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Old 12-12-2013, 07:03 PM
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Cranks, runs a little ways. Cranks, repeats scenario

1996 7.3 Turbo 380k +

So, from searching here, I'm going to try the CPS.

But just to throw it out there to see if it might be something else, here goes.

Interstate @ 65mph. Starts acting like out of gas. Guages work so I know I'm not out. Swap tanks anyway. No dice. I still up on the side of the road. Proceed to crank it midst clouds of white smoke. She come to life and we go down the road with the occasional bucking bronco ride. This happens several time until I discover, or so it appears, that if I keep the RPMs over 2000 she runs out ok. This is over about 100 miles.

So, I replace the fuel filter. No water in the bowl and proceed to travel the 100 miles in reverse. This time it happens twice while at Interstate speeds. The 3rd time it happens I "discover", or so it appears, (notice a trend here?) that if I keep the RPMs BELOW 1500 it doesnt have a problem. Oh, and I topped off both tanks when I replaced the Fuel Filter.

Park the truck. Next morning I drive another 100 miles flawlessly. And I think that the problem is solved.

However, after sitting for a day, I go out to warm it up. I always let it run for at least 10min before I drive it. I dont know why. I just do. For the first time ever, since I have owned it, it shuts off after running for about 15 min! And It would not crank. tried to crank it for about 5 min. Nothing but white smoke. Leave it alone for an hour. It cranks. So, off on another 100 mile journey. This time to the house. It does the bronco thing probably 10 times. Mixed with several "dead IN the road" experiences. Finally, 3 miles from the house, it becomes a violent labor and struggle to get it to the drive way. It would crank by simply not letting the starter stop spinning. That with tons of white smoke to boot. So it would crank. Lay into the fun pedal like there is no tomorrow and run for about a 10th of a mile and die. Each time the distance became shorter. Waiting a few min between cranking it helped immensly.

Finally made it half a mile from the house. Parked it. Waited a day. Came back. It cranked up immediatly. Drove it like I stole it. Parked it. Been too busy since then to fool with it. Hope to get back into it this weekend.

All thoughts are much appreciated!!!!! Thanks in Advance!
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