Well, what started out today - a day which was going to be a celebration - starting the engine
for the first time in ages, turned into a nightmare.
With everything back together and exhaust
, raw water
etc all plumbed.. I started to bleed the fuel
lines using my trusty 12V purolator fuel pump
... "click".. oops, in my rush, +ve and -ve back to front... minus one fuel pump
After using the manual cam for what seemed like 3 hours, time to kick it over..
All was going well and it was making the appopriate sounds of a diesel
about to start, but after about 3-4 starting attempts at no more than 3-5 seconds each time with a short break in between each attempt - suddenly, there was a "click click click" sound... from that point, the engine control panel
went dead, the starter didn't move.. nothing.
is fine. All cabling to/from the battery
Yet the panel doesn't beep when in the "on" position and definitely doesn't do anything when key is turned to "start" position.
Any ideas? Please help before I do something stupid...