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Old 04-03-2007, 12:31 PM
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Top ten reasons why my diesel won't start (or hard start)

10) It's too cold outside
9) Bad (old) fuel
8) Valve Adjustment
7) fuel filters are clogged
6) didn't wait for GP light to turn off
5) GP's burned out
4) Battery Low
3) Starter Bad
2) Corrosion in wiring
1) Don't have a key


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Old 04-03-2007, 12:34 PM
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My starter is bad.
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Old 04-03-2007, 12:46 PM
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Engine siezed.
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:02 PM
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Low compression.
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:05 PM
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Too heavy non-synthetic oil in it. Granted, the starter might be a bit weak, but the synthetic 5W40 made all the difference in the world in the cold.
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:11 PM
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Loose Engine-Chassis Ground
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:18 PM
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Shifter not in Park.
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:18 PM
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Either 'in gear' or bad neutral safety switch...
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:19 PM
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darn.....beat by mere seconds.......
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:33 PM
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:29 PM
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Who has actually had a diesel that refused to start due to bad fuel?
I can't recall an instance on this forum where that turned out to be the problem.
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:41 PM
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Who has actually had a diesel that refused to start due to bad fuel?
I can't recall an instance on this forum where that turned out to be the problem.
I guess that would happen on the Lovecrapped forum...
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:44 PM
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How about:

Oil cooler line blew off

Sig other fueled up with RUG!
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Old 04-03-2007, 03:07 PM
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Ignition tumbler failure?
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Old 04-03-2007, 03:14 PM
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Ignition tumbler failure?


Hey, I had the key break off in my SD about six weeks ago.
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