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by dorf
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Water thing and connections
Replies: 12
Views: 267

Re: Water thing and connections

.......and use some sort of superb sealant on the water pump gasket.....
and yes, bolt lengths are different...so beware

Good luvk
by dorf
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: glow plug system and testing
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: glow plug system and testing

A good glo,plug will have continuity between the screw terminal and the go plug frame

If open circuit...no work
by dorf
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Fuel problem puzzle
Replies: 14
Views: 228

Re: Fuel problem puzzle

Fuel hoses sucking air....worn out fuel hoses....bad clamps.......all of the above

Plus leaking fuel filter water seperator o ring on filter bottom
by dorf
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: New Battery, New Fuel Pump= Hard Starts. What's next?
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: New Battery, New Fuel Pump= Hard Starts. What's next?

My 81 LUV has 110 volt heater ....OEM .....installed in block water jacket

New ones avail from Jerry Lemond
by dorf
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: New Battery, New Fuel Pump= Hard Starts. What's next?
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: New Battery, New Fuel Pump= Hard Starts. What's next?

I'd check continuity of your glow plugs?...replace as necessary....clean all connections with wire brush etc.....be sure all connections are tight when finished

Just my 2 cents...
by dorf
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Vehicle Has loss of power(automatic transmission)
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Vehicle Has loss of power(automatic transmission)

I'm sure someone smarter than me will offer help....but from my experience I've found air is always the culprit

A leak in one of the hoses or the filter separator

I realize you did not mention doing anything in this area but......always .possible.
by dorf
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Losing Prime
Replies: 43
Views: 3385

Re: Losing Prime

Suggestion...
Remove the handpump
Install a marine 2 stroke pump up bulb
Crack a line to bleed
Engine will start and hold prime
You could also install a gage to verify pressure

Your hand pump is probably leaking

Just my 2 cents
by dorf
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Chevy luv brakes
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: Chevy luv brakes

LUVtruck.com has a parts list
by dorf
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Valve Adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Valve Adjustment

Look under how to guides...this web site...further how to adjust
by dorf
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Clean or Replace C223T Radiator?
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: Clean or Replace C223T Radiator?

I' woud take it to a properly equipped Radiator shop......for cleaning Then use a GM....350 cube ...(IT WILL FIT.)..180 degree thermostat...and new hoses Your temp will run mid scale However .i had to put springs in my hoses...additionally.....but no more problems From experience.......best of luck
by dorf
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: 81 chevy luv wont crank
Replies: 16
Views: 903

Re: 81 chevy luv wont crank

There are some slip connections by the pos post that connect the fuseable links

Mine used to corrode.....

Clean...repair and replace as needed
by dorf
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Diagnostic Help?
Replies: 29
Views: 1733

Re: Diagnostic Help?

I went the duramax route for a while

Found out filtration was too small....can't remember actual number

Eventually clogged.....had to remove....cobbled together an old OEM from parts.....no further problems

Just my 2 cents
by dorf
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Diagnostic Help?
Replies: 29
Views: 1733

Re: Diagnostic Help?

Just my 2 cents

Air...air...air

Ditch the primer filter pump use a marine primer bulb in series to prime the system


Get substitute primer filter assembly
by dorf
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Replacing exhaust on Diesel Luv, suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 1454

Re: Replacing exhaust on Diesel Luv, suggestions?

You.ve probably solved this problem by now...if not

A local real muffler shop will get you up and running


It did for mine ..no problems since
by dorf
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: 1981 C190 no power and no start
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: 1981 C190 no power and no start

Suggestion.......verify thst the wire itself has continuity and then try to replace the connectors by solder connections.....etc.....what ever is most practical Amazon if aviable to you has fuseable wire Using fuses, from what I learned previously will not work.....if I remember correctly current dr...