Diesel tractor won't start - possibilities?
Hopefully it's something stupid-simple that we haven't thought of :)
'75-ish Ford 4000, diesel. We've learned over the years that you must not let it run out of fuel or it's just hard to get started again. But, it really hasn't taken too many tries to get fuel back where it belongs and it starts up. It does take starter fluid to get that done though.
So, Monday morning it flat ran out on poor hubby. In the past, I have found that 5 gallons isn't always enough, and it takes a full 10 gallons to get things going. I don't know why but my uneducated thought is the mere weight of the extra fuel somehow gets things "pushed" faster/farther into the right place.
But nothing has worked this time :( We've tried everything - it will get started off the starter fluid, but then dies, and seems like it's simply not getting any diesel fed to the engine :confused: It doesn't make sense that it suddenly wouldn't get fuel going when it was running just fine until it ran out.
Is there some trick?