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I have been lurking here for a month reading about these trucks since I purchased mine last month. 1996 f350 Dually with a 5 speed. Mine ran rough when cold like a few cylinders were not firing but after it warmed up a few minutes it was fine. I usually let it warm up a few minutes before I drive it. I was late the other morning, fired it up and took off. It was running really rough and then it died. It was pretty cold....around 35 degrees. Made it 1 mile down the road. I drug it back home and have been trying to get it to start. I changed the cps. I also tried starting fluid to get it to fire but nothing. I went and borrowed my brothers scanner and did the buzz test. All sound fine but #8 is a little lower. From my reading that seem to be common. I do have smoke coming out of the pipe when I try to start it. It will not even try to fire. It is not throwing any codes......Did I damage the engine somehow? Any advice? I am new to diesels and do not know what to look for. I have read through a bunch of diagnostic threads and it looks like everything is functioning correctly in the scanner.
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Did you try switching tanks? How much fuel in whichever tank you were running on?
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rear tank is messed up. front tank I filled up the day before this happened. I even changed the fuel filter yesterday. fuel filter housing was full and re-filled after I put in the new filter. My brother said it should fire on starting fluid even if it does not stay running. It does not even try to fire.
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What brand of CPS did you install? Does the tach move when you crank it?
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I bought 2 from ford....tried them both...tach moves
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Just tested fuel pressure and it is 55 psi while cranking.
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