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post #1 of 18 Old 04-17-2008, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
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Ran out of fuel?

My truck said 30 miles till empty when I got home last night. My driveway is at an incline towards the house and I always back my truck in the driveway. (Nose down) This morning my truck would turn over but not crank. I drained the oil water separator just in case and put 5 gallons of fuel in it from a gas can but still no luck. My batteries died from trying so I am charging them now. Is there anything else I can do. If I can't get it cranked I will have to have it towed. Thanks and sorry for the long post.
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well i have ran these trucks out of fuel before and they started because of the pump in the tank i believe you might try putting some more fuel in there if it is on the incline it might now be able to get enough fuel they will run like crap for a short time but usually clean right out


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Sounds good, I put 5 gallons in. As soon as the batteries charge some I will try again. I will hope for the best...
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Make sure the pump is filling the fuel filter bowl. May need to put some fuel in there also.

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yea or turn the nob to drain it and turn the key on and let it pump in there


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Will do thank you...Going out in about 10 mis. to try again.
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No go, battery was charged still no start. Tow Truck on its way....
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sometimes it takes awhile to start. it aint really good for them, but ive kicked mine once with some ether just to get the blood flowin and she ran rough for a bit and then smoothed out like nothin was wrong

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Yeah i thought about that, didn't have any handy though. Hopefully the dealer wont set me back too much $$$. Maybe it will fall under the engine warrenty. My luck probably not.

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sorry to hear about that i thought for sure bleeding it like that would help


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