I don't understand. Isn't the glow plug indicator in your instrument cluster coming on? If yes - and you don't immediately turn the key to START once it goes out - the glow plugs cool down very quickly. If the glow plug light isn't coming on, they're not likely energizing at all. If that's the case, have you checked the fuse? I've attached a troubleshooting PDF that might helpI let the plugs glow for a minute, and cycled them three times. I'm not sure how I would even *not* use the glow plugs.
Yeah, but are you sure that's actually the way the upgrade kit works?This is the upgraded relay kit, not the original system from 1979.
Some people are recommending throwing some kerosene in the tank, changing to a 0W30 oil and squirting WD-40 into the intake to get it rolling. Certainly better than rebuilding the engine if those techniques work.
But he didn't actually perform a proper compression test - right? Were all the injectors sealed when he "discovered" this? All the glow plugs torqued in place? The valves closed on the "suspect" cylinder(s)?No test, but when the mechanic was setting the valves he said it was too easy to turn, indicating that the compression was down.
If indeed it's compression, it's about $6K to rebuild the engine, which is not a solution. So, workarounds will have to do.
0W30 synthetics ain't cheap. But unless money is no object, I got a feelin' that - in the heat of next summer - you'll wish you went 0W40 from the gitgoI'll be putting in 0W30 oil