I replaced the fuel filter when I got the truck, 3000 miles ago.
I don't mind spending the money to get something better now, just in case I want to add power later. Do you have suggestions. Can you explain a little better where your FP gage is connected.
Is the VP the Boosch pump, where do I get that for 1k if I have to.
I did the turn the ignition on and off three times without starting the engine to get a code but all it gave was the P1693.....Pdone. Is there something else I can do to find any codes.
lets take it one step at a time.
The key trick does not work on all 01's. When you did it did you just turn the key back off at P done. If it is reading both computers you will get P pcu, codes, and pdone, then you should get pecu, codes then pdone. The 1693 is a companion code telling you there is another code present in the other computer. You will need a scanner to get the other code if the dey trick will not read both computers. My 02 will read both but will not always give up all the codes. A scanner is the best method.
Air Dog and Fass both make very good lift pumps. I would recomend you look at both and consider what you might want to do later.
I installed an ADII on mine. The pump was more than I will ever need, but it also came with a kit to replace the in tank pump that was on mine. If I want to later i can still add more power.
You can buy a reman Bosch injector pump(VP44) from alot of places. Mine came from Blue Chip diesel. It was $1700 when i bought it, they are a little more now. I am happy with it. At the time it was the only one I found with a new compute on it. Diesel Auto Power is a vendor here and has VP's with new computers and can make you a good package on a lift pump/injector pump combo.
when I installed my AD I also installed a big line kit so I could keep my stock filter in addition to the filters that came on the AD. That was just a personal choice on my part. Mine is installed in that line between the filter canster and the VPhttp://forum.mopar1973man.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3406&d=1326249194
I do urge you to get the codes read completly before you spend a wad of money though. Dont just throw parts at a problem untill you know what the problem is.