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Batt. smoke, no dash lights, no start

Postby spencerdiesel » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:54 pm

Well I just thought I was going to drive the dodge unit today.....Hit the key, starter turned two revolutions and stopped. smoke started coming from the drivers side. Popped hood and looked like the hot side was....hot.

I just disconnected the negative and rode the toyota to work.

This evening I cautiously reconnected the negative to get an idea of the problem, and there are no signs of power inside the truck other than the interior light which works fine, and my pyrometer.

Does anyone have recommendations?
1992 W250, 5 speed, 4.10, Ext. cab Ext. bed, 12.5k winch, 75 gal. fuel tank

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Fuel: THD 12 psi piston pump, THD fuel pin, 366 spring, fuel screw bottomed @ 3 turns, timing bumped 3/16"
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Re: Batt. smoke, no dash lights, no start

Postby PToombs » Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:24 pm

Start checking the fusible links, sounds like 1 burned up.
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Re: Batt. smoke, no dash lights, no start

Postby spencerdiesel » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:00 pm

Preciate it Pete I'll tug on them
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H1C/18

Fuel: THD 12 psi piston pump, THD fuel pin, 366 spring, fuel screw bottomed @ 3 turns, timing bumped 3/16"
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Re: Batt. smoke, no dash lights, no start

Postby spencerdiesel » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:10 pm

Pete, you're the man. The little orange 20 (or 22?) gauge fusible link was fried. Temporarily wire tied it back (fusible link, not straight wire) and Genny is back!

I was starting to withdrawal pretty bad
1992 W250, 5 speed, 4.10, Ext. cab Ext. bed, 12.5k winch, 75 gal. fuel tank

H1C/18

Fuel: THD 12 psi piston pump, THD fuel pin, 366 spring, fuel screw bottomed @ 3 turns, timing bumped 3/16"
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Re: Batt. smoke, no dash lights, no start

Postby PToombs » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:35 pm

No problem man! Sometimes the simple things.......
I've done what you did too, just twist it back so you can use the truck and fix it later. lol
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Re: Batt. smoke, no dash lights, no start

Postby spencerdiesel » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:26 am

I'm just glad I know what the problem is now. Because the same link fried again lol. Running out of usable fusible link, would it be much trouble to change over to a fuse block?

I'm afraid to pay someone else to do electrical work, but I just don't have much time combined with my lack of electrical skills.

What do most guys do with this mess?
1992 W250, 5 speed, 4.10, Ext. cab Ext. bed, 12.5k winch, 75 gal. fuel tank

H1C/18

Fuel: THD 12 psi piston pump, THD fuel pin, 366 spring, fuel screw bottomed @ 3 turns, timing bumped 3/16"
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Re: Batt. smoke, no dash lights, no start

Postby PToombs » Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:07 pm

Yes, you can change it for a fuse, just cut the link back, then put in an inline fuse holder coming from a hot source. If that keeps blowing, you may have a problem. Or it may just be a 25 year old fusible link. Someplace on here is a chart showing what approximate fuse rating each link is.

Found the post on it, check this out, viewtopic.php?f=30&t=8411&p=60721&hilit=fuse+chart#p60721
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Re: Batt. smoke, no dash lights, no start

Postby spencerdiesel » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:48 pm

Thank you! The time, patience and willingness to help is very much appreciated
1992 W250, 5 speed, 4.10, Ext. cab Ext. bed, 12.5k winch, 75 gal. fuel tank

H1C/18

Fuel: THD 12 psi piston pump, THD fuel pin, 366 spring, fuel screw bottomed @ 3 turns, timing bumped 3/16"
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Re: Batt. smoke, no dash lights, no start

Postby spencerdiesel » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:50 pm

Spliced in a single fuse holder with a 30 amp fuse. I figured airing on the 30 side instead of 40 would make it so the fuse fries before the link
1992 W250, 5 speed, 4.10, Ext. cab Ext. bed, 12.5k winch, 75 gal. fuel tank

H1C/18

Fuel: THD 12 psi piston pump, THD fuel pin, 366 spring, fuel screw bottomed @ 3 turns, timing bumped 3/16"
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