Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Blue Springs, MO
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i would like to see a diagram.. my 2k 7.3 was running great, got some bad fuel and didnt know it while i was out of town. had to change filter and ran great again, then evidently had momentary probs with fuel guage and ran out of fuel( although guage said 1/4, until i had turned the switch off and then tried to crank then it said OUT) . two days ago it did the "running out of gas" imitation but if i held the pedal down it would have rough running high rpms but would only go about 20 mph. i made it home( its on 1/2 tank) i drained the fuel res. and saw way too much water. i changed filter and it idled rough but ran. i went down the road and it began to do the running out thing again. and now will turn over fast enough to build pressure but wont start.
no one around here will work on a diesel so i guess im on my own( not going to ford place if i can help it) one guy looked at it and said something about an actuator just in front of the res that wasn't clicking when i turned the switch. but i don't remember what he called it, and there was alot of sludge in the res when i changed the filter , which i cleaned out with a shop vac and a straw. so surely something is stopped up right? if it were a pump wouldn't i have had warning signs?
im thinking about pulling tank, and pump to blow lines clean with air but the actuator thing could be something that sticks with sludge in it
id pull the tank like you said. then flush the system by drainign the fuel bowl, and fillingand draining again, i dont know if you can do this with the filter out or not (may spray everywhere) if you have two tanks, then you could have a bad switch port/pollak valve.
Late 99 (2/99) Black F250, CC LB 4x4 Lariat 214k. All Stock for the moment...
1995 PSD, ext cab, one wheel wonder
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, 297k miles, 30k on wvo. totaled 5/8/11 RIP This truck is for sale as a parts truck (Jason is about to receive forged rods, and drop kick his PMR's)
DB high torque starter
DIY Electric fuel w/ wvo conversion
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