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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-23-2007, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Why do non Diesel Mechanics work on Diesel

I recently bought a 86 Burban with a 6.2l. Kniwing nothing about diesel I started reading ALOT and learning. I encountered minor issues and know that I got the Factory service manual after looking at Chiltons and Haynes it amazes me at the butchering of systems that people have done. I knew the guy I bought it from and he took it to mechanics. Can'tsay much about the first owner.

The more I look and read the more questions I have. But thats the fun of it. I guess the thing that is killing me is I cannot find decent color to pin wiring diagrams to try and make things they are supposed to be. Back to the cruise control system got a 483 mile drive next week it would be nice if it works.

Let me thank all of you for your post and replies in the past as I think I read most of them. I guess I should be thankfull that its running.

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Smart move with getting a FSM. The other 2 are decent for pictures and torque specs, but that is about it.

I know my Ram has a separate electrical diagnostics book, so you might need to find out if there is one for yours.

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Check on Helms website....maybe they have something to help you.

IIRC, dont the wiring diagrams have the wire colors named?
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