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The engine turns over fine, glow plug comes on and goes off, then the Oil Fluid light blinks on and off. Ran fine yesterday. My son had the car and said the gas gauge read almost half, then the light came on when he went to start it, so he put $10.00 of Diesel in it. You know kids. Thanks for your help.

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Did you check oil level if low on oil engine well not start
check if have power to glow plug

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