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Julian's problem

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Yes Julian you have covered most things. I would go to the filter first,
and if it looked suspicious then look at the tank pick-up strainers. With
the 'quality' of fuel we get here, when a tank gets low all the muck seems
to concentrate into the strainers, which is why we instruct staff to
fill-up before parking if the gauge is below half. The vacuum at the
filler might not be indicative of the problem.
Cheers
Jon
'92 HZJ80 ex UN surplus in Bosnia - where today it is not snowing for once ;o)
 
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I think that Jon may well be right here concerning a blockage. Just
recently I had a problem with my Alpine Tractor; I allowed it to become
almost empty before refilling which I normally do not do, I first noticed a
faint hesitancy which progressively got worse over the days until it started
hunting and cyclic revving especially after hard throttle usage. I
suspected fuel contamination a first and drained the tank and replaced the
fuel filter. To start with for the first full throttle run it went OK and
then started playing up again but worse this time as it was stalling all the
time. I suspected contamination by water so drained the tank again this
time putting a heavy dose of fuel additive in with forecourt diesel and not
red I also added a an additive that allows for the mixing of water to fuel
to get rid of any water that the injector could not cope with. This time a
moderate improvement and then all seemed well until I put the engine under
load, it stalled again. I was becoming a little pissed off at this stage as
the thought came to me that the injector pump or injectors were f----d . I
sat down and pondered, it must be intermittent strangulation maybe the lift
pump is shot, ummm, could be expensive but I reasoned I could put an
electric one in which would stop me becoming addicted to the red diesel. I
disconnected the fuel line from the lift pump to the tank and expected a
gush of fuel coming all over the place but no just the smallest trickle ah
ha thought I and went into my tool box and jabbed a large syringe up it feed
pipe and pumped, bubble, bubble. I pumped a few times and withdrew the
syringe and was immediately covered in forecourt diesel, I am becoming an
expert now on the various vintages and can honestly say forecourt is the
better than red. The Tractor runs very smoothly now and seems to have more
power than previously. What I think happened was rust accumulating in the
tank because condensation occurs and enters the fuel and unfortunately water
is often present with fuel when we put it into the tank and this can cause
rust, which will then build up over time.
Anthony
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Sent: 12 March 2005 06:32
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Subject: [ELCO] Julian's problem
Yes Julian you have covered most things. I would go to the filter first,
and if it looked suspicious then look at the tank pick-up strainers. With
the 'quality' of fuel we get here, when a tank gets low all the muck seems
to concentrate into the strainers, which is why we instruct staff to
fill-up before parking if the gauge is below half. The vacuum at the
filler might not be indicative of the problem.
Cheers
Jon
'92 HZJ80 ex UN surplus in Bosnia - where today it is not snowing for once
;o)
 
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Hi Jon,
Not come across those - I assume that you would have to remove the tank
to get at them?
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Hi Jon,
Not come across those - I assume that you would have to remove the tank
to get at them?
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Julian,
There is a filter in the tank, I checked mine in Jan. and it was
perfect. My son has an L reg cruiser and his was not so good as mine
but still no problem. One point of interest, his tank was considerably
rustier than mine, probably age related as his has had more years for
the rust to take hold.
Regards, Clive.
On Sat, 12 Mar 2005 13:00:19 GMT, Julian Voelcker
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