Need M1083 mechanic in Middle TN Area NASHVILLE? MURFREESBORO?

TNTV

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Based on your posts, unless you become wealthy, you best buy a different type of vehicle. Yes they are really cool, but these are not for the faint of heart. Most of us have mechanical ability, patience, and actually improve upon them when we fix the original design flaws. It's not that you can't get someone to fix you electrical issue, but but because of their age, something else will likely sideline you. Rule of thumb with these is if it is rubber or plastic, you will be replacing it sometime soon.
Yep, understood. And lesson learned. If I could just get this one to start I will happily never make this mistake again....
 

rockDAWG

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We didn't know that you have spent over 5K to hire people to get your rig started at your house. I can certainly feel for you.

Yes, it is an LMTV, but the engine is a 3116. A lot of school bus and RV use this engine. I don't see why a certified diesel mechanic can't handle it. If the engine cranks good and the fuel gets to the injectors, it will fire. The mechanic should be able to check items in question stey by step. It is not rocket science, but it takes time through process of elimination to sort this out.

I agree with others. When one commits t to buy an ex-military vehicle, he has agreed to get his hands dirty and be willing to spend hours on the internet sourcing out parts and tricks. If you are not in a position to do that, it is better to unload the vehicle and find something else. I don't want to sound harsh; it is the reality. It is not a reflection of a failure, it is just a little hiccup along the way. Walkout and be happy.

Good luck.
 

chucky

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At least get some 12 gauge wire and make a jumper from the 24 v battery to the fuel solenoid and try to crank it up im almost positive it will fire
 
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TNTV

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We didn't know that you have spent over 5K to hire people to get your rig started at your house. I can certainly feel for you.

Yes, it is an LMTV, but the engine is a 3116. A lot of school bus and RV use this engine. I don't see why a certified diesel mechanic can't handle it. If the engine cranks good and the fuel gets to the injectors, it will fire. The mechanic should be able to check items in question stey by step. It is not rocket science, but it takes time through process of elimination to sort this out.

I agree with others. When one commits t to buy an ex-military vehicle, he has agreed to get his hands dirty and be willing to spend hours on the internet sourcing out parts and tricks. If you are not in a position to do that, it is better to unload the vehicle and find something else. I don't want to sound harsh; it is the reality. It is not a reflection of a failure, it is just a little hiccup along the way. Walkout and be happy.

Good luck.
Yep, I get it and understand. Dont buy another unless I can work on it or become rich. Totally got it. Just wanting to get this one running at this point.....
 

snowtrac nome

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This is a joke. these guys aern't mechanics if they cant quickly diagnose a no start on a 3116. First problem i see is you have kids comming out to look at a mechanical injection system. The mechanics coming out of the trade schools these days aren't even trained on these systems anymore they only know how to point and click. find a guy with grey hair he will come fix you right up. Second problem you have the truck is painted cammo every one thinks there is something special about it. I've heard this one before with air cooled vw engines you need a bug specialist, BS its just a spark ignited internal combustion engine, the principals to make it run are the same as a small block chevy it just looks different. Its different than what i'm used to working on is a BS excuse for not being competent. i came out of the army and had no problem working on commercial equipment its not that hard to go back the other way.
 

TomTime

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Okay, I just read the thread today. Nothing else since May 2020.
You still on here?
Sooooo, what happened?
Did you get it fixed? Running? If so, what was the problem?
If not, what happened with it?
Just curious, got to know.
Thanks!
 
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