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Old 12-07-2011, 03:35 PM
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Before borrowing trouble, try pouring a heavy dose of Cetane boost in the fuel tank. It may be bad fuel magnifying other issues.
Once that potential issue is removed:

A compression test with the engine at operating temperature is required as a starting point.

Remove the injectors and have them tested for spray pattern and pop pressure.

depending on those results.

* The timing may be seriously off, or the timing device may be damaged.
Diesel Injection Pump Timing Device threads

* The injection pump may be damaged.

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