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