Hey all, just bought an 1995 f250 with an obdii plug and a remanufactured engine that said 1997 CA emissions compliant, though an earlier chassis dated 05 1995. i have a little experience working on cars and motorcycles (components, testing, etc). It's an old engine with an odo turned back and def some mystery....
Long story short i had 'water in fuel' light on intermittently for a few days...then i tried for the first time the rear fuel tank...and it ran fine for a few minutes. shut it down then started it up, and it died 3 stoplights down - puttered and puttered to nothing like it ran out of diesel. tried the schrader valve (squirts fuel when depressed and a friend cranked the engine), cranks hard and strong, switched back to front tank, but no go.
Stuck at someone's house spending the night etc and he gave me two days. eek. have some money to spend, but want to get it running to drive it home (2 hour drive).
got the chilton manual, ANY help in terms of direction (check voltage, drain this or that and WHAT the components look like since i haven't worked on this engine, i will gladly donate a few dollars to a paypal or buy an account here if someone leads to a fix, thanks anyways.