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Someone please help...
Ok, long story short I bought an 01 f-250 6 speed that had been sitting for 9 months this past October (October 2012). When I bought the truck, the P/O had not started/ran the truck in 9 months. It needed a bell housing, I got one put it in and the truck ran great for 3 days.
I was on the interstate, just cruising along and all of a sudden the truck just died. No weird noises, nothing, just died. I pulled over, turned the key and it fired right up. I shut the truck off once again to check something under the hood, got back in, and it would not fire. It would crank and crank and crank but nothing.
So, I took it to a local shop that works on diesels occasionally, they tried to figure out the problem. 3 weeks later I get a call, saying they have no idea whats wrong and a bill for $635 bucks.
I take the truck to another guy, he tried to get the truck to start on Ether, doesn't work. He says he cannot find the problem either and I get another $500 bill.
Now it has been nearly 3 months since the truck died on me. I talk to a buddy who is into diesels, he tells me to take it to the local "Powerstroke know it all", I get it towed to his shop, and it has been there since January 2013,
-Here is the rundown of everything that has been checked and or replaced since it has been out at the Powerstroke guy.
-Glow plug relay
-High pressure oil pump
The powerstroke guy told me it is only making 330 lbs of fuel pressure and that it needs 470, can someone confirm this for me and/or have any other ideas of why it would not be making full pressure?
-Also, I ran the truck on about 4 gallons of the old diesel that had been sitting in the tank for 8 months, not sure if this would affect anything or not.
-And, 7 of the cylinders show 380 psi, while the last is only at 270-ish psi, not sure what to think about this either.
Last edited by samc243; 04-18-2013 at 06:22 PM.