[TECH] Fuel additives [chat]

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Julian
He's a farrier, not a mechanic! He has been quoted =A3300 for a pump "rebuild", which I suppose is reasonable for the full job of extract, strip, replace seals, re-install & re-time.
He's not a happy bunny anyway because:
(a) His wife drove their other car through a hedge & down a 30 foot drop 10 days ago, so they've bought a new one.
(b) He's short of money.
But since (b) is because (in no particular order) he went AWOL for 2 weeks last year, pissed off a lot of customers, and he drinks the profits, my sympathy is limited. However so long as he continues to do a good job with my horses I'll continue to use him.
I posted the info as it is a concrete confirmation of the old pump / low sulphur problem, and has certainly started me thinking about additives.
Christopher Bell
ps: For those considering getting a pony & trap in response to rising fuel prices, a new set of shoes for a horse is =A365, and they need them every 6 to 8 weeks...
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| Hi Christopher,
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| > OK, it's not an LC engine or pump, but it has similar origins.
| > Me'thinks I should be adding some lubricating additive to the fuel
| > ....
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| There is an issue with the early seals used in the Japanese
| fuel pumps
| where the seals don't expand as much as they normally do with
| the older
| higher sulphur fuels. This can result in visible external leaks as
| well as internal leaks that would cause rough running.
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| I guess fuel additives could prevent this, although it only really
| affects the earlier seals - not when the cutoff point was.
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| Milner to a good cheap seal kit if he is feeling brave enough to swap
| the seals himself.
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Hi Christopher,
That's not bad - I've been budgeting around ?600 to get my pump and
injectors serviced expecting at least new seals on the pump and
possibly half of the injectors needing to be replaced.
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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