get dark. Not sure if it was spraying or just Lazily squirting, but it was coming out for sure. It was the injector that runs off the top line coming out of the injector pump, so it shouldn't be a priming issue.
We managed to get it to fire 3 times over the course of about 2 or 3 hours, each time it smoked a lot for about 3 to 5 seconds then shut back down.
I dumped a bottle of Lucas injector cleaner directly into the fuel filter twice, once it started immediatly after, the second time it didn't but started later. The first time I got it to start was before I had tried this.
The o-rings on the injector I pulled looked fine, but the rubber lines are looking rough. They don't leak as far as I can tell, but they are dry-rotted pretty bad.
Any ideas? He's doesn't have enough money to start throwing parts at it, we're hoping to hit this thing right the first time. Thanks for the help.