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Old 04-14-2018, 02:51 PM   #1
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Help near Tremonton Utah....

I am back on the road.... thanks for the help.

Hello,

So I just picked up a nice 2001 E350 7.3L with 60k miles on it. Half way home from Albuquerque NM to Portland OR the van lost power. It seems to be fuel delivery related. With a new fuel filter I am thinking it may be the in tank screens pump screens.

Anyone know a place or person nearby that could lend a hand?

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Old 04-14-2018, 03:26 PM   #2
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If your fuel tank is empty (less than 5g) its a one person job to drop it. Going back up is a pia but with a floor jack and some wood blocks its not that bad.

But first, what are the codes?
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Old 04-14-2018, 05:17 PM   #3
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There are no codes
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Or electrical.
Can you hear the fuel pump kick on, when you turn the key ?
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:41 PM   #5
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Well, I dropped the tank in the back parking lot of a bank. I fount the two small pre filter screens were completely pack solid with crap, not cleanable either. So I had to get a bit creative, and I now have a couple hundred more miles of happy driving.
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Old 04-15-2018, 05:37 AM   #6
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Can you describe the crud that blocked the screen?
I'm hoping it's not the tank delamination... (sp?)
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The before and after repair. I will need to do a better long term fix, but this will get me home.
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Did you run some biodiesel or biodiesel blend before this happened? Biodiesel is solvent and can dislodge a liftetime if crud built-up in tank and clog screens and filters.
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I've yet to see black sludge in the fuel tank, could that have been algae?
How long was the van sitting before you purchased it?
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The before and after repair. I will need to do a better long term fix, but this will get me home.
Nice!! Gotta love the ingenuity.
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