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FUEL STARVASION POOR STARTING TAKES UNTILL THE BATTERY IS NEARLY FLAT, IHAVE CHECKED GLOW PLUGS THEY ARE WORKING ,I THINK ITS THE FUEL MOTOR FROM THE TANK? WHERE IS THE MOTOR LOCATED ? I LOOK FORWARD TO ANY SUGESTIONS AND HELP! THANK YOU PETER.

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The fuel motor is part of the fuel pump.
The fuel pump has a fuel sender also as part of the pump. I would have you fuel pump check and changed at you local shop.

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