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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Asheville, NC
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Running rough today. Fuel related?
Out driving earlier today for about 35 miles or so, and was running errands and so forth, just before the the last stop I noticed the truck was getting a little sluggish. Pulled over and it almost died. I decided to shut it off while I made my last stop. Approximately 1 hour later I came back and it didn't start. I tried a couple of times before deciding not to wear the starter out anymore because it just wouldn't start and sustain an idle. It tried to start but it was almost like it was starving for fuel.
So then I got out and hit the pressure release behind the filter, then closed it back off, then it started right up, ran choppy for a few seconds and then ran okay on the way home. It didn't miss or run bad until I pulled it in the driveway about 4 miles away from the parking lot.
Someone told me that a certain O-Ring under the intake that was oil pressure related could allow for less vacuum to carry the fuel appropriately if this O-Ring was leaking or not properly sealed? Is this possibly the problem?
Or should I just pull the fuel filter, examine it, and then replace if needed and go from there?
Oh yeah, last thing, once it finally started it put out a nice film of blue smoke from the exhaust. Of course it does that on cold startups too but it always goes away.
Last edited by E'sStrokr01; 01-19-2010 at 03:03 PM.