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Old 07-24-2019, 11:15 PM   #81
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Originally Posted by HazMatt View Post
Sounds good!
Winner gets a year's supply of bacon?

I volunteer to cook!

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Old 07-24-2019, 11:25 PM   #82
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Originally Posted by TheHubbardBus View Post
I volunteer to cook!
Given your pe-culinary habits, I do believe this time,
I'll pass...
Those who say that it cannot be done should not interrupt the people doing it.
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Old 07-25-2019, 05:50 AM   #83
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The uncharged batteries could be a place to start. Use your generator to charge the batteries. Depending on your engine and fuel delivery system low battery voltage could mean no fuel in the cylinders.
In some rigs a dead charging system can also lead to no fire in the box.
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Old 07-26-2019, 09:12 PM   #84
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Old or improper oil can cause drivability problems in the 7.3. High pressure engine oil is used to fire the injectors and old oil can foam and cause the injectors to misfire. Non diesel rated oil may not have the anti-foam additives. These engines like to have their oil changed right around 5000 miles or so. I run Delvac 15w 40 in mine.
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Old 03-31-2021, 08:09 PM   #85
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So better late than never, right?

I got busy with life and just now got the bus running again after parking it upon returning home after the fiasco shared in the thread.

We moved to a farm, so I literally had to get it moved.

I started with the ICP sensor as mentioned earlier. It started right up and drove to its new home with no issue.

I will update again in a few years

Edit: Just to be clear, other than charging the existing batteries and standard fluid stuff, I didn’t do anything but the injection control pressure sensor which was indicated by the code it was throwing.
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Old 03-31-2021, 08:38 PM   #86
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you really should run it more often than once every couple years lol..
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Old 03-31-2021, 09:03 PM   #87
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I know. I could come up with all sorts of excuses, but the truth is I thought it was going to be harder to fix and was avoiding it. I canít wait to get back on the road.
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