Forums are a great resource! Use them!
Thanks to the guys on the Duramax Forum and the DieselPlace Forum I believe I may have gotten a grip on the goofy start / run problem. After reading up on some fuel filter related issues with the Duramax diesels I finally got some good info from a couple of VAN owners.The systems are different for the PU than the VAN. Some of the logistics and parts locations are way different!
But with the info I gleaned off the forum I went out and got the van up and running easily.I will give it a go again tomorrow and see how it works out. It is a simple procedure for a vehicle that has sat for a while. Which mine does. But if it gets up and runs like I expect it to we will be in a good situation. On with the show!
Tomorrow will be the tattle tale! Cross your fingers!