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Old 10-14-2007, 12:09 PM
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Exclamation Dirty fuel nightmare, can only limp

I have a 2000 F350 7.3 PSD and fueled up with some rusty fuel. Have replaced fuel filter twice now, (it is looking clean at the moment). Have drained and rinsed out the tank completely. Have put in correct dose of Lucas Oil Upper cylinder lube and injector cleaner along with full tank of GOOD fuel. I still am having what seems like a fuel starvation problem under load (going up any hill whatsoever). The truck idles just fine under initial startup. When it totally died on a hill last nite I just waited 10 minutes and it fired up fine again and limped up the hill. Is the next step to do a fuel system flush? Can I do this myself or does it have to go to a service shop for this procedure? I couldn't find anything by searching the forums. Help!
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:47 AM
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I am having a similar problem, I imagine there is a strainer or screen between the fuel tank and the fuel lift pump that is mounted to the frame under the driver's seat.
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when you cleaned out the fuel tank did you take apart the strainer inside the fuel tank and clean it out. there is no other filter before the pump. you can disconnect the pump and blow air back through the tank and see if it helps any. if it does it will not work for long you will have to clean it out.
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:55 PM
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This is the greatest website! I searched, found this thread, pulled out and cleaned the screens in the fuel tank on my 2001 F550 and now it runs like a champ! THANK-YOU!!
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