I'd greatly appreciate advice from anyone who has had a similar problem.
Unit has been lightly used, about 100hrs but has stood for about a year. Keep getting "failure to start" on mastervolt control panel
turns over but does not even try to fire when start sequence begins.
#have installed a new start battery
... voltage drops from 12.7 to about 11.9V when cranking so its not a start battery
#oil level is OK.
#have bled fuel
and checked that there is no air in the system. Fuel
is from main tank and main Volvo engine
runs perfectly so not a fuel problem. Fuel lift
pump is working fine.
#checked glow plugs (removed them to see if they heat) and cranked the engine with them out. Definitely fuel being injected into cylinders.
#checked visually fuel solenoid is energising by removing cover,
temp, engine temp and oil
pressure switches are all normally closed.
#disconnected air intake hose to make sure no air blockages.
#have not done a compression
test because I cannot find what glowplug adaptor to use for the test. In any case if one cylinder had a problem, the others would try to fire?
So I give up! must be a quirk of these engines?
Could anyone suggest anything else to test for?
I'd greatly appreciate any advice.