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by Paul
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Oil pressure sending unit
Replies: 7
Views: 87

Re: Oil pressure sending unit

I'm glad it did mess the engine up. I'm also surprised that you couldn't find one to fit. I thought they were pretty much a standard threads. The oil sender thread is 1/8 BSP, which is one thread per inch different than the NPT thread. The British Standard Pipe thread (BSP) is in inches and is (ine...
by Paul
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Fuel Solenoid?
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Fuel Solenoid?

Make sure that the throttle lever has actually returned to the idle position. Then, it is likely that the fuel control sleeve on the high pressure plunger has stuck in the full fuel position. This can happen if there is enough gum collected on the parts to cause the sleeve to stick. You can try to f...
by Paul
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: 86 Trooper II leaky injection pump
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: 86 Trooper II leaky injection pump

OK, Paul Here. Yes, that regulating valve has a double D head on it and takes a special socket to fit it. However, it is 10mm across the flats and a 10mm open end wrench can be used to remove it if you can get enough access with the pump installed. Otherwise, you will need to visit your local fuel s...
by Paul
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Glow Plug Check
Replies: 15
Views: 336

Re: Glow Plug Check

Best I can tell the injectors are the same, just different pop off pressures. Probably why they have a different p/n. You should be able to reset the pop off OK. Might want to watch for the quality of the fuel spray while you're at it.

Be careful to stay away from the spray with your body.

Paul
by Paul
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Electrical Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Upgrades
Topic: Adding some gauges
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Adding some gauges

Halden - -

Nice going on the gauges. Is this the truck with your new rebuilt engine? Looks like a different color.

Paul
by Paul
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: 87 Spacecab TD - Fuel warning light glowing with full tank
Replies: 16
Views: 414

Re: 87 Spacecab TD - Fuel warning light glowing with full tank

Good job Casey!

From the looks of that tube, I don't think you could use too much epoxy. Maybe what you need is a different fuel tank?

Paul
by Paul
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: 87 Spacecab TD - Fuel warning light glowing with full tank
Replies: 16
Views: 414

Re: 87 Spacecab TD - Fuel warning light glowing with full tank

Halden/Paul, Thanks for all the info! My fuel cap actually fits a little loose in general, but I wanted to be certain so I confirmed multiple times during this ordeal by loosening the cap and/or removing it entirely and confirming that the pulling/bubbles continued. Is it possible to clean the stra...
by Paul
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: 87 Spacecab TD - Fuel warning light glowing with full tank
Replies: 16
Views: 414

Re: 87 Spacecab TD - Fuel warning light glowing with full tank

Casey - - When the primer pump is pulled down hard it is a sure fire indication the the injection pump is sucking hard against a fuel line restriction. It is probably not the filter since the primer pump comes before the filter. Perhaps a collapsed fuel line. Then, there is a strainer around the fue...
by Paul
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Sightings...
Topic: Magazine scans from South Africa
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: Magazine scans from South Africa

kanniedood - -

Nice job on the scans. Thank you.

Paul
by Paul
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Sightings...
Topic: The Car That Almost Was
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: The Car That Almost Was

Denny - - Good article, I think. Glad to see someone take VW's side in the so called scandal. Interesting that VW's 1 liter car didn't make it to production while we now have 1 liter Ford Ecotechs in their Focus. Also, need to remember that VW has had a diesel Lupo that got about 80 mpg forever, but...
by Paul
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: My P'up! (Introduce yourself here)
Topic: My Isuzu / Opel pickup
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: My Isuzu / Opel pickup

Rasmus - -

looks like a very big job but will, hopefully, result in a like new truck. Please keep us posted.

Paul
by Paul
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Timing marks
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Timing marks

doc - -

The mark you have under the pointer is TDC. The other two are 15 degrees BTDC (federal) and 13 Degrees BTDC (Calif) used when setting the injection timing with a travel gauge in the pump head.

Paul
by Paul
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Turbo air intake ideas
Replies: 15
Views: 832

Re: Turbo air intake ideas

Come on Paul... How do you expect us to actually ignore the white tube that you took the time to label with 'Ignore this'... :-) Well, it isn't a secret but likely it won't apply to anyone else's truck. It is a bit of volume added to the boost modulator to slightly delay the onset of additional fue...
by Paul
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Rebuild time!
Replies: 37
Views: 2234

Re: Rebuild time!

Halden - -

Very quick work on the rebuild. I took a lot longer on one. Keep it up.

Paul