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ran out of gas

ive searched for this but didnt find anything on a 95 7.3 . i ran out of gas and get it started..i put 4 Gallons in the tank and the fuel bowl is full. what do i do. thanks.
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Mechanical fuel pump. Gotta crank till it goes.


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What octane did you use....Mine starts better on 91

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Trying to understand here, its a 7.3 Diesel right? Hope you didn't put gas in it. lol Like stated above, mechanical pump. Fill the bowl and crank away.

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Trying to understand here, its a 7.3 Diesel right? Hope you didn't put gas in it. lol Like stated above, mechanical pump. Fill the bowl and crank away.
So wait i was suppose to put diesel in? Yes i put diesel in. well ive cranked over till it ffinally killed my batteries. ive had a car jump starting me but its not enough juice to keep it cranking. Gonna the batteries up to autozone and have them recharge them. Any thing else i should do
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You have two tanks, right? You drawing fuel from the correct tank?

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Put more diesel in there. Make sure it's not drawing air. Make sure the fuel bowl is full. And crank for about 5-8 seconds at a time. Then let it sit another 5 then try again.


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You have two tanks, right? You drawing fuel from the correct tank?
when i first started i drained the fuel bowl, and i turned the key in the on ignition for 15 seconds then back off and repeated 3 times to fill up the bowl. then cranked over for about 3 secs- Thats all my batteries were allowing me to do before they die. Sorry guys im new to this whole disel deal, i can tear apart a gas motor with no problem, but this diesel is a whole new ball park. so thanks for helping
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they can be stubborn, you just gotta keep um turning over till the air gets pushed outta the system. Our one truck wont do it on its own you have to tow start it

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it wont fill the bowl automatically, only electric setups will do that. you ahve to fill the bowl manually or crank away. if you fill manually go about 1/3 fill so it doesnt spill out when you insert the filter.

i suppose if hte fuel pump is older, running it dry could have broken the pump seals. dont take my word on that but i could see it happening.

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