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by Paul
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: This Site - Ground Rules, Announcements, Feedback...
Topic: Puttputtinpup is a grandpaw
Replies: 10
Views: 127

Re: Puttputtinpup is a grandpaw

Hey Andy - -

Good on ya. Now is time to start putting together a P'up for him! :D

Paul
by Paul
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Diesel Tach Not Working
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Diesel Tach Not Working

Chris - - Well, thanks for the many thanks :) I hope your TV repairman can test this for you. Possibly, he can repair it also if needed. Make sure to give him the schematic diagram from above. Also, the gas unit you have may be helpful because it uses almost all the same parts. Hang on to that. Paul
by Paul
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Diesel Tach Not Working
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Diesel Tach Not Working

Chris - - The 1.630 on the 1k scale would be 1630 ohms, I think and should be fine. Measuring the resistance at the tach is a good idea, but not with the engine running as the tach sender puts out a couple of volts and this will mess up the ohmmeter. Do the same with the engine off and you should ge...
by Paul
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Diesel Tach Not Working
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Diesel Tach Not Working

Chris - - The tachometer sender in the diesel pump is a variable reluctance gadget (meaning that it has a magnet and a coil) and the coil should have a resistance of about 1700 ohms. No reading (as you got) is bad news. Maybe you did not have your meter on the right range for this resistance reading...
by Paul
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Replacing Head Bolts with Studs
Replies: 15
Views: 2726

Re: Replacing Head Bolts with Studs

Paul I am getting ready to replace the head gasket on my trooper. After reading this post I have a couple questions. Did your head gaskets fail in the same location? Is there a possibility that the head has a crack that may not have been seen when it was machined? Jim 1981 diesel pup(gone) 1985 4x4...
by Paul
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: This Site - Ground Rules, Announcements, Feedback...
Topic: puttputtinpup
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: puttputtinpup

Andy - -

Congrats on surviving 10,000 posts! And for helping all those in need.

Paul
by Paul
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: 84 Diesel Pup issues
Replies: 13
Views: 213

Re: 84 Diesel Pup issues

Also, no matter how long I drive it, the temperature gauge never goes above 1/4. Usually only slightly above the bottom line. Yes, and this has been an annoyance for me for almost 30 years. And, I have just now started to look into this. So far, it appears that NO temperature sender works as specif...
by Paul
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: 84 Diesel Pup issues
Replies: 13
Views: 213

Re: 84 Diesel Pup issues

One thing I like to do on older vehicles is take a 40 AMP lighting relay which costs less than $10 at Advance Auto or Oreily's and use that to take the load of the starter solenoid off the old wiring. I feed it right off the main battery lug on the starter with 8 or 10 gauge wire so it switches mai...
by Paul
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: INTERNAL ENGINE COATINGS: CERAMIC, DRY FILM LUBRICANTS
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: INTERNAL ENGINE COATINGS: CERAMIC, DRY FILM LUBRICANTS

Ivan - -

Wow! You are definitely on it. I did not know that one could do this stuff. Parts look beautiful. Please let us know how your engine works out when completed.

Thanks for posting - -

Paul
by Paul
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Sightings...
Topic: How Mazda's Compression-Ignition Gas Engine Runs Like a Diesel
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: How Mazda's Compression-Ignition Gas Engine Runs Like a Diesel

Denny - -

Nice site but no mention of availability?

Paul
by Paul
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Running glow plugs straight off a switch???
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: Running glow plugs straight off a switch???

Yes, a Ford starter relay would be good (although a bit of overkill). Actually, Andy has a good suggestion. The use of 12V plugs would require a lower current than the 5V plugs AND there will be way less chance that you might burn the plugs out by over glowing them with your manual push button. The ...
by Paul
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Running glow plugs straight off a switch???
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: Running glow plugs straight off a switch???

You could run the glow plugs from a push button switch but it is not a good idea because the glow plugs draw a great deal of current making the size and length of the wire and the rating of the switch critical. Chances are that your glow plugs will not heat as quickly or as well as they should by th...
by Paul
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: 1984 Injection Pump High Pressure Plug Leaking
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: 1984 Injection Pump High Pressure Plug Leaking

It is OK to remove and replace the head plug with a new O ring. The plug should be torqued to 55 ft lbs. The O ring is 28mm ID x 2.5mm cross section. Ordinary nitrile rubber is OK. Two problems though: -- the plug takes a special three sided socket to remove /replace -- and, the plug might need to b...
by Paul
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Fuel filter light on
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Fuel filter light on

When the alternator is not charging properly the fuel filter lamp, the parking lamp and the charging lamp will all come on or flicker. So, I am wondering if your alternator is not charging right but the parking lamp and the charge lamp are defective? You can test for this by turning the ignition key...
by Paul
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: 4FB1 Injection Pump leaking fuel
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: 4FB1 Injection Pump leaking fuel

I bent that small rod and (not able to see in photo) seemed to have created hair line fractures in that flat part holding the springs and that rod. So if anyone can do me a big solid and help me with the parts names here, again thanks to anyone who takes the time to read this. That part is the thro...

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