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ok so i bought a ccsb 7.3 on feb 21st with 356k on it. I've been driving it to and from work since and have had no problems with it staring, not plugged in at all during this time. I came home last night and my low fuel lights just came on a few blocks from the house so i just went home and decided i'd plug it in for the first time since i owned it. I came out this morning and unplugged the truck and got in it and went to start it and noticed the fuel was now reading at about an eighth of a tank waited to start and cranked right up, went back in the house and was messing around for 5 minutes and heard my truck die. I went back out and tried to restart it and nothing so i went to the gas station and got 5 gallons of gas put it in and still nothing so i started it with starting fluid which i know is not a good thing. Once the starting fluid burns off it will not stay running. Any help would be greatly appreciated. And i don't think i ran it out of fuel but i cant be certain. oh and this is my first post so hello to all!
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Open the fuel filter water drain and turn the key on. If you hear the fuel pump run when you turn the key on see if you are getting fuel out of the filter drain line under the truck. This will tell you if you are getting fuel to the filter. If you ran it out of fuel it will take some time to get the air out of the system.
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open fuel filter cap and see if there is any fuel in it. prob ran out of fuel. it make take more than 5 gallons to get it primed. i would not start it on starting fluid, if it won't start there is something wrong and starting fluid will only make it worse.

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well in fact i did run it out of gas i have to get the gauge fixed i think it reads a little off
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ok so i bought a ccsb 7.3 on feb 21st with 356k on it. I've been driving it to and from work since and have had no problems with it staring, not plugged in at all during this time. I came home last night and my low fuel lights just came on a few blocks from the house so i just went home and decided i'd plug it in for the first time since i owned it. I came out this morning and unplugged the truck and got in it and went to start it and noticed the fuel was now reading at about an eighth of a tank waited to start and cranked right up, went back in the house and was messing around for 5 minutes and heard my truck die. I went back out and tried to restart it and nothing so i went to the gas station and got 5 gallons of gas put it in and still nothing so i started it with starting fluid which i know is not a good thing. Once the starting fluid burns off it will not stay running. Any help would be greatly appreciated. And i don't think i ran it out of fuel but i cant be certain. oh and this is my first post so hello to all!
Your motor will not like this
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yea i meant diesel its my first one so im getting used to it not calling it gas all the time
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