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Old 10-25-2012, 11:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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82 k30 project

I got a new diesel project. I have been looking for a 4x4 1 ton for a while and I wanted a diesel. I found this truck. It is an 82. I have been trying to get it running. I put new glow plugs in it. I bled the system when the glows were out. The glow plug controller is working properly. It cranked up and quit, and now it will not hit.
My question is how long will diesel remain good in the tank. The truck has not been started in at least 10 years, possibly longer. Should I drain the tanks and start with fresh diesel? Or will the old diesel burn? Here is a pic of the truck:
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First welcome
Second.... Nice truck I own a 82 K30 myself

My 84 K20 Had 5 year old diesel in it and I was able to run it no problem.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Edit: I missed in your post were you said you bled the system.
Did you get dribbles of fuel from the lines?

Any smoke from the tail pipes?

I guess solenoid must be working if you were able to bleed the system.

How do you know your glows are working?
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It's dumb...get rid of it
Do remember that boost is just a measurement of restriction and more isn't always better
82 K30 6.2 TH400, ... the restoration begins. Getting a 6bt /47rh swap "The mutt" a mix of parts from the Big 3 but still a Chevy at heart
Restoration thread http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/showthread.php?t=414730
84 K20 6.2 4sp (The parts truck) Plow truck Parts truck for sure now already started ripping it apart, it's all gone
Parts truck thread http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/showthread.php?t=434338
84 C10 SB Low rider thread http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/sho...light=lowrider Sold
2003 Vdub Golf TDi my DD car averaging 45 mpg

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Old 10-26-2012, 12:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks guys. I first took a hand pump and pumped diesel up to the primary filter on the firewall. I then pulled all of the glow plugs and turned the engine over with a couple of lines broke at the injectors with the pedal to the floor and got fuel there. When I tightened the lines I turned it over more and it was blowing diesel out the glow plug holes like a fine mist or smoke. So I know it is getting fuel. Next I installed new 60g's tonight. I also checked to make sure it was getting voltage to all of the plugs which it was. I could not see if it smoked any tonight when I tried to start it. This weekend I am going to plug in the block heater and let it warm the engine for a few hours before I try it again.

The diesel does not smell very fresh. A guy told me that the octane part of the fuel can evaporate out of the diesel, but I have never heard that before.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It should hit on the old diesel. I started a truck up with 7 or 8 year old diesel without too much of a problem (some black some and that's it). I think 60g's heat up real slow. You may need to manually bypass the glow plug controller and heat the plugs longer.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I would try and re bleed the system again but you do have to explain the whole hand pump thing. Did you install it, bleed the system, remove it then run it? If you did ya probably got a burp of air in the line.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I may have to bypass the plugs. I just dont want to fry my glow plug controller that screws into the drivers side head. Will bypassing do any harm to it? Or should I just unplug the controller when I bypass the switch on the drivers fender?
I will heat it with the block heater before I try again. I need to make sure the starter bracket is on it also. I dont want my starter falling off!!
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I'm not truly sure how to do it on the early trucks (my truck came with a push button glow plug setup). But the 60g's are a SLOW plug to heat up. I'm talking about 15 seconds on a 40* day, that's what it took on my old motor before I went to duratherms.

The brace is Important! I broke a starter bolt due to not having a bracket on mine.... Moron of a previous owner....
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:25 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Here is a pic of under the hood when I got the truck. It was the worst rat nest I have ever seen. The rat rode all the way from Arizona to my house in Mississippi. Not a very good pic but I will get more pics in the next day or two. I hope to make a good truck out of it. I really like the 6.2's.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:26 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I knew I should have bought the duratherms.
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