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Shane Tharp

08-16-2019 17:54:32




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Hi there,
I acquired a 1970 Ford 3000 3cylinder diesel a few weeks ago. It hadn't been ran for 5 years or so and was parked after a small fire on the head which melted some wiring. We had no luck with it. I did some research and was attempting to start it after I bled the system. There is diesel spitting out of the end of the line at the injectors after I got fuel up to it. I am not sure if I need to bleed it more and get a stronger flow or not. (This is my first diesel that I have messed with) Does anyone have any suggestions and getting it started. Thank you in advance for the help!!!

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Destroked 450

08-20-2019 05:28:42




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 Re: Ford 3000 starting problem in reply to Shane Tharp, 08-16-2019 17:54:32  
Good to hear you got it running.



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Shane Tharp

08-19-2019 21:35:23




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 Re: Ford 3000 starting problem in reply to Shane Tharp, 08-16-2019 17:54:32  
Thank y'all again for the help. We pull started it today with a new fuel filter and she fired up!



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Destroked 450

08-19-2019 06:15:24




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 Re: Ford 3000 starting problem in reply to Shane Tharp, 08-16-2019 17:54:32  
You don't need a electric fuel pump, just make sure you have good flow to the inj pump.

Replace the fuel filter and make sure you have fuel flowing out of the tank, there's a screen in the tank valve that can become plugged over time restricting flow.

Sorry but had assumed you had already checked these.



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Shane Tharp

08-18-2019 18:54:18




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 Re: Ford 3000 starting problem in reply to Shane Tharp, 08-16-2019 17:54:32  
We tried pull starting it today, but the tractor kept running out of fuel. We did some checking and the fuel filter was a little rusty and dirty. Tomorrow we are adding a new filter and an electric fuel pump to help it out. I'll keep y'all updated. Thanks for the advice.



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Shane Tharp

08-17-2019 20:56:13




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 Re: Ford 3000 starting problem in reply to Shane Tharp, 08-16-2019 17:54:32  
I have fuel spitting out of the lines where they go into the injectors. Should I still check the metering valve?



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Shane Tharp

08-17-2019 20:53:56




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 Re: Ford 3000 starting problem in reply to Shane Tharp, 08-16-2019 17:54:32  
We put in fresh fuel, bled the system and are going to try to pull start it tomorrow . I'll let y'all know what happens.



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Shane Tharp

08-17-2019 20:50:58




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 Re: Ford 3000 starting problem in reply to Shane Tharp, 08-16-2019 17:54:32  
We got fuel spitting out of the injectors. The return line didn't melt in the fire. Zim going to try to pull start it tomorrow.



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Shane Tharp

08-17-2019 20:46:01




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 Re: Ford 3000 starting problem in reply to Shane Tharp, 08-16-2019 17:54:32  
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We did that today.



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Ultradog MN

08-17-2019 07:56:47




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 Re: Ford 3000 starting problem in reply to Shane Tharp, 08-16-2019 17:54:32  
I would check your metering valve.
Click on the link below for an old thread on how to free up the metering valve. It is very simple to do.
I bought a 3000 that had been sitting for 13 years. The fuel was fine and I used it up.



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Destroked 450

08-17-2019 06:47:18




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 Re: Ford 3000 starting problem in reply to Shane Tharp, 08-16-2019 17:54:32  
Did you loosen the inj lines and now have fuel coming out of them or did the return line melt in the fire and you have fuel leaking from there?



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JTWAT

08-16-2019 19:41:41




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 Re: Ford 3000 starting problem in reply to Shane Tharp, 08-16-2019 17:54:32  
Save the starter and time. Pull start it.



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Shane Tharp

08-16-2019 19:29:03




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I havent.



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jpalmer

08-16-2019 19:12:15




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 Re: Ford 3000 starting problem in reply to Shane Tharp, 08-16-2019 17:54:32  
Did you drain old fuel out or add fresh ?



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sotxbill

08-16-2019 18:39:35




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 Re: Ford 3000 starting problem in reply to Shane Tharp, 08-16-2019 17:54:32  
The fuel spitting out of the injector lines is a good sign, but when you tighten them, they still must slowly push a bit more air our and get up to 1900 to 2300 lbs for the injectors to finally fire correctly. After you tighten them, and crank more, you will start to see white smoke out the exhaust, that again is good as you are NOW getting fuel into the engine all though not enough to run it.. but at least your getting closer.

Remember to let the starter cool down and not crank for long periods or you risk ruining the starter. Also have a big battery charger on it, or better yet a set of big jumper cables that are copper and big sized cables from a running car to keep the battery charged up better.

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