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post #1 of 26 Old 12-20-2008, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation No start for a week. Need help

Ok Had the oil changed and fuel filter last sat. Went to a christmas party sat night, ran great. A cold front blew in sat night, went from 45 degrees when the oil was changed to -7 that night when we left the party. The truck started no problem that night . The next day it was -20 all day tried starting it, no start (turned over ok ). Got it to start finally tuesday afternoon 30 degrees. Ran great, let it get up to temp, drove it all over town, got the batteries back up to par. Shut it off around 5:00 pm went out to start 5 hours later and it started but took about 7 tries. It has not started since then. for a while it would kick but not start. Now it wont do any thing but turn over. Put new GPR in and new CPS in. Has new Alternator,glow plugs and harness new last feb and rebuilt stage 2 injectors. And I cleaned the GPR wire connections. I've been going through all the post I can find that are similar symptoms but none really match up to my problem. Cause when I've gotten it started it runs fine. I've noticed today too, there is diesel on my turbo on the outlet side. I need my truck back. My other truck decided to blow an axle this week too so I,m down to just my car in a family of 5. And that just isn't working to well. Need help
Oh ya it's a 97 7.3

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have you tried plugging it in overnight and see if it will start that way?

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Bumping this to the top for you, be patiant our techs check out the 911 forum regularly.

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Yep have a block heater and oil heater. And have a propane blower under the truck as well. She's warm

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I'm in Casper too and haven't had any problems with my truck starting in this cold. Have you tried replacing the fuel filter and adding anti gelling additives to the fuel. By the way, where do you usually get fuel at?

P.S. what weight oil do you use? In these cold temperatures 10 weight gets very very thick in cold temps. I like to use a 5 weight oil in the winter and switch back to 10 w when it warms up.

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I have both tank full and power service added to both tanks and diesel 911 add to the fuel bowl. when they changed the oil they put 15/40 rotilla in. and I get my diesel at safeway.

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And the only code coming up is system passed

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Have you drained the fuel bowl recently? I know on one of my 96s i had fuel leaking around the same area where yours is and there was a bolt loose below the turbo and thats where it was coming from and it wouldnt start either if it go very cold. By the way im from wyoming to.

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I drained the water separator if thats what you mean. And there is a valve in the pipe coming out of the turbo thats where the fuel and sometimes exhaust comes out

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Humm it sounds to me like you have done everything i would do to figure it out. Maybe its where your getting your fuel?

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