Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Conroe, TX
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Engine dies every morning.
Hey all, I'm new to the board as a member although I've lurked around here for quite a while. We've been having some issues with our '99 F-350 7.3L. This is a new issue to us.
Each morning, when we need to leave the house, the engine dies on us. We drive for about 5-8 minutes at 5 mph to get out of our community (full-time RV'ers in an RV park) prior to accelerating. Now, we often try to let the truck warm up for 5-10 minutes before we leave, but when we don't, as soon as we get out of the community and start accelerating the truck dies. It sounds like its starving for fuel, and once it dies we have to let it stay shut down for several minutes before attempting to restart it. This has never been an issue before for us. If the engine is warm, his doesn't seem to be an issue. I found the block heater cable and plugged it in last night and this morning I left without letting it warm up (running wise) so as to see if that would help fix the problem. Everything ran fine and there were no stalls, so yay! But this feels like a band-aid versus a fix. The weather here has been cool, but not cold and so it seems extremely odd the way it's acting.
I have tested all glow plugs, glow plug relays, the valve cover gaskets are new, the fuel pump is relatively new, and all filters have been changed recently, and the screen inside the fuel tank is new. I don't really know what else to check at this point and am hoping for some advice. Thanks in advance!
Last edited by GM.Chief; 03-01-2013 at 05:08 PM.
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