How to diagnose a no start due to bad fuel pump or clogged fuel tank on a 7.3 PowerStroke 96 F350

How to diagnose a no start due to bad fuel pump or clogged fuel tank on a 7.3 PowerStroke 96 F350

After the man I bought this from told me he threw $1800 at a local Ford dealer to figure out this no start, this is what he got for his money… Included glow plugs, turbo rebuilt, CPS, and IDM.. wow, it was that simple!
I just bought this 96 F350 7.3 PowerStroke Diesel just 5 days ago, after looking at it today I found that there wasn’t any fuel coming from the fuel return side of the heads.
I cut the fuel line from the fuel from tank to pump and installed a 3/8″ hose and placed the other end in a gallon jug with some fuel, now if your tank pre-filters are clogged this will tell you for sure without having to drop the tanks.
Mine didn’t start maybe I didn’t crank long enough, but the batteries are about done so what I did was install a inline fuel pump between the factory pump and the gallon of fuel so that the electronic pump would feed high pressure fuel straight to the sucky stock pump, and my idea worked great, here are the results.

I will be doing a complete electronic fuel conversion on this truck and I will video all the steps as well as I can, so subscribe and watch for my new videos, I plan to have this all done in the next week and this truck back on the road.

No block heater, it was about 50 outside, hardly any smoke.
Truck has 0 mods, will be doing intake and 3″ DP as well.