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can u ever stall a diesel?

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by 82K5_6.5L, Mar 13, 2003.

  1. 82K5_6.5L

    82K5_6.5L 1/2 ton status

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    just kinda curious, cuz u know some trucks with carbs. stall at certain angles..can our diesels do that??
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  2. 4x4dreamer

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    Run it upside down if you want...it'll keep going.
     
  3. imiceman44

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    just kinda curious, cuz u know some trucks with carbs. stall at certain angles..can our diesels do that??
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    You can stall it but not by having it at an angle but by boggin it down, although I have yet to have that happen with me, the clutch slips before it dies.
     
  4. carolina custom

    carolina custom 1/2 ton status

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    I have a truck with the saddle tanks. I was winching on a long almost vertical hilclimb and ran it out of fuel /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif. I think I had a 1/4 or 1/3 of a tank. fuel went to the back of the tank and after about a 90sec. the lines went dry. I got it started with w-d40. This is the only time it has ever stalled. I beat on it verry regular and have never had a problem on a hill. It will run at any angle, just dont leave it there untill it runs out of fuel, or losses oil pressure.
     
  5. Diesel Dan

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    the lines went dry. I got it started with w-d40.

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    This is one of the things I found on the cummins that I like. The mechanical lift pump on the side of the motor has a manual lever so you can bleed the system by hand.
     
  6. DieselDan

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    Ahhg! Ya there nothing like some idiot that runs one of our (semi-)tractors dry and you stand there pumping that pump 'til you thumb falls off trying to prime it. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
  7. ben427

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    I hear yah, crackin the bleeders and pumping til it feels like your arm is gonna fall off! /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
  8. imiceman44

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    the lines went dry. I got it started with w-d40.

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    This is one of the things I found on the cummins that I like. The mechanical lift pump on the side of the motor has a manual lever so you can bleed the system by hand.

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    I have the same kind of pump on my perkins, and I love it.
    It comes in handy when I don't remember if the tank is full, since my guage doesn't work.
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    With my engine it only takes a few strokes and it's primed.
     

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