Think fuel pump is bad, need some advice.
Ok, im almost 100% positive my fuel pump in the tank is bad but i figured id ask to see if anyone else had some other opinions.
I was pulling out of a parking lot today when it felt like i dropped two cylinders, power started dying and then it finally died. I tried cranking it for a few but nothing. I looked down and noticed my fuel gauge was spiked on full (but i only had a 1/4 tank at most). So thinking maybe i ran out of fuel i went and put about 8 gall in it, i have a pressure regulator on top the motor so i cracked the fittings to bleed the air and then tried starting it. It ran for a couple min before doing the same thing again. Did this several times thinking maybe i just had air in it. Finally after no luck i dropped the fuel filters (they were dry) so i topped them off and started cranking again and it would fire...then stall. Dropped the filters and they were about half full.
So im convinced its the fuel pump, but just wanted to see if theres anything else stupid or easy i can check or try (because my truck is stuck at work 40 miles from me) so its kinda inconvienient. Also i do have the fuel bowl delete mod if that would cause any thing. The secondary pump i mounted on the frame rail is transfering fuel from the 1st filter to the 2nd filter, so in my mind its gotta be the pump in the tank not sending fuel to the filter.
1995 F250, 7.3 stroker. 2 in. lift, 35 in bf tires, Fuel bowl delete mod with a adjustable fuel pressure regulator on top of the engine. 3" MBPR downpipe to 4 1/2" stacks, Evolution CTS Programmer, CAI, brand new injectors (they are oem though), front mount trans cooler, pilar pod mech gauges (pyro, boost, and trans temp)