Well, I'm back once again.lol.. Made it threw the winter without any problems though. Put a few hours on the D7E and it worked pretty good threw the winter keeping the roads open and intially opening up the roads.
Back home now and it's breaking up so I'm going threw the 7 a bit and fixing a few things. I hadn't used the glow plugs all winter so to a bit of my surpirse when i went to start it when it was warm out the glow plugs were not working. Took the top cover off by the gauges and low and behold the wire was coroded and burnt off. It had gotten hot at one point because there was some melted plastic there. Figured before I go any further I'd test and see if there was any power coming out the switch. Sure enough nothing.
So it's looking like I'm needing a new start switch. Just wondering if you guys have ran into any good aftermarket switches. Have to wait till monday to phone cat but I suspect it'll be a pretty good price for it. I also could stand to use a new wiring harness. I was wondering if anyone has made up there own or found a aftermarket source for them. Emailed a company in Wisconsin that makes wiring harnesses but most likely wont hear from them either till Monday at the earliest. There is a switch on ebay but I kind of wonder about the quality. It's about 30 dollars shiped to me. Probably half of cat. Maybe even more then half.
When the glow plugs were working I only had about 5 or 8 amps of draw according to the amp gauge. Is that about normal. Read somewhere else on here that they had about 20 amps but that seemed a bit high. I know that one wire is broken on the glow plugs so there's definatley one that's not coming on. I tested the old harness tonight with a battery charger and there's power coming threw to all of the leads so I'm assuming the others were working. Was thinking about soldering on a wire on the broken one and hope or the best but the rest isn't in that great of shape.