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Old 11-16-2010, 10:18 PM
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99 7.3 crew cab 4x4 ran fuel bowl dry

long story short I crossed my fuel feed and return and sucked the bowl and lines dry. I have primed it again and Im getting fuel in the bowl but still just cranks and seems like it wants to starts because it kind of knocks a little. Im getting white/grey smoke (its 10pm right now). Is there a schraeder valve I need to bleed the rest of air out through or am I just on a cranking spree?

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Old 11-17-2010, 10:46 AM
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this thread can be deleted. I bled the fuel lines right before the heads and it started right up. Will never run this sucker dry again!
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You dont need to bleed anything...

Turn the key on, you will hear the fuel pump turn on... About 2 minutes later you will hear the fuel pump turn off. Turn key off and back on, repeat about 4 times and start.

She will run rough for a few miles but will fire right up. NO need to EVER mess with the fuel lines on a 7.3. EVER.
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Old 11-17-2010, 02:54 PM
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I actually tried what you posted about 33.7 bazillion times over the course of 5 days and it didnt work. I cracked open the fuel lines and cycled the pump 1 time and started up and died twice and then 3rd time it ran perfect.
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Then you have an issue else where. There is no reason to ever open the fuel lines on a superduty.
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I ran mine dry. I pulled the filter, turned the ignition on, waited until the bubbles were out and the bowl was full. Reinstalled filter and it fired right up. Ran rough for a while, but cleared up. If that doesn't work then I would have to agree that you have a problem else where.
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