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Brian W
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Angry Engine turns but won't start


Can anyone advise what to do / check next ??

Have a very old Ford Mermaid Meteor engine that has been running ok until I left it to go on holiday for a week and now it just won't fire / start.
Last time I used it there were no starting issues.

Now, I'm not very mechanically minded but have done the following.
1 - Checked the fuel - plenty of that !
2 - Replaced the fuel filter
3 - Bled the system - there's fuel coming out at the injectors.
4 - Temporarily removed the solenoid cut off at the fuel pump to see if that was stopping fuel.
5 - Glow plugs are ok.
5 - Tried using Aerostart ( yes I know it's not good for engines) but not even a cough or splutter !

What next???

Any help appreciated.

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