8.2 Detroit starting hard
This bird used to start easy.
Like tap the starter and it was running, easy. One second or less crank time. Even when it was really cold. Even with zero glow plugs.
Now it's taken to hitching and humping and I have to drag it along with the starter for 30 seconds or more. Routinely.
The fact the battery keeps coming up dead isn't helping matters I'm sure. Could it just be a weak crank not firing it off?
Ran it 2 days ago and when I tried last night it was half flat again
Or is the start issue entirely unrelated?
Runs like a top once it warms up.
When it's cold. It hitches pretty good.
Has always done that though, at least since I've known it
Definitely has fuel
Put in 28 gallons a few days ago
I've never ran it dry
Oh.... red diesel....
I've been keeping it parked, running generator and furnaces from the bus tanks. Running the red ****. Is this liable to be causing the rough start?