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Old 10-25-2010, 07:52 PM
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Ran Out of Fuel

Yep I did it. Here is what I did to make it fire on the second bump.

1. I knew I was close and was less than a block from a fuel station.

2. As soon as the truck started surging I shut the fat girl down and coasted to the shoulder.

3. Have a friend on speed dial so you can get hooked up!

Even though I shut her down with fuel still in the rails, these trucks don't like having ANY air in the fuel system. If it doesn't want to catch roll with it at first. I got lucky and mine fired second try. I was expecting way worse than that. Finally, these trucks have shorter legs than you think, DON'T TRY TO STRETCH THEM.
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lol if you didnt have to stop by my house you would have made it
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lol if you didnt have to stop by my house you would have made it
Plus some but that wasn't the point.
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wow ummm typically women drivers are the ones who run out : ........you must not love your truck enough to feed it
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You are lucky you did not fry an injector!! I ran my truck low and on an incline and damaged 1 injector.

2 years ago before i knew any better my son and i were in the middle of nowhere and my truck surged for 20 miles till we could find diesel. Looking back i am surprised i did not kill all of them. When my "Fat Girl" gets to a 1/4 i find the local station. That is about every 220 miles. Why these trucks have such a small tank is absurd. They should have at least a 36 gallon tank.
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:54 PM
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Never ran out of fuel myself, but I've had my fuel lines tore apart quite a few times doing upgrades, replacing stuff, etc... I just cycle the key on/key off 2 or 3 times and she fires right up smooth as silk. I'd imagine on a truck that still dead heads the fuel lines (stock) it might run a bit rough for a few though...
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wow ummm typically women drivers are the ones who run out : ........you must not love your truck enough to feed it
you dont know josh! and i have new respect for the 6.oh! once there studded , gutted and tuned! i was fallowing him when he was pulling his 35 foot camper and he would come to a stop sign turn. then i would and look up and he was gone!
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It's wonderful having elec. fuel pumps. Just cycle the key over and over leaving it on until the pump turns off. Then do it again and again.
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wow ummm typically women drivers are the ones who run out : ........you must not love your truck enough to feed it
How about I show you how much of a man I am? I will just feed the truck another OBS.
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It's wonderful having elec. fuel pumps. Just cycle the key over and over leaving it on until the pump turns off. Then do it again and again.
6.0s are dead heads.............. dont work that was like your 7.3
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