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well here it goes....i was driving my truck down the road say 45-50 mph i hit the gas pedal a little bit not much and the truck just fell on its face what should i do? it wont start. just cranks and cranks
the fuel gauge reads normal about 13psi all the time and hear fass pump running. no lights came on it just shut down
it will start on starting fluid but only runs on the starting fluid then dies out to about 300 rpms

anyone have any ideas where to start? (and i have been getting about 11 mpg with the truck (4.10s with 31" tires) the truck is also a 5 speed


thanks for the help
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Need to get fault codes read. Key trick will not work on 98.5. While cranking you might loosen a injector line and see if spurting. Check for fuel flow at VP fuel inlet banjo bolt while in key bump mode.
 

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just checked the codes with the smarty
p0253
p1688
p0254
p0602
its to dark now to go look but would i even have a blender valve since i run the fass system?
also i cracked one of the lines and cranked the truck over and nothing came out
 

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sounds like your vp might be done for. The exact thing happen to me. I was at a stop light and my truck started to shake bad and then died. I tried starting it, but it didn't work. I found out that my vp died, but the weird thing is is that my lift pump was still good..
 

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yea i had a feeling that's what it was going to be...tomorrow ill do a little bit more testing and see what i can find to make sure its not electrical.
i think the truck just got mad because this morning i was talking about buying a new truck and bam this happens lol

thanks again. and if anyone has any pointers before i go and buy a new vp44 send me the info
 

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Crack the fuel lines on the back of the injector pump. See if you have fuel up to that point. If you do, then move on to the lines coming out of it. If you don't get fuel there then the pump is bad.
 

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Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.00. You stalled on Park Avenue and the rent is $1500 for VP44 and LP. Try e-bay for cheapest rent payment. Pensacola Diesel has good price along with few other quality places. Do not get CHEZ stamped or a black painted unit. All remans are equal with warranty by bosch for one year.
 

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well its the vp44...power to it. no fuel comes out of it
pensacola diesel the only good place to get these pumps from?
how is the bd hot rod pump? i only have the smarty and intake and exhaust...
 

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man that sucks sorry to hear that. well if your considering getting a performance pump ive heard most people say to stay away from the hot rod vp44s im not sure why people say its junk but apparently the monster vp44 is alot better and has more gains
 

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o ok...just wondering thanks for the info tho. i was more leaning towards the stock one
i may end up selling the truck and going with a srw short bed
 

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theres a ton of places that sell the vp44's you just need to run a search for them, some of them charge a little bit less but you get less time to return the core, so if you can get it done fast that may be of benefit to you
 

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Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.00. You stalled on Park Avenue and the rent is $1500 for VP44 and LP. Try e-bay for cheapest rent payment. Pensacola Diesel has good price along with few other quality places. Do not get CHEZ stamped or a black painted unit. All remans are equal with warranty by bosch for one year.
last question then tomorrow ill order my pump
what do you mean by CHEZ stamped? is that a brand or something
and the one pensacola has listed wouldnt be a CHEZ stamped or black so that one would be good right??

thanks again for everyones help
 

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Made is a former communist country.Some where close to where Yugo's were made. Quality control may not be as strigent(for sure) as in US.
 

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:doh::doh::doh::doh::doh::doh::doh::doh::doh::doh::doh:NEVER NEVER NEVER spray STARTING FLUID in a DIESEL ENGINE There should be a sticker under your hood that even says that. Thats how you blow your motor up :doh:
 

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I got my last IP from james at rollin smoke diesel, he had fast shipping and good customer service. It is an Industrial injection stock output pump and came with a one year warranty without a wire tap. Good price too!
 

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:doh::doh::doh::doh::doh::doh::doh::doh::doh::doh::doh:NEVER NEVER NEVER spray STARTING FLUID in a DIESEL ENGINE There should be a sticker under your hood that even says that. Thats how you blow your motor up :doh:
In warm temps (when the grid heater is inop) and used very lightly, it's not an issue. Now soaking the filter with fluid would indeed be asking for trouble. But the real reason that sticker is there is due to the cummins engine design not having glow plugs in the cyl. But rather a grid heater in the intake. During cold weather, that indeed could cause explosive problems.
 

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well i ordered the pump...and yes spraying a crap load of starting fluid would be bad. very bad.
i sprayed once the engine started right up and it wasn't a long spray by any means
the diesel place that i worked at not long ago well they loved the starting fluid
 
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