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7.3 stalling at idle and hard starting.
Okay, looking for some help.
I just got done replacing the injectors on my truck and got it fired up and it stayed running for a few then died. Then got it restarted and it idled again for a few and died. Figured this was just because I pulled the plugs at the back of the heads to drain the fuel.
Got it started again and took it about 2 miles down the road and when I went to turn it around to come back home and I idled down to make the turnaround, it kept dying. So I had to keep my foot on the throttle to keep it idled up a little and then it stayed running, but I had to crank pretty good to get it started.
Then I got home and same thing is that when it idles down like coming up to a stop, it dies.
this last time I tried to restart it and no go.
Called a friend who is somewhat familiar with diesels and he told me it could be the lift pump. So, I opened the water drain on the fuel filter and turned the key on and diesel was streaming really well out of the drain. So he told me if it is doing that, the lift pump is fine.
Going to get a new fuel filter for it as I haven't replaced that since changing the injectors and I noticed that the fuel coming out of the drain seemed black and not clear.
I had changed out the injectors as I was using a crap load of oil and I bought rebuilt injectors from Jim Rosewood. So, I know that is probably the reason why the fuel looks horrible.
I was wondering if my ICP could've gone bad as I seemed to have a stalling problem at low idle when I had done rings on my old injector and my truck had coded that the ICP needed replacing. Which I did and it seemed to run better.
Any help or suggestions on thsi whole deal.
The pick up ran awesome when I took it out for its test drive as long as I had RPM.