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post #1 of 13 Old 11-16-2012, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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out of fuel restart

fuel gauge is getting worse, ran out again. this time having problems restarting. was able to restart right after adding fuel but stalled after about 3 - 5 minuets of running rough/sputtering to almost 2k with foot to the floor. ran batt low retrying, towed home charged batt, restarted with gas rag, sounded much better but stalled again after running about 5 min, no restart. could there still be air in the lines? should I gas rag it again? is there a better way? could the fuel pump be bad and still pump some fuel(to spit and sputter for 5 min)? please help me get it going THEN tell me how to fix the gauge.
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fuel gauge is getting worse,
Worse than what? What's going on with the gauge?
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Worse than what? What's going on with the gauge?
Im assuming he means that the gauge is getting more screwed up, empty is now at 1/2 tank when before it was at 1/4 for example.

just an excuse for why he ran out of fuel jk lol

Ive seen pickups fall of inside the tanks, that can do that.




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I have a tank that is always reading high range so I am interested too. Haven't run out of fuel though.

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yes the gauge is off by more and more, dont think its the pickup, i can still put in $150.00 worth when it starts to chug at 3/8th of a tank, and yes i know its just a bad excuse for running out of fuel but its the only one i have, any suggestions on how to get it started again
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Pour fuel straight into the fuel bowl. If it starts hold it at 1000rpms and wait for her to clear her up. It can take several miles of driving to get all the air out of the system.

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There's no way you should be able to get $150 worth of fuel into either tank. More like about $80-90 per tank.

Is this happening on both tanks?
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thanks bigfuel, I'll try that before I put a fuel pump in. I have one tank and it holds 40gal, don't know if that's aftermarket or not, I bought the truck used, thought it was bone stock.
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Yeah, all the OBS PSDs are dual-tank from the factory. Diff. sizes based on cab/bed, but generally 16-19 gallons each tank.
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Godspeed, what year is this truck? I'm getting the feeling that this is a SD.

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