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JustLoafin 04-02-2018 09:49 AM

3208 looses power then dies going uphill
 
Ok...I got the rig running by bleeding the fuel system. Took her out and she seemed to run fine...then headed up a hill (1000' at about 6%) and she died.
Bummer...in the lane (did not have time to get to the shoulder) but good thing there was a passing lane.

Was able to get her started by bleeding the system...but could not get up the hill (she would run...but not up the hill)

Had her towed to a local shop (we were a ways from my home).

Thoughts on what this could be?

Crit Bliss 04-02-2018 09:55 AM

Whatever caused the need for bleeding is still a problem

Mike Hohnstein 04-02-2018 09:58 AM

Racor Gauge sayin' anything?

Rick 04-02-2018 09:59 AM

sucking air into the fuel supply perhaps. Others have had issues with the Racor fuel gauge and the hose developing leaks.


Could be junk in the fuel system. Are the filters clogged?


Did it loose power all at once or over time during your drive?

JustLoafin 04-02-2018 10:08 AM

Is there more than one filter (the racor)?
The racor gauge reads green...but I agree, it seems that air is getting into the system

isp2952 04-02-2018 10:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JustLoafin (Post 411422)
Is there more than one filter (the racor)?
The racor gauge reads green...but I agree, it seems that air is getting into the system

Cap the racor gauge air line. Could be sucking air from that. Replace the racor filter, along with the o rings and gaskets. You may have not gotten it sealed properly. Change your primary filter, which is after the racor.

Rick 04-02-2018 11:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JustLoafin (Post 411422)
Is there more than one filter (the racor)?
The racor gauge reads green...but I agree, it seems that air is getting into the system

Yes mounted on the curb side of the engine. There are 3 filters there. 2 are oil and the single filter, most forward, is the fuel filter.

JustLoafin 04-02-2018 11:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rick (Post 411441)
Yes mounted on the curb side of the engine. There are 3 filters there. 2 are oil and the single filter, most forward, is the fuel filter.

Thanks again Rick

birds_first 04-02-2018 12:53 PM

Add this to your list of suggestions; the throttle body seal could be sucking air.

Mike Hohnstein 04-02-2018 02:47 PM

OP claims $30k spent on a repower, a fresh pump should be in there or OP got handled very roughly with no love at all.


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