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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Thread: Ran a diesel out of fuel?
05-29-2013, 06:20 PM #1
Ran a diesel out of fuel?Malo <--- Means--Evil or Mean One. This explains a lot.
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