A 2-Stroke Detroit That ...WON'T Start? 1979 GMC Cabover |  

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Will a 1979 GMC cabover farm truck start after sitting for 7 years? Previous owner never heard it run.
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1979 GMC Astro cabover semi-truck with a 8v92 2-stroke Detroit engine has been sitting a while... Will it start?

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What should we do with a 2-stroke powered cabover truck? 🤔 EDIT: We appreciate the ongoing technical discussion about low ash 40w oil being best for these engines. Interesting stuff! Maybe we'll do a follow up video on that.
twotailedavenger Pirms 21 dienas
@BustedWalletGarage So he can what, set it on fire?
David Pirms 24 dienām
So, not T40? :) Don’t worry, Shell is in the mind of every driver, this video just shows their goodwill.
torxxx Pirms 28 dienām
@Alex Hopkins yup, multigrade oil is a no no in 2 stroke diesels
Anthony laduca
Anthony laduca Pirms 28 dienām
durallast or t maxx
Benjamin Flynn
Benjamin Flynn Pirms Mēneša
@chris forgan my idea was a ramp built into the frame like on a light duty ramp truck with a hydraulic lift deck on top of it to add another vehicle capacity. Maybe 3 or 4 cars total. No trailer involved.
LDN Wholesale
LDN Wholesale Pirms 7 Stundām
The batteries are dead, starter is probably drawing a lot of current as well. Simply tow the thing, Though you still have to bleed the injection. That looked like bearing material in the oil. And sounds like it has spun a bearing.
Jack Pirms 9 Stundām
Love it
Jay Swarrow
Jay Swarrow Pirms dienas
Now i don'wan' to start no panics here, but the Earth must've be outta alignment'n'stuff. First my Luminarc cup shatered to bits, now *this..* Yeh, we doom'd fo'sho'
Burnt Chicken Nugget
Burnt Chicken Nugget Pirms 2 dienām
I was gonna say just go through the electrical system but honestly no one wants to do that
Steve Porter
Steve Porter Pirms 2 dienām
Scrap that crap
Moraila Manuel
Moraila Manuel Pirms 2 dienām
Man he hit that starter like a bitch lmao
Motorvader Lapstrake
Motorvader Lapstrake Pirms 3 dienām
Ether locked. Put gas in spray bottle. Spray heavily. Make sure your filming, could get exciting.
FierceMotorworks Pirms 4 dienām
If a Detroit 2-stroke won't start, you're doing something wrong
Idham Arifidyan
Idham Arifidyan Pirms 4 dienām
Fantastic machine!
Catalin Voinea
Catalin Voinea Pirms 5 dienām
Yepp....crank it up and destroy more ozone ! well done !
NDN Steed Rider
NDN Steed Rider Pirms 5 dienām
We were always taught to only run straight 40 weight oil in 2 strokes, And 1540 was not good for them. Not sure why though.
Savneet Singh rai rai
Savneet Singh rai rai Pirms 6 dienām
Really silly you should have check fuel lines in first place
xpkbrz Pirms 6 dienām
Where’s your EYE PROTECTION???
Michael Michaels
Michael Michaels Pirms 7 dienām
So, I'll start the video and leave a comment suggesting "did you checked the fuel pump?".
Michael Michaels
Michael Michaels Pirms 7 dienām
8:16 AKA runaway Diesel.
BLUCK LIGHT FOX ART Pirms 7 dienām
you got cleen out the mice out of the cab over great video de boss garage keep up the good work
Thad Pirms 8 dienām
GM Astro screemin Jinny
Frank Meyer
Frank Meyer Pirms 9 dienām
Moin erstmal ihr seid die Gewinner des WW2 ihr könnt euch nicht Mal ein Leberwurst Brot schmieren
Frank Meyer
Frank Meyer Pirms 9 dienām
Moin erstmal ihr Ammis seid dumm wie Brot
mixtli Correa 7777
mixtli Correa 7777 Pirms 9 dienām
you forgot to aplly the discompression sw?
Dennis R Cole
Dennis R Cole Pirms 9 dienām
Does Nippon Denso make starters for those engines , they take far less amperage and are stronger .
