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Old 02-14-2020
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9 years sitting I would definitely remove the valve cover and look for stuck injectors.. simply moving the throttle to see if the rack is stuck does not work on the later year Detroit’s because they use spring loaded arms for the fuel control.. so 1 or 3 or 8 injectors could be stuck and the throttle will still move because of the spring loaded mechanism.. 9 years sitting I would not start it until I took a peak at the injectors.. also you will want to make sure you bar the engine over when looking for stuck injectors, they will sometimes only stick when you start to actuate them.. glad to see another bird being brought back..
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Default Pt40 first start in nine years

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX_y...ature=youtu.be
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Very good Bob... Looks like it started pretty good especially seeing the snow on the ground..
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Start up was good, I read on the forum you could remove the fuel line from the racor and put pressure in the fuel tank, as soon as I did that fuel started flowing, I put the line back on the racor and left the top off of the filter until it was over flowing. filled the secondary filter. I put the trans. in forward and reverse, seamed to engage ok.
Next step is to repair left rear jack hose,looks like it was rubbing on the tire, once that corner of the bus is lifted I can try and track down the air leak that is behind left drive wheel.
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I’m sure it’s a relief to know that it runs. Glad to see it was a pretty uneventful start up. Congratulations!
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Thanks. It is a relief, kind of a gamble, would of made a big boat anchor.
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Really good Bob! It looks like you got a good one!

Also looks cold there!
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None of my business , but was that your boy going, 'go two stroke, you can make it' lol. I am willing to bet none of his friend have a clue what a 2 stroke diesel is. Or even a 2 stroke anything. I was around 8 when I was allowed to hang out in my granddads shop. That was the start of a 20 year love of heavy equipment, gas, diesels and electrical signs. My youngest daughter is a decent mechanic, but no kids and probably none. She spent lots of time with me wrenching when she was growing up. I wish my grandson (my oldest's) would want to learn. Both him and his mom never tired to learn from me. Its the end of at least 4 generations of mechanics in my family.
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None of my business , but was that your boy going, 'go two stroke, you can make it' lol. I am willing to bet none of his friend have a clue what a 2 stroke diesel is. Or even a 2 stroke anything. I was around 8 when I was allowed to hang out in my granddads shop. That was the start of a 20 year love of heavy equipment, gas, diesels and electrical signs. My youngest daughter is a decent mechanic, but no kids and probably none. She spent lots of time with me wrenching when she was growing up. I wish my grandson (my oldest's) would want to learn. Both him and his mom never tired to learn from me. Its the end of at least 4 generations of mechanics in my family.
Not meaning to highjack this thread, but hang in there Chris! When I grew up, I pretty much had little interest in what my Dad did, wrenching on cars, and getting dragged to the base to crawl around the aircraft he flew in the AF. It seems I was in Jr. High when the switch just flipped. I remember asking him how he could tell the difference between a 6 and an 8 cylinder engine, and his reply "by the sound".

It was all downhill from there. So don't give up. They just may be late bloomers.

Back to our story here: It's cool that it started so cleanly! I was fearing the worst as it was spinning over, chuffing out all that light blue smoke, but once it lit, it seems to be a pretty clean-burning engine. Looks like the rebuild was at least a decent job.
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Here is one that wouldn't take that much to move into.


https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/r...059668978.html
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