Can't wait to hear how this ends up ! Twice in the last 3 months my 99' has just quit while driving down the highway. just quit like I put it in neutral and turned it off. after stopping and waiting a minute or so it starts right up????? I get weird dash lights now and again but nothing like this !
Thumper723 : I hope things start looking up for ya !
Here is the first pic. This is the center post in the fuel filter bowl. I had to unscrew the heater to get it out. You can see the shell at the top, and the spring, valve, pin, and upper seat as they should be assemlbled. This valve closes when you unscrew the filter, to keep air out of the heads.
The next pic is what it looked like when I removed the filter. The last person to touch the filter was a tech at Duval Ford in Jacksonville, FL. That was in February, and it has run fine the whole time. The pin had the valve jammed closed. No fuel to the heads. Not sure how it got like this. It had been running fine.
This last pic show the alignment of how they were jammed together. It was straighter than this in the tube. But it was jammed together good. No idea how the heck they put it together like this, or why it was running fine for months.
That standpipe valve should be open with the filter cap on and closed with cap off. Its only reason is so the crud will not go into the fuel system during a filter change. For it to run for the amount of time that it did it had to be somewhat open.
There was a bad run of filters produced at one time, that the hump in the top of the filter was not large enough to open valve.
Cannot figure out how your rod got into the side of the piston. Maybe the tech removed the standpipe for some reason?
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Thumper723</div><div class="ubbcode-body">My wonder MADVAN is how did the pin get from where it is supposed to be, to jammed like it was. </div></div>
At the most maybe make a hole thru the center. But to get jammbed into the side. I cannot see how by it's self. I would think someone had to of disassembled it.