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aarrrgghhhhhh!!!! still trying to diagnose a no-start issue... please help.
Hey folks, I'm still trying to get my truck running. It's our only big truck on the farm and we REALLY need it going...
Here is the run down... A few months ago, the truck started running really awful and died, took about 10 seconds from it running poorly until it died. I fiddled with the fuel bowl, thought it was maybe water and eventually the truck started and all was well. Couple days later it did the same thing. I fiddled with the fuel bowl, and it started again, all was well.
Then, when tryin to start one morning it sputtered a bit and hasn't hit one lick since.
Truck cranks over, oil pressure gauge rises, tach moves, wait to start light works. I have plenty of fuel coming into the fuel bowl, but I'm getting NOTHING. No smoke, no sputters. I'm 99% certain the injectors are not opening. I'm told you can hear them. I was told I could put a spare oil pressure sensor (for the high pressure) on the plug and use a small screwdriver to apply pressure to test that, still not hearing any clicking and still not even trying to start. I have checked the oil in the high pressure resevoir, it is full. Today I replaced the IDM on the truck as I was assured that was my issue. Nope, nothing. This is getting really frustrating, I sold some of my favorite guns to afford some parts for this thing and still not even trying to start....
Been looking around online for months now and no one seems to have all the symptoms I am.
For the last while it has been running rougher and rougher when it is cold out, my very first thought was that it was the high pressure oil pump, but was told that by doing the screwdriver in the sensor trick would test for that...
There is no way I can afford a shop to fix this thing...
Any help would be greatly appreciated in diagnosing this beast.