FE35 Diesel bleeding.

Discussion in 'Classic Machinery' started by huwralph, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. huwralph

    huwralph Member

    Location:
    Abergavenny
    Looking for some advice bleeding the diesel, bought an old FE35 4 cylinder diesel which has been stood for 10 years. Just been trying to start it, got diesel down to the injector pump and got the bleed screw out the top of the injector pump with diesel coming out. but cannot get diesel up to injectors, thought i had something on number one but now nothing, got all four cracked of and tried a number of times and nothing.

    Any help or advice?

    Huw
     
  2. agrimax

    agrimax Member

    Location:
    Co Down
    Probably the metering valve and/or the pumping plunger stuck inside the pump. With the fresh fuel now in the pump and a few good taps with the shaft of a hammer,they may free up as you crank the engine but if not,it''ll be a pump off job.
     
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  3. huwralph

    huwralph Member

    Location:
    Abergavenny
    Thanls Pump is of now and will be gonig to the diesel specialist tonight along with the injectors for a service. how hard are these to re time?
     
  4. Retime how do you mean
    Upon refitting the pump do you mean or checking the timing of the gears.

    When you put the pump on fit a new good quality heater plug and make sure there is fuel to the heater plug also you might have to fill the resovoir manually.

    And hopefully it's a good starter version
    It isn't the end of the world if it isn't good at starting as there is a few tricks that can be done to make her start 1st time
     
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  5. huwralph

    huwralph Member

    Location:
    Abergavenny
    Yes I mean when refitting the pump?

    I have already replaced the heater and heater supply pipe as they were both broken. Pump and injectors are having a service now.

    But so far the things I’ve found wrong have been- heater failed, fuel pipe broken, starter solenoid failed, injector pump stuck.

    So it had no chance of starting!
     
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  6. The pump Should be doweled.

    Fingers crossed it fires up should stand a chance now

    In fact thinking back a few years since I've done one
    But I remember them being abit fiddly to time up correctly,
    You best Google it if you don't have a manual
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2017 at 8:43 PM
  7. Mydexta

    Mydexta Member

    Location:
    Dundee/angus
  8. huwralph

    huwralph Member

    Location:
    Abergavenny
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    Shes had a very hard life but that would make getting it running even better!
     
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  9. multi power

    multi power Member

    Location:
    pembrokeshire
    Is she a genuine yellow belly?
    Make sure you have a working heater and a VERY good battery
    I'd invest in a new starter from @ACEngineering
     
  10. huwralph

    huwralph Member

    Location:
    Abergavenny
    According to the serial number it is, and there is some gold paint left on the chassis.

    what size battery do people have on these?

    Huw
     
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  11. multi power

    multi power Member

    Location:
    pembrokeshire
    Biggest battery that will fit, 1000 CCA if you can
     
  12. huwralph

    huwralph Member

    Location:
    Abergavenny
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  13. agrimax

    agrimax Member

    Location:
    Co Down
  14. ACEngineering

    ACEngineering Member

    Location:
    Oxon
    depends if he wants it original or reliable (y)
     

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