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Old 04-01-2011, 08:12 PM
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Default HELP...START AND IDLE FINE, FUEL FILTER LIGHT COMES ON DURING ACCELERATION...DIES

7.3 IDI STARTS AND IDLES OK...BUT WHEN I TRY TO DRIVE DOWN ROAD FUEL FILTER LIGHT COMES ON AND ENGINE DIES......SEEMS LIKE ITS SUCKING AIR, NEW FUEL PUMP, NEW INJECTOR PUMP, NEW RETURN LINES...NOW WHAT?
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:39 PM
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Sending unit ?
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NOT SURE HADNT THOUGHT OF THAT...WHERE IS IT LOCATED?
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in the tanks.


also just cause it is a new pump doesnt mean anything. need to check fuel pressure at the fuel filter. should be around 7 psi.
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OK THANKS GUYS...OH AND IVE READ MANY OF YOUR POSTS CRAWLER...THANK YOU FOR ALL THE VALUBLE INFO.
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Welcome to Diesel Bombers, Stick around, there are some very knowledgeable guys around here willing to share their information.

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no problem bud, i love these trucks, will be IDI for life. haha.
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More problems..leaking fuel from heating element on top of filter housing...replaced o rings but fuel leaking through the middle of plastic..just ordered new one..set back $180...still seems to be sucking air..could it be in crossover for the dual tanks?
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there is no crossover for the tanks. get all your leaks fixed first. any leak, feed or return side, will cause air intrusion and running issues.
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