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F700 diesel starting problem

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by jeepboy, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. jeepboy

    jeepboy Member
    Messages: 56

    A friend of mine has a 95 f700 ford with the c code 1060 diesel. The engine does not want to start when cold,it will crank but it wont fire. I don't think this engine has glow plugs,any ideas?? Thanks.
  2. phillyplowking1

    phillyplowking1 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    It sound like it needs glowplugs.Does he plug it in overnight?
  3. jeepboy

    jeepboy Member
    Messages: 56

    There is no glow plug light on the dash,and i can't find them out on the engine either. I even checked the dash with a flash light in case the bulb was burnt out.
  4. 3dbbok

    3dbbok Junior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 9

    Compression could be low. Does it smoke after warm-up?
  5. BigZ1001

    BigZ1001 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I would look into a magnetic engine block heater
  6. jeepboy

    jeepboy Member
    Messages: 56

    My friend has a heater to install in the heater hose,I'll try that .Does anyone know how this truck is supposed to start?? I know smaller diesel engines use glow plugs,but what is the theory behind not having them(how does it start)? Thanks.
  7. kingriver

    kingriver Senior Member
    from alaska
    Messages: 216

    Hey could you post a response back to me when and if anyone gives you some information on that, I own a 1993 F800 8.3 250 hp and it also doesnt have any glo-plugs: if I plug it in all night it will start up when its 20 degrees, dont know about any colder havn't tried yet,,,:cool: :cool: :cool:
  8. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 697

    you need to plug it in .All of our cummins powered trucks will start fine when plugged in but really have a hard time when not plogged in . They do not have glow plugs like smaller engines so it is important to plug them in ,make sure the batterys are up to snuff ,oil is good,and the fuel is good and you will have no problems.
  9. infineon954

    infineon954 Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    We just bought a 94 F-700. Sometimes it takes awhile to get started in the morning. I don't think there are glowplugs. I can say that I will be getting a block heater
  10. Ggg6

    Ggg6 Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 521

    jeepboy exactly what engine is in it? I know you said c code 1060 but that means nothing to me. Does it have a Ford, Cat or Cummins in it, and what model. There should be a tag or sticker on a valve cover etc. that will tel you. Almost all diesels used in anything larger then a p/u will not have glow plugs, or air grid heaters. So you must plug them in. Changing to 5-40 or 10-40 oil will help in the winter. Remove, clean, and use dielectric grease on all of the battery terminals, as well as put some baking soda/water mix on the battery to clean it off.