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Thread: Ran a diesel out of fuel?
05-29-2013, 05:20 PM #1
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
05-29-2013, 05:23 PM #2
its a ford..good think im looking for a duramax LBZ lol..just busting your chops( at least you have a diesel haha)2004 Outback Blue/white w/5.7 indmar 350, Direct Drive
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05-29-2013, 05:57 PM #3
starter fluid(ether). everything runs on that'06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten
05-29-2013, 06:02 PM #4
Ran a diesel out of fuel?
Should've smacked yourself in the head with a wrench like Daze did.Drew
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05-29-2013, 08:20 PM #5
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
05-29-2013, 08:24 PM #6
no blood at all, you did something wrong.Hey, Its Moomba time
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05-29-2013, 08:27 PM #7
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
05-30-2013, 10:07 AM #8
Whenever you use gas, oil diesel, etc. and get it on you start with a good dish soap that is designed to attract grease. Wash a couple times with something like the green palmolive or dawn and then use your regular soap. It does help a lot.My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
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05-30-2013, 11:10 AM #9
Ran out of gas in my Duramax once... swear I spent the whole afternoon pushing that damn primer button!!! i get to a half tank now and I'm heading straight to the gas station!2014 Moomba Mojo- Exiled Out!!
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05-30-2013, 04:19 PM #10
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