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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-14-2005, 03:33 PM
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RE: Can not start OM617

take out the glow plugs. crank the engine--it should turn easy with no compression. see it you get a puff of fuel out of the glow plug holes. if you do, you know that the engine is getting fuel, then look somewhere else.

ALWAYS after rebuilding or after sitting for a loooonnng time, crank the engine over without resistance to see if the pump system works. good luck

real engines don't have spark plugs
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