Benjamin S
Benjamin S Pirms 10 dienām
As my grandpa would say; shes a cold hearted b*tch
neojack333 Pirms 10 dienām
what is the plan, just start it or restore it to it's former glory ?
Thomas Schulze
Thomas Schulze Pirms 10 dienām
Nice Video. Gruß From Germany
Sandor Gera
Sandor Gera Pirms 10 dienām
Neinar Pirms 11 dienām
Amazing. Imagine a Truck like this in the Future with an Electric Engine...Better not, it would be a Nightmare!
Jesse B
Jesse B Pirms 11 dienām
Cat battery’s work good
REVIEWJUJUR.101 Pirms 11 dienām
*Just push/tow it with another vehicle, and put it in gear to start it...*
lemonsandoranges Pirms 12 dienām
how is it a 2 stroke if it has valves and the oil is separate from the fuel?
Kelley Trevor
Kelley Trevor Pirms 12 dienām
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Akash Deep
Akash Deep Pirms 13 dienām
When your video Started I know that it's fuel line Problem ! And I am Guessing ! Great Please Restore this Machine Full Overhaul Or Repair It would be Great Project why you Stop it start Again this Project Find Some people those want to work on this Project and re start
Nazrin Shah
Nazrin Shah Pirms 14 dienām
You just need the allspark. Thats all
Ruben Kelevra
Ruben Kelevra Pirms 14 dienām
I feel like you should get a bigger engine for it. Maybe a Napier Delic ? 😏
WisconsinEric Pirms 14 dienām
Only Diesel I have wrenched on is a Vermeer stump grinder. Had to bleed the fuel system at each injector to get it running. Ran perfect after that. I'm surprised it took so long to look into that here. I know next to nothing and it was my first thought.
astronichols1 Pirms 14 dienām
A note on the batteries: Most lead acid batteries are the same. Charging systems are shit. They need to go up to 14.4v at least once a month. When charging, u can put a 60Hz ripple DC at 20A or so for like 20mins (with a variac and some diodes), this will wildly increase the current capacity (knocks some of the lead sulfate off the plates so it can go back into solution). If a battery is really dead, u can even run AC through it for a minute, then rippled DC and get it back to pretty good capacity if not good as new as long as the lead plates aren't completely disintegrated. Downside of all this is it takes some practice to get the feel right. Lead acid car batteries are pretty tough tho so u can really dump some current into them without worrying about damage. Just putting 80A DC on them for a few mins at full charge will to a treat (may be able to do this with a welder at a medium current setting). Good battery conditioning is really key to a functional battery. It's a shame charging systems are so ass. PS: don't do this with a lithium battery lol.
Benny jetsaroundtheworld
Benny jetsaroundtheworld Pirms 14 dienām
I'm 22 and after I crawl under the car for 14 hours il be sore as it gets rolling over slow in bed and the whole works this guys gotta be close to double as many moons as me and crawling under there with enthusiasm. I respect it
TJ Pirms 15 dienām
Wasn't Optimus Prime a cabover in a comic or old animated tv show?
big daddy
big daddy Pirms 15 dienām
engine is junk & not getting fuel
japrogramer Pirms 15 dienām
sounds like a bad engine design
odd ball
odd ball Pirms 15 dienām
lol your putting off road diesel in an on road truck that is such a no no dont get caught
Carlos Guerrero
Carlos Guerrero Pirms 16 dienām
🙋💸➡👉👏👏👏👏👏👏👏🚚🔩🔨🔧🔌🔋🔋🔋🔋nice mecany
Danilo Arturo Ariza Triviño
Try to place Willard batteries, they are reliable, I suppose you have looked at the spark plugs and if there is no oil or the distributor is bad. or the alternator is failing due to the brushes.
BONG TRUCKERS VLOG Pirms 16 dienām
Good mechanical discussion👍👍👍👍
Knott Bobby
Knott Bobby Pirms 16 dienām
Is she leaking oil everywhere? If not, something is really wrong with her.
jalbert222 Pirms 16 dienām
I hate to be a realist, but 'what to do with it', is take it to a scrap yard and sell it for the ew parts and un-rusted metal that can be salvaged. 42 year old vehicles that were engineered to die after far less years, are a waste of time and money. Unless someone is wealthy and wants to invest 6 figures to have a cool toy that reminds them of their youth. For anyone to BUY this truck or any other vehicle and expect to USE it, that is sad, because it will drain their bank account. Junk is junk. Every single part of the 'repaired' truck (or car) of that age will within a short time need replaced. Everything soft turns hard, everything hard turns soft, everything wears out, rusts and deteriorates. Everything. But I love your presentation. You seem like a really nice guy!
