I'm not going to be beaten and would appreciate any help I can get from the experts. Winter is coming! I already tried fixing mine back here: https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums...ue-224122.html
but in the end I bought a new one and have now installed it and it won't work
I really want to get this working as winter is coming and we're not allowed to move...
Problem: It won't light! just blows white smoke (unburned fuel).
So far I have tried new diesel
, straight from a jerry can. So it's not that.
Checked voltage drop by running wires direct from the battery
and made sure the engine
is running (14+ volts). Then I monitored the voltage at the glow plug
. Regardless of the source voltage, it starts around 8.3V then rises up to 9.5V. It is exactly the same whether the engine
is running or not, which makes me think it is on purpose.
I've removed and tested the glow plug
with 12 volts and it glows bright red hot.
I've put an ammeter in line and it runs at 8 amps when trying to start.
I've looked into the screen
where the glow plug goes and it is shiny clean.
I've blown through the fuel
line into the body (clear) and the exhaust
Can anyone suggest any other tests, tricks to find out why the fuel
is not igniting?