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hungry for fuel!
Hey guys first post for me...
I have a 1995 7.3 PSD I just bought it figuring I would give diesel a try, and realised that knowing nothing about diesels SUCKS! I am mechanically inclined when it comes to gasoline but thats where it stops...
So heres the deal... The truck has 160k in it and I drove it from boston to Pittsburgh and got 12 mpg! The truck has very little power and will barely maintain speed climbing slight grades. It is shuddering in the higher gears until it gets the rpm's up but it still has no power...
The turbo sounds fine, and there is not a ton of smoke. I replaced the fuel filter and cleaned the FPR screen.
both helped slightly, It does not shudder so bad but there is still some, and still no power.
My very non-professional opinion is its the lift pump. I have read about changing it on thedieselstop.com and is does not sound like it's that hard... has anyone done this without problem? are there any tips or tricks to this? And is there a recomended place or brand to get... and anything else that I should change while I am in there. And lastly does anyone have a more detailed linkfor this change... I know I am asking alot for a newbie but any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks for the help guys!!!!