2bb bought a pos excavator and needs input from people smarter then him

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    2bb bought a pos excavator and needs input from people smarter then him

    So the turd fired right up cold (to the touch) yesterday and now that I got it home it wont. It is puffing white smoke while cranking so I assume it's getting fuel.

    I know nothing about small diesels but it apears simple enough... I noticed there are a couple wires coming out of what apears to be the glow plug harness that at one time were attached to a resistor of some sort but only 2 are now and fuck if I know where the other ends go.
    I'm thinking the glow plugs are not working and I am tempted to jump them with my jumper cables and see if that starts it. If they normally see 12 volts should there be any problem doing this? it's an early 90s model with no computer... then if this works can I tear all the wiring out and just hook them to a ford starter cylonoid and a push button?

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      #3
      I wouldn't worry about glow plugs immediately...first thing I'd check would be to look for a fuel shutoff solenoid somewhere and make sure it's getting power.

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        #4
        After review of your picture, I changed my mind - obviously it's not running because the spark plug isn't seated in the engine block.

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          #5
          I wonder if those 2 female plugs were connected? Think lesbian plugs.

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            #6
            Definitely needs new spark plugs.

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              #7
              Originally posted by vetteboy79 View Post
              After review of your picture, I changed my mind - obviously it's not running because the spark plug isn't seated in the engine block.
              As the first thing I noticed. It looks like that is the now oil drain line/ plug. Remove spark plug and lower below oil pan.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Mr.Ratbastard View Post
                I wonder if those 2 female plugs were connected? Think lesbian plugs.
                Huge spark when I touched those, haha
                Last edited by 2big bronco; 07-17-2020, 07:53 PM.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by vetteboy79 View Post
                  I wouldn't worry about glow plugs immediately...first thing I'd check would be to look for a fuel shutoff solenoid somewhere and make sure it's getting power.
                  If it's got white smoke there's fuel, I'd check the glow plugs. Or disconnect them and give her a shot of ether. Was it warmer yesterday when you started it? We went through a similar problem at work a couple months ago. Cold mornings and she was a bear to start. New glow plugs and a new starter from having to overcrank for a while and she fires right up now
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                    #10
                    Wire them to momentary 12v and it should fire up if they work. 30 seconds on is plenty. White smoke is raw fuel, without enough heat to light.

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                      #11
                      Should have saved your money and used a shovel. We all know you're good with one.
                      Big Labia Matter

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                        #12
                        *than


                        then is a reference to time.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by ConwayMuddy View Post
                          Should have saved your money and used a shovel. We all know you're good with one.
                          He has multiple bodies to bury this time. Shovel isn't going to cut it......


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                            #14
                            Originally posted by ConwayMuddy View Post
                            Should have saved your money and used a shovel. We all know you're good with one.
                            Only in the kitchen

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by 2big bronco View Post

                              Huge spark when I touched those, haha


                              Well since that wire sparked I knew it was hot. Touched that wire to the top of a glow plug for about 10 seconeds and it fired instantly.

                              I am beyond excited to have a mostly mechanical all worn out turd that is simple to look at and understand how it works

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