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Refreshed engine installed, not starting
I bought a '95 SC 5spd PSD last summer (last running August 2010) with a blown engine. It's been a very long journey but I ultimately found a running replacement engine, replaced all of the seals/gaskets/o-rings/valve springs/oil filter/fuel filter/air filter, and just installed it over the weekend.
Now, when I try to start the engine it cranks strong (new batteries) but it does not sputter or fire or even smoke at all.
I had a fuel leak at the banjo (wasn't tightened down enough to crush the washers fully) and the fuel bowl is full, so the pump is working -- though the diesel fuel is ~15 months old at this point.
After searching on here I concluded my CPS may be bad as I did not get any noticeable jump of the tach when doing extended cranking. I swapped on the CPS from the other engine, and now the tach needle moves upward 1-2mm but no further. Is that how far it should move, or do I have two dud CPS's?
As far as lights go, I get the "Wait to start" light when I turn the key to ON, I get the fuel filter / engine temp / water in fuel lights when I first try to start (they go off after a few seconds), and I have the battery light on, though it goes dim during starting it is on throughout the entire process.
I opened the HPOP reservoir and topped off the oil (it was not full), and noticed no change. Oh, ambient temperatures during all of this has been in the mid 60s F.
What should I be looking at/for next? This is my first diesel truck so I'm not sure what to troubleshoot, I'm used to Japanese gas cars. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.