Bus won't start, Please Help!!!
I have a 25 foot '89 Ford(Wayne) diesel bus that won't start. It has been sitting for about 4 months. When I turn the key, there is nothing. No click, nothing. The lights work, and the radio works, but no start. I tried jump starting it from another car, but to no avail. The 2 commercial batteries it has are only a year old, but the cable terminals are REALLY corroded on the positive end. I'm thinking that may be the problem, but could it also be that the batteries have drained from sitting for awhile? I guess I should've unconnected the cables months ago.
Also, a friend who was using the bus before it sat was running it on 60% veggie oil and 40% diesel straight in the tank, no type of conversion or proper filtering. It ran for a little while then died because I think it got all gunked up. Well, I drained the tank and filled it with fresh diesel. Then I replaced the fuel filters(filled with fresh diesel), and tried to prime it with the handy pump on the injector thingy, that's when I found there was no power. If I can only get power, then I can continue repriming it if needed. Anyway, I just wanted to hear some more suggestions about my predicament. What did I miss? If I get power, do you think it will start, or do I need to flush the whole system clean somehow? Hopefully it's just the cable terminals, I'll have them replaced tomorrow, I think.
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