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Old 01-17-2011, 08:19 PM
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I believe my truck has stopped burning wvo. Last week the green light, which tells me I'm burning wvo, stayed on, in all positions of the switch on my dash board. I thought usually, when the switch was placed in the middle position, burning just diesel, the green light went off. I went home and shut the truck off as usual, and it ran for approximately 60 seconds and then stopped. Next morning, I started the truck as usual, and when the oil should have been up to temp, no green light. The green light isn't burned out, because when i flip the switch to the very bottom position, the green light comes on. Middle and top position, no green light. I have not checked any fuses. Don't kkow where to check them. Whatelse do I need to check? I need assistance quickly. Diesel is $3.50 in Maine now. Hydromagnt@Yahoo.com I have a 2003 Ford 350 7.3 diesel, w/ a Dino kit.

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Old 01-17-2011, 08:49 PM
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The very first thing to do is to check fuses. Your timer card/fuse block that came with the kit is where to check them. I'm betting you blew a pump fuse, which normally means your pump has bit the bullet. You can try a 20a fuse instead, but if that blows too, you're in need of a pump. Also, just because you have the green light in manual doesn't mean the pump is running. An easy way to tell if it's running is just to touch it to feel for vibrations (it's also pretty obvious by listening for the pump sound).

Second thing to check is pressure. Hopefully you have a gauge you can monitor while driving. If not, you can get an idea of what's going on by using a tire gauge at the schrader valve on the V3 manifold.
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:13 PM
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Moved this to the 7.3 section. Certainly some panic while diesel prices are on the rise, but not broken down on the side of the road.
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Check Fuse 27 under the steering wheel, for the Excursion that is your key switch power fuse. it is a 10A one. I made myself nuts trying to figure it out, otherwise, it sounds like a pump.
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This morning I am beside the road. Hope it warms up enough today, so I can get my truck started. It started this morning, but starved out of fuel. stay tuned.

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Old 01-18-2011, 12:34 PM
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I don't know if my problem is a dead wvo pump, or burning a combination of wvo and diesel at the same time. Yesterday morning, and this morning, upon initial starting of the truck, my engine starved out of fuel. When the day warmed up, I got my truck started, and it ran fine, starting and stopping, the rest of the day.

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Old 01-18-2011, 12:43 PM
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John -- your truck isn't running on diesel, either?
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No. It starts initially, and then starves out. when the temp egts high enough, it'll start, and run perfectly.
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Now that I had my truck towed, and put inside a heated garage, it started. Now that the wvo in the tank is hot, I can start and stop the truck on diesel. I'm sure if I let the wvo get cold, I'd have the same problem. Still working on the problem.

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I'm really confused here. Are you trying to start on cold WVO? Do you have WVO in the stock diesel tank? If so, you need to get it out of there.
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