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Joined up here because you still have the old 6.9's I have been around Gm's and Dodges mostly but needed a box van so got an 84 E350 with the 6.9.
Only has 124K on the clock maintenance has been kept up, the only worrisome area was the old boy was a believer in either, but did at least know how to use it said he just gave a squirt to help it start, does have the "got to crank a bit before starting" after setting all night thing going no leaks and no stutter once started so think it will get an electric transfer pump here shortly just to see what happens.
Need to check lines anyway.
Hmm introduction of self ,old fart been around trucks most of my working life construction mostly, like the older stuff can deal with the newer just rather not.

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Welcome to the Diesel Stop

Your hard start problems are most likely caused by air in the fuel system. The 6.9 water seperator drain on the fire wall is one spot, and the return system on the injectors is another common trouble spot specially if the caps and lines are factory original (painted grey).

I would start there. What you need is an injector installation kit. just don't bother with the copper washers for now. Use your old caps/lines as a template. If you decide to use an electric pump, make sure it is regulated to no more than 6 PSI.
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