Recent content by vwbusman66

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    M1009 Engine woes

    Installed a rebuilt starter and after about a minute total of on and off cranking, it fired right up. I suspect a combination of air in the fuel lines and water in fuel was causing the no start and suspicious smoke. It runs great and fires right up every time now! Thanks for the help all!
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    M1009 Engine woes

    Today I: Removed all 8 plugs and cranked until I thought there was sufficient fuel- I still think there's not enough coming through the lines Installed the new AC60g's Removed the starter and cleaned the contacts- the solenoid/starter is shot (more money in a questionable motor in a crusty...
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    M1009 Engine woes

    Kenny and others- thank you for the wisdom! I bought 8 AC60g plugs today as I removed two on the motor and found Autolites installed. I plan to remove all eight plugs tomorrow, jam the throttle open, and thoroughly bleed the lines. Then, I will install the new plugs and try to start it. I may...
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    M1009 Engine woes

    I did not spray into all 8 ports. I meant that I sprayed some into the top of the intake manifold with the air cleaner removed.
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    M1009 Engine woes

    How much fuel should I be seeing from a completely disconnected fuel line? I'm currently trying to locate an affordable compression tester for diesels
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    M1009 Engine woes

    On a wild hair, I decided to buy my first V8, first square body truck, and first diesel, a kinda rusty 1984 M1009. The owner had a mechanic install a surplus J code engine in 2008 after the original "died" and also "converted" the truck to 12V in a very poor manner. I brought the truck home and...
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