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Auto/Truck/Other Transportation If you use it to get from here to there, this is the place to talk about it and how to fix it.

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Old 08-13-2014, 12:28 PM
Lurch Male Lurch is offline
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On another note, I recently had a 6.2 turn over, without starting problem. It ended up being the glow plug relay. FYI
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Old 08-26-2015, 06:09 PM
Johndeaux22 Male Johndeaux22 is offline
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I don't think anyone has mentioned changing the fuel filter(s) on this truck. That is a "most likely" cause for very little fuel reaching he injectors. This would be the first place I would check....especially if there has been any use of SVO, or biodiesel, as both products tend to clog filters and other fuel system components. Replacing the injection pump on this truck shouldn't be that difficult so long as due care is taken to get the timing marks lined up properly. Another thing to consider is that these pumps do wear out, the Stanadyne DB2 which is on this truck (and Ford 6.9/7.3 IDI) is good for about 100-120k miles on average. A home rebuild should not be attempted, unless you have the $10,000 flow bench needed to time these things, nor should you attempt to replace the cutoff switch inside it without aforementioned flow bench. The risk is too high. These pumps, dependent upon the source run $200-500 with a substantial core deposit. Diesel engines are pretty simple compared to spark ignition engines, especially these older mechanically injected ones. Most problems stem from fuel supply, and there aren't too many problems to have---lack of, air leak, obstruction of. Always check those first, and you'll save yourself a lot of time and headache.
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