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  1. #1
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    Default Ran a diesel out of fuel?

    They warn you not to ever, ever, ever ever ever run a diesel out of fuel....

    Well they don't warn you when changing fuel filters on a 6.4 that this very thing can happen.

    I replaced the filters in my 6.0 all the time no issues.
    I replaced the frame rail filter in my 6.4 last spring no issue.

    Today after changing the oil, i replaced both the frame and engine filter.

    Here came my nightmare.

    I bleed the low pressure line like it said, but evidently i didn't do it well enough.

    I started the truck and everything was fine for 5 seconds. Then it stalled. No start.

    I spent the next 2 hours bleeding low pressure line, high pressure lines, return lines, filter housing, every dam thing.

    Finally got the truck to fire up for 10 seconds and it stalled Gawd ******

    Rebleed it all again, started truck up and it was missing, hobbling along at idle, so i punched the skinny pedal, reved her up a few times and she settled down to a nice diesel purr. Let her run for about 10 minutes then shut her off.

    WOW, now i stink of diesel fuel but my rig is running. At least now i know if im every Dumb enough to let her run out of fuel i can fix it.

    Just wanted to share my afternoon LOL
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    its a ford..good think im looking for a duramax LBZ lol..just busting your chops( at least you have a diesel haha)
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    starter fluid(ether). everything runs on that
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandm View Post
    starter fluid(ether). everything runs on that
    Absolutely not, these new diesels don't like starting fluid LOL. I was told specifically not to use any of that stuff, it can literally blow my engine up.

    Wolfeman, i was working in the engine, nothing soft to bounce a wrench off of to hit me in the face with LOL.

    I have washed my hands and arms half a dozen times, and taken two showers and still smell like diesel fuel though LOL
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    no blood at all, you did something wrong.
    Hey, Its Moomba time

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    Quote Originally Posted by moombadaze View Post
    no blood at all, you did something wrong.
    HAHAHA maybe but where you got doused in the red stuff, i was doused in the slightly unclear stuff, i am how ever enjoying a couple of 16oz cold ones now that all my yard work, fence work, truck repairs are done.

    I how ever did not get to the the boat ramp to run the boat and change the oil. I lost that time in the above problem.
    I know i could use a Fake a Lake but if I'm going threw all the trouble of pulling the boat out of the garage, im going to the lake 20 minutes away LOL
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    Default Ran a diesel out of fuel?

    Should've smacked yourself in the head with a wrench like Daze did.
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    Mike if you are really in a bind use wd40 it will act like a starting fluid but it's not dry. I have used it in a bind once. Oh and modern day starting fluid is way too weak. Stupid government.

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    My little brother used to use lacquer thinner in his copper colored Nova. That ole straight six would run on anything. Don't ask me why he had lacquer thinner but no gas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmandley View Post

    WOW, now i stink of diesel fuel but my rig is running.
    I don't see the issue here... just think of it as a reminder of making the correct choice of tow vehicle!
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