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Post by Datsundrew » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:04 am

Apart from the fact that the gaskets were crap, the mounting plates warped, and my welding far from good, it turns out the aluminium base of the filter had fractured on the corner s a result of the bent plate, and me retightening....doh!!
So this time, I have re made the plates, but out of 20 mm aluminium which I have drilled and tapped to take hydraulic hoses, and of course, another filter assembly purchased. The plates now bolt up far better, and for now I'm running the filter in the passenger side foot well, as I have sent the injection pump off to have 6mm elements fitted, and will need the space to fit it and adjust, and I really don't want to be removing oily bits too often.
The plan is to fit the new pump, adjust power/ smoke/ idle etc, and once happy, I'll mount it all back in the engine bay as before.........but hopefully without the leaks!



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Post by Datsundrew » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:32 pm

Trying to post pics of the bits above, but it’s not happening for me tonight, I can’t upload for some reason?



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Post by philhoward » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:40 pm

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Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:41 pm

Just a test.......

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Post by philhoward » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:41 pm

Very large pictures sometimes take a while to upload?


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Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:45 pm

Yes, might be worth checking your internet connection, in case it's slowed down (which wouldn't affect text uploads as much as photos?)


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Post by Datsundrew » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:55 pm

Ok, il try again...
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Post by Datsundrew » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:55 pm

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Post by philhoward » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:44 am

That looks considerably more substantial!


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Post by Datsundrew » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:39 am

Yes, it is! I have to say I’m actually quite ashamed at my original attempt. It was early on in the build nd I was trying not to spend too much, but considering the amount of time I spent on it trying to make it oil tight, get the plates cut etc, I should have followed my instinct that it would probably bite me on the backside, which it has as it’s been an ongoing problem from day one. It always oozed oil but from everywhere!



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Post by Datsundrew » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:59 am

It’s a bit dark in the garage, but this shows the block, and the filter housing is currently in the footwell as I’m waiting for my pump ugrade with 6mm elements to come back from DieselPumpUK, which should give me another 70-80 BHP! Once it’s in and sorted, I’ll get it all back in the engine bay, and hopefully, that’ll be the last time I have to play in there as access is not good :D



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Post by Datsundrew » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:00 am

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Post by Datsundrew » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:19 am

I’ve got a job to do tomorrow......my pump has come back with the 6mm elements fitted, it’s looking great, and easy to adjust too, bring on play time!
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Post by philhoward » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:48 am

Shiny tweakiness! I’m guessing there’s going to be a lot of grinning whilst you set this up..


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Post by Datsundrew » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:13 pm

Exactly philhoward!! So, Saturday my friend (a trained Cummins expert) and I set about replacing the pump, all went well and I was happy that there was enough room to get it in and out fairly easily. We got it all in and timed up.....or so we thought, and after 2 batteries to get fuel to the injectors it fired up.
It was very lumpy and quite smokey but it cleared a bit as it warmed up. Took it for a test drive and it was definitely more responsive, and the revs are continuous with a power band at around 4000 rpm, here the old pump would be winding down a bi, I noticed it was running hotter than usual too and was still giving out smoke at idle and low revs, and a bit of a misfire. It was the same characteristics as a petrol when the timing is retarded, so back home and moved the pump around 1 spline ( as I’d run out of adjustment on the pump) this time, it started instantly, no smoke, and was a totally different beast, the exhaust note sounds fabulous on the 5 pot!
So, out again for a test drive, same route as before, dry roads and it became clear that you reall mustn’t floor it in 2nd gear turning into a side road at 20mph!
Before , I may have had a bit of a spin on wet roads, but it would have to be ‘intentional ‘ now it’s a case of remembering not to accelerate when changing direction, it’s a concept that’s very new to me :D :D
So a bit more tweaking today, and a good drive out for a couple of hours, and I have to say I am overjoyed with the result, what a great car!! It absolutely bloody flies, and the fuel gauge barely moved. It pulls really well in all gears from 800 rpm and up to 5000, it will go past that for sure as it give no sign of holding back, but I would rather not try it, and it’s not needed really. There is so much power in 4th, it’s going to make a superb tow car. 70 in 5th is just under 3000rpm. Chuffed, had to come home for tea otherwise I’d probably still be out in it now :D



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