Greg's Garage
Greg's Garage Pirms 17 dienām
this guy put 15w40 in with a big introduction just to get attention! success.
Ben Burrell
Ben Burrell Pirms 17 dienām
Not all the time if a diesel doesn't run its a fuel issue, sometimes its and oil pressure issue too
Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf. E aka Tiger I
This was one of the most satisfying videos ive watched in awhile
Marcelo Raisinger
Marcelo Raisinger Pirms 17 dienām
I see this motor runing at BGL-1 (pipeline and crane barge one). And... you are crazy man! Kkkkk
Benny Ogden
Benny Ogden Pirms 17 dienām
That thing's got a rod knocking in the eighth v92 I'd puts a 6ft 92 in it and run it from there
fraidykat Pirms 18 dienām
If it just me or do you have a sagging frame as seen at 0:58?
Tammy Raymond
Tammy Raymond Pirms 18 dienām
When you tried to start the truck for the first time it sounded like my lawn mower trying to start
Tammy Raymond
Tammy Raymond Pirms 18 dienām
Because my mower has a hard time turning over but still runs fine
Boraz Carrera
Boraz Carrera Pirms 18 dienām
omg 15w40 smh
Ingo van de Runstraat
Ingo van de Runstraat Pirms 18 dienām
Optima red top battarie
Ethan Stawks
Ethan Stawks Pirms 18 dienām
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Duderobi Patschie
Duderobi Patschie Pirms 18 dienām
Is US Diesel red? in europe is heating Oil red and you aren't supposed to have heating Oil in your car at all.
Martin Hambleton
Martin Hambleton Pirms 18 dienām
😬 That poor engine. You used the wrong oil. Should be straight 40, not multi- grade. Also shouldn't you let it tick over a while rather than revving the nuts out of it?🥺
Иван Изаак
Иван Изаак Pirms 19 dienām
Тупая, американская, деревенщины!!! Не даром есть поговорка "накорми рыжего и убей"
Jim Vicious
Jim Vicious Pirms 19 dienām
I knew I wasn't crazy .. old rigs had three dash valves!
Arif Budiman
Arif Budiman Pirms 19 dienām
Mobil kesukaan waktu kecil, optinus #from Indonesia 🇮🇩👍
Carlos Foyle
Carlos Foyle Pirms 20 dienām
30:50 he finally realizes he isn't getting fuel
Forman Kamionak
Forman Kamionak Pirms 20 dienām
sound is gonna be super without the pipe its nice v8? nice engine and sound
sir sir
sir sir Pirms 20 dienām
dumb question bit did they ever check the glow plugs and turbo?
Maurice White
Maurice White Pirms 20 dienām
WOW. That was about the stupidest excuse of a mechanic I have ever seen. Really, all that ignorant shade tree (have no clue how electricity works) screwing around with battery cables was the best example of never opened a book. Obviously you have have zero clue how Detroit fuel systems work. SMDH
Glados Ai
Glados Ai Pirms 21 dienas
I will PERSONALLY tear that engine down and rebuild it for free, absolutely no joke
Ed Pleva
Ed Pleva Pirms 21 dienas
You have a huge plus for me, boy, for stubbornness and persistence! Now, you will definitely get to the scrap yard with this GMC ;-)))
shane marsh
shane marsh Pirms 21 dienas
That sounds like a "Death Rattle" 😏
Jay Fude
Jay Fude Pirms 22 dienām
First thing I ever drove was my Dad's Astro. Had 13 gears. He put me in the bottom of a limestone quarry in Florida, where I could only hurt myself. My "final exam" was backing that bastard out of the quarry. It was poo brown over diarrhea brown. We called it two-turd.
August Biechy
August Biechy Pirms 22 dienām
Cool rig my man..
