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Old 12-13-2007, 06:40 AM
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I bought a 1995 E350 20 Passenger bus. It has a powerstroke in it. The bus has apparently been sitting for a couple of years... I tried starting it but it would'nt go... I shot a quick blast of starting fluid in and it would start and then die... This went on about 4 or 5 times so I quit and checked for fuel at a port by the fuel filter housing that looks like a tire valve stem... Very little so I changed the fuel pump and filter... Still no start... Even with a real short blast of starting fluid.. I am somewhat leary of using starting fluid because of the ignition factor from the glow plugs... I dont know what to do next to get this thing to run. I would truly appreciate any and all suggestions to get this beast to run. We got it cheap and are going to use it to pick up children for bible studies on sundays... Thanks in advance for all your help...
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:13 PM
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If you're not getting fuel at the test port (which is where you're describing), then I would suspect it isn't being pumped. This could mean a fuel pump, a relay for the fuel pump, etc.
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I would test acctual pressure at the port ans see what ya got. FYI you will have to go to the local hardware store and get a 90* street elbow and put it between the schrader valve and the fuel pressure regulator. A guage won't fit the way it is cuz the lift ring is in the way.

Also, check to see what kind of voltage you have at the batteries WHILE cranking. You need to have at least 10.5v for the IDM to fire the injectors. You might also check the oil level in the HPOP (big sqare box on front of motor), I belive it has a pipe plug in the top and a 1/4" ratchet will fit in the hole. You want the oil level around 1/4" or so from the top. Also check to make sure the oil pressure is coming up while your cranking and that the tach is reading.

FYI-WD-40 works good as a staring aide and isn't as volitile as eather.

Let us know what you find and we can go from there.
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Old 12-13-2007, 03:31 PM
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The only thing I am not sure of is what the schrader valve looks like and where it is located... This has a mechanical fuel pump that is mounted in the middle of the motor under the turbo... The rest I will try tomorrow and see what I get... I am getting fuel out of the test port with the new pump and filter, but it still wont fire...When I shoot a short blast of either, it acts like it wants to start, but wont follow through... What is the best way to purge the air out of the lines? Thanks for all your input so far...
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If need be, I can take a pic of the schrader valve / test port for you in the morning.
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Old 12-14-2007, 03:34 AM
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A PICTURE WOULD BE OF GREAT HELP AND I WOULD TRULY APPRECIATE IT...
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A schrader valve is the tire valve stem you are talking about.
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Old 12-14-2007, 05:41 AM
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A schrader valve is the tire valve stem you are talking about.

Yeah. What you're describing....you've already found it.
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