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Hey guys I am new to the forum. I just bought a 1997 f250 4x4 diesel. The truck has 170K on it and I bought it off of the original owner. So here is the deal.... He stopped driving the truck a year ago! So the truck has been sitting for a year and has NOT been started ONCE! The truck ran amazing when it was parked but now it wont start! So any ideas where to start would be appreciated! The truck is getting fuel, my first thing to test is to make sure the glow plugs are in working order. Maybe ill get lucky )
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Old 07-21-2009, 08:50 AM
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Change the oil, Change the fuel filter. Put fresh fuel in. Charge the batteries and try to start it. Thats where I would start
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You might want to put clean fuel with a diesel additive (cleaner) in the bowl with that new filter.

Check the air filter and maken sure a varmit hasn't made it their home.
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Change the oil, Change the fuel filter. Put fresh fuel in. Charge the batteries and try to start it. Thats where I would start
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check the HPOP and be sure there is oil in there as well. Welcome to the org.
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Change the oil, Change the fuel filter. Put fresh fuel in. Charge the batteries and try to start it. Thats where I would start
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You might want to put clean fuel with a diesel additive (cleaner) in the bowl with that new filter.

Check the air filter and maken sure a varmit hasn't made it their home.
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Thanks for all the replies! Like the forum already! Should I be draining the fuel out of the tanks or is that not worth it? There is a 1/4 in the front and the rear is almost empty. ???
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Thanks for all the replies! Like the forum already! Should I be draining the fuel out of the tanks or is that not worth it? There is a 1/4 in the front and the rear is almost empty. ???
i would worry about it that much, just fill it up and put the fuel additive in the tank as well.
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