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Truck will not start!!

Old 10-22-2008, 05:12 PM
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OK i rebuilt the motor then broke the ez start where it connects to the rod so i changed that and clean the whole engine again, now i cannot get this thing to start i have done everything changed plug, cleaned fuel lines, tunned, i dont no what else to do any suggestions?
Old 10-22-2008, 05:39 PM
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did you confirm that the plug is glowing with your ignitor?
Are you sure that you put the piston in the right way?
is it getting fuel? you should be able to see some on top of the piston when you pull the plug
how are you priming it?
Old 10-22-2008, 06:46 PM
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The glow plug light is coming on i pulled the head off and their was gas on it priming it is not doin nething
Old 10-22-2008, 11:08 PM
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well the glow plug light will come on, but not necessarily heating the plug hot enough to ignite... maybe use a glow plug ignitor, or heat the head with a heat gun/hair dryer... My guess would be that the temperature in your area has significantly dropped over the past few days/weeks...? It sure has for me, so I have to use heat to warm the head, or else it doesn't wanna start.. sounds similar to what you are experiencing.

When/If you heat the head, do it more toward the base of it... the bottom of the crankcase.
Old 10-23-2008, 12:33 AM
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Eng cranks but does not start, Have you went back to basic needle setting? Did you seal your eng? If yes i would do what tmaxxdriver said and warm your engine with heat gun and retry.
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check your piston if you put it in the right direction.
Old 10-23-2008, 10:34 AM
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glow plug lights up, can u put the piston in backwards?
Old 10-23-2008, 10:38 AM
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glow plug lights up, can u put the piston in backwards?
Yes. Putting it in with the connecting rod facing the opposite direction.
Old 10-23-2008, 06:06 PM
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Well that was it i had the piston n backwards i got it running good for now thanks

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