Air in the fuel line
Proud owner of a 2003 7.3L F-250 I bought back in October.
However... truck died the other morning about a mile away from my house, pulled the filter and it was pretty dirty & seemed restricted, so I replaced it. Filled the fuel bowl 1/2 full, screwed the cap on, cycled the fuel pump 5 times, checked for leaks, found nothing, so I started it up. Motor ran for about 2-3 seconds and died. Turned it over a few more times and nothing.
Did some more research, pulled the filter again, removed the filter check valve just in case that was malfunctioning, and started filling the bowl to see how the incoming fuel looked. Lots of gurgling, then once the fuel level in the bowl passed the inlet port, just a ton of bubbles. It's definitely getting fuel along w/ the air, but lots of air.
Before I pull the tank and check for restrictions and possibly do that hutch mod, does anyone else know of any other things I should check that may account for all the air in the line?