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Old 08-18-2007, 07:34 PM
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Fuel feed problem during startup

I have a 2000 F350 7.3L. Had it 3.5 months now. Did run great, No warning lights but... Background: Recently changed the fuel filter. Made sure to put some diesel back in before putting lid on. Cranked over next several days with no problem. Then I figured out where the tube from the fuel/water separator ended so I was able to drain and check for water (new-to-me truck maintenance). The next couple of mornings the truck started right up but jerked hard 2 to 3 times in doing so - felt and sounded like it was being starved of fuel or fuel injection was surging . After that it runs & starts great the rest of the day. But overnight is the longest period of inactivity before starting. No other problems noted. Have not seen indications of fuel leak. I did not have a wrench for the cap on the fuel filter. Removed it with strap wrench and put it back on by hand - tight as I could get it. Will check the cap and fuel/water tube again tommorrow. Any other ideas? Maybe this is a common problem and I just don't know what to search on. . Thanks, Rick
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Old 08-19-2007, 02:49 AM
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bump for some help
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sounds 2 me like u have a small leak some were and fuel maybe bleeding back to tank. not allways will u see fuel were there shouldnt be all it takes is a small leak were it can suck a little air. I would start by checking ur gasket on the filter housing, check the position of ur drain it maybe open just enough 2 let air in. hope this helps.
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