I bought a 1996 G30 short bus last fall and started stripping the interior to refinish into a camper project. This one is a GM/Detroit 6.5L diesel.
It ran fine last year and I started it several times and ran it until about Jan when work went nuts. I own a business that allows people to work from home so the bus kinda got neglected. Unfortunately a lot of other things got put aside but I was glad to be working.
I have finally been able to come up for air and decided to get back into the bus.
So, I went out and started it after making sure the batteries were topped off with a charger. It started right up for about 10 second or so and then died and will not restart. I did bleed the fuel and it appears air or vapor may have been in the fuel system from sitting. I am going to get some better hose tomorrow that is transparent and try again tomorrow so I can see for sure a full stream of fuel is flowing.
I bled according to these procedures but I may need to try again once I have the right hose and such. https://www.dieselhub.com/maintenanc...rocedures.html
If I do this again and nothing works, what next? I am pretty mechanical but have no experience with deisels. I paid someone to go over a few things and change some fluids but this really looks like a pretty simple setup and am sure I could do the basic stuff. My gut tells me it is fuel related since it started and then died. I am assuming air or vapor somehow got into the lines from sitting so long. Of course that wasn't my plan but neither was a global pandemic.