I am trying to resuscitate an old diesel (1960 190D) that had been standing
for 20 years. I drained and purged all the fuel items I could find but even
after all the purging I do not get any fuel out of the #1 & #2 fuel lines. I
assume the injector pump is clogged or plugged. Am I going to have to have
the pump rebuilt or can I try some solvents first? Any other ideas? Thanks
Were you able to clear your Number 1 and Number 2 lines themselves? If not,
check them first. Otherwise, you can always try a can of Lubro Molly's
Diesel Purge; if it doesn't clear things up for you it certainly won't harm
anything in the process. I should imagine an Injector Pump dismantle would
be the last resort.
The lines are clean . I took them off. The injector dismantling is a
formidable job and I undertake it with great hesitation but since I am
obviously not getting any fuel from 1&2 I do not see that I have much
choice. Thanks for your interest. wolf1
I don't see where penetrating oil (such as WD-40) would cause too much harm
to the interior workings of your injector pump. Give 'er a shot (if you
haven't already) and let us know your progress when you can.
I got the tappet sleeve loose but the piston in the middle was still stuck.
I took it to a shop that was willing to just tackle that aspect and not
"rebuild" the entire pump routine. I should have it back next week. The
clearance on the pump piston is so small any dried out diesel would
"varnish" it shut. The 2 pistons that were in the up position and had the
most metal to metal contact were the ones that are stuck. I will let you
know the outcome. wolf
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