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post #1 of 6 Old 03-10-2008, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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run it out of diesel

well my truck run of fuel right as the light came on so i wasnt expecting it, i heard this is bad for a diesel, is there anything i need to bleed to get the air out or anything like that

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In the older style, yes, but you have a newer 7.3 with electronic pump. Fill er up, turn the key on, wait a bit (30-40 secs), turn it off, and do it again. Do this 3-5 times, and it should start up.

BTW, Half tank is empty.

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Get at least 5-7 gallons back in there before you do anything. I usually put 9 gallons because I have a 5 gallon that holds about 4.5 lol.

Now that the fuel is there, go ahead and "prime the system"

I'd do it a good 5 or 6 times before even cranking. Just space them out a bit.

After you do so, crank on it... no more then 15 seconds and not more then once per minute (to save your starter). It should fire back up and run roughly, but will clear the air out within about 5 miles or so. Then go fill up all the way!

You may need a jump if you crank on it too much... if you start hearing relays clicking behind the dash or it doesn't feel very strong... get a charge on it. If your voltage drops below 10.5, the pcm simply won't activate the injectors and all you'll do is crank and it'll never start! Then you'll have 2 problems contributing to your no start situation... dead batteries crank like it's not getting fuel - so don't let it fool you!

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Yeah what he said.

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o... i guess its to late for that lol, i filled er to the top and it crank right up, is there anything i need to worry about?

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if it runs ok i think u should be fine. its easer to stay on the top half

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