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Old 06-05-2013, 06:42 AM   #341
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Re: La Tortuga...update 05-26-13 (front ac install)

It was a step up from our metal tent

hopefully get time to get bus bled and primed this weekend, and I cant wait to be parked beside the river
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:11 AM   #342
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Re: La Tortuga...update 05-26-13 (front ac install)

Just a small update

First inspection plate off, oops they only missed hole location by 5 inches





So I found the sending unit, I will pull and clean and check resistance for possible gage replacement

next inspection plate(looking for an electric in tank pump)
mmmmmm they forgot to saw all the way through???


ugh nope, they glued it back in.....the hole to nowhere



So I just need some time off from work...
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:19 PM   #343
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*lol* I have that same shirt.
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Running yet?!
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Running yet?!
SO she LIVES

what a journey, it's been to get re-primed and running with this simple 5.9

This is long and I hope it will help someone else in the future



lets back up 2 weeks to when this started

We got home, and after letting oil/turbo etc cool; I turned switch off and it ran on for about 5 seconds, I thought it was weird, oh'well she shutoff and I could always just move lever on intake

I then proceeded to change out the fuel filter, I had no luck getting it primed, even after filling the filter and pushing the stupid little primer pump....so I quit and grabbed a beer this is where the story left off


worked all week,etc...

So friday after work Lisa and I grabbed a glass of wine and went to the bus to prime and get her started

I still had the lines cracked open, so I pumped the primer pump and hit the key...CLICK.....nothing..I said I left the key on I guess and need to charge the battery

I checked voltage and I had good voltage, headlights and horn worked so I thought

1)not enough amps
2) or starter/solinoid is bad

So I grabbed a srewdriver,had her turn key on(click main solinoid) and proceed to bypass solinojd on starter.she spun right up......mmm...plenty of battery

So I grabbed my meter and put it on the solinoid lug coming from the key, Lisa turned key "click" no 12V at lug...but it's clicking.WTF??????

Lisa said it's not clicking at the starter is it?

I grabbed the starter solinoid and had her hit the key "click" but didn't feel it...so we got to looking


tucked away was another soliniod......and the main feed was broken (the last pc of green copper wire just broke, maybe 2 strands left,

So I cut wire and crimped on another ends and attatched it

Guess what? The starter now engaged via dash key....woop,woop

So I preceeded to pump while she would crank.....even had a dodge tech on the phone(friend)

The battery was about dead now and still no fuel out of the lines...argh....bed time now after hooking up battery charger


So I had Lisa bring home a fuel pump and I was bound and determined to get her running today, only issue was no real way to get to the lines to splice into them.

I noticed an "extra" line coming from the tank and hanging below the "crash cage"...I rolled out and went to filler neck...woop...woop...a non vented cap!!! so that was a vent line

So I now was able to pressurize the tank!





okay I am in business, turned pump on and it went to about 10 lbs or so....jumped under bus, and filled pre filter....next was filter at engine, and I had fuel coming out of the top bleed hole on filter going to pump..in business

I cranked over, 15 more seconds,repeat no fuel from lines on injectors....I said I am not getting fuel shut off must not be working??I could hear the solinoid and "feel" it clicking

Problem was

It was clicking but not pulling the lever up to allow fuel into pump

I could turn the key one, shutoff would click, and you could push lever up and it would hold....


fuel shutoff solinoid,round thing with wire out of top



So I researched and found some diagrams and instructions,when cranking it gets voltage to "pull" the lever up,while running it is in "hold" mode,when key turns off it releases and a spring pushes lever down and engine stops

So the "pull" function during cranking wasn't working


So I tracked wires from the "secondary" solinoid that goes through a nother fuse to the "pull" side of the shut off...............see...........


so I replaced the fuse.

pumped primer 50 times and turned the air compressor back on.....walla I had fuel at lines in a bout 15 seconds


I tightened lines and she puffed alittle smoke but not enough speed to start

So I moved my truck in closer...it was tight


I let it charge for 15 min and VROOM.....the beast spit forth fire and brimestone......


Sorry so long
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Nice write up! I always wondered how the older diesels were shut down without an ignition system.
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:55 PM   #347
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Wow, what am ordeal!! I like my mechanical valve I have to pull to shut off fuel
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Wow, what am ordeal!! I like my mechanical valve I have to pull to shut off fuel
I was afraid it had the small shutoff that the 1ton and below trucks had, thank goodness it didn't, I will probably change it to cable in the future...always like it with 2-1/2 trucks
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:12 PM   #349
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No kidding! That would have been a completely different experience on the side of the road.
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Thanks for all the good information and really glad La Tortuga is up and running again
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