EPIC Best near fail cold start Detroit Diesel smoke show MCI MC9 bus
*READ This is the first video with my new Samsung F40 Camcorder. My batteries are almost 4 years old, they are tired and my fuel is exceptionally old as well. I haven't added diesel in over 2 years now. I finally had to put some jumper cables on it. I think an 8V71 starts better. It was 26 F during the night during the vid it had warmed up a lil to around 50F. Keep in mind all the fluids/hidden metal are 30-40 F. I have another cold start vid from last year. This year, I had to grab my car to jump the bus off after the first attempt failed. I assume engine rotation speed by the starter affects start up. Even with additives, the diesel is just old. I put 67 gallons in I believe two years ago which filled it to the top, there's about 179 gallons, 95% usable I believe.
HTZ T-150KM with Scania DS14 V8-diesel starting -4 degrees.
I installed Scania engine in Harkov T-150K last winter because the old
engine was leaking coolant to engine oil. There's self made adaptor plate
between engine and transmission case. Scania DS14 engine was bought from
junk yard. I made it only minor repairs to the engine like replaced one
broken cylinder liner with new one and installed new nozzles.
Diesel Generator First And Last Start
As many know, Direct Energy, and others electricity retailers in Alberta
are absolute criminals. As if our rates aren't already the most expensive
in Canada, they add an apx $80 monthly "distribution charge" to the bill
every month. Since we now own two homes, we cut the bills down by shutting
off the electricity at the "cottage". We have been running the cottage off
12v car batteries, and the little 1000w generator.
The 1000w genny has been really efficient. I can't get over that it runs
for 8 hours on $4 of gas. Wile running it is working to power all the
lights in the house and battery chargers for the car battery lights. Video
of them to come, no I don't have headlights duck taped to the walls. There
is an old vid of the generator here
I really bought that generator for work, so I almost need to replace it
with something. I have always wanted one of those 10hp diesel motors they
sell at Princess Auto. They cost about $800, but go on sale for $500, and
I keep thinking I will buy one to power my tank track garden tractor, as
So when Princess Auto put the diesel generator on sale, powered by my
beloved diesel engine all for $800, there was no losing. I have a new
generator and my much wanted air cooled diesel! I could make the tank
track garden tractor a "diesel electric" like the 400 ton heavy haulers,
and trains. In the summer when my tank track diesel electric snow plow
(thats a mouth full) isn't needed, I pop the generator off for work.
Wow was I wrong. Maybe I got the one bad unit, but it didn't work right.
Besides the somewhat expected ridiculously hard to start in the cold. I
had to recharge the starter battery so many times I didn't turn the camera
on for the time it actually started. But I did get some of the madness on
film. It makes me sad editing this video together, I really wanted this
generator. Put I am really happy I got it from Princess Auto, because I
know they will take it back with no problem, unlike like Canadian Tire, and
a lot of other retail bee-otches out there.
6.2 Diesel Cold Start
Starting my '87 Chevy after 3 Years.
Hearing that old Detroit roar to life was like talking to a long-lost
friend. Now I need to find an El Camino to stuff this boat anchor into!
Thanks to 1997cr80r for the suggestion
RUN AWAY Detroit Diesel! 453-T
DD 453-T runs away! rack gets stuck on valve cover. almost lost some
fingers too, it was all i could find. F'ed up new turbo compressor wheel, was only damage
Rap 24 hp semidiesel, second start attempt.
This video illustrates what happends when these two stroke semidiesels run
out due to too much oil in the crankcase. With my left hand, I block the
injection pump, so from that time the engine run on lube oil only, no
diesel at all. I have heard lots of stories about this from decades ago but
this is the first time, to my knowledge, that it is captured on video.
Luckily we had blocked most of the air intake prior to starting and ended
at somewhat over 1000 rpm. Max operating rpm is 425-450. With full air
supply, I would guess this engine would reach thousands of rpm and I could
only guess what would have happened then...
The electric glowplug short circuited so we had to rely on the propane
burner which had slightly low temperature. In this startattempt, we used an
acetylene burner and got the glowplug bright red. The crankcase was,
unfortunately, filled with too much oil so the engine was running on its
lube oil from the crankcase instead of diesel. Still some trouble with the
fuel injection, doesn't feel right when injecting diesel manually.
Old start/Cold Start Rudy's 1963 Mack B81 w/ 711 Mack Turbo Diesel. First start in 10+ years.
Rudy hauled home his most recent purchase today, a 1963 Mack B81. Two fresh
batteries got it to crank after some tinkering with the terminals. Had to
spray some PB in the turbo and pry it
free with a screwdriver. Started on ether. It's not drawing any fuel at the
moment, that's a project for another day. For now we found out his
contraption is a runner!
Part 2 - See it run on Diesel - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Jff249TwqM
Part 3 - It drives around! - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEWkYFL0eAw