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Shouldn't the mechanic troubleshoot from easiest to hardest?
I went to pick up the van today and because of reading the forums I asked a few questions.
Had they checked the glow plugs because there is no WAIT TO START light? They hadn't.
Had they check for fuel? They hadn't because they already determined the compression was low.
The rear doors are really dented. Had they check the inertia/fuel shut off switch? They hadn't.
The van has been sitting for many months. They found the compression was low, but couldn't the fact that it's been sitting be a problem?
I know that a gas engine that sits for a long period of time doesn't always start up ready to sprint, but after she runs for a while things seat correctly and she can run strong.
Got any advice? Should I have them get the glow plugs working, and make sure that fuel is available?
BTW, all the questions I asked the mechanic were because of the powerstroke forums. Y'all rock.