1992 ford 7.3l in a E350 chassis.
I've been a bad boy, I let the old bus sit for a couple of years in the backyard. It has a bad starter and I just didn't get around to change it until just now.
The bus starts and run, I've let it warm up at idle and it sounds fine. The issue is when I rev it up a little, like moving in back and forth a few feet and then quickly take my foot off the peddle; it immediately dies. It always starts right back up.
I went to the "google school for diesel mechanics "
and they said it may be as simple as water in the fuel; which is really possible since its been sitting for 2yrs and/or a stuck or gummed-up something in the IP. I'm also worried about bugs in the tank causing me a problem in a few miles.
Could they be right?
I'm going to change the fuel filter, I can see it but not looking forward to removing it. but before I do I wanted to get a look at the fuel in the tank; so I thought siphon some out would work. I can get the hose in about 4ft and then it hits something that sounds like a door of some sort, it "tink" when I push the hose against it.
Is there an anti-siphon thing in there or some kind of divertor that prevents siphoning?
Has anyone had any luck doing this?
I also notice a drain plug in the tank. What kind of mess or problem can I have if I try to loosen that to get a look at the fuel. The tank is about 1/2 full by the gauge. I thinks that is about 15gals but i'm not sure what facts I used to arrive at that number ie. I'm only assuming the tank is 30gals.
Looking for any advice or wisdom that you might have.
My plan was to look for dirt, bugs etc, add some kind of fuel additive, change the filter, run it for while and then change the filter again to get a real good look at what is/was in the tank. I'm hoping that the additive will cover me if there is something stuck in the IP.
Can you suggest any improvement in the plan?