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Dad died-new diesel truck-ran out of gas???
Hey guys! I'm new to the site and new to diesel trucks. About 6 months ago my Dad passed away at 57 years old and my Mom basically gave my wife and I his truck instead of selling it. It's an '03 Chevrolet Silverado Crew-Cab long bed with a 6.6 Turbo Diesel engine.
Short story: I ran out of diesel recently (on the way to get some!), put in some diesel, primed it (someone had told me how to do this), tried starting it a few times, wouldn't start, battery basically was dead, jumped it, primed it again, got it started, drove it the next 3 days with no problems starting it up, on the 4th day it wouldn't start, I primed it again, it started right up, drove it another day or two, on the 3rd day it wouldn't start again, I primed it, started right up again.
My questions: should I take this in to get checked? did I do something wrong? has this ever happened to anyone else?
Thanks for any info anyone may have! Great forum you've got here.