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FSM09, Ford Senior Master
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I have a 2006 ih 4900 with a dta 1/4 mile it bogs down like

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I have a 2006 ih 4900 with a dt*****a 1/4 mile it bogs down like its running out of fuel I open the fuel filter cap and there is a massive amount of air ,reinstall the cap prime system it goes another 1/4 mile and does the same thing. I installed a new fuel filter housing ,high pressure pump, new injectors, new fuel lines to the tank I am lost help?
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medium and Heavy Trucks
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
2005 ih 4900 serial number 1htmm4al25h1193938
Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

Hi I'm Wayne

I will help you with this

what you are describing is the vent is blocked in the tank or fuel cap

you can remove the vent, make sure it is clear

I hope this helped you

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
its not the vent, we ran a outside fuel source to bypass the tank it still happens
Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.


Thank you for that

do you have a fuel warmer on it ??

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

Hi Thank you for this

I am going to OPt-out , send back to the

board , very strange issue

sorry I could not help


Expert:  cat_engines_only replied 10 months ago.

I had a similar problem on a machine once. Traced it to a failed diaphragm in the fuel aneroid valve.

This has a line from the turbo to the back of the injection pump. If Diaphragm fails, turbo boost pressure can enter the fuel system and then cause pressure in the tank.

(High pressure in the tank can act like "vapor lock". My machine just blew fuel everywhere.)

I will OPT-OUT too as I am not sure this is your issue.

Expert:  FSM09 replied 10 months ago.

Hello, on these engine it is due to combustion gases going into the fuel rail. Most of the time it is the copper o ring on the bottom of the injector that fails. Where I would start is by replacing all of the injector o rings and retesting. This will eliminate the compression gases going into the fuel system.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
we replaced the injectors and all the orings and gaskets
Expert:  FSM09 replied 10 months ago.

Did the concern happen before or after the injectors were replaced?

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