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post #1 of 4 Old 05-30-2008, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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My buddy ran his 2000 F350 out of diesel the other day and we can't get it to start now. Any ideas on how to get this thing running again would be greatly appreciated. When you crank on it, it sounds like it wants to start but it just won't, also we do get some smoke from the exhaust but it just won't take off.
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Keep trying if your getting smoke your getting fuel. It takes some work and a couple battery chargers. But it will eventually fire. The problem with these trucks is they are self priming. Which means you just crank and crank and crank until it fires. Then it will run like crap for a little while best thing to do is leave it idle for at least 30-60 minutes after you got it running. This makes sure you got all the air out of the fuel system.

Also you need at least 5 gallons of fuel in order to fire it back up.


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Ok thanks, im not sure how much fuel he has dumped in it but we have cranked on it alot
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BC has it right, once you get that much air in the fuel system it is a real pain to purge it. Make sure the batteries are at full charge!!

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