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'01 7.3 PS Will Not Start - Checked All The Obvious
I recently purchased an '01 F250 4x4 7.3 Powerstroke which was not running and I can not make it start for the life of me. I have done some extensive searching in these and other forums and there is obviously some very knowledgeable people out there, so I am hoping someone can help. The engine is turning over fine and fast enough I believe, sounds right, it just won't start. Here is what I know/have checked:
-it has been sitting a while with no batteries. I scanned the computer and get no codes.
-I have replaced the CPS with one I know is good.
-I have checked the HPOP resivoir and it was full.
-The fuel pump is pumping, filling the filter housing, and I have drained water off.
-Oil level is full (if not slightly over-filled) although oil is very old and thin.
-When I crank it the tach does move slightly and the oil pressure comes up after 5 seconds or so of cranking. Also, the "wait to start is cycling" like it should and besides it was 80 degrees here in Dallas today.
Here is the real kicker though - it will not even pop off with starting fluid (which I understand is not always a good idea but should work if it is a fuel delivery problem). I understand the LPOP, HPOP, or even old/broken down oil could cause this starting problem but regardless it should still start with eather - right?
Anyone have any idea?