Rodolfo Torres
Rodolfo Torres Pirms 22 dienām
Nobody: …. Cummins Owners Every Morning:
TheLordOfDrift Pirms 22 dienām
I want one
ANG 85
ANG 85 Pirms 22 dienām
Beautifoul sound 💪
Gord Woods
Gord Woods Pirms 23 dienām
some of these were built with a series parrell switch. 24 volt start 12 volt running and charging.
Gord Woods
Gord Woods Pirms 23 dienām
stop using either!!! use brake clean .
Ammar Ismail
Ammar Ismail Pirms 23 dienām
This is my 1st time to hear a 2 stroke diesel. Is it the same like the gasoline 2 strokes?
AmericanThunder Pirms 23 dienām
It's amazing what fuel can do! lol
Dennis D. Cherry Sr.
Dennis D. Cherry Sr. Pirms 23 dienām
Before I retired in 2018 we had switched almost all of our old starters, that would give you a hernia, with new cast aluminum gear reduction starters you could carry with one hand. If only they had had them for the 45 years plus I was a heavy duty mechanic. I lost count of how many DD engines I rebuilt from a bare block and when you first start the assembly it looks like you haven't even put a dent in all the parts. I was so glad when they came out with the DDEC around 1988.
Victor Robison
Victor Robison Pirms 23 dienām
I won't specify the brand of oil, but my employer used multi-grade oil in Detroit two strokes for many years, the real danger to those engines were operators who got them to soak up ether and then got them to fire. At least one new piston and liner, and possibly all of the liner assemblies, would need replacing before it could be put back in service.
Faustino Hernandez
Faustino Hernandez Pirms 23 dienām
Am I the only one thinking why no one check the spark plugs? Lol
Chris Forte
Chris Forte Pirms 23 dienām
Soooo you are trying to start a diesel but you didn't check to see if you had fuel flow........it is my first time to your channel. Ummmm.......bye!!!!!!
coolruehle Pirms 23 dienām
Wow. That only took a half an hour.
Tim Brown
Tim Brown Pirms 23 dienām
File this under how NOT to...
M.CREATIONS Pirms 23 dienām
Finally wake up the lion
Christian Palm
Christian Palm Pirms 23 dienām
Hell, yeah. Now we're getting into something serious... Loving it! :)
Matt Dun
Matt Dun Pirms 23 dienām
Everybody talking about the wrong oil in the Detroit The 4.3 V6 vortec in my truck: what’s an oil grade?
Ivan Sangweni
Ivan Sangweni Pirms 23 dienām
you can try putting LPG in the inlet pipe I'm sure it will startup
Dylan Thomas
Dylan Thomas Pirms 23 dienām
8:00 you just put dirt in the head lol
Dr. Westside
Dr. Westside Pirms 23 dienām
I love the sound of a Detroit .
David Pirms 24 dienām
That fuel looks a little red…
Larry Ames
Larry Ames Pirms 24 dienām
cam timing
jhoncho4x4 Pirms 24 dienām
Running air lines from second truck for brakes and pulling it around the barn yard is an easy way to bring one of these big old engines back to life; saves the starting system too.
John Kelley
John Kelley Pirms 24 dienām
Ouch so much starting fluid this guy is killing me I am out another hack for youtube
DEBOSS GARAGE Pirms 24 dienām
Maybe check out the other builds, and not us messing around with scrap iron. The GTO restoration is a better representation of what we do on the channel
ConwayTruckload Pirms 24 dienām
I had one of those but mine was a 78.
Julie Goyen
Julie Goyen Pirms 24 dienām
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NickPicked Pirms 25 dienām
How's that Kioti tractor been?
Nestor Squinozio
Nestor Squinozio Pirms 25 dienām
Esos y los que tienen un perrito en el frente
Nestor Squinozio
Nestor Squinozio Pirms 25 dienām
Que buenos estaban
Nestor Squinozio
Nestor Squinozio Pirms 25 dienām
Hu yo me acuerdo cuando los bajaban de los barcos en el puerto de buenos aires en el 79 80 en darsena norte
Nathaniel Mathies
Nathaniel Mathies Pirms 25 dienām
I was told the reason that Detroits came with a hard cover manual to choke them.off when they ran away
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