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Old 11-25-2008, 11:24 PM
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Angry Changed Oil, Truck won't start

ok, so this may sound really dumb, but i changed the oil today, drove it for 15 miles, and it died. will not start, can not pass go, and will not collect $200.

i need some serious help here as i have to be at work by 4 am!!!!

i checked the reservoir and it is pretty close to the top. i used 2.5 gallons of 15-40 and 1 gallon of lucas oil. i have used the lucas in the past and never had problems, not sure why it would have crapped the bed tonight.

"HELP ME HELP YOU!!!!!!" I feel really retarded right now, never had this happen before. truck is a 95 with 330k. ok gotta go bang my head some more, be back soon.
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:38 PM
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is there any fuel in the tank
did you fill the filter b4 screwing it on
whats the exact level? over or under half
it usuall takes more than 2.5 to fill a obs psd

mine takes 2.5 plus a gal
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:52 PM
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i used 2.5 gal. of 15-40 and 1 gal lucas oil stabilizer. totaling 3.5 gal. the fuel tank is full and i filled the filter before installation.
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What does the dipstick say?
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:03 AM
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it is a little past the full line. i dont think the injectors are working properly. the engine turns over fast but i dont get any kind of fuel smell out of the tail pipe.
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:06 AM
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That's odd but it happened to me, I filled a filter a bit and then tried starting the truck. I idled for a second ten died. I checked the oil and it wen down quite a bit, topped it off to a little past level on the dipstick and it started fine. My boss laughed at me and told me that it was because I didn't fill the oil filter.
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:18 AM
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May sound weird and may have nothing to do with changing oil, but right after I changed my oil I blew a fuse for the fuel pump. Check all the fuses to be sure. Sounds like it has nothing to do with the oil change since you drove it afterwards.
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:26 AM
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ive never filled the filter in any of my gassers or diesel and theyve all started normal and still run. Did you disturb any wire harnesses or anything when you changed the oil? maybe spilled oil on a connection plug?
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:37 AM
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ill check the fuses. and as for the wiring harness, i didnt disturb it, i am very cautious about the harness because when i first got the truck it fried the injection harness on the pass. side bank and toasted the alternator with it. long story short pain in the a.. and expensive.
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:46 AM
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maybe the cps finally let go. its a possibility. If you crank it over and your tach doesnt move at all you ll know.
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