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I definitely feel your pain man! I'm in the same boat. Recently this happened to me too. Not trying to jack your thread though. Just trying to bring more attention to this problem.
About a month ago, I ran one of my tanks pretty low, and the engine had symptoms just like yours. However, as soon as I stopped and pulled the engine into neutral, it died. So, I replaced the fuel filter and filled the tank with diesel after letter her cool down for about 45 minutes, and then she started back up.
No problems for about 3 weeks. Now about a week ago, I was running the truck on a hot day, and I parked her after driving pretty hard down the freeway. After about 5 minutes of being parked, she did not start up. Tried to read some forums for about 30 minutes, then she started up.
Replaced the fuel filter, IPR, filled up the tank, cleaned out the fuel bowl. No problems for a week.
Yesterday, came to a stop sign after the truck was running for 30 minutes or more. Started showing the same symptoms, loosing power, loud knocking, could not accelerate, and then died as soon as I pulled over. Waited about 2 hours, started back up. Driving down the highway, symptoms came back up. Losing power, knocking, but did not die. Then symptoms just disappear. About 5 miles down the highway again, symptoms come back up, losing power, knocking, this time cannot even accelerate. So, I pull over, and the second I pull over, she dies.
I get towed home. I read on the forums that sometimes this is caused by the fuel pump. I replace the fuel pump, clean out the fuel bowl, clean the screen on the fuel orifice, clean the fuel pressure regulator screen, everything I can clean gets cleaned.
I'm running the truck down the highway again today on a fresh tank of diesel, and she dies AGAIN. SAME EFFING SYMPTOMS.
I let her COOL THE FUc off, and she starts up. However, this time, it took about 3 minutes to start up. She was stuttering as if there was air in the lines. Once started up, drove her home, also testing her on the highway with WOT runs to get the temps up as high as possible hoping to agitate the issue. Got home no problem.
....Now I'm waiting for her to die again....
So, any help would be greatly appreciated!!
I've got a 6-pos chip, 4" exhaust, tymar intake, 1.0 AR housing, wicked wheel turbo compressor, and gauges.
Last edited by gotsomegetsome; 03-31-2013 at 02:00 AM.