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I have a morris commercial which has been retrofitted with a perkins p6. It starts fine when cold but when it's hot the engine will not turn until it has stood a while and cooled. A new battery, starter, and battery lead have been fitted and we have tried a jump lead from the block to the negative terminal on the battery with no success. Does anyone have any ideas what the problem could be? Thanks.

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Finding the cause - another thing to check (if you can get a bar on the front of the crank) is if the engine turns freely when hot (it may tighten up when stopped hot). Try it when cold first to get a feel for how it turns then try when you get trouble whilst hot.

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