I'm back and pissed. No sucking sound. The rear door fell off and i backed over it. Why the hell did they make something that should have been one piece two pieces and held together with 2 bullshit bolts. The welds broke off. THe taillights broke. Anyway I changed both the filters. There was some water in filter.I wonder if the water could be doing it? If it is why would it start back up ?It still does the same thing but now its new and improved. The top circuit breaker keeps popping and everything dies immediately. It stalled out and now either battery or starter is fried because the started won't turn fast enough to start engine. I jumped it with a car and it did nothing. Maybe engine is fluid locked? I felt the starter and it was hot even after sitting for a few hours. I've alway had problems with the starter. Like if i stall the engine i can't get it started right away starter will click. If i let it sit for 5-10 minutes it will start. Only thing i think of it is flooded in the cylinders when i stall it and it make it hard for engine to turn over. Does anyone else have that problem when it stalls? On top of everything the damn pump to lift the cab doesn't work. Did anyone ever change a battery? It looks like a pain in the ass. the starter looks even worse.
Sounds like some of my days...
As one of the other members says “if it was done the easy way , it wasn't by me”
You either need to change your top circuit breaker or take a amp meter and see if the circuit is being over loaded. Often breakers get weak as they get old and won't carry their rated amps.
I doubt the engine is fluid locked, diesels only pump small quantity every revolution and don't “flood” like gas engines. Not that they can't hydrolock if rain or some other liquid gets above the piston.
If you can get a the crankshaft, most engines have a bolt holding the front balancer on and you can put a socket on this to determine the engine is still turnable.
Sounds like your duo for a starter rebuild to me. If you boosted it and it did'nt help. either the wires doing to the starter are not carrying the amperage or the starter is worn and is demanding excessive amps. You can hook you volt meter to the starter and crank the engine, volts should stay above 10 even if you not boasting, provided the battery is good.
If boosting they should stay higher yet.
Since your starter was acting up b4, start there and with a new top circuit breaker, or replace the breaker with a fuse of the same amps, if the fuse blow then the circuit is demanding to much current and needs to be repaired.