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I got it started!
I got it started. I do not really know why, but it started. I never did get air or fuel to come out the injector pump bleed nut??
I kept bleeding the fuel filter, even though it did not need it. I kept trying to start it. I had the sea water intake closed so i did not flood my engine.
I do have a decompression lever on top. Bill Balme told me how to use that. Getting the engine to rotate faster at start up then dropping it back into compression mode is what started it. I could tell it wanted to ,start, so I just kept after it. A lot of glow plug, a lot of fuel, high revs with decompression on, and drop it into compression, hold down glow plug and keep starter running,-- Pray, swear, and beg. Once started, I ran it for 45 minutes to warm it up, shut it down, waited 1/2 hour, and it restarted at the push of a button.
Thanks to everyone who assisted. You all gave me the confidence to keep trying things.
Bob Livingston, PSC37 #148 Gyre