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Starting 300D engine on the Stand

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I had a guy from wisconsin ship me a 300D Engine. Once i got it the story on the engine, to the best of my recolection, had changed. None-the-less, with apprehension i have proceded to mate it up to my transmission. I put a new intake/exhaust gasket and a valve cover gasket on. I poured a little fluid in tranny and a couple of quarts of oil in just for good measure. I'm just wanting to see if i can get fire. I made make shift tank (like diesel purge) and primed it up. There was a lot of drag on the starter. I pulled it and took it to a parts house. they said it is fine. I then installed and used jumpers from my F-250, still dragging. I doulbed the cables and used a marine battery along with the F-250 cranked. It turned over a little faster, but no pop. I sprayed a little starting fluid but no fire as it was still dragging. I connected a hot wire to a few of the glow plugs one at time to heat it up. I heard the starting fluid fire off in one cylinder. Anyway. I'm not going to let it run, i just want fire before i lower her in. Any suggestions on getting enough juice to her would be great. I have just been giving a little throttle from the injector linkage. There may be something else keeping combustion down. Any help would be greatly appreicated.
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In consideration of my last post, i am wondering if i can put 24volts to the starter to see if it would crank over better.
No. You just need better wiring and a good battery.
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