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Ran beatiful - won't start on new fuel filter
I'm looking for some advice. I have a 2000 7.3 turbo Excursion. It's been running on biodiesel for 3 months (mix is 40 gals WVO, 4 gals kero, and 3 gals RUG plus Diesel Kleen cetane boost and naptha/mineral spirits additives). Once in a while I've added petrodiesel due to a lack of WVO. Currently the mixture in the tank is about half petro, half biodiesel. It has been running absolutely flawlessly until yesterday when I decided to change the fuel filter. The old filter I had put in in January from NAPA. The new filter is an aftermarket from Hastings Filter. I followed the same procedure as in January for restarting: turn on ignition twice to get the filter reservoir full, and then 3rd time to start. It started, but within 30 secs had stumbled, starved and died. I've cranked on it a total of 2 minutes maybe (eight - 15 second shots). Now the charger is on the battery. Should I keep cranking after things are charged again? (New batteries fall '07) Should I drain the filter to see if the transfer pump is working? - I can't hear it, but I never could before... I had no issues with starting until changing this filter... Thanks for any help!!!
PS: I did let it sit overnight after trying to start it, so the filter should have gotten soaked up with fuel.
Last edited by Danbeck; 06-11-2008 at 02:20 PM.
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