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post #1 of 15 Old 08-02-2007, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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Ok I haven't had this 99.5 4x4 very long. Gage wasn't all the way to red line and I ran out of diesel this morning on the way to work. How hard is it to prime this thing to get back to operating?
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it should start pretty easily once you cycle the key a bunch of times. Give it a fifteen to twenty second break after you cycle the key (turn key on for thirty seconds....turn it off for fifteen....etc...

do that about five times and then start it. It will run rough, spit smoke...etc till you put a good 10-15 miles on it....

There is a possibility of injector and fuel pump damage any time one of these is run out of fuel...just as a warning...
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Ok I haven't had this 99.5 4x4 very long. Gage wasn't all the way to red line and I ran out of diesel this morning on the way to work. How hard is it to prime this thing to get back to operating?
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Turn key on and off 3 to 4 times then turn key on again wait for wait light to go off and attempt to start. These trucks do not have to be primed like the old IDI's.

Yes the truck will idle rough and may die. If it does just restart the truck. Yes it will blow white/gray color smoke. But it will smooth out and run great with in the first couple minutes after you start it up.


I have done this a few times. Also you will want to change the fuel filter due to the crap on the bottom of the tank that got sucked up into the fuel filter. This is just as a percaution.


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Also you will want to change the fuel filter due to the crap on the bottom of the tank that got sucked up into the fuel filter. This is just as a percaution.
Id love to know who came up with this theory....LMAO....

Your pickup for the fuel is pressed against the bottom of the tank anyway....if crap was gonna get sucked into it, it wouldnt matter how low you were or if you ran out or not...its already drawing from there!!!
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Id love to know who came up with this theory....LMAO....

Your pickup for the fuel is pressed against the bottom of the tank anyway....if crap was gonna get sucked into it, it wouldnt matter how low you were or if you ran out or not...its already drawing from there!!!
hmmmmm......you got a point there

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Thanks guys for the quick responce. I will go and pick it up, I hope.
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Id love to know who came up with this theory....LMAO....

Your pickup for the fuel is pressed against the bottom of the tank anyway....if crap was gonna get sucked into it, it wouldnt matter how low you were or if you ran out or not...its already drawing from there!!!
ive read this several times on different threads and always thought the same thing but whatever

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hmmmmm......you got a point there
That's always been my way of thinking also (especially for condensation / water). But there could be suspended and / or floating sediment or particles, maybe even bacterial slime that could be drawn into the suction when the fuel gets low enough. Just my .
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Id love to know who came up with this theory....LMAO....

Your pickup for the fuel is pressed against the bottom of the tank anyway....if crap was gonna get sucked into it, it wouldnt matter how low you were or if you ran out or not...its already drawing from there!!!
Theory is the crap floats on the top of the fuel in the tank. So when you have an empty tank now the crap is on the bottom of the tank being sucked up into the fuel pump and to the injectors.

At least that is the theory. Based off the craps specific gravity is lighter then the specific gravity of the diesel fuel.


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