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JoeCanuck 12-28-2008 02:47 PM

I recently got a 1688 code in my 2000. The truck was still running fine but was hard to start. I cleared the code and it's been gone for a month or so now but remained hard to start if it sat for more than a few minutes.

As it turns out, I had a loose injector line. I tightened that up and it starts fine now. Why the leak started causing starting issues after months of no problems is beyond me. I got the 1688 code at the same time I had my starting problems. I had been working on some other issues with the truck when it happened. Basically, one day it started fine, the next day it would take 15 seconds of cranking. I guess the leak just decided to get bad enough to be a problem right then.

So my 1688 has gone away. Before shelling out for a new vp, make sure it's the problem. For instance, the one time my truck died on me while I was driving it, it was my fuel gauge that had failed and I had run out of fuel.

You might want to talk to a certified mechanic about your problem.

KATOOM 12-29-2008 12:23 PM

I had the 1693 code too when my IP failed. I dont know when the solder issue was updated but it was obviously not in '01. :hehe: I also now have a fully updated pump.

TheHorizontalBob 12-29-2008 12:27 PM

If you need more reference, check this thread..

http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...ode-p1693.html

wa_cowboy 12-29-2008 12:44 PM

I have a 2000 2500 and we had a very hard freeze in Washington the past couple of weeks, -10 degrees. The ranch forman tried to start the truck and it fired off, ran a few seconds and died. Now it will only turn over and not fire. I am sure the fuel gelled, it did in the tractors as well. Can there be an air lock? We have checked and drained the filters and still not firing. Any suggestions?

Mopar1973Man 12-29-2008 12:52 PM

P1693 just means there is more error codes present thats all!

I got the P1693 error code when I spin my tires... P0500 doesn't mean my Vp44 is dieing...

YouTube - Error Code Dumping

KATOOM 12-29-2008 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by wa_cowboy (Post 1120764)
I have a 2000 2500 and we had a very hard freeze in Washington the past couple of weeks, -10 degrees. The ranch forman tried to start the truck and it fired off, ran a few seconds and died. Now it will only turn over and not fire. I am sure the fuel gelled, it did in the tractors as well. Can there be an air lock? We have checked and drained the filters and still not firing. Any suggestions?

Someone should help out here but I'm sure your just gelled up. If you cant get the truck to a warm garage then you may have to use what I've heard called 911. Supposedly you can pour it in the tank and in the fuel filter housing and wait about 30 minutes. Upon removing the filter cap you need to replace the o-ring and I think its a good idea to replace the filter too since ice crystals form.

patracy 12-29-2008 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Mopar1973Man (Post 1117373)
But from what I understand that problem was correct in one of the updates. It was the type of soldier mixture that they were using that caused this problem.

Like the early years of VP44 it was because of bad machine work (not de-burring) to bad soldier joint (wrong type of soldier mixture) to lack of fuel flow (pressure and volume), to you name it...

Like myself I'm closing in on 100K miles on my VP44 and no problems. Yes I've got one of the newer pumps now... So the soldier issue and other problems are thing of the past...:headbang:

Yes the problem was corrected in the "updates" brought on by Bosch after getting an ear full from fedex. However, don't expect your truck to not suffer from this issue even if you've replaced the VP. Not all shops replace the computer on the VP44. So there's the possibility your "new" VP44 might still be equipped with the issue prone older computer.

Food for thought...

KATOOM 12-29-2008 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by patracy (Post 1121230)
Yes the problem was corrected in the "updates" brought on by Bosch after getting an ear full from fedex. However, don't expect your truck to not suffer from this issue even if you've replaced the VP. Not all shops replace the computer on the VP44. So there's the possibility your "new" VP44 might still be equipped with the issue prone older computer.

Food for thought...

Very true so be sure to MAKE SURE that you are guaranteed that your new VP will come with ALL the new updates including the computer. Prices can reflect quality. I got mine from Diesel Performance Specialists, VP44, 47RH, 47RE, Cummins Diesel Performance


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