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Re: Ford 961 Diesel problems

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Texas!

07-16-2013 19:12:21
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What do you mean by "hard to start"? It won't turn over (crank) or it cranks but won't start? When it won't start do you go back later and try again and it starts then? If it cranks but won't start do you see any smoke coming out of the exhaust?




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Mike Lumley

07-17-2013 14:39:13
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 Re: Ford 961 Diesel problems in reply to Texas!, 07-16-2013 19:12:21  
It cranks, there just isn't any ignition.



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Texas!

07-17-2013 16:10:00
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 Re: Ford 961 Diesel problems in reply to Mike Lumley, 07-17-2013 14:39:13  
Of course there's no ignition- you said it's a diesel. When it's cranking over is there gray smoke coming out of the exhaust? If there is you're getting fuel into the cylinders but it's not getting hot enough to burn. It's not getting hot because you either have low compression, slow cranking speed or the cold engine block is soaking up the heat in which case you need to use the manifold heaters which are 2 devices that look like spark plugs screwed into the intake manifold or you need a block/water heater.

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Mike Lumley

07-17-2013 17:06:34
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 Re: Ford 961 Diesel problems in reply to Texas!, 07-17-2013 16:10:00  
As in ignition I meant running. I know there arent any plugs. Going to check compression



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showcrop

07-17-2013 18:27:16
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 Re: Ford 961 Diesel problems in reply to Mike Lumley, 07-17-2013 17:06:34  
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Check easy things first!!! way easier to check cranking speed as Texas and I are trying to tell you and also much easier to check the return line as Frank Bight suggested. Also consider the likelihood of a problem. Low compression should be highly unlikely because you stated that you just got it back from a rebuild. How about taking a piece of paper and making a list of what was and what was not renewed in the rebuild and concentrate on the nots instead of the wases.

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