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Old 02-02-2013, 02:06 PM
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94 7.3 Turbo Diesel Running Out Of Fuel

Hello guys my name is Doug Holt i have a 94 F350 7.3 turbo diesel 5spd. you can crank it up in the morning it will run fine while it is idling setting still. once you take off normal driving you get about three miles down the road it runs out of fuel. you pull the filter it will be maybe one inche of fuel in the bottom of bowl. last night i had my brother pull me home while he was pulling me i had it in gear like i was pull starting it it finally filled the bowl back up with fuel and would run again for a short time where is a good place to start any help would be greatful thank you and i am glad i have found yall
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Hello guys my name is Doug Holt i have a 94 F350 7.3 turbo diesel 5spd. you can crank it up in the morning it will run fine while it is idling setting still. once you take off normal driving you get about three miles down the road it runs out of fuel. you pull the filter it will be maybe one inche of fuel in the bottom of bowl. last night i had my brother pull me home while he was pulling me i had it in gear like i was pull starting it it finally filled the bowl back up with fuel and would run again for a short time where is a good place to start any help would be greatful thank you and i am glad i have found yall
The most obvious place I would start is the fuel pump. It would seem that it's not producing the correct volume of fuel to the bowl. After that I would look at fuel lines, before and after the pump. The short fuel lines from the pump to the bowl are notorious for failure over long periods of time.
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Just an FYI, I had a similar problem, and after replacing the fuel pump and having no luck, I traced every bit of the lines and found two pin-hole sized leaks on the suction side; the fuel bowl was emptying because it was sucking air. Think when you were little and had a soda straw with a hole in it....

Anyway, I couldn't find it at first. What I finally ended up having to do was unhook both fuel lines--suction and return, and plug one end, then hook up the outlet of a vacuum pump set to about 10 psi (use good hose clamps here--trust me!) I found two wet spots on the suction side that were just big enough to cause the problems.
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