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I have a mid 70's ford 3000. I got lax on draining the water

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I have a mid 70's ford 3000. I got lax on draining the water out of the fuel filters (quick easy start) until a couple of days ago. Started and drove for a few minutes, then stalled out. Drained substantial water out of the filters (1/2 cup). Changed filters bled lines, fuel to the injectors, but it doesn't seem to have enough compression to complete the start. It tries but just won't fire. Am I low compression? If the valves are too tight (or loose) would that prevent enough compression for firing? I have put in an octane booster and fuel conditioner to try to liven it up? what next?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Are you getting fuel up to the injector pump?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

When you loosen the injector lines is fuel squirting or just dribbling

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

I assume you have pull cable to kill engine.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Fuel has to be squirting at injector lines.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

No reason compression would have changed!