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

Will a 1979 GMC cabover farm truck start after sitting for 7 years? Previous owner never heard it run.
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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.

    • Turn it into Optimus Prime.

      FutureRail ProductionsFutureRail Productions2 күн мурун
    • @BustedWalletGarage So he can what, set it on fire?

      twotailedavengertwotailedavenger28 күн мурун
    • So, not T40? :) Don’t worry, Shell is in the mind of every driver, this video just shows their goodwill.

      DavidDavidАй мурун
    • @Alex Hopkins yup, multigrade oil is a no no in 2 stroke diesels

      torxxxtorxxxАй мурун
    • durallast or t maxx

      Anthony laducaAnthony laducaАй мурун
  • The secret is fogging oil down the intake to start old diesels that have been sitting. You need to get the compression up to get the fuel burning and the fogging oil from can tire is perfect

    Steven PlaskettSteven Plaskett11 саат мурун
  • Every old Detroit is a 24v starter not 12

    Steven PlaskettSteven Plaskett11 саат мурун
  • Except old Detroit's news straight 30 diesel oil. That t4 15w40 is completely wrong for a 2 stroke diesel stupid.

    Steven PlaskettSteven Plaskett12 саат мурун
  • Not bragging but my mom's 79 jimmy had a Cummings mounted to a 13-speed split Spencer.

    William MurrayWilliam MurrayКүн мурун
  • Your not getting fuel trough the lines

    RyanstillplaysRyanstillplays2 күн мурун
  • BJ and the Bear..

    John lenonJohn lenon3 күн мурун
  • Detroits were renowned for starting problems due to air in the lines. We used to use a rag and airline and pressurise the tank to force the fuel through after fuel filter replacement.

    Phillip HuntPhillip Hunt4 күн мурун
  • I live in Sioux city and I swear i seen this truck on facebook marketplace. I loved the look of the dash. Too many projects lol

    171apples171171apples1714 күн мурун
  • The last battery oem in the us shutdown 5-10years ago and doubled the cost in the us and likely in canada - all new ones are made in china which is why car,truck,etc are crappy. While China can make high end stuff if youmircomanage them like apple does (and i mean hardcore miro manages the plants) their default is to cut costs everywhere and take home the difference (like buying mangers, etc) and is a nature trait of the chinese people (not blaming them, just the truth, they do it as their gov has a huge habit of screwing people and companies and that person might be jobless in a few years - so it is a get money when you can as you may have not method in the future - it is more complex but core reason is the gov).

    John AdamsJohn Adams6 күн мурун
  • 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.

    LDN WholesaleLDN Wholesale7 күн мурун
  • Love it

    JackJack7 күн мурун
  • 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'

    Jay SwarrowJay Swarrow9 күн мурун
  • I was gonna say just go through the electrical system but honestly no one wants to do that

    Burnt Chicken NuggetBurnt Chicken Nugget9 күн мурун
  • Scrap that crap

    Steve PorterSteve Porter9 күн мурун
  • Man he hit that starter like a bitch lmao

    Moraila ManuelMoraila Manuel10 күн мурун
  • Ether locked. Put gas in spray bottle. Spray heavily. Make sure your filming, could get exciting.

    Motorvader LapstrakeMotorvader Lapstrake10 күн мурун
  • If a Detroit 2-stroke won't start, you're doing something wrong

    FierceMotorworksFierceMotorworks11 күн мурун
  • Fantastic machine!

    Idham ArifidyanIdham Arifidyan12 күн мурун
  • Yepp....crank it up and destroy more ozone ! well done !

    Catalin VoineaCatalin Voinea12 күн мурун
  • 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.

    NDN Steed RiderNDN Steed Rider13 күн мурун
  • Really silly you should have check fuel lines in first place

    Savneet Singh rai raiSavneet Singh rai rai13 күн мурун
  • Where’s your EYE PROTECTION???

    xpkbrzxpkbrz13 күн мурун
  • So, I'll start the video and leave a comment suggesting "did you checked the fuel pump?".

    Michael MichaelsMichael Michaels15 күн мурун
  • 8:16 AKA runaway Diesel.

