Ford Excursion Problem Report

Ford Excursion High Pressure Diesel Fuel Injection Pump May Fail and Cause "No Start" Condition

(6 reports)

The high pressure diesel fuel injection pump may fail, resulting in a "no start" condition.

I had a high pressure oil pump supposedly installed in my 359 7.3 turbo diesel in L.A. and it went out in Gallup N.M. Another pump was installed and when I picked up the truck the mechanic said that the #5 and #8 cylinders were not firing. It idled roughly but after initial starting it semed to run alright. I made it to Oklahoma City and noted that I had to put 1/2 qt of oil at each fuel stop. I was continuing to Tenn. and in Conway, Ar. I had to get a tow into Smith Ford. After checking the service mge told me that I needed a new engine and that the #8 and #5 cylinders were not operating. He said I "MIGHT" Make it to my destination if I continued to check and keep the oil level full. I didn't make and had to store the truck in a yard 50 miles west of Memphis. Was this engine failure due to the high pressure pump initially failing in Gallujp, N.M.???? -
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