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post #1 of 10 Old 09-23-2009, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Ran out of fuel

My fuel gauge is no longer working I found out the hard way. I have completely ran the system dry I cranked till the motor wouldn't start no more cause I thought I had a different problem at the time. What is the best way to get fuel back through. I probably have an airlock now cause it went so dry. I put 5 gallons in but no results. It does have spuder when cranking sometimes and but I never wants to start. It also poors white smoke, unburnt diesel, out the exhaust when it spuders. I need some advice

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dump some diesel in the fuel bowl?

thats the best i can come up with right now...

try get some fuel to the motor rather than through the fuel system

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yeah ive done that it just sucks it out

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hm.. idk when it happens to mine it descides to just break down for good and ive been truckless for like 2 weeks... maybe someone who knows will chime in soon
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fill it with fuel, then take the filter cap off, turn it to start, but dont turn it over, wait till the bowl fills up. you might have to leave it for a couple hours, but it will start. happened to mine a couple times.

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fill it with fuel, then take the filter cap off, turn it to start, but dont turn it over, wait till the bowl fills up. you might have to leave it for a couple hours, but it will start. happened to mine a couple times.
obs dont have electric fuel pumps

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obs dont have electric fuel pumps
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have you tried to pressurize the fuel tank while cranking? ive had to do that before when i install a new fuel pump or electric fuel system. if you dont have a compressor at the very least make sure the filler cap is loose on the tank that your switched to.

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check the hpop because of contiues cranking runs it dry. i did that before

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Thanks for the advice. I got her running. I just keep putting fuel in the bowl and cranking it up and she started.

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