    Michael MichaelsMichael Michaels15 күн мурун
  • you got cleen out the mice out of the cab over great video de boss garage keep up the good work

  • GM Astro screemin Jinny

    ThadThad15 күн мурун
  • Moin erstmal ihr seid die Gewinner des WW2 ihr könnt euch nicht Mal ein Leberwurst Brot schmieren

    Frank MeyerFrank Meyer16 күн мурун
  • Moin erstmal ihr Ammis seid dumm wie Brot

    Frank MeyerFrank Meyer16 күн мурун
  • you forgot to aplly the discompression sw?

    mixtli Correa 7777mixtli Correa 777717 күн мурун
  • Does Nippon Denso make starters for those engines , they take far less amperage and are stronger .

    Dennis R ColeDennis R Cole17 күн мурун
  • As my grandpa would say; shes a cold hearted b*tch

    Benjamin SBenjamin S17 күн мурун
  • what is the plan, just start it or restore it to it's former glory ?

    neojack333neojack33317 күн мурун
  • Nice Video. Gruß From Germany

    Thomas SchulzeThomas Schulze17 күн мурун
  • Bravó😆🤗😉

    Sandor GeraSandor Gera18 күн мурун
  • Amazing. Imagine a Truck like this in the Future with an Electric Engine...Better not, it would be a Nightmare!

    NeinarNeinar19 күн мурун
  • Cat battery’s work good

    Jesse BJesse B19 күн мурун
  • *Just push/tow it with another vehicle, and put it in gear to start it...*

    REVIEWJUJUR.101REVIEWJUJUR.10119 күн мурун
  • how is it a 2 stroke if it has valves and the oil is separate from the fuel?

    lemonsandorangeslemonsandoranges20 күн мурун
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    Kelley TrevorKelley Trevor20 күн мурун
  • 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

    Akash DeepAkash Deep20 күн мурун
  • You just need the allspark. Thats all

    Nazrin ShahNazrin Shah21 күн мурун
  • I feel like you should get a bigger engine for it. Maybe a Napier Delic ? 😏

    Ruben KelevraRuben Kelevra21 күн мурун
  • 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.

    WisconsinEricWisconsinEric21 күн мурун
  • 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.

    astronichols1astronichols122 күн мурун
  • 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

    Benny jetsaroundtheworldBenny jetsaroundtheworld22 күн мурун
  • Wasn't Optimus Prime a cabover in a comic or old animated tv show?

    TJTJ22 күн мурун
  • engine is junk & not getting fuel

    big daddybig daddy22 күн мурун
  • sounds like a bad engine design

    japrogramerjaprogramer23 күн мурун
  • lol your putting off road diesel in an on road truck that is such a no no dont get caught

    odd ballodd ball23 күн мурун
  • 🙋💸➡👉👏👏👏👏👏👏👏🚚🔩🔨🔧🔌🔋🔋🔋🔋nice mecany

    Carlos GuerreroCarlos Guerrero23 күн мурун
  • 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.

    Danilo Arturo Ariza TriviñoDanilo Arturo Ariza Triviño23 күн мурун
  • Good mechanical discussion👍👍👍👍

  • Is she leaking oil everywhere? If not, something is really wrong with her.

    Knott BobbyKnott Bobby24 күн мурун
  • 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!

    jalbert222jalbert22224 күн мурун
  • this guy put 15w40 in with a big introduction just to get attention! success.

    Greg's GarageGreg's Garage24 күн мурун
  • Not all the time if a diesel doesn't run its a fuel issue, sometimes its and oil pressure issue too

    Ben BurrellBen Burrell24 күн мурун
  • This was one of the most satisfying videos ive watched in awhile

    Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf. E aka Tiger IPanzerkampfwagen VI Ausf. E aka Tiger I25 күн мурун
  • I see this motor runing at BGL-1 (pipeline and crane barge one). And... you are crazy man! Kkkkk

    Marcelo RaisingerMarcelo Raisinger25 күн мурун
  • That thing's got a rod knocking in the eighth v92 I'd puts a 6ft 92 in it and run it from there

    Benny OgdenBenny Ogden25 күн мурун
  • If it just me or do you have a sagging frame as seen at 0:58?

    fraidykatfraidykat25 күн мурун
  • When you tried to start the truck for the first time it sounded like my lawn mower trying to start

    Tammy RaymondTammy Raymond26 күн мурун
    • Because my mower has a hard time turning over but still runs fine

      Tammy RaymondTammy Raymond26 күн мурун
  • omg 15w40 smh

    Boraz CarreraBoraz Carrera26 күн мурун
  • Optima red top battarie

    Ingo van de RunstraatIngo van de Runstraat26 күн мурун
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    Ethan StawksEthan Stawks26 күн мурун
  • Is US Diesel red? in europe is heating Oil red and you aren't supposed to have heating Oil in your car at all.

