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Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Calgary, Ab
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Hey guys, great site here. Ive spent many hours lately combing through all the materials here.
I wish I could post under more favourable conditions, however....
I bought a 96 F250 8 days ago, seemed like a good buy, just rolled over 400,000km but ran like a champ. PO replaced a bunch of stuff before I picked it up.
Anyways, on saturday I had an issue with the truck not cranking. I spent 2-3 hours in a parking lot with no tools trying to figure it out. Ended up being the big wire to the starter terminal was corroded, but i cycled the key many, many times before it started. Got her running and home, went for another drive later on, everything was good.
Tonight I go to start it up, and she cranks, but won't run or even sputter.
White smoke comes out of the tail pipe, and under the hood (near the turbo I think). The tach does bounce when it cranks, so CPS is down the list for now.
After looking up some things on here, i pulled the fuel filter, which was black, and replaced it. I noticed the bowl was about 1/2 full, so i drained an inch out and put a new filter in.
I cranked the motor again, and the level in the bowl went even lower.
I seem to recall there normally being a fuel pump priming noise when turning the key to "ON", which is no longer present.
All fuses are good, with power on each side. Oil is good, and up to proper level. Ive also tried cranking with both tanks, one is half full, the other is about 1/8th. I can hear the selector valve working when i rock the switch as well. WTS light operates as it always has, I'm also confident my glow plugs are good, as she starts at -22C without being plugged in (won't happen again...)
As I'm new-ish to diesel's, I'm still trying to work out how the fuel system works in this truck. I know the motor has a mech. pump, is there also an electric pump on each tank as well?
I don't have access to a known-good IDM, I'd have to buy a new one, or try my luck at the scrap yard.
What else am I missing??
Thanks in Advance!