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Installed new LP about a month ago I was hoping I got it in time. Well going to Vegas I got the dreded dead petal so when I checked I had the code 216 so I babyed it home and ordered a new pump.

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Most of the time it's hard to tell for sure that the VP really is the problem, but it looks like yours didn't leave much doubt. Leaves a pretty good scar on the budget havin to do that.

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Installed new LP about a month ago I was hoping I got it in time. Well going to Vegas I got the dreded dead petal so when I checked I had the code 216 so I babyed it home and ordered a new pump.

What kind of fuel pressure?

Was there any other error codes present on the computers?

Was there any kind of white smoke? (If YES This points to a bad VP44)

Hard starting hot? (If YES This points to a bad VP44)

Here is fuel pressures from the DODGE FSM.

FP2.jpg

I'm also using 2 cycle oil in my fuel to keep my pumps lubed up...

http://www.frontiernet.net/~mopar1973man/2002%20Dodge/Tips%20&%20Tricks/2%20cycle%20oil/2_cycle_oil.htm

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The pressure of the pump before I installed the the new system was 10 at idle and zero at WOT.

Yes there was another code but I can't remember right now.

White smoke at idle.

Yes hard starting when hot.

I do use 2 cycle oil about 8 oz. every tank.

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The pressure of the pump before I installed the the new system was 10 at idle and zero at WOT.

Yes there was another code but I can't remember right now.

White smoke at idle.

Yes hard starting when hot.

I do use 2 cycle oil about 8 oz. every tank.

Lift pump is DEAD! You should never see pressure below 10 PSI ever at WOT! :-o

So as for the white smoke you VP44 is sound like its on its way out... If the error code is P0216, you got white smoke, and tough starting hot its done... Sorry to say you VP44 is DEAD too...

As for 2 cycle oil you need at least 1 oz per gallon of fuel or 1 quart (32 ozs) per tank of fuel. 8 ozs isn't enough that 400:1 ratio and its too thin. you need about 128:1 to protect your pumps (VP44 and LP). Remember there is 4,480 ozs of fuel in the tank so 8 ozs of oil is like pissing in the ocean... You need to bounce up the ratio. I'm up to 30K miles on this and never saw a loss of power and no need to use PS or other additives in the fuel! No gelling problems either...

So now you need...

A new Lift pump

A New VP44

I highly suggest you upgrade you fuel system to a Vulcan Big Line kit.

A Fuel pressure gauge if it not in the cab.

Sorry bud but this is going to hurt...$$$

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Well that's good to hear... Wow to get it done in about 2 Hours thats good for a novice... 8-)

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Darn Chevy 6.5L engine can be a royal PITA to pull a IP pump on... I've never done it boy its a tight fit though...

I'm glad the Cummins is a easy setup for pulling off and replacing...:thumbup:

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I'm glad the Cummins is a easy setup for pulling off and replacing...:thumbup:

They had to make it easy. Those cummins trucks eat lift pumps and injection pumps like a handful of M&M's. :poke :lol:

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Darn Chevy 6.5L engine can be a royal PITA to pull a IP pump on... I've never done it boy its a tight fit though...

I'm glad the Cummins is a easy setup for pulling off and replacing...:thumbup:

Mike , after you pull the intake manifold and inj lines it is wide open at that point, been there , got the t shirt. LOL$$$

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At least it's better than pushing that Ford :poke

... Or draggin' a Chevy...:poke :lol:

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Ain't that the friggin truth!!

I got to admit the truth hurts...:roll::lol:

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Just read around on this site alone. New lift pumps, headgaskets, brakes hanging up, transmissions slipping, etc.....

Then there was the Dodge that smoked so much at they Dyno Event that they dispatched the fire Department. :lol:

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