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Old 03-31-2011, 01:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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01 died while driving, now wont start

my friends 01 died today while he was driving it, he said he was coming down a hill on about 1/8 tank and it shut off on him. said he coasted to the gas station and filled it to about 1/2 tank, and still wouldnt start. he had it towed home and says no codes present. his truck has the quad adrenaline, and he has the BD lift pump. he just got the truck maybe 2 months ago and it came with the BD pump on it already. he said it turns over easy like its not getting any fuel, and said he cracked line #1 and no fuel.

i think im going to go over there tomorrow and try to help out.. anybody have any ideas where to start? maybe try to purge the whole system? atleast narrow it down to a certain part of the system if we cant get it started?
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Old 03-31-2011, 02:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There are many posts on this site on how to revive your 24v cummins. If there are no codes & it may be that you are low/ran out of fuel : 1) Open fuel canister making sure it is full. If you bump starter it should fill up.The lift pump should run for 20 - 25 sec. Don't park over a sewer drain when you do this. If it doesn't fill, you may have an in tank pump that isn't functioning. 2) You have to prime the fuel system @ the shreader valve - input to injection pump. Crack open while bumping starter then close. Try to start 1 or 2 times. 3) Bleed injector lines with 3/4" wrench. Crack 2 or 3 open, crank until fuel comes out. Keep cranking until engine changes tone like it wants to start. Let starter cool. Repeat. May be stubborn but it will probably start - have patience. Have lots of fuel in tank.
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Old 03-31-2011, 02:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Air in the system most likely. Crack injectors 1,3 and 4 and crank over till theres diesel coming out with no air bubbles, tighten them bak up then start the truck, it will run a little rough at first.

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Old 03-31-2011, 02:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Sounds like the classic 1/8 tank issue!
He ran the truck out of fuel, should not really happen going down hill, but that is what it sounds like.

You will need to bleed the system of air.

Start at Fuel filter if still in the stock location, or the inlet to the IP if the filters are at the pump.

Loosen the lid of the filter or the line to the IP and "bump the starter" you should get a good stream of fuel. It might take a couple of times to get a good stream, tighten those connections.

If a stock filter, now loosen the connection to the IP and bump again, should get fuel, tighten that connection.

Now crack three if the injector lines, at the injectors, while cranking the engine for SHORT periods (about 10 seconds) watch for fuel at the injector and tighten as it starts to leak fuel. about the time you tighten the second line it will most likely start to fire, run rough for a bit, about 30 seconds to a minute, then be fine.

With a Gasser you can run out of fuel and restart by just putting fuel in the tank and crank a bit, not so with a Diesel! It will almost always air lock on you and you will need to bleed the system of air.

I very seldom let mine get below about a 1/2 tank, just because I don't want to have to do this.
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Low fuel in a long tank on hill is bad news. Uphill/downhill make no difference. Pickup in middle. The lesson hear is caution. These trucks DO NOT NEED to try running on fumes.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm not sure if this would explain the no fuel issue but I was thinking Quadzilla when I read the title of your post. I had the Quad XZT+ for a couple of years and everything would be going great and then the truck would just die. It cranked very healthy but wouldn't fire. It took me a while to figure out why the first time but after that I knew. I just popped the hood, unhooked the chip and it started right up. Then i'd hook the chip up to the computer, reload the tune, plug it back into the truck and I was good for another 6 months until it happened again. I finally got tired of it and took the chip off. Anyway if the adrenaline is easy to unhook it might be the easiest trial and error to check.
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