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Old 01-01-2010, 01:51 AM
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Exclamation Truck died on the way home!!

Great start to my new year! I was driving the truck home around 2:30 a.m. and I'm less than a half a mile away from home. The truck suddenly loss power, and felt like I was running out of fuel. Luckily I was able to pull off the road before it completely died.

I tried cranking the truck but it wouldn't turn over at all. I tried again but held the gas pedal down this time and it started really really rough, like the truck had a HUGE lope to it, and I had to hold the pedal down or else it would die. While it was started, the truck was blowing out a good amount of white smoke, does that mean it's fuel related? As soon as I left off the pedal, the truck would just die again. I had someone pick me up and just locked up the truck for the night, will be back in the morning to check if it's alright.

The truck was definitely warm since I was driving it for a good while, and I had just put in like 5 gallons of diesel earlier in the night. Could it also be because of a bad batch of fuel?

I'm gonna try to get it towed to a dealership tomorrow but just want to know what it could possibly and how hard it's gonna hurt the wallet

Thanks guys.
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:34 AM
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Bumpin to the top
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:38 AM
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Post up that you need someone with a scanner. Best way to figure it out.
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:10 AM
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I agree a scanner is a good idea.

Could be bad fuel but I doubt it. Mine has done that in the past and it turned out that my UVC harnesses shook loose. Neighbors truck did the same but it took out his IDM too.

Wouldn't hurt to pop the valve covers and look before taking the dealer hit.
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:11 AM
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I didn't say it but mine did it too and it was the UVC harness. Scanner "told" me though.
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:14 AM
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UVC

If it turns out to be the UVC's, make sure and zip tie them in place before you put the valve covers back on. No more problems after that.
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:15 AM
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I could not figure out how to zip tie them? I wish someone would show me a good picture of that. I replaced the side that gave me trouble. It snapped on tight.
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:33 AM
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Thanks guys, I'm gonna try to grab a scanner from a friend and see what's up with it. I just wish there was a way to get the truck home at the moment
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:36 AM
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UVC Zip tie

I am going to do a set of glow plugs for a buddy tomorrow, I will try and remember to snap some pics of the zip tie job.
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:55 AM
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I am going to do a set of glow plugs for a buddy tomorrow, I will try and remember to snap some pics of the zip tie job.
Thanks! I couldn't find anything to zip tie 'em to? Scott (Scuffy828) told me on the phone to just look and that there was no way he could explain it to me. )
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