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New and need to learn; solenoid?


Created On Thursday May 18, 2006 17:15 Diesel Talk
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A big "hey y'all" to everybody before I get started -- I don't bite, hope y'all don't either. wink

I'm not "new" to diesels, really, since that's about all Dad ever had when I was growing up, or ever believed in to haul cattle with, anyway. But I'm sure new to driving them! I've got an '86 6.9L F-250 XL, auto, 2W, rear-wheel. It's my first truck, though, and I don't know anything about trucks beyond driving and the occasional simple maintence run-through. I'm ashamed to say it, but it's true. So I'm looking for some help -- anything would be appreciated. (I'm so bad I don't even know what to ask for help about!) I want to know everything I can about this baby, inside and out, so maybe one of these days I can fix 'er up a little bit. Right now I'm really looking to learn about the guts -- diagrams, articles, anything.

There are a few specific problems I do know enough about to get in trouble, and if anybody's got some advice, I'd sure love to hear it. My baby's addicted to ether, ever since the glow plugs stopped working last Christmas. The light comes on, but she won't start without a little spray. Any ideas on easing her off -- or why the glow plugs aren't working? A mechanic buddy said it was the solenoid, but I can't see how when every plug and the solenoid are brand new. Also, recently it started running a little rougher. It takes more pressure on the accelerator than it used to need to shift up, especially from 2nd to 3rd, like it's having a little trouble getting fuel. I'm hoping that's due to a pair of slightly leaky rear injectors which should be getting fixed in a day or two, but if anyone else has some other ideas, I'm open. Thanks!

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