Losing power when trying to get onto freeway

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dorf
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Re: Losing power when trying to get onto freeway

Postby dorf » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:10 pm

I still say it's air, air, air

One time i had to rig up a outboard motor 2 stroke pump up fuel,line bulb to get mine going

Check all connections....fuel lines will suck air

New fuel lines and worm clamps a must

Just my 2 cents...good luck

Keep everyone updated with the fix

dorf
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Re: Losing power when trying to get onto freeway

Postby dorf » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:26 pm

Gates barricade fuel,line is diesel ok

ryno498
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Re: Losing power when trying to get onto freeway

Postby ryno498 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:48 pm

So I ordered a new fuel filter housing with the primer pump, I replaced all the rubber fuel lines. I primed the system till i had fuel coming out the bread screw on the housing and also primped it till i had fuel coming out one of the injectors after i loosened the bolt. I put the truck battery on a trickle charge for a few hours because the battery seemed a little weak from trying to crank it so many times prior. I was able to finally get it started using a spray of starting fluid even though i know its horrible. Anyways, after it was running i removed the trickle charger and the truck ran great for about 2 min then it died. On the dash the volt light and fuel filter light were both on. I can no longer get it to run again even with starting fluid. Does anybody have any thoughts?

dorf
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Re: Losing power when trying to get onto freeway

Postby dorf » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:43 pm

Install a vacuum gage in the system...

Pump it up see if will hold pressure...it should hold over night

If not...keep checking for leaks


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