Ok, I know it's not Badged a Mitsu, but it's a Mistu at heart. I have an 83 Dodge PowerRam 50 2.3L Turbo diesel. Same engine that's in the older Pajero's and Montero's. It's not intercooled, but does do 20psi.
Bout a year ago I was driving down the highway and lost power, looked at my gauges noticed I was running hot and had almost no oil pressure. So I pushed the clutch and she died. Oil had shot out the dipstick tube and she was steaming frm the head gasket.
Now, recently I pulled the head off, expecting it to be cracked, nope looks fine, all I can see is 2 spots on the head gasket where it might have leaked, and one where it did... to outside the engine.
So I cleaned it up, filled it with coolant and oil(never got any cross contamination) Primed the pump and tried to start.. nothing just cranked... so I re-timed it, same thing, cept it sounded like it had compression.
I added some fuel stablilizer.. no go. Disconnected the injector feed lines - and cranked it - yup I have fuel to the injectors.
I have nothing coming out the tail pipe, from what I can tell. I've tried eather(just a little), I've tried block heater and cycling the glow plugs.
My next thing to try is disconnect the fuel line betweenthe injector pump and the filter and run direct of a jerry can hanging upside down(to attempt to remove any chance of it loosing prime)
Other than that, I'm stuck. I don't have the proper tool to do a compression check on a diesel(I have one for a gas engine though).
Any ideas? twas a great truck, mind you the frame is rusted pretty good and I'd probably only get 1 more season out of it.
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