by Kelly
(Butler MO)

Sullair 185 will turn over but won’t start even by spraying a little starting fluid in breather.

Sullair 185 air compressor

Sullair 185 air compressor

Is there a disconnect at compressor so it won’t pump while trying to start?

Starting fluid should at least make it fire shouldn’t it?

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Sullair diesel no start
by: Doug in s.d.ca

<<< Starting fluid should at least make it fire shouldn’t it? >>>

Yes, although that’s a dangerous thing to do…

Having said that, sounds like no compression.

The airend should be unloaded during start phase,

If it is cranking, and you feel air going in the intake, then it’s either rings or valves or timing gear. Might also be not enough air into cylinder – check the intake filter, or maybe remove it temporarily to test.

You didn’t let it run dry (fuel), did you?

 

 

 


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