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May have fuel flow problems? not sure
I will try to make this short
I bought an '01 F250 7.3 at auction with about 235,000 miles.
Drove it for about 6 months, had some issues that I could not get fixed. Mainly it would die when I let off of the gas pedal preparing to stop. Most time it would crank back up, sometimes not until the next day. Very aggravating when 2 hours from home and camping.
Mechanic has truck awhile and tells me it needs a new motor. After lengthy discussion, I ordered a long block and a bunch of parts. Here is a list that I can think of right now..
New Injectors (tested and retested at great expense)
New high pressure oil pump
Rebuilt icm and main computer (forgive my non-mechanic terminology)
After all of this is installed, my mechanic cannot get it running right. It has no power. He sends it to another mechanic who he says are the top 7.3 folks around here. They cannot get it running right. It has no power.
I take it to a local Ford dealership and their diesel mechanic takes it home and he has had it for going on 6 months now. He has removed the fuel tank and cleaned and checked the (filter?) in the tank, checked the installation of all of the parts I bought. He is sure that the problem does not lie in the new engine, but somewhere behind.
He replaced the fuel filter housing and he said that it was running great, but it had a small fuel leak that he now needed to fix. Once he fixed the fuel leak, he said it was back to running bad again but he thought he knew what the problem was. He said something about a sensor that might need to be replaced (I think that was what he said).
I am no mechanic, but have worked on my various cars in a small capacity all of my life. This is my second diesel, but first big diesel (had a Jeep Liberty with a small diesel in it, but did not work on it).
Has anyone had an issue similar? Banging my head against the wall because I have not been able to use my truck since last September or so and the grief from the family about not getting to go camping is squarely sitting on me.
Thanks for reading and any suggestions.