    Duderobi PatschieDuderobi Patschie26 күн мурун
  • 😬 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?🥺

    Martin HambletonMartin Hambleton26 күн мурун
  • Тупая, американская, деревенщины!!! Не даром есть поговорка "накорми рыжего и убей"

    Иван ИзаакИван Изаак27 күн мурун
  • I knew I wasn't crazy .. old rigs had three dash valves!

    Jim ViciousJim Vicious27 күн мурун
  • Mobil kesukaan waktu kecil, optinus #from Indonesia 🇮🇩👍

    Arif BudimanArif Budiman27 күн мурун
  • 30:50 he finally realizes he isn't getting fuel

    Carlos FoyleCarlos Foyle27 күн мурун
  • sound is gonna be super without the pipe its nice v8? nice engine and sound

    Forman KamionakForman Kamionak27 күн мурун
  • dumb question bit did they ever check the glow plugs and turbo?

    sir sirsir sir27 күн мурун
  • 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

    Maurice WhiteMaurice White28 күн мурун
  • I will PERSONALLY tear that engine down and rebuild it for free, absolutely no joke

    Glados AiGlados Ai28 күн мурун
  • You have a huge plus for me, boy, for stubbornness and persistence! Now, you will definitely get to the scrap yard with this GMC ;-)))

    Ed PlevaEd Pleva28 күн мурун
  • That sounds like a "Death Rattle" 😏

    shane marshshane marsh29 күн мурун
  • 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.

    Jay FudeJay Fude29 күн мурун
  • Cool rig my man..

    August BiechyAugust Biechy29 күн мурун
  • Nobody: …. Cummins Owners Every Morning:

    Rodolfo TorresRodolfo Torres29 күн мурун
  • I want one

    TheLordOfDriftTheLordOfDrift29 күн мурун
  • Beautifoul sound 💪

    ANG 85ANG 8529 күн мурун
  • some of these were built with a series parrell switch. 24 volt start 12 volt running and charging.

    Gord WoodsGord WoodsАй мурун
  • stop using either!!! use brake clean .

    Gord WoodsGord WoodsАй мурун
  • This is my 1st time to hear a 2 stroke diesel. Is it the same like the gasoline 2 strokes?

    Ammar IsmailAmmar IsmailАй мурун
  • It's amazing what fuel can do! lol

    AmericanThunderAmericanThunderАй мурун
  • 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.

    Dennis D. Cherry Sr.Dennis D. Cherry Sr.Ай мурун
  • 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.

    Victor RobisonVictor RobisonАй мурун
  • Am I the only one thinking why no one check the spark plugs? Lol

    Faustino HernandezFaustino HernandezАй мурун
  • 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!!!!!!

    Chris ForteChris ForteАй мурун
  • Wow. That only took a half an hour.

    coolruehlecoolruehleАй мурун
  • File this under how NOT to...

    Tim BrownTim BrownАй мурун
  • Finally wake up the lion

  • Hell, yeah. Now we're getting into something serious... Loving it! :)

    Christian PalmChristian PalmАй мурун
  • Everybody talking about the wrong oil in the Detroit The 4.3 V6 vortec in my truck: what’s an oil grade?

    Matt DunMatt DunАй мурун
  • you can try putting LPG in the inlet pipe I'm sure it will startup

    Ivan SangweniIvan SangweniАй мурун
  • 8:00 you just put dirt in the head lol

    Dylan ThomasDylan ThomasАй мурун
  • I love the sound of a Detroit .

    Dr. WestsideDr. WestsideАй мурун
  • That fuel looks a little red…

    DavidDavidАй мурун
  • cam timing

    Larry AmesLarry AmesАй мурун