Originally Posted by chrisa1995
is the glow circuit working? if your getting fuel and smoke i would look there.
Well, I finally got it figured out. I never felt like this was a mechanical issue so I was hesitant to start tearing into it, so in further testing last night I was able to get it started.
First, let me say I passed on a critical test during my troubleshooting which was assuming the glow plugs were working by the length of time the glow light was illuminated during start-up, I should have tested each plug to determine if it was working.
So here is what I did, I wanted to verify pump failure so I let the glow expire and waited a few minutes, I then shot ether into the intake to see if it would fire up. It wouldn't fire, and it was cranking real slow, so at this point I figured it may not be the pump. I decided to plug the vehicle in and warm it up to see if that would change the outcome and if I could get it to fire with or without ether. After about 3 hours of being plugged in I cranked the motor, without ether, and sure enough it fired up.
So in the end one of the easiest things to test was what it ended up being, a glow issue. Now it is time to troubleshoot the glow system.
Thanks for all the input, hopefully this will help others in the future, and I will definitely look to add to other posts when I can.