Blew out both sides of the block when a powder metal rod came apart in the bottom end.
Bought new long block and put the motor together. New innercooler, new 38R Garrett, high pressure oil pump & IPR both changed twice, cam position sensor changed out 3 times.
PROBLEM: When starting, will crank over and over, won't start. Crank over again, will fire then die.
3rd time's the charm, will start and run. Sometimes it'l fire and die the first time, then run fine. Sometimes, it won't start at all and when you look in the hpop reservoir, it's EMPTY! If you manually fill it, it will start right back up.
When cranking and it won't fire, the gauge on the dash doesn't move at all. Once it starts, the needle will move. My other 7.3l - the needle starts to move as it's cranking over.
- Does the low pressure oil sending unit have anything to do with it not wanting to start?
- If the low pressure sending unit doesn't sense low pressure, would this cause it to die after firing?
Stumped and frustrated!!!
Love the truck, but ready to light a match and buy a Chevy!