The rundown...I bought 2000 F350 7.3 knowing it had an engine issue. I thought that it was just going to be a head gasket. At the time it was running but had a bad knock to it. Well it ended up being a cracked block. Bought another block & had it rebuilt with good parts. I had cleaned and polished all the parts to put back on the new engine, including all new gaskets of course. I have sense been trying to figure out why it won't start. I have read just about all of the posts on this site...It seems like!
*I did have a ipr sensor issue...it kept draining my reservoir trying to start the truck. Took it out and cleaned it thoroughly, and that took care of that problem.
*One new battery; the other was tested and okay. Although I have been keeping them charged due to the on going no start or try to start issues.
*Checked my uvch gp plugs...they tested about 6 ohms
*Replaced all 8 gps even though only 3 where bad. No start
*Truck came with an aftermarket chip(while trying to start it was throwing black smoke out exhaust...I have pulled it out and know just getting white exhaust. I'm guessing it was some how giving too much fuel somehow).
*I changed out my fuel pump with a new one thinking that maybe it could be that. My fuel bowl seems to be remaining full with a new filter of course. The fuel tank is just about 1/2 tank. No start. Have not installed the hitch mod yet. Could this be an my issue????
*Replace the original cps with a new one that was in the glove box, then swapped it again with the original. No start
*Replaced the intake air heater relay because it wasn't working
*I have tried pulling the icp sensor plug off...still no start...have not replaced
Been checking dtc every time I replace or pull something off; but the only thing that has popped up was the "Keep alive memory" due to the chip, and the "icp out of parameter" I think is what it said when I unplugged it trying to get it running.
*Got really desperate and shot one squirt of ether; started almost all the way but didn't run/died.
Been working on this truck for quite a while now(Months) and now at the starting stages but she won't start. Anyone have an idea what I have missed???????
2000 F350 7.3, zero miles on engine. 237K on chassis
Please help me
Thank you all in advance; I love this site; you have all helped me get to the point that I am now. If I can just get this beast up and running...