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I'm working on a 1985 6.9. the problem is that it will not start with out a little small spray of ether. After that it will take right off. we replaced all the ijectors and bleed out. any idea wat might be wrong?

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My initial thought is that the fuel is bleeding down because the "O" rings are leaking or the fuel lines are venting. This causes a dry start.

You should check your glow plugs and the timer for the glow plugs. In particular the timer should stay on longer for colder weather. I understand that since 1985 Ford has come out with a heavy duty timer that will stay on longer and really heats the glow plugs.

Also check your battery voltage. The glow plugs can't get hot without proper voltage.

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