aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,
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aefenglommung

Dear Internet Fairy

I can't get my tractor started. I was afraid that the battery might have run down, since I hadn't started it in a couple of weeks. Anyway, I turned the charger on and held down the glow-plug for a goodish while before attempting to start it. The crank turned, but the engine didn't fire.

I've tried holding the glow-plug down longer, but I still can't get it to fire. As the battery has run down in subsequent attempts, I first put a battery starter on it, and then attempted to jump the tractor from my car. In both cases, the battery doesn't seem to be helped much. But it still turns a bit. It just doesn't fire. There is plenty of fuel in the tank.

I don't know enough about diesel engines to know what to do next. What do you advise?
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