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I would first verify that the tech is NOT using gasoline to run the engine. Immediate damage will result from doing this. The other tech is correct in stating that air in the system will create a knock as well. The key is to bleed out as much air in the supply lines as possible. MAKE SURE YOU ARE USING DIESEL FUEL TO START THIS ENGINE! Also, DO NOT USE STARTING FLUID OR EITHER TO START THE ENGINE!! Use WD 40 or Silicone Lube sprayed into the intake to get to fire over. Do you know where the air bleeds are on the fuel system to purge the air from it? I will research this while I await your response.
There should be a hand pump on the filter housing. This needs to be pumped until it is hard & no more movement is aplicable. The air bleed should be located close by the pump lever, & possibly at the end of the fuel injector rail. Both these bleeds should emit a solid stream of fuel with no bubbles.
THE MECHANIC STATES THAT HE HAS PUMPED NUMEROUS TIMES BUT IT DOES NOT GET HARD. DOES THIS MEAN THAT GASOLINE HAS RUINED THE SEALS?
Did you verify that the fuel previously used was gasoline?
HE SAYS THAT HE DID NOT USE GASOLINE.
Ok, then I highly doubt the seals are ruined. How many miles on this unit & have you ever had any service work done to the fuel injectors or pump before?
THE SPEEDO SHOWS 190,365 KMS. ( 118,978MILES) .I PURCHASED THIS VEHICLE RECENTLY FROM A BUS DEALER IN QUEBEC AND DON'T HAVE ANY SERVICE RECORDS.
I suspect the Fuel Injectors are leaking down due to wear. Can you turn the engine CAREFULLY over using the starter to see if the engine turns smoothly? If you only get a partial revolution & the crankshaft stops turning, DO NOT continue to crank. This would confirm leaking fuel injectors hydrolocking the combustion chambers. If it does rotate relatively freely, I would next try to block off the fuel return lines & use the hand pump again to build pressure. If you cannot build pressure, & see no external leaking of fuel, the Pump & Injectors need to be serviced.
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