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Checked all the stuff above.
Fuel Shut-off solenoid, Good.
Fuel pressure 50 psi.
All Fuses Good
Relays (swapped 30 PCM,31 Plower Relay and 32 Forgot this one does!)
Fuel Pressure Regulator (good, see #2)
Pumped out the nasty fuel and burnt oil. Installed New Clean Fuel. Purged pump and lines, purged injector supply.
And NO STILL WOULD NOT FIRE. (I did think about a Match...)
Since it ran before I turned it off, I was still thinking Electrical and Since No Fuel Vapor Came out of the exhaust... This also said NO FUEL. I started running the power from the ignition switch, to the fuse, then to the PCM. All was OK. Decided to pull alllll the fuses in the power distrubution block under the hood. The first fuse I pulled seemed to have a Silicone Grease on it, the legs (or tabs) looked kinda coated and didn't look to have good continuity. Ceaned the fuse (19) decide to pull them all out one at a time and reseat them about 3 times each after wiping the funk off them. Sat in the truck and hit the switch and IT's RUNNING! The engine didn't turn over 1 revolution and Vroooom (or clackity clackity clackity). To clarify what the problem was... The sending side (male) of the fuse going to the PCM relay was not connecting to the female side in the connector. I had checked all the fuses three times and they all were good (w/a test light on both pins). I was to the point thinking the High Pressure Pump was history or it had burnt the glow-plug harness into.
Total cost for 1 bad connection? I'm going to say $500.00.
$125.00 towing for 1.5 blocks w/loaded car trailer
60.00 Fuel Filters
65.00 pump to pump out fuel tank
35.00 Ether, 1/8" fuel gauge conection parts (I had a gauge)
60.00 Gave the shop Mgr and 1 mechanic a few bucks for helping de- bug at VehiCare and I need to buy my pal who is president VehiCare dinner for sending his Shop Manage to my rescue.
25.00 Gas to drive a car back up
175.00 6 Hours loss of work
If your Powerstroke refuses to crank. PULL THE FUSES OUT AND RESEAT THEM! (Before You Spend a bunch of doe on a CPS and other junk.)
Just for the record, yes the burnt oil laded fuel runs like a champ. I pumped 15 gallons back in the tank after it was running. There's about another 10 gallons still in the drum that's also going in or I could pour it in the boat.
Good